10 Unique Mirrors That Will Add Character to Your Bathroom

Replacing your bathroom mirror with a unique piece can go a long way in adding character to a space that’s typically overlooked. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that we are in the middle of a major bathroom renovation. I find it helpful to look at inspiration when I’m in the middle of a project that seem to be creeping along. Here are a few unique mirrors I’ve come across in the process. Maybe its time to give your bathroom mirror a unique update! This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support!   1. Tangkula Round Sunburst Mirror. BUY NOW! 2. Hamilton Hills Herringbone Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 3. Raphael Rozen Vintage Wood Mirror. BUY NOW! 4. Ms. Box Leather Round Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 5. Hans & Alice Rectangular Wooden Frame Mirror. BUY NOW! 6. Gerard Hexagon Wall Mirror. BUY NOW! 7. Raphael Rozen Gold Framed Mirror. BUY NOW! 8. Decor Wonderland Modern Frameless Mirror. BUY NOW! 9. Linsgroup Backlit Anti-Fog Mirror. BUY NOW! 10. Stonebriar Wrapped Rope Nautical Mirror. BUY NOW! Do you think you’ll be replacing your bathroom mirror for a piece that’s more unique? It could be an inexpensive way to change the feel of the entire room! I have loved exploring the many options there are to choose from. Hopefully one day soon I’ll have a renovated bathroom that’s ready for a new mirror! More Bathroom Inspiration Looking for some more bathroom inspiration? Check out these articles from my blog! 7 Tips and Tricks for Planning Your Bathroom Remodel Beautiful Bathroom Tile Roundup…
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7 Tips and Tricks for Planning Your Bathroom Remodel

Our bathroom remodel plan is coming along. Here are my top 7 tips and tricks or planning your new bathroom space! Having a good plan is the most important part of the remodeling process. Sometimes plans have to change in the middle of things, but thinking ahead can go a long way to solving issues that come up. Our remodel is coming along, a bit slower than I would like. We are currently waiting for the special ordered shower base to be delivered. Until then, there’s not much else we can do. The demo is completed, the rebuilding comes next. Here’s how to plan for a smooth remodel! Top 7 Tips and Tricks Draw out your remodel plan before starting. There are free tools you can use online to do this. My husband likes to draw things by hand in Word, but you can use programs like Smart Draw, or even a piece of graph paper and a pencil for this task. Be sure to use accurate measurements when configuring a layout. Get several estimates for work. We got three estimates before settling on a plumbing contractor for our remodel. We decided to do all the other work (electrical, carpentry and tile) ourselves to save even more. The estimate for the electrical alone was over $1000.00. Definitely not in our price range! Do the grunt work yourself to save money. It’s not glamorous, but it is practical. We saved a couple of thousand dollars by doing all the demolition ourselves. It’s messy, hard work, but very gratifying. You can see us…
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Easy Makeup Organization Ideas

Every woman that I know has some amount of makeup or cosmetic product that they use on a daily basis.  Sometimes the drawers they are kept in can get messy, making it harder to find things that you need. Here are a few great products to make your makeup organization so simple! This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Not all organization solutions have to be solely practical. This pretty glass organizer adds a nice decor aspect to your countertop. BUY NOW! This set of drawers can grow as your makeup collection does by adding additional storage to the top of the unit. BUY NOW! A bamboo drawer organizer is the perfect solution for all your organizing needs. This one expands depending on the amount of storage needed and space available. BUY NOW! A simple plastic divider like this provides so many options. These units are even stackable when storing your smaller items. BUY NOW! One of the best things about this organizer is how small and sleek it looks in the drawer. It would be the perfect size for storage your chapstick, hair ties, or other small items somewhere for easy access! BUY NOW! Although containers like this usually make me think of college dorm rooms, the handle on this one could really come in handy! Plus the deep compartments would be perfect for storing face wash, makeup remover, and other tall bottles. BUY NOW! These cute jars are another storage option that double as…
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15 Genius Storage Solutions for Your Home

