Bathroom makeover

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know by know that I am a DYI girl! I love doing big projects mainly although at times I do get involved in the arts and crafts realm as well.

Well one of the areas of my house that was a little nerving was one of my bathrooms. I wanted to try something different to the boring walls and boring color. So my favorite spot to go with Pinterest as always and I got into Wainscoting walls. I love the look of that. My style is normally modern and chic but the traditional look of wainscoting caught my eye.

There also was a cabinet in there that had long tall doors attached. The cabinet doors were antique however I felt that this cabinet should be the focal point in the bathroom. So I removed the doors and opened up the appearance of the cabinet. I wanted to stay with soft color tones so I painted it a pretty gray.

To say the least I am happy with the results. Now if I can save up some more money I can hopefully get the deep soaker tub and backsplash I that I want.

Bookshelf styling

It was a decent looking shelf and then I thought with all the light colored decor I have in my house (the grays, whites and creams) I decided my bookshelf needed a little pop! A little bedazzle. If you ever need to give a blank space in your house a little pop just add a background color.

Because I did not want to be too drastic I went with a dark navy blue. I like to think of it more like a Royalty Blue (not a royal blue). It makes Metal pieces stand out (I love the gold and silver hues).

Here’s another tip:

“Just because it’s a bookshelf doesn’t mean you load it with a bunch of books.”

The exception to that is if your bookshelf is in an actual home library. If that is the case I’d say ok that’s understandable. But if your bookshelf is in a centralized area of your home like a living room, then loading it with books is not so appealing to the eyes. But hey, that’s just my opinion, I mean who am I? 😊

Don’t be afraid to jazz up your shelves but keep it simple.

Try laying your magazines or books face down instead of standing them up. Or you can combine both looks.

I buy the majority of my home decor pieces from ZGallerie and HomeGoods

He said there’s two of them

He said there’s two of them

Do you like fragrance? Candles?

There is nothing like a clean house that smells good!

A few years ago I took a family vacation and went on a Modern Home Tour as a thing to do (yes this was all apart of the itinerary). I’ve been on quite a few home tours and I’ve never experienced a setting where I can smell the aroma of the inside of the house 10 ft away from the front door. I know you are probably thinking “wow that must have been a strong smell!” Well I tell you that it wasn’t. It was the most romantic soft smell I have ever inhaled.

Every guest that entered complimented the homeowner on the scent. I was intrigued so I asked. The owner tells me that there were two candles burning. One of the candles that was nearest to the front door was called Rosemary Lavender. The other that was in the adjacent kitchen was called Gold.

Hmmm, I have to research this! I will be honest it was a bit pricey for candles. Which I should have known I mean we were touring custom designer homes so of course the owners could afford to spend more than $12 on a candle! It bothered me to spend so much money on candles to say the least. I’m your Bath and Body Works and TJ Maxx candle type of girl. These two candles weren’t even sold in any stores in my state! Well I waited for 3 years before purchasing these candles and aren’t I happy I did! You can smell these candles even when they aren’t burning and I’ve received many compliments on them.

Candles:

Soi Candles Rosemary Lavender

Niven Morgan Gold Candle

Ever been to a Modern Home Tour?

You are missing out if you’ve never done a Modern Home Tour. Just search Modern Home Tour on the web and you’ll see a load of architectural companies that hosts modern home tours all over and throughout the year. The tours are not model homes they are the actual residential homes. I think Home tours are a great way to get Home Decor ideas.