How to Refinish Bathroom Tile: The ‘De-pinkified’ Bathroom

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Okay, I know it’s been quite a while since my last post; however, a lot has happened in the last few weeks: summer came to an end, we put a fence in (more on that later), and I got a new job! Nevertheless, I’m back and ready to share my latest tutorial on our newly ‘de-pinkified’ bathroom! If there was one part of this makeover that was key to staying within our $500 budget, it was to find to a way to keep the tub and tile that covered 75% of the room intact…no easy task!

After some avid online searching, I came across this product by Rust-oleum called ‘Tub and Tile Refinishing Kit’. The reviews were mixed; some people praised its easy application, while others called it a piece of junk. With a full tank of optimism (and the realization that the bathroom really couldn’t look much worse!), I forged ahead and purchased the four kits it would take to refinish the tile!  To see the before and after photos of the entire process, check out the full $500 pink bathroom makeover. Continue reading

The ‘Pool’ Garden Makeover

Did I mention we own a pool?  In fact, it’s a huge in-ground pool that just happens to be smack dab in the middle of our front yard!….you heard me, a pool in the front yard.  Did I also mention that the previous owners filled the pool in with dirt?…yep, dirt!…a non-functioning pool filled with dirt in the middle of our front yard. What’s a girl to do??

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Top Ten Tools and Tricks for Painting a Room

Most people know that painting a room is one of the easiest and economical ways to update a space; however, the process can seem daunting without the right tools and knowledge of where to start.
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I was lucky to grow-up with parents who not only considered Home Depot a weekend family destination (for the record, home improvement stores are about as exciting as watching paint dry when you’re a kid), but who took on more painting projects with each move around the country than I can honestly count! My dad even gave us a ‘Painting Starter Kit’ when we moved into our little pink house, and my mom was there on day one, ready to tackle our bedroom with me! Here’s a list of tools and tricks that have made painting our new house so much easier!

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Newspaper Wedding Program

When it came to creating our wedding program, I had three goals: create something that would be memorable, unique, and keep guests engaged during our Catholic ceremony…super easy, right??!

Photo by Spottswood Photography

Photo by Spottswood Photography

After lots of searching, I found inspiration in this creative pamphlet by Off Beat Bride.  I loved the idea of having something fun, sincere, and just a little silly that would let our personalities show through! 🙂

Photo by offbeatbride.com

Photo by offbeatbride.com

Now that I found my Muse, the next step was to expand the idea to include the voices of our entire wedding party; after all, they are some of the most important people in our lives!  Add some bios, the story of how we met, a tribute, and far too much time spent at Office Max, and the Wedding Day Post was born!

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