There are things in life that we can choose to do now or we can wait until later. The choice of what we spend our time and energy on can be easy or it can be difficult. Choosing what to focus on now rather than later may be hard depending on what it is we want to do. I think it comes down to what is the most important to us and determining if it can wait or not.
Today is the day where I finally reveal our upstairs bathroom makeover. I have been looking forward to this day for awhile now. This room has seen it's challenges but we persevered. YEAH!!! Many of this room's changes were cosmetic. I made changes to the paint color, vanity, hardware, faucet and light fixtures. I added some farmhouse inspired accessories and charcoal grey and ivory ticking fabric for the shower curtain. I am very pleased with the overall design and love with how this space turned out. So let's get this tour started....
When I started thinking about updating our plain upstairs bathroom, I knew that our current drawer pulls would have to go. First, they are the opposite of the farmhouse style that I am trying to achieve in our home. Second, these pulls were not a practical choice. We are constantly getting our clothing and cords caught on them. It was time for them to go.
Over the years my prayer life has changed. I can remember saying a quick prayer here and there and then be on my way. Now, I take time to spend with the Lord in prayer and reading his word. But spending more time with God is not the only thing that has changed, my faith has also been transformed. I used to go to God in prayer asking and praying over situations in our lives. Yet, I was so focused on the circumstances instead of God that my prayers were filled with doubt. I would look at the situation and think there is no way this can be fixed. Yet, I was praying for God to fix it. My doubt was cancelling out my prayers and hindering my faith. My faith not in God but in the situation. I was unstable.
Hello! I hope that you are enjoying your weekend. I was hoping to get this post written earlier today but it didn't happen. I wanted to give you an update on our bathroom progress. For the past 2 weeks I have been working on painting the bathroom vanity. I love how this vanity was transformed with paint. I would like to tell you that this process was easy and that it went smoothly. Some parts of the project were but other parts were challenging.
When I got a text from Ben telling me that he has a renovation that he wants me to photograph, I get excited. I mean who doesn’t love good room reveal. I had previously seen this bathroom renovation during the “in progress” phase. At the time that I walked into the bath, it was under construction and some tile work had been completed. I remember the ceiling height was a little lower than normal but I could see the over design for this bathroom. It was definitely going to be a transformation.
When my friends or family ask me to help them with selecting a paint color, the first word out of my mouth is SAMPLES. That is my number one rule for selecting colors for your home. In my experience, paint color can look completely different in a store than on your wall. Paint may also vary in color from room to room in your home depending upon the lighting. I have learned it is better for me to spend a few dollars on paint samples in my quest to find the perfect color than to spend money on paint that doesn’t work in a space. Well, rules are made to be broken.
In my word of the year post, I shared that there are new things that I want to try and goals that I want to achieve. So today, I am sharing something new....a bathroom makeover from start to finish. Each week, I will update you on the progress...the good and the bad. Let me tell, you I have already ran into a few issues. No project is ever smooth or free of challenges.
Welcome to a new year! We hope that everyone ushered in 2016 with a grateful heart. A new year always symbolizes a fresh start. A chance to do things not only over but better than the year before. A new year brings the opportunity to learn from our past mistakes and to grow from them.