We just finished up installing wood tile and a Cararra-like tile at Lady Linton last month. I’ve dreamed of updating our bathrooms, and hopefully, that is our next big indoor project. Today I’m sharing some powder bath inspiration that’s gotten me excited about designing two bathrooms this year!
As we began work with our contractor, Edin, to install 670 sqft of wood tile in our kitchen, den, and hallway, the pink marble in our entryway started to stick out at me, majorly. We’ve gradually made changes and such a small project of about 13 squares of tile was totally do-able on my own, but would likely be an entire weekend project. I decided I would go ahead and let the pros take care of it too.
I knew I wanted the marble look in our entryway. A simple, classic feel would be an easy decision. Floor & Decor had several options to choose from and it was really helpful to see the displays since they are a similar size to our entry. I grabbed two sizes of marble but funnily enough on my way to the register I found a porcelain polished tile that was the one! It looks very similar to the Bianca Cararra (left above), but the lighter background and longer veining sold me.
Before we get to the reveal, here is a walk down memory lane. Continue Reading →
Some things you learn the hard way. Burning my Le Creuset Braiser is definitely one of those “trial and error” moments. At first I freaked out thinking I ruined my pan, but thanks to a few online tutorials I got it taken care of. Next time you find yourself in this sample pickle – don’t panic – just try this easy method for cleaning an enamel pan.
Large scale wall art can be tough to come by. Cheap large-scale wall art? Even tougher! I needed to snazz up a bedroom without breaking the bank. I knew it was a temporary project, but a warm and welcome place helps when traveling. I’ve read about using engineering prints for large-scale art so I decided to give it a try myself.
I started with two basic inexpensive black frames from Walmart. Their Trendsetter Frame in 24×36 size (about $15) and their simple Format frame in 16×20 size (about $4). I debated spray painting these, but decided the black frame would play up a black and white print and make it pop!
Then I used Staples’ online print center and uploaded two pictures to print and frame. It look a little bit of adjusting on the image size before I uploaded the pictures, but it was a simple process. Later in the day I picked up my prints. It could not have been easier! My total cost for printing was $6.
I picked out two pictures from our travels that would spark a nostalgic memory. Stonehenge was Chris & I’s first trip together to the UK and I knew it would look great in black and white. I did up the contrast on from my original photo. The second print was on our Christmas card last year. I loved the black and white print then and I still do now!
For $25 total, I think these two frames and a lot of personality to the room. What do you think?