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    Bathroom Re-fresh

    We are busy preparing the house for a lot of guests and graduation party for my eldest daughter.  The front bathroom was especially overdue for a little refresh.  Here’s what it looked like originally:   Pretty plain but over time the dried hydrangeas fell apart and the stain on the frame of the mirror gave me a western vibe, which is not the vibe of my house …at all! Step 1 I started by replacing the shower curtain with one made from fabric I had picked up at a remnant/close out sale for $1.  My sewing machine and I are on the outs, so I did a quick no sew…

  • Fnished concrete vanity
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    DIY concrete bathroom vanity

    My builder grade bathroom vanities have seen better days. When I looked into replacement options, I was shocked at the expense for anything quality/high end, to the tune of $1,000 and up. For next to nothing, I reused my bathroom cabinet (painted it ) and poured a concrete counter top. Add a glass bowl sink, a farmhouse industrial faucet and you have an updated look for around $150.  Another affordable option would be to build open wood shelving for under the countertop, a future project for the master bath. Note – we have poured countertops inside, installing directly on the cabinets and in place but we’ve also tried it outside…

  • Beautiful after pic of bathroom sink salvage
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    Bathroom sink salvage – you don’t have to add to landfills to have a beautiful home!

    My husband and I are in the process of renovating a 40 year old cabin. We are trying to save/repurpose as much as we can. Keeping that in mind, I was not about to replace the bathroom sink/vanity. Even though it was ugly!  I started by painting the cabinet with charcoal chalk paint and a wax finish. Then I gave the original knobs a quick coat of pewter rustoleum. For the countertop, I removed the formica covering, which had been glued to a wood base. I was careful not damage the wood. Mostly I used a razor blade and scraper. Wear eye protection because some of the tiny pieces were really…