How to Tile a Laundry Room Floor

After we demoed the laundry room, we got to work on tiling. For both of us, this was the first time we had tiled a floor. It was a learning experience to say the least! We love a good DIY project though, so we dove in head first. Hopefully you might get a few take aways from this post, but at the least you can enjoy some before and after pictures! :)

Let's back up and talk about how we picked our tile, or even decided to go with tile in the first place. The existing floor was a laminate/vinyl that was probably as old as the house (circa 1991!), so you can imagine it was well worn, faded, and out dated.

Laundry Room Planning

Hey guys! I'm so excited to share our plans for our first big renovation project - the laundry room! Soon after