Hallway Bathroom Makeover-Rustic Nautical

Can you believe it? I can finally show you one of the rooms in my house? It’s taken me long enough! This isn’t a complete renovation, just a makeover.  The biggest item changed out was the floor. So here we go!

hallway bathroom makeover wood pallet mirror title

We have to start with the before. Isn’t it pretty? There was brown carpeting in front of the sink and linoleum in front of the shower and toilet. The medicine cabinet and mirror were a nice 1970’s touch. The light fixture wasn’t too bad, in a retro kind of way, but we wanted something more updated. The baseboards were some kind of rubber stuff I didn’t even know existed. The toilet and the faucet were recent updates, so we left them. We also changed out the knobs on the vanity so they fit in better with the new updates.

 

The first thing to go was the carpet and the old linoleum. We had it torn out before we even moved in! We lived with the cement floor for a couple of months and finally got the tile put in. We thought we had enough of the leftover flooring, but we didn’t. Which is okay, because I really like this grey 18″ tile we found at Home Depot.

 

hallway bathroom makeover full view

Lauren and I painted the room before we moved in also. We used Benjamin Moore Simply White, which is what we used in the whole house. As you can see, we also took out the mirror and medicine cabinet that was from the 1970’s. We added in the pallet mirror that Steve made last summer. We also used pallet wood for the baseboards. Steve cut them all to fit and then I stained them and nailed them in. I love how they tie in with the mirror and give the room a rustic look.

hallway bathroom makeover farmhouse beach

I loved this idea when Haley showed it to me! We found the dock cleats at Walmart in the sporting goods section, tied some rope on and it makes a great towel holder.

hallway bathroom makeover boat cleat

We also found this amazing hanging light to replace the old one. It’s actually very similar, just a little more updated.

hallway bathroom makeover globe light rustic mirror

Haley made this whale string art, which is the perfect addition to the room.

hallway bathroom makeover whale string art blue and turquoise

I added another rope towel bar on the other side of the room with a fun turquoise and white striped towel.

hallway bathroom makeover rope towel bar nautical

I also created this California chalkboard subway art that perfectly compliments the room.

hallway bathroom makeover subway sign turquoise striped towel

The small hand towel is perfect for a teenagers bathroom! I really like how this room turned out! It’s so much more my style and feels clean and fresh. Now on to the next room!

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Pallet Project Update-Kitchen Plate Rack

pallet farmers market collage

I’m finally back with a project today!! I’m sure you are all thrilled! 🙂

Steve cut out this pallet rack for me several years ago, so I don’t have a tutorial for that part, but you can find them on Pinterest. Lauren, a friend and I did some craft shows a few years ago, and I had made pallet racks to hold books. This one had never sold and had been just waiting for me to come up with a project for it. Finally inspiration struck!

Pallet plate, platter holder update

I spray painted black over the letters first.

pallet plate and platter holder update black

While it was drying, I picked out the phrase I wanted to put on it and found the fonts and size on Microsoft Word. I printed them out and then cut them down to make them easier to work with.

pallet plate and platter holder update lettering

To transfer the lettering to the wood, I rub pencil on the back of the paper. Then I turn the paper over, place it where I want it to go and trace the letters. When you are done, there should be a faint outline of the words. You can see how I did this for another sign too.

jpallet plate and platter holder update farmers market

Once my tracing was on the board, I painted it in with white chalk paint. I used a really stiff brush to fill in each letter. After it was dry, I sanded it down a bit to look more worn. The last step was to go over it with a clear varnish. I knew I was going to hang it in the kitchen, so it needed to be protected.

(please don’t look too hard at the kitchen, ugh! It really needs a make-over. BADLY!!!)

So here it is hanging over the stove. The perfect place to store some platters, plates, and cutting boards.

pallet plate and platter holder update in the kitchen

pallet farmers platter and plate holder

pallet market plate holder

pallet farmers market kitchen plate holder

After looking at the pictures, I realized it was kind of bare on the wall above it. I was roaming through my local Goodwill and found this little cow head. Perfect! Her name is Amelia. She is a little small for the space, so I mounted her on some old boards we had. I didn’t even know I had the one with writing on it. Love it!

pallet rack and amelia

amelia the cow

pallet amelia the cow lettering

I am on the lookout for a little wreath to go around her neck. Or maybe a cowbell! Have a wonderful day!

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Recycled Pallet Table

Today we are back with our regularly scheduled program! Back to the DIY and recycled projects! Today is a pretty simple one…and it’s made from pallet wood! We have a whole pile of it and finally came up with a project.

It started out with the base of the desk my daughter took apart for her bench project.

Desk before

Desk before

We still had the metal base left over. I wanted to use it for something, so I finally decided to try a table, even though it’s a little tall. I tried a piece of chalkboard first, thinking I would paint it black and then could write different things on it for get-togethers. But I didn’t really care for it, so I laid a couple of pallet boards across just to see how it would look. The vote was unanimous! We all went for the pallet wood!

deck coffee table

My husband added a couple pieces of wood underneath, just to give some support, and that was about it. All the pieces were screwed together and I have a ‘new’ table! I love it!

deck pallet coffee table

deck pallet coffee table 2

pallet coffee table

Ezzy is making sure it all looks perfect and maybe enjoy a tiny bite of the peach cheesecake!

pallet deck coffee table

Thanks for all you wonderful comments about our nomination for the Liebster Award! It’s been fun getting to know some other new bloggers out there! Hope you all have a wonderful week!

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