Our Okay Bathroom Gone Bad

We’ve just about finished our mini-renovation of our bathroom and let me tell you, it already looks so much better! I can’t wait to show you what we did! Our bathroom has never been a dream bathroom, but it was functional and nothing was wrong with it… until a few months ago.

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How to Refinish a Table

It’s done (well, it’s been done for a while, but I haven’t had the chance to write it up. What can I say, life happens y’all)! I’ve finally completed my project of refinishing the bar table I picked up from Facebook Marketplace for $50. It was not the easiest project I’ve ever done, but I am so happy I put the effort into the table, rather than just painting it white and calling it a day.

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Exterior Update

For those of you following along on Instagram (@madaboutdecorblog) you might recall that J and I were in the process of siding our house in early October. I thought I would share some pictures of the before, during and after!

Overall, the siding was in decent condition. It was cracked in a few spots (it probably didn’t help that J hacked the bottom of a few pieces with a weed wacker) and slightly faded from the sun. The color reminded me of a powder blue suit from the 70s and it didn’t help that the brick in the front was also painted the same gross powder blue color as well, just really rounding out the gorgeous curb appeal. NOT.

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New Years Resolutions

It’s that time of year again when everyone is making their New Years Resolutions; to get healthy, to work out more, to make more money, you’ve heard them all. Typically most people don’t make it past January with their New Years Resolutions, but I wanted to share mine with you all.

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The Anatomy of a Lake House

So a while ago, I went to Michigan for the weekend with one of my best friends and one of our favorite things to do is grab a couple cold drinks, hop on her grandpa’s pontoon and take a lap around the lake. But this year, I found myself looking a little harder at the different types of houses that graced Sister Lakes, MI. The different sizes, styles, colors and even shapes were fascinating to me. The more I looked, the more I realized this would make for a great blog post!

I’m sure when I say “Lake House” everyone pictures a giant house with a ton of windows, a dock for the boat and maybe even a floating pier for sun bathing and jumping in to cool off. While that’s mainly what I found as well, there were a couple different houses I wanted to highlight!

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Herringbone Accent Wall How-To

Hey y’all! Sorry, it’s been a while since my last post, but we had some water leaking into our basement so that has been priority numero uno! Perks of homeowner-ship, I suppose! (Slightly missing our apartment, where I could just call my landlord to fix everything!)

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you’ll know I took on a herringbone project late night this weekend! If you’re not following me, check me out at @madaboutdecorblog for an additional look into upcoming projects and other aspects of my life (AKA probs some fat cat pics).

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Refurnishing Furniture Tips

Hey guys! Remember those bar stools I talked about here? Well, sadly they are currently sitting stacked together in a corner of our basement. When we moved to our house, J and I had no where to put them since they were the wrong height for our current island. We toyed with the idea of building a bar height table to go down stairs on one side of our basement to go with the (eventual) wet bar we want to put in.

After realizing that we are not handy enough (YET) to build a table from scratch, we looked into buying one. Turns out, not only are bar height tables hard to find, but when you do find one you like they are SUPER expensive! My dream table (here) was way beyond our budget so I knew the next best thing was going to have to be a thrift shop purchase of some sort.

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