Saturday, April 19, 2014

Cost Effective Guest Bathroom Updates

We just bought a house in Florida several months ago.  Being a homeowner is a dream come true!  It's way more work than living in an apartment, but it's worth it.  It's nice to add your personal style of decorating to your living space, but expenses can really add up.  We did a few cost effective updates that really breathed new life into our space.

Our house is traditional with a modern flare, so I wanted to keep this theme throughout the decorating process.  I also wanted a beach vibe since we live a half hour from the ocean.  Pictured above is our guest bathroom before and after.  When we moved in, the wallpaper was peeling off, the drains were busted, the air vents were rusted, and the ceiling was stained.  I dewallpapered, painted the ceiling and painted the walls soft sage.  My husband and Dad installed the new light fixtures yesterday.  I love blue and green colors in bathrooms.  It gives the room a nice clean fresh feeling.  Next, I plan to paint the cabinets a lighter wood stain.  Stay tuned!

Lights - Lowes - allen + roth 3 light merington brushed nickel bathroom vanity light
Paint - Walls - Glidden - Soft Sage - semi gloss paint
Kilz Primer Paint
Paint - Ceiling - Ceiling White
Shower Curtain - Marshalls
Vase - Terrain - Sofie Conran

Total cost: less than $250

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Veronica Mars Movie

One of my all time favorite television shows, Veronica Mars, was cancelled only after three seasons, but thanks to its loyal fans it's now a movie!  Veronica Mars is about an intelligent and sarcastic young woman who strives to fight against the corruption in her Southern California hometown when her best friend was murdered.  She is a teenage detective who works on cases as small as missing dogs to murder cases.   The stories always have me on the edge of my seat.  The film raised over 5 million dollars on kickstarter by its fans to make the movie.  You can buy the movie here or check out the entire series.