Extra storage space is something we all crave.  It seems like there is just never enough! We found some genius storage solutions that will help you make the most of the space you do have.  This post contains affiliate links. By making a purchase I will receive a small commission at no additional charge to you. Thank you for your support! Kitchen Storage Most of us don’t have a huge pantry, but this product will create so much extra storage.  The adjustable shelving offers so much flexibility to store those tall bottles that never seem to have a place on the pantry shelf.  BUY NOW! A utensil divider is one thing I can’t live without.  Gone are the days of digging through the silverware drawer trying to find that one spoon that’s not dirty. There are many types of dividers that all have the same function, but I love this beautiful bamboo option that looks like it was made just for this drawer.  BUY NOW! An organized refrigerator is easier to look at but it also cuts down on food waste! See exactly what you have without having to go on a scavenger hunt to the back of the shelves. These plastic bins are also easy to clean just incase you have an occasional spill. BUY NOW!   Bedroom Storage Here’s another solution to a problem I’m having as we speak! Small closets run rampant in many homes and there never seems to be enough shelf space. The space that is there quickly becomes overrun with sloppy piles that turn into one huge heap.…
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Big Family Bathroom Renovation on a Tiny Budget

This bathroom renovation project has been on the back burner for a while, but it’s time to get started on it. It’s been a long time since we tackled a big project like this, anything can happen! Big Renovation, Tiny Budget We have a leaky bath. This bathroom is on our second floor and is shared between the 4 upstairs bedrooms. When we bought this old house two years ago, we knew this would eventually be on our renovation plan. We had a vision to expand it, make a walk in shower and add a double vanity someday. That day has come! Shortly after we moved in, we discovered the previous owners had cleverly concealed cracks in the shower surround by filling them with caulk. Over time, the caulk has peeled away leaving leaky cracks in it’s place. ARRRGHHH! It is unfortunate that the inspector never found the cracks, we would have made sure it was fixed before we bought the house. However, it is too late for that now. We are sure the shower is leaking into the wall behind it, just not sure how bad the damage will be when we open it up. To make matters worse, we have had a lot of problems with clogged drains lately. The plumbing is old, is not vented and needs to be replaced. How do you do all this on a tiny budget?? Bathroom Renovation Master Plan We are not strangers to renovations. We have renovated houses for years and have a lot of experience with how things can go…
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Beautiful Bathroom Tile Roundup

Tile floors have always been a popular choice for the bathroom.  However, just because you bought the house with boring white tile doesn’t mean you have to live with it! Here are a few beautiful bathroom tile choices for any taste and budget. Style by Emily Henderson transformed her dark, outdated guest bathroom into a beautiful and bright space. This colorful tile adds just the right amount of interest in an otherwise neutral room. Herringbone and marble, is there a more classic combination? Shine Your Light Blog shares some great DIY advice on how to replace your tile for less. This bathroom is always so fun to look at.  Christinas Adventures chose to combine three different styles of tile in her shower alone! You’ll definitely want check out all the other fun details she decided to include in her bathroom makeover. If the thought of laying tiny tiles is intimidating to you, maybe larger tiles is the way to go! By Brittany Goldwyn explains her decision making process in this informative post. Leslie’s daughter was the recipient of this fun bathroom makeover.  The vertical subway tiles are such a unique touch.  Check out the entire process over on Deeply Southern Home. Wood flooring is always a favorite choice, although it’s not the best decision for a bathroom. My Life From Home decided to use this wood tile to achieve the same look but with easier upkeep. Although you may have purchase a home with boring (or ugly) tile, that doesn’t mean you have to live with it! Domestic Blonde shares some great tips on how to paint the tile you have…
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10 Beautiful Farmhouse Bathrooms

