It’s a wrap!

Hello and Happy New Year dear friends!

It occurred to me ~~ just the other day ~~ that I have not ‘posted’ final snaps of Katie’s bathroom makeover! I guess the holidays got in the way of too much time spent blogging. Not to mention, the inherent dangers of the sub-zero polar vortex weather conditions many of us in the northeast have endured!! But, here in Michigan, the temp is currently above freezing and rainy (Did I mention the ‘back roads’ are all ice?)!?

To wrap-up Katie’s bathroom re-do, here are a few final photos.


The gray paint [purchased locally from Ace Hardware in town] is a few shades darker than her bedroom [also gray]. New towels and matching rugs were also purchased.


Every surface was scrubbed and cleaned/buffed and polished.


The mirror, wall sconce and medicine cabinet are all existing ‘fixtures’.


The shower curtain is new and was purchased on-line from Cafepress.


In the end, Katie liked/purchased this shower curtain because it reminded her of her horse ‘ACoolCat’!

Horse snout and whiskers Shower Curtain

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new rugs

Amazing what a coat (or two) of fresh paint and a few new bath accessories can do!?

Happy Day!

Part II: [katie’s] bathroom make-over

We’ve been on hiatus since Katie’s bedroom make-over [Part I]. Not that we haven’t been busy…there’s always plenty chores to be tackled on the farm [especially with the changing of the season]!! Around our house, there’s a seemingly never-ending To-Do list that is continuously re-prioritized! The need to winterize the barn took us by surprise. It’s much too cold much too soon! BLAH!!

…and every year, Christmas seems to arrive more quickly than expected! It feels like I just made Thanksgiving dinner after all!!!

Katie  will be arriving has arrived home from college for the holidays ~ much much ~ sooner than later! Looking at the calendar, I had a narrow window of opportunity to re-do Katie’s bathroom. Nothing major: a thorough deep-cleaning, freshly painted walls and new bath accessories.

It’s the Part II of ‘Katie goes off to college transition!’ She has taken occupancy of one (of the two second floor) bathrooms ever since she has been capable of maintaining/cleaning it! That was the #1 condition!

Without further ado, here’s a few in-process photos:





Her former color inspiration… where are my sunglasses???

green apple

YIKES!! I recall The Hubs telling me (way back when)…it’s only paint. We can always re-paint it! Finally… LOL.





In keeping with her bedroom make-over, a much more subdued ‘gray’ paint color choice for the walls!! Phew!!

We’re off to do a little shopping for new bath towels, rugs, shower curtain, etc. Otherwise, the bathroom is back-in-service! YAY!

Katie likes [of course] this horse shower curtain from Anthropologie.


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I like this one too! [She was looking at ‘Duck Dynasty’ possibilities!!??]


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Once we’re completely done/decided with the make-over, I’ll be sure to post final photos!

Happy Friday!