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Monday, September 14th, 2009

Ali’s Bathroom Makeover


Posted by Ali | View all posts by Ali

This past Labor Day I proposed the question to my significant other, “Signifcant other, what would you like to do this holiday weekend?” His answer: “Complete our bathroom makeover.” So we did. ***disclaimer: we like the color white.

Our bathroom had been quite a sore sight…pea green walls, a sink that was cracked and looked a bit like a urinal, a tub with chipped paint, no storage…overall blahness. The ultimate low was storing our bathroom goodies in tupperware containers or plastic bags on the floor under the sink.

So, starting with the sink area we redesigned the space to provide maximum storage within a small corner of the room. The walls were painted white, a new towel hanger was installed and the tub was painted black (this part was done some time ago).

Finally, all of our orphaned toiletries have a home and I can brush my teeth with a peaceful state of mind.


Friday, September 11th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays: White


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky

Today I’m enamored with these clean white spaces on flickr. Here’s one from flickr member ivy style33:

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I love how the white base has allowed her to do what she wants with accessories – you can mix and match a little more liberally with that white base. Also, I noticed how white is working out for Ivy in the bathroom – so nice and clean, yet it still has warmth. Hygienic yet sterile…ha, just kidding, I’m going to stop with the goofy words now and let the picture speak for itself!

white simplicity


Friday, June 12th, 2009

Flickr Faves on Fridays


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Last night I found myself marking “add to faves” on almost every single one of laurasmera’s pictures. I’m a HUGE fan of clawfoot tubs, especially black and white, and this bathroom knocked me out. At first I was not digging the green tile floors, but they are growing on me:


Here is another clawfoot in a much more minimal bathroom (from laurasmera as well):


Speaking of clawfoot tubs, I have been failing miserably to enlist many members in a clawfoot tub Flickr group. If you have any clawfoot tub pictures, please add them to the group pool!

Thanks to laurasmera for adding so many great shots to Fresh New Spaces.


Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

A Black Clawfoot Tub, Ali’s Before and After


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My boyfriend might kick me in the shins for posting this, but I have to share our most recent bathroom before and after project. We have a very very small bathroom with an old old clawfoot tub. I love the vintage look of our tub but without a doubt it needed a little tlc. So, we patched some holes and brought out the black paint…

Here is the before:

Ali\'s tub

The transformation process:

The after!

Amazing the difference a little dab of black paint can make. She’s a beauty again!


Friday, March 27th, 2009

Make Your House Modern!


Posted by Becky | View all posts by Becky

I was leafing through a 1958 H&G and this ad cracked me up:

The entire theme of the magazine was all about how to be modern, yet it was still very family-oriented and full of features about picnics. It was so very Mad Men; I can picture the readers just leaving their trash on the ground when they were done picnicking. Obviously the modern part only regarded aethetics, as this girl is still wearing a poodle skirt and Bobby socks. It’s an interesting ad; clearly people were desperate to be considered modern, yet are grasping desperately to the past. The very transitional time is clear in the aesthetics down to the smallest detail.

A few other gems from this issue:


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