Farmhouse decor has been trending for a few years now, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down! Here are a few beautiful farmhouse bathrooms to inspire your next bathroom makeover.  Farmhouse style can vary from rustic to modern.  Here is a modern take on a farmhouse bathroom. My Life From Home chose some beautiful details to include in her remodel. I would love that concrete countertop in front of the window, what a perfect place to do your makeup! Here’s a peak into my own bathroom! This is a budget friendly way to create a farmhouse feel without having to rip everything out. Head over to Designers Sweet Spot for a few tips & tricks on where to find great farmhouse accessories. Shiplap is a signature farmhouse look. In this bathroom, Design Dazzle chose to use a rustic weathered wood instead of the traditional white.  What a great choice! Did you know that a vintage dresser could be transformed into a farmhouse style vanity? Think of all the extra storage space this would add! Little Vintage Nest shares how she dressed up these old pieces of furniture into the perfect addition to her bathroom. Christina’s Adventures did a beautiful job of creating the farmhouse feel without creating too much clutter.  You won’t want to miss these stunning before and after photos! Sara included so many special touches in this master bathroom.  Visit Twelve on Main to read about all the blood, sweat, and tears that were invested in this beautiful space.  They were all completely worth it! What’s one of the most important parts of a bathroom? Functional…
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DIY Cleaning Products: Drain Cleaner

  It’s been about four years since I started blogging. My most popular post is my DIY Drain Cleaner recipe. I really had no idea it would be a popular post, I wasn’t even sure anyone would be interested. Thousands of views have proved me wrong! I learned this home remedy from a late night TV show, about a million years ago. I have been meaning to make a new video for a while and it seemed like a natural thing to do, so here it is. If you have a clogged drain, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed! I use this combination for regular drain maintenance about once a month. I do not purchase any chemical cleaners in our home, this recipe works great and is cheap and clean for the environment. For bathroom sinks, I use the smaller amount, for larger drains like the shower and bath tub I usually double the amount given. My kids love to help with cleaning the drains, we call it “drain cleaning science”. I found out that the Cream of Tartar is a form of tartaric acid and is a bi-product of winemaking. Potassium bitartrate is derived from the crystals formed on the inside of the wooden wine barrels as the wine ages. These crystals are then refined into Cream of Tartar. Who knew? Here are my Amazon Affiliate Links so you can buy your supplies and get started! I would love to hear how you like this recipe, here are some testimonials or leave me a comment! “I know…
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10 Steps to a Fixer Upper Style Bathroom, Budget Friendly

10 Steps to a Fixer Upper style bathroom, budget friendly! Bring out your inner Joanna Gaines and get the farmhouse look everyone wants for their bathroom! This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to make a purchase, I will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.   Everyone loves Chip and Joanna Gaines. Not a day goes by when I don’t see an article about them or a room that they have designed. They are a hot, hot topic on social media! I find myself glued to the tv regularly watching their reruns on HGTV. Hometalk’s hashtag this week is #Fixer Upper Style. Each week Hometalk has a different trending topic on their website and social media. We bloggers love to keep track of the trending hashtags and post relevant material for maximum readership. Fixer Upper made the hot topic list, and this week we are posting about how to bring out your “Inner Joanna Gaines”. The Bathroom Before The guest bath in our new house is rather simple. It is a windowless room, with a standard cast iron tub and plastic tub surround. The previous owners updated the sink and vanity with a new pedestal sink and also up dated the toilet. Modern porcelain tile was added to the floor, but they left the dated wall tile. Other than that, there is really nothing special about this bathroom. It is rather lacking in character and design. The recessed medicine cabinet was removed and the bath was staged with a vintage mirror. I know this because…
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Bathroom Update on a Budget

  Which room in your house do you hate the most? For me it was this guest bathroom. Just not my style. I disliked the colors and especially the writing on the wall. It just reminded me of the things I used to tell my kids when I was potty training them a million years ago. Budgeting for updates is always an issue. Most folks just don’t have much to spare for a complete bathroom remodel. I am so excited to have finished this project with the budget still intact. Sometimes, things just work out the way you want them to. The downstairs bath was one of the ugliest rooms in the house, even though not everyone in my family disliked it as I did. Still,  I couldn’t wait to get started on it. The first thing this room needed was paint, paint, paint. The dark wainscoting was the biggest problem, and as soon as the white paint started going on, I knew it was a tremendous improvement.  It took 3 coats of paint to cover the dark brown paint. I probably should have primed it first, but I am impatient so I didn’t. Oh, well. It also took 2 coats of the pale grey to cover the garish green walls. The grey walls are so soothing compared to the old green ones. The next step was to take down the shower curtain contraption that hung over the tub. With the old claw foot tub and faucet, we will never have enough water pressure to have a decent shower, and…
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