We have been doing a quick phase 1 renovation of the girls’ bathroom (read more about the plans here!) over the last week and it’s coming along so well! We painted the countertops last week using the same countertop paint (and color–Putty!) as we used in our kitchen in our first house nearly a decade ago. Replaced the hardware on the cabinets. Added beadboard to the walls and last week, we laid peel and stick vinyl tile over the existing tile floors.
One thing I love about a phase 1 is it’s a great way to try something bold. I fell hard for these rust colored vinyl floor tiles (they’re waterproof!) when I saw them on Etsy and ordered enough to cover each square tile in the girls’ bathroom. They come in different sizes and scale–we did the 12″ (since that is what size our tile was) in the quarter scale.
It was a very EASY, painless and pretty quick. It took maybe 2.5 hours to do the whole floor and that was me mostly doing it alone. Chris had a meeting and came to help with the cuts when he was done. Speaking of the cuts, we used this paper cutter to make quick work of any trimming that needed done around the edges. You could easily use a straight edge and razor, too. The vinyl was thin (a little thicker than peel and stick wallpaper) so it really sits snug to the floor tiles, even though ours were anything but smooth to start with.
We opted to keep the grout lines exposed to make it look even more realistic and I love LOVE LOVE the way it turned out.
We thought it would be most helpful to document and share the process (and mistakes! haha) through a video. So if you want to tackle this yourself–for sure watch this video!
The floor tiles added the perfect color pop to their bathroom, and we’ll for sure keep you posted on how it wears over time.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]
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