Bathroom is Finally Done!

 It took 4 years… but it was worth it!  

The first 3 pictures are the “before”. You can see the little closet to the left of the vanity that we added to the bathroom. We took out the tub and replaced it with a large shower. We took out the glass block window and put in that skinny vertical window. Basically we replaced everything, including the drywall. 

   The next 2 pictures are of Matt and Olivia doing the demo.  

It took forever but I finally found the perfect tile.


I found the large buffet that we used as a vanity at The Crowded House. 


The mirrors and lights are from T J Max Home Goods. 

The door on the shower was $20.00 at Stardust Building Supply. 


The faucets were on clearance for $50.00 a piece at Home Depot. 



Vintage Window with Antique Wedding Book

I bought this window for $15.00 from a window company which had just replaced the original windows in a house built in the 1950′s, in northwest Phoenix. 

I bought an antique “wedding book” from Goodwill (just like a baby book but to document a wedding, not a baby). I took some of the pages out and attached them to the window. The wedding book had information in it regarding the couple who originally used it when they were wed in Michigan in March of 1919. That information is still visible on the back side of the window.   




OK, so I believe this photo needs some type of explanation. Last Saturday I went to Goodwill. There were 2 of these beautiful, gold colored, 3 foot tall, metal hookah pipes with very intricate designs (the pipes were not on it yet). I thought it would make a pretty lamp so I bought one. Matt took it to a hookah shop today. He was told the pipe was probably antique and very rare. They said it could be sold for at least $250! Matt bought the rest of the pieces/pipes and put it together, then he went back to Goodwill and bought the other one. I think we should have a hookah party before we sell them…

Repurposed vintage sterling silverware box


I got this vintage sterling silverware storage box at Goodwill for $5. We painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint and then put a new lining inside. I love these colors! Now I am going to use it to hold my napkin ring collection. I even have plenty of room for more (I better go shopping)!

Extra pieces…

This is from an antique secretary/hutch/desk we got at Goodwill.  We have decided to get rid of the desk function of the piece and make it more of a bar/hutch.  We are going to use this piece of it for our own office area. Matt put it back together and then painted it with Annie Sloan, Provence, chalk paint.  So cute and lots of beautiful details!!