October 2019 - Dimples and Tangles

KIDS' JACK AND JILL BATHROOM MAKEOVER- WEEK 5 PROGRESS


Good Morning friends, and Happy Halloween!  Do you have big plans for the evening?  My candy bucket is full waiting on all of the little cuties that will come by to claim some!  Yes, we're still working on the kids' bathroom makeover, but it's getting really close to being finished.  We're finally getting to the fun stuff, all of the finishing touches! (*This post contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)

If it's been a while and you need a refresher on what's happening, catch up here!


I've been searching for just the right bathroom rug, and honestly coming up pretty empty.  I really really wanted this rug that I used on my design board, but it wasn't available in the right size.  After much more shopping in stores and online, I finally came across this rug that I just thought might work.  I took a chance on the color (so hard to tell true colors online!) and ordered, and thankfully I think it's perfect.  It mixes well with the tile and will tie in the colors and the pattern of the shower curtain nicely.  Whew!  One big challenge checked off!


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DIY DYED PINK LAMP SHADE TUTORIAL


There's nothing I like better than a quick DIY project, especially if it's improving a good thrifted find!  I recently bought an old blue and white lamp from Facebook Marketplace.  When I looked at the listing I fully intended to replace the shade, but upon getting it home it was a nice silk shade and the shape really grew on me!  I shared a photo on my Instagram stories and my super colorful friend Camila suggested that I dye the shade pink... brilliant!  So, I've never done that before but I gave it a try and here's my dyed pink lamp shade tutorial.


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FIVE FRIDAY FAVORITES


 I hope you all are kicking off a great start to your weekend!  Both of our kids are on Fall Break, thankfully at the same time so we slipped away for a few days at our family's favorite spot to relax and do nothing.  I hope you caught yesterday's Jack and Jill bathroom makeover update, we're getting close to being finished!  Here are five of my recent favorite things that I wanted to share with you today.  (*This post contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)

These blue and white crisscross plates have been favorites for years, and I just noticed they're on sale!  I recently had a reader inquire about them, so I thought I'd pass along the good deal to you as well.

(Full tablescape shown here)

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KIDS' JACK AND JILL BATHROOM MAKEOVER- WEEK 4 PROGRESS


Are you ready for another kids' Jack and Jill bathroom makeover update?  We are plodding along getting one thing finished at a time.  The progress seems slow but at least there's forward movement!  In the last update the major thing checked off the list was getting all of the tile work finished.  Now we've checked a few more larger to-do projects off of the list!

(If you're just joining in, go back here to see the before photos and design plan, then this is the week 2 update,  then here's the latest update for week 3.)  (*This post contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)

We've been slinging tons of white paint around!  The cabinetry painting had already been completed in previous weeks, but now we've painted the ceiling, walls, and almost all of the trim.


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25 STYLISH AND AFFORDABLE BATHROOM VANITY LIGHTS


I wanted to title this post "25 Bathroom Lights That Aren't Terrible"...  Why are stylish over the mirror vanity lights so hard to find?  Especially affordable ones?  As we're working to remodel both of the full bathrooms in our house, I've looked at plenty of light fixtures.  A friend was over the other day looking at the progress in the kids' bath and we both agreed that finding pretty vanity light fixtures is such a challenge!  So, I thought some of you might be in the same boat and would appreciate seeing some bathroom vanity lights that are attractive and won't break the bank in case yours are in need of an update.

This pic is from their bathroom before the remodel- I didn't have a new pretty photo to post here yet! ;)

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FALL EVENT TABLE DECORATIONS AND DIY METAL RING CENTERPIECE TUTORIAL


Most of you know that I occasionally decorate for large church events and I've been doing a few others for some church business meetings this year as well.  The goal is always to create stylish tables on a budget!  I'm usually working with anywhere from 15 to up to 50 tables, so I try to gather what I have, borrow when I can, and use simple, inexpensive supplies.  Last month I decorated 15 tables at an event center at our state's camp (Falls Creek if you're familiar with OK!).  Since it was the Fall meeting in a rustic setting, I carried those elements inside for some Fall table decorations.  I adapted an idea that I had seen and made some DIY metal ring centerpieces as well, I'll show you how easy they were!   (*This post contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)

But first, here's a look at the finished tables.  The edges are still a little bare since I photographed before the caterers finished putting all of the place settings out, but let's just focus on the centerpieces!


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COLORFUL FALL MANTEL


Hello everyone, I'm so excited to share my undeniably colorful Fall Mantel with you today as part of Project Design: Fall Mantels!  Honestly, we are knee neck deep in a bathroom remodel and busy with making plans for a second bathroom remodel that will immediately follow, so I hadn't done one bit of Fall decorating until I started this project two days ago.  It felt good to do something a little different than demo and agonize about tubs and faucets and sand and prime and paint, though!  (*This post contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)


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KIDS' JACK AND JILL BATHROOM MAKEOVER- WEEK 3 PROGRESS


Things are moving right along in the kid's bathroom makeover, and I need to catch you up on the progress!  I have to remind myself to take a break from the work and projects and actually blog about what's happening, I feel like we have a hundred irons in the fire right now and I'm jumping back and forth between thing to thing.  I always feel strange about saying something like that, because really... who doesn't have a hundred things going at once?  Especially you Moms, right?  At any rate, here's how things are coming along!  (*This post contains affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)

(If you're just joining in, go back here to see the before photos and design plan, then this post will show you the progress this far.)

The tile in the shower started going up.  So excited about the shampoo niche, we've been lining the edge of the tub with bath products for far too long!


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