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White Cabinets

This post is the first of series of post that will focus on some of the projects we have been working on in our bathroom… this year. Yep, this first upgrade I started all the way back during The Great Snow Storm of 2014 back in January. While Ml was stranded at work for 2+ days I decided to make use of my time and give our cabinets a little update using our leftover trim paint.

cabinets 4 copy

Nothing fancy and no step by step guide needed. I just simply grabbed my brush and covered each cabinet with about three coats of paint each. Thin layers are key.

I planned to have them completely finished and rehung by the time Michael Luke got back home but as we all know projects are normally a lot quicker in our heads than in real time. Does anybody else struggle with this? Six doors are a lot to paint… especially when you are painting front and back plus three coats each. That’s thirty-six doors!!!

So the storm came and went and the project continued. It continued so much that we went to Hong Kong and back and then settled in with Esther for another two or three months before I finally had enough sanity to complete this little update.

By this point I was actually concerned if Esther would be thrown for a loop once our cabinets had doors. Seriously. I got it done and thankfully it wasn’t too big of a shock for her.

For all it’s hard work and time it did end up consuming it was completely worth it.

cabinet 1 copyWe love the crisp white look and how it accentuates our counters. This little bathroom needs all the help it can get with looking as big as possible and painting our cabinets white was our first step.

So for a little fun here is a before and after comparison.Master bath dolce vita

bathroom

Not bad, eh? Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of our other bathroom projects. I won’t leave you in the dark though… heres a few hints. Paint. More cabinets. More Paint. Tile pricing.

Now I want to hear from you. Is anyone else thrown off by all this cool southern summer weather? We went swimming yesterday in seventy degree weather!!!! I could get use to this. Maybe even get an outdoors project or two completed.

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Defining Boundaries with Pottery

The other week I mentioned my desire to give our bathroom some updates (mentioned here). It all stemmed from these beautiful new towels I received for Christmas (mentioned here).

Well, I said it would be a slow transformation and budget permitting, so I started with a change that was free!

Originally, I used this piece of pottery to hold towels, soap, and lotion for guests to use. I figured it worked better than leaving them wondering where everything was stored in an unfamiliar bathroom.

But since we only have two bedrooms, and they are both permanently occupied, there is no need for guest towels and soap. The pottery has the same aqua color as my towels, so I decided to use it to hold Noah’s bathing supplies. We use an infant bathtub that sits on the counter.

Her supplies were stored in the base cabinet, but I had to get them out every time I bathed her.

Now, it’s all within easy reach and looks organized (that’s so unlike me)! Placing everything on the pottery instead of just setting it on the counter gives it a clean look as well as defined boundaries for everything. Arranging the taller items towards the back keeps it looking organized and makes it easy to see everything.

Noah also approves of the new set up!

So that’s one step complete in the bathroom transformation. I am not sure how quickly I will get to another one, but it will slowly come together.

What about you? Have you done any freebie transformations lately? Or do you have any other creative ways of organizing often used supplies together?

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