Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Week of Freedom


I'm thinking that my company totally could have just made everyone take a pay cut equal to the amount of our furlough time off, but they gave us the time off as well.
I'm enjoying my freedom from work by getting things accomplished.

Extreme Makeover: Bathroom

So, you all know that I have moved into a great new house. I'm really excited about having some things that I didnt have in the apartment. Namely, a backyard and a washer and dryer.
I defiantly want to make my new place feel like a home, versus just a place I sleep.
I started with my bathroom. I originally wanted to start with the living room but the bathroom is a smaller space to cover. I painted it from an off white to a yellow. I actually mixed 2 paint cans together to come up with this color. It was a lot of fun, and I accomplished all this in one day!

This is a shot of the entryway to the bathroom. It's a tiny area. I picked up the shower curtain at Walmart for about $10. I brought it with me from the old apartment I lived in. There is actually a glass door behind the shower curtain leading to the shower. I enjoy the personal detail a shower curtain brings though, not to mention glass doors aren't welcoming. funny story about this particular curtain. I bought it 2 years ago. I picked it out myself, brought it home and put it in. I took a step back to admire it and that's when it hit me. It is the EXACT same shower curtain my mom hung in her bathroom in Texas. I have officially become my mother.

So this is a temporary fix until I have more time to dedicate to the sink. Basically the wood cabinet under the sink is gross and peeling. it really needs to be ripped out and something new needs to go in. But since it's not likely that the management company will do that, I covered the bottom of the sink in fabric. I added some ribbon touches to match the ribbon in the shower curtain.

I love this shelf. I picked it up at Marshall's 3 years ago. It's a simple basic white shelf that has really lasted me. I added some candles on top for a decorate touch. Another simple way to make your bathroom have that finished look, is to have a nice matching hand towel set. Mine are purple, I got them at Macy's on sale for $10.

This mirror originally had a wood frame. I painted it. You want to make sure to tape off the inside of your mirror when you paint. You can also see the reflection of my picture framed postcards! (www.craftsbytina.com)

You can find these cubbies just about everywhere these days. I think I picked this one up at target. I also love the bins that go in them, perfect for hiding things you dont want showcased. Since I don't have a lot of room in my bathroom I opted to drill this to the wall rather than put it on the floor. It gives me storage without taking up room.

This is facing the door. I hung a postcard in a different type of frame. Shh! Don't tell Annie! (it's her postcard). I also added an over the door hook hanger.
Voila! Instant new bathroom!

Craft of the Day

I’ve recently been debating starting a second blog about crafts. I think I really have enough ideas to make this happen.
Today is the first entry in my crafts blog. You can read it here: www.craftsbytina.blogspot.com.

From the Foodie in Me

Today I was running around getting some errands done. I was super thirsty but on my way home. I decided to stop by Safeway to grab some soda. Once there I realized I wasn’t really in the mood for anything carbonated. I looked thru juice case and stumbled across Minute Maid’s Pomegranate lemonade. I am in love. Look out Vitamin water, you have competition.
Weird Personal Fact of the Day
I LOVE school supplies! I mean I really love them. My favorite are the great deals you can get on crayola merchandise during back to school time. I honestly believe every household should have at least a 24 count pack of crayons, a box of markers, a box of color pencils, a package of construction paper, a bottle of glue, a glue stick, and a really good pair of scissors.
Today, I got a new box of Crayola crayons for twenty five cents!
I also got a 2 pack of elmers glue sticks, also twenty five cents. A new box of Crayola Markers for $1, Crayola water paints for $1.70 and a 12 count box of color pencils for eighty eight cents. You really can't beat those prices. Not to mention Crayola is the top quality in back to school supplies. Parents shouldn't be cheap, dole out the extra few cents for Crayola brand products.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you're making the new house home! I can't wait to check it out!