Monday, August 20, 2012

~if I had a little time....~

Happy Monday!


Hope you are all happy &
ready for a new week!



we had a great time on our little Seattle
getaway.....sunny & hot....
lots of swimming & relaxing....
a little sight seeing.....
and back home...

the kids had a blast & we made some
fun memories! :)

~*~

ok....if I had a little time....


I would be creating some s.e.r.i.o.u.s. chaos
around here.....

many of you know how badly I want to redo
our bathroom....

it's one room in our house I have not touched....
at. all.....


it has the "builder original"
pale pink counters...
oooh yummmy! hahaha! 

the lovely original laminate floor
with little bits of pink & blue
here & there....

oh yeah....it's a beauty!
{not!}


you know....all I r.e.a.l.l.y need is just a teensy
bit of time to recreate....
I know exactly what I'd have Mr. T & T  I'd do.....

I'm sure we could handle it in maybe a week....
I mean ~ how bad could it be...
hauling out
a big ol' bathtub/shower combo??
tearing up a floor?
ripping out a vanity??

nothin' but fun! ;)

but when I see ads on craiglist for tubs like this... for....


$100
$100
$100!!
{and it does include the claw feet.....}

I seriously have to use a.l.l. restraint
to control myself.....

you with me??

cuz I know after we gutted it....

and laid down some plank flooring....


and some plank walls...

and added a cute little dresser vanity....

like this....


or this...

{of course...not in yellow!}


we'd be 90% of the way there!!

oh man!!

it's a very good thing {for Mr. T & T} that
I am kept so busy right now......

no idle time for me....to get in trouble.....
{dang it!!}

but ya know??

I'm thinking it's on the agenda for next year....


or maybe our after Christmas project....
we do that on occasion....

when Mr. T & T has a week off
with 
nothing else he'd rather be doing.....
right???

hehehe!


Got any big projects on your to-do list??
Are you just dying to get your hands on 
an eyesore in your home???



Do tell!



xoxo,




Shellagh



{all images via Pinterest found here}















18 comments:

Suzan said...

Well...there is a beat up old chest of drawers at the used furniture store that is coming home with me by the end of the week. It has a little missing veneer and the finish is pretty sad but it is the perfect size for my bathroom. I am going to fill in the missing pieces with wood filler, slap on some ASCP and the cover her with a layer of poly. I found a reasonably priced drop in sink and have an appointment with my brother to have the sink installed. I am NOT going to miss the "oak" builder's grade vanity that is currently in my bathroom!

It's me said...

Have a nice week darling.....love from me...xxx...great pictures ....xxx...

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh I can surely see why you are inspired - those photos are drool-worthy!

I have SO many projects I wish to do- and we'll get there, one step at a time.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OOps sent that too fast- was going to finish by saying...AND YOU SHALL TOO!

Keep dreamin!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Did a mini redo in our master bath over the mother's day weekend. Still have the mirror to frame out, but the hard part, removing the builder grade vanity is done. Put in a French dresser and 2 vessel sinks. Adorable!! If I may say so myself.
Your inspiration pictures are yummy!!
Cheers, Gee

PURA VIDA said...

you have some seriously cute inspiration there!

Linden Townhouse said...

Great inspiration pics. Our only bathroom is so sad. It will have to be gutted, but that may not be until next summer so that I can move out! :) We have plenty to do before then, though.

NanaDiana said...

Shellagh- I LOVE your inspirations. You found some of the best I have seen. I do have a nice bathroom but I miss my big old clawfoot tub that I had in my last house. However, I do have one hooked up outside on the patio for when the kids are outside playing and need a bath...complete with hot and cold running water- xo Diana

Di said...

I would love those bathrooms too!! I am moving into a new house and it has 2 1960's bathrooms that sure will need some help. I guess we will have to work really hard!! Thanks for sharing those wonderful pictures. Di@cottage-wishes

Shabby chic Sandy said...

No big projects in my near future but those are beautiful bathrooms. I have always wanted a clawfoot tub:)

Julie said...

I had a lovely claw-footed bath tub in an apartment I rented. If I knew how much I'd miss it, I probably would still be there. J

Julie said...

I had a lovely claw-footed bath tub in an apartment I rented. If I knew how much I'd miss it, I probably would still be there. J

Sarah said...

Oh, yes, there are several projects on the list. New storage cabinets in the garage for one and adjustable shelves in a closet in the guest room for another. Would love a bath redo with a deep claw foot tub, but don't think that one is one the list. ;-(
Good luck with the projects.......Sarah

Heaven's Walk said...

Ohhhhh.....I LOVE that first photo, Shellagh! Something about that sheer embroidered curtain that just screams "boho!" to me. lol!

Does your hubby know what you're planning for this winter....? hehehe!

Hey... you could always come on over and use my tub. But you'd have to fight Diana and Debbie for it. lolol!

Hugs!

xoxo laurie

Lorrie Orr said...

I would dearly love to redo my bathrooms. But it won't happen for awhile. I do plan to paint them soon, and do what I can. I love all the white in these photos.

Auntie Cake said...

You can do it! Just an fyi,(from my own experience...) maybe consult someone who is familiar with structures and reinforcing floors and the like, if you buy an old cast iron tub before purchasing. Otherwise, the new ones have the same lines and look with no reinforcing of the floor joices needed.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Kate

Anonymous said...

Well, there is this wonderful little secretary in my garage. It was red--who paints a desk red? But like you, I am a CL fan and found it for $50 and couldn't pass it up. I could deal with red--I was planning to repaint it anyway. Then I started sanding. Turns out orange is much, much worse than red. Of course by then I was orange, the floor was orange, and the sanding dust from my hair even turned my brush orange!

I found your blog and have been reading for about a year now. Someday soon I am going to start my own blog but will just continue to enjoy your posts, humor, and pictures in the meantime. Once I start I will let you know--funny how many similar projects we have had (garden-- except I went for the knot garden, settee, and crafts). And I know that "What is she thinking?!?!" look that the hubby gets way too well. :) Cheers!
Jill

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

**LOVE** your inspiration!

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