Kitchen Countertops It Is!

If y’all read this post, you’ll know I was deciding whether to spend our saved $5 bills¬†on a cruise or new kitchen countertops. As much as I really want to go on another cruise (we even drove by the ships in Galveston this past weekend), I have been dreaming of new countertops and backsplash since we moved in almost two years ago. So with a little hesitance, I chose countertops. We had them measured last week and are hoping to have them installed the first part of October. We’ve picked out a Silestone in Grey Expo. I think it will look great with our white cabinets and black appliances. And will even look better someday when I change out to stainless steel appliances. ūüôā

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And to save roughly $1000.00 dollars, we are doing the rip-out of the countertops and backsplash ourselves!¬†I’m positive Mr. was jumping up-and-down¬†(inside) when I suggested WE do the rip-out!¬†But he did a terrific job at hiding his enthusiasm. ūüôā

So at 8:15 last night…we started the demolition!

Here is what it looked like last night before we started. And if you want to see what it looked like before this, be sure and check out this post and this post!

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Five minutes into this fun, the dremel tool that we were using to remove the grout quit. So we continued on with screwdrivers, a putty knife, and a hammer! The first section of tiles came off pretty good. No cracked tiles and not much drywall damage.

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But the next section…we weren’t so lucky! One tile completely took the sheetrock with it and Mr. had to break a couple of tiles to get them off. So after¬†1 1/2 hours, we called it a night. Mr. had to go back to work today after being off yesterday, so I’m getting ready to go back downstairs and see how much damage I can accomplish! Wish me luck! ūüôā

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Y’all have a great week! Later gators!

My Little Gypsy Room!

That is what I have officially named our little upstairs bedroom! This room will be filled with lots of colors and have a little bohemian/gypsy style. I absolutely love the coastal/beach/tropical spin I am putting on the rest of the house, but deep down in my soul, I really think I’m a gypsy at heart. Maybe it comes from moving 25+ times in my almost¬†51 years! (…and maybe not)¬†But I just adore the bright, vibrant colors and free spirit that are associated with¬†the bohemian¬†and gypsy styles. Therefore, to kick start this little bedroom, Mr. and I painted the ceiling…tangerine!¬†It came out a little darker than I first planned, but I¬†love it! And once we painted the walls white, it just came alive! ūüôā

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Now comes the fun part. Decorating! I’m putting together an inspirational mood board (via Pinterest)¬†for this room. So far, below is what I’ve come across. In all honesty, that is what Pinterest is…just one BIG mood board! And I’m totally addicted to it!

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Then a couple of weeks ago I was wandering through Ikea and saw this mirror hanging on display. I fell in love with it, right then and there! The only thing was it was black. But no worries! I primed it, painted it, and viola…a new mirror that totally works!! ūüôā

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So there you go. The beginnings of my Little Gypsy Room! I’ll be making updates in the coming weeks, so be sure and check back in!

And remember,¬†“Not All Who Wander Are Lost”, we just haven’t yet figured out where we belong!

Y’all have a great week! Later gators!

Bedside Table Redo

Happy September, everyone!! I hope y’all had a good Labor Day weekend. Mr. and I worked on cleaning out the little upstairs bedroom. It had pretty much become a walk-in/storage closet! In fact, it’s not much bigger than our master bedroom walk-in closet! The bedroom is 96.5 square feet and our closet is 85.5 square feet! I wanted to clean it out so I could start painting in the very near future. I have big COLORFUL plans for this bedroom! I¬†can’t wait to get started. ūüôā

At this moment, it’s so blah. It had some awful blockout shades in the window that were filthy and kinda smelled musty. So out with the trash they went! I hung some curtains from our previous house just until I decide what I want to put back in the window and to keep that west sun from blazing in!

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This bedroom is¬†going to be quite a challenge! One: it’s so little, Two: it has this little built-in desk, Three: one corner of the room is cut off, and Four:¬†it has this dinky closet! And yes,¬†these pictures are of¬†the same room. I took one picture with the light off and one with the light on to show you how a color can change with different light on it. This was the color of the entire house when we moved in. (minus the wallpapered rooms! Yikes!) So be sure and stay tuned for this upcoming bedroom redo!

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But what I really want to talk about is the bedside table I redid this weekend!

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We bought two of these side tables a few years ago to use in the apartment we were living in between selling our house in Tuttle and buying our new one in Tulsa. It started out completely white, down to the knob! Pretty boring, right?

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But with a little paint, some fun paper, and a¬†new knob and back plate, I have this funky little side table for our other upstairs guest room!¬†I’m luvin’¬†it!

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Y’all have a great week! Later gators!