Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom Door

Master Bedroom Door

  Remember back when I said we wanted to move the bathrooms around upstairs and changed the master bathroom into an en suite guest bathroom?  Well the first part of that plan– making a guest bathroom that’s no longer accessible from the master bedroom– is complete (woo hoo!), and we’ve moved on to the second step...
Bathroom Sinks

Bathroom Sinks

For this week’s inspiration post, I’m going to lift the hood and show you what I’ve been dreaming about for the bathroom we’re remodeling:   Is this not drool-worthy??  Houzz is the best resource for finding house inspiration.  I LOVE the yellow and green combo first of all.  But what really drew my eye to...
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Here are some pics of our master bathroom as it’s being converted to a guest bathroom! Above is a pic of our contractor Lucio working to carefully remove the old drywall from the old beams supporting the old chimney.  This was actually pretty tricky demolition because of the age of the drywall/ chimney and a...
Redesigning the Bathrooms Upstairs

Redesigning the Bathrooms Upstairs

The current layout upstairs has been the subject of much speculation since we moved in.  Long story short, the master bathroom was awkwardly designed and not the kind of bathroom I wanted for the rest of my life. Here are some pics of the master bathwhen we moved in: Once we started tearing things apart...
Using a Heat Gun to Remove Wallpaper

Using a Heat Gun to Remove Wallpaper

Of the many things we’ve experimented with, this one turned out to actually work… removing wallpaper with a heat gun!  Just to recap, here is a pic of the master bathroom from when we moved in: It was very beautifully done (I’m not being sarcastic) in that all the blue tiles matched the blue toilet...
Bedside Tables

Bedside Tables

In our bedroom in Alexandria, we didn’t have any room for nightstands or bedside tables, but in our new house in Charlottesville the rooms are all very generously sized and we decided to get some! Here’s a pic of our bed in our new bedroom: very obviously lacking bedside tables.  We’ve kind of been using...
Installing a New Toilet Made Surprising Easy

Installing a New Toilet Made Surprising Easy

I was actually pretty scared to install my first toilet mainly because the toilet was a mystery to me; I just knew there had to be some overly complicated way that the toilet’s contents made it from the porcelain to the pipe, and if I messed that up, the result would be just awful.  I...
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