More Bathroom Updates!

Between the fresh look of the mirror and the high flying curtain, I was really on a roll in the upstairs bathroom. Why yes I did just laugh out loud at myself for that one. Cue drum and cymbal.

I returned to my beloved can of spray paint for a quick and easy makeover for those chrometastic fixtures.

bathroom fixtures before


I used Rustoleum Metallic in Flat Burnish Amber (closest match to the new shower curtain rod) to cover all the towel/toilet paper roll holders and the hardware on the vanity.

spray paint your bathroom fixtures

updated bathroom fixtures with spray paint

vanity hardware update


Just a simple change, but it makes the room feel more cohesive. I’m still in need of a new rug though. I’ve been looking for weeks, but nothing is jumping out at me. Of course you’ll be the first to know when it does!

Gettin’ a Lift

With the new rustic mirror frame in the upstairs bath, I was inspired to make some other changes. The colorful towels and shower curtain just didn’t go with the new vibe at all.

bathroom before makeover

I went on the hunt for some new threads – but an ordinary shower curtain wouldn’t do. I wanted to get some mega height here, so I hit up Ross for some window curtains. I also purchased a new rod (the other one was looking kind of awful and wouldn’t match the new curtains).

I didn’t really know how I was going to put it all together, so I just started with hanging the curtains up as high as possible. I still needed to have a liner, but of course those are only 72″ versus the 84″ I  just hung. I know they make XL shower curtain liners but 1) they are pricey and 2) they aren’t readily available.

But I refused to give up my height! I decided the best way to avoid an XL liner was to hang my shortie lower. How’s that for stating the obvious? Using another rod would be too noticeable against my sheer-ish curtains. Plus, I wanted the curtains and liner to move together like they usually do. So I got out some trusty cotton twine and rigged this up:

extra high shower curtain trick

Granted, this is super rough – but the inside of the shower view doesn’t really bother me. It’s our master, so guests don’t use it. You could rig this up with wire, string, even fishing line. Use those long plant hanger basket hooks if you want. It totally works.

bathroom updates - hang your curtains high

My shower/tub is one of those all-in-ones, so it’s not really fancy enough to leave exposed by pushing the curtains to the sides. But, you could cut a standard liner in half and show off some tile work if you have it!

I’m loving the new more sophisticated look :) What do you think?

Hang A High Shower Curtain without an XL Liner

Just A Little Chop

vanity to nightstands

So I recently bought this: And then did this: More work to follow!  

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Happy Fourth of July!

4th-of-July 1

I’m spending the holiday with my family in Reno, so we aren’t hosting a party or decorating the house. Instead, I thought I would share a  few of my favorite patriotic projects from around the blog-o-sphere Happy Fourth of July!  

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This Post Brought To You By The Letter “E”

Gallery of E

It’s no secret that I love monograms. I have a habit of collecting them- in fact the surest way to get me to buy something is to stamp it with the letter “E”. So when my friend Amy gave me this bright beauty, I was inspired to get a little bit crazy. I ran around the […]

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DIY Weathered Table Finish

teal layered chippy paint finish

Woohoo I’m back in the saddle! Feels good to take a paint brush to some furniture again – this time for a friend whose sweet husband built her this gorgeous table! She wanted some help with the finish and deciding on the overall look. After looking at some ideas online, she showed me some white washed pieces […]

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GIVEAWAY: Getting Organized With Duck® Brand

This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Organization is probably one of my least favorite tasks. I like things organized, and I appreciate a good system, but the execution has always been a problem for me. That's why I hide things in drawers and cabinets Those would be the […]

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DIY Rustic Mirror Frame

DIY Removable Wood Mirror Frame

Waaaaaay back in the beginning of my blogging days, I did this simple project to my boring contractor mirror using a product called MirrEdge. It was a great solution at the time, but I have grown tired of the look over the past couple of years – especially since doing other updates in that space […]

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Pinterest Fail? Fruit Stamped Tea Towels

tea towel with citrus stamps

You know those “nailed it” memes floating around the web, where people try something they found on Pinterest and have a complete fail? If you have any doubts about how often this happens, check out Pinterest Fail or do a quick google search by the same name. Some of these are HILARIOUS. But it’s easy to […]

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Whole Life Challenge Recipe: Fudgesicles!

Paleo Fudgesicles

As usual, this recipe is paleo/dairy free/refined sugar free. In fact, these are fruit sweetened only with dates! 1 can full fat coconut milk 3 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tsp vanilla 5 soft medjool dates (you can soak them in water for 5-10 minutes if they aren’t soft) pinch of sea salt Blend all […]

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