Though the holidays are supposed to be a relaxing, fun time, for many of us they end up being stress-fests. Between shopping for gifts, preparing holiday meals and treats, and managing family interactions, it can be too easy to end the year feeling worn-out and frazzled. But that’s where self-care comes in. Taking the time to give yourself a break can make a huge difference, and if that break takes the form of a hot bath for you, you can incorporate the rejuvenating scent of evergreens via these Christmas tree bath salts. Continue Reading
Bathrooms can be boring. And they often are. But they don't have to be! A bathroom is a great place to start if you'd like to add some personality to your home. Click through to check out ten easy tips and tricks for adding some serious character to your bathroom.
1. Create a unique accent wall.
An accent wall will draw attention, which can be handy if you're trying to detract from other not-so-nice elements of your bathroom. Continue Reading
There are many olive oil uses beyond what you might normally think of (cooking!). It's an incredibly versatile substance that you can put to good use in a lot of interesting situations. Here's how …
Nutritionists will continue to tout olive oil for its high content of healthful, monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid, and polyphenols. The fruit oil practically propelled the entire Western world in antiquity, and is mentioned in nearly every sacred text this side of the Tigris and Euphrates. Continue Reading
From incredible small space makeovers to the best of the best, we’ve shared quite a few amazing bathroom re-dos. But wouldn’t you know it? People just seem to keep renovating! If you’re on the edge, looking down at your own bathroom remodel, we’ve got ten new makeovers that are sure to inspire that leap of home-renovation-faith!
Alternatively titled “The Evolution of an Oak Vanity”, this builder-grade vanity goes through a brief shabby chic phase before finally settling into a barnwood door-inspired groove! Check out both “afters” below.
Inspired by a rustic (and super expensive) barnwood vanity she spied in a catalog, Whitney from The Rooster and The Hen decided to turn her ho-hum oak vanity into something marvelous — less than a year after attempting this quick-fix, shabby chic makeover (which Whitney refers to as a “disaster”). Continue Reading
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
This week we’ve paired up with the folks at Moen to give away one of their new Twist Showerheads. The Twist is an innovative little gadget, a handheld shower that lets you switch between four spray settings easily, with the flick of your thumb. We got one to try out in our shower, and loved in (especially for bathing the little one).
Read on to find out how to enter the giveaway, and to hear what I thought about the review unit we tested out. Continue Reading
From low-budget, quick-fixes to full blown renovations, we’re counting down our top ten bathroom makeovers of 2011. Check out our picks below and let us know which memorable makeover is your favorite!
10. A little bit of paint, new hardware, and a framed mirror will have your bathroom looking like new by the end of a weekend. See more here.
9. This rundown bath got an inexpensive makeover with some paint and a new faucet! Continue Reading
Ahhh, the 80s: the decade where style went to die. Also, the decade when this bathroom was first imagined, complete with a pastel pink, blue, and white color scheme. Hold on to this image for a moment before you check out the “After” of this unbelievable makeover, because really, it’s pretty unbelievable. Okay. Ready? Go!
Danny Seo from the craft blog Daily Danny shares this DIY bath mat idea. All you need is a whole bunch of wine corks* and a shadow box/frame. Then, take your corks and arrange them vertically inside the box. Continue Reading
Our guest bathroom was in sorry shape- cracked floor tiles, vanity falling apart, even the toilet wasn’t salvageable. So, we knew it was due for a major overhaul.
Here’s what we planned:
- Retile the floor: It was obvious that the subfloor was uneven causing the tiles to break apart. We needed to remove all the tile and put down concrete board to provide a nice, even surface.
- New vanity: The bathroom vanity was original to the house, and 25 years old!