February 23, 2013

Home is Wherever I'm With You

Hello everyone!
This is the first entry of my new blog! Yaaayyyy! I've been wanting to do this for a whole year now. This is so exciting for me! (Please bare with me as I have no idea what I'm doing and I need to bug my husband to do my graphics :))

We bought our house almost one year ago. My husband works in Manhattan. We knew we had to be close to public transportation but it also had to have a great school system. So we found a great area but now we would have to get a "fixer-upper".

We bought the Money Pit house. No joke.

In less than a year we put on a new roof.
Completely renovated 2 out of 4 bathrooms.
Replaced half of the kitchen.
And ripped out a hot tub. But more on all that later.

I have been working on it non-stop. It's hard to get stuff done when you have two kids under the age of 5 running wild. Did I mention we have two boys?! So I could go without saying its complete chaos around here 24/7. We also have a boy dog, Sir Roderick Buttersworth aka Buddy :) Throw my husband in there and that's 4 guys in the house. I'm totally outnumbered!

This first post is going to be about the small powder room I just finished doing. It is small and old and we weren't going to completely gut it. We already had to completely gut two other bathrooms when we first moved in because of mold. So gutting another bathroom right now is not at the top of the list. Maybe a little more down the road.

This is how it turned out...

So between making lunches and diaper changes I try to renovate the house. This bathroom has been the most recent accomplishment (not counting the painted piano because its not finished yet). We took down the wallpaper that was already up- it was little yellow roses-awful! Scraped the wall clean and primed the walls. I also painted the ceiling because its easier to do before the new wallpaper is up and it just looks nice. I put up a new light too. My wonderful friend Andrea also helped me paint the doorframe to match the new dark window frame. The paint is called Beluga.

This is what the bathroom looked like before-

I knew we were going to keep the floor and wall tile. We also liked the old vintage sink. We got a new toilet when we moved in. The old one was attached to the wall ( crazy old toilets to which I have never ever seen in my life till now) and it left holes in the tile. I need to fix the holes or find the tile to match :-/
So I looked for a wallpaper that would kinda go with the 40's yellow tile and pinkish floor.
I fell in love with this vintage Peter Pan wallpaper.

But it was a little more than I wanted to spend on this bathroom.

So I found this on Anthropologie.

I look at wallpaper as art. Or if your house was a person the wallpaper would be your favorite outfit!
So this is my outfit for when I go to Europe ;)

I definitely find myself just hanging out in the bathroom starring at the wallpaper. Haha!
I hope you all like it.


1 comment:

  1. I love that light! It reminds me of the lanterns in park!!! :0)