I wish you all could really experience the before and after of this space… I do my best sharing as much of the transformation that I can but, I really wish you could have seen the green paint, smelt the dust, sweated during the demolition, and killed the scorpions (lol)…then you would REALLY have an appreciation for all that this small space has been through over the last year. Buying a ranch with this sweet little brick house has really opened my eyes and heart to the embracing the “process”. I’ve always been the type who had to have my home “just right” for hosting. Everything has a place in my house and I’ve even trained old Chack to put the throw pillows back to their “home” at the end of the night…may have taken 7 years or so but it’s a victory in my book! When we signed the papers and got the keys to this place we were like eager beavers ready to to get started right away! We had plans people! There was no project that we couldn’t tackle! We literally gutted the whole entire house in the first couple weeks to just walls covered in holes and concrete floors. Being the major HGTV fan that I am…I envisioned the grand reveal at the end of the show. “Lisa and Seth are you ready to see your fixer upper?”. This is when REALITY came a knocking ( and I don’t mean Jo and Chip knocking at the front door) Here is the reality… IT’S A PROCESS! News flash…there is no grand reveal at the end…just a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and sleepless nights at the in-laws house asking yourself…”am I ever gonna get out of here?”. Side note: my in-laws are awesome. There are baseboards that are still unfinished, a lawn ripped to shreds by a trencher, a bathroom window that never got replaced, a toilet that jiggles just a little when you sit on it, and so so so many more projects to come! Thats a year in and our entire renovation budget spent! But, the GLORY OF IT ALL! I wouldn’t trade it for a lifetime of restful night sleeps.
This bathroom was far down on the renovation “to-do” list….hence, one whole year in. It’s not a huge space but not terribly small either. I knew I wanted it to be light, fresh, and have some personality. This wallpaper form Urban Walls was the perfect choice to add that “personality” I wanted. I didn’t want to compromise on design just because it’s a smaller space and wallpaper is back and better than ever! Urban Walls has so many fun prints with tons of color so it was tough for me to hold back and not go full-funky-floral. I was keeping the hubs in mind and I loved that this option “Le Havre” in sand was a bold print with neutral colors. He approves! The best part about their wallpaper is that it’s removable! Naw, I don’t think you let that sink in…It’s removable! No scraping, peeling, and more scraping to remove it. When the day comes that i’m wanting a change (not anytime soon, I’m sure.) I can remove it in a matter of minutes…I’m not married to it after all! If you only knew the commitment you made to wallpaper in the past. Most people were married to it, lived, and died with it ( I know, kind of dark). Forget touch screens, holograms, and the future of space travel…Removable wallpaper is here! LOL.
Our light fixtures by Troy Lighting are the cherry on top of this little bathroom. ONE. HUNDRED. PERCENT. They are industrial and unique. Perfect for the look we were going for. The rattan around the “EMBARCADERO” vanity is by far my favorite. I’ve done a lot of shopping for lighting and I am blown away by the quality of these pieces. the weight and detail of the metal and glass alone are are note-worthy. We choose the “BUXTON” flush mount for the ceiling and I couldn’t be happier about it. It’s rusted and cool. They defiantly add more layers to the design of the bathroom without overpowering it. I was seriously drooling over their website. We are defiantly wanting to incorporate some of their pieces into our airbnb too. Check them out!
Here she is! she’s come a long way from walls and concrete!