Showing posts with label flooring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flooring. Show all posts

Monday, September 15, 2014

What to do with our bathroom? (and giveaway winners)

How was your weekend? I hope less stressful than mine ;) and to keep my mind off of things I have been thinking about our bathroom that I shared with you guys last week. Remember when I shared our new shower head (click HERE if you missed it)?

I've been thinking about doing a gut job reno, I mean who wouldn't love to have a tiled walk-in shower. I'm not to fond of our standard builder's shower tub. Not too pretty at all.

But then on the other hand my tile that I chose 14 1/2 years ago isn't too bad, is it? And who knows if we'd ever move then doing a complete renovation of our tiny bathroom (and we have another identical one too) isn't really the most reasonable, is it?

Black, white, beige and white is still a nice combo when you mix in a little hint of color here and there. I'd wear it as clothing so that's always a good sign.

{image via Pinterest}

Here are some things I want possibly do for our bathroom but first I want to show you our beige checkerboard ceramic tiles just as a reminder:

So I was thinking to possibly have lots more black and white with the tiles and a floor to ceiling shower curtain.

{image via Pinterest}

Can't you just picture that with the beige and white checkerboard tiles?

 {image via homebunch}
{image via homebunch}

And then I'm also always intrigued by dark walls BUT I was told that the steam and moist air would cause streaks on the dark walls.

{image via Pinterest HERE and HERE}

Oh and I'm thinking about putting thick crown molding around ceiling and shower curtain like you can see on the left photo. I can so imagine the left photo with our tile. Not the perfect solution but it would look great and be budget friendly.

And one more thing and completely unrelated but Emily Henderson's kitchen (love her) just puts a smile on my face. It's so great and she has the same Delta kitchen faucet as me:

{image via Emily Henderson}

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Oh and by the way, here are the winners of the "Signature Style Giveaway":

Brooke Sirrine Waite (pillows) 
Michelle Ohara Levin (pillows) 
Miranda Mueller (Royal Design Studio) 
Dezi Allen (Stella and Dot bag) 
Kristen Gallagher (earrings)

Well and if you didn't win the Stella & Dot  'How Does She Do It' bag giveaway this time? No worries, now readers can still get a sweet 15% off your total order of $50 or more between now and November 15th. Just contact Jennifer Oxenford (Senior Independent Stylist, Stella & Dot at 267-496-9664 or to redeem this exclusive discount for Making Lemonade and Cuckoo4Design readers.

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If I find some time this fall, then I will tackle this little bathroom for sure. What do you think?



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Monday, September 17, 2012

New Chevron Rug

I finally took some pictures of my new Ballard Design Chevron rug in the kitchen.

Ballard Design Chevron ZigZag Indoor/Outdoor rug and marble iron bistro table

In an earlier post I was concerned about my new rugs not laying flat like my older leopard Ballard Design indoor/outdoor rug, but I have to say they all are.

They needed a really sticky rug pad and the best one out there so far (and cheapest one) I found at Ikea. Works like a charm! The Lowes rug pad was horrible!

I got rid of my old striped Flor rug that I had custom cut. It drove me nuts. The Flor tiles attracted dirt and hair like a magnet and I had to vacuum it nonstop.

Flor tiles cut into stripes review
This is what the rug looked like an hour after vacuuming it!

My new chevron rug is perfect because it shows no dirt at all. I'm so happy with it.

grey chevron zigzag rug with grey horizontal striped curtains

So what you think? Doesn't it look pretty?

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