At my old house on Fremont Ave, we only had one bathroom upstairs - which once we had a kid was kind of a nightmare. Guests coming and going and my husband always competing for the space to get ready in the morning. We decided to do an affordable bathroom in our basement in a space that was normally used for storage. We hired concrete workers and a plumber then did the rest ourselves. We put up drywall, installed the flooring and the shower, I painted everything, and sewed special curtains to hide the storage shelf. While it's not the MOST beautiful bathroom, it's super functional for the small house.
Bought this hutch for $27 at Empty the Nest, an amazing treasure trove of affordable furniture and knick-knacks - a remodeler and reimaginers dream! I painted it white, put wallpaper on the shelf backer, add legs and put new hardware on the drawers. I love finding furniture and taking it from drab to delightful.
In my old house on Fremont, for a weekend project I put a new backsplash up. After watching a few DIY videos renting a tile saw - I figured, how hard could it be? It was actually quite easy! The hardest part is mapping out all the tiles and not wasting too many tiles due to bad cuts.
Stairs & Railing Remodel
In October of 2015 my father and I removed the wrought iron 70's railing and we built our own wood railing in my Bloomington, MN home. I painted and stained all the balusters and newel posts. I also removed the carpet on the stairs and painted them and my husband an I put up board and baton along the walls and painted it white for a more clean and finished look.
Turned bookshelves into an L shaped window seat with storage. Sewed a padded, upholstered seat cushion and a few throw pillows for finishing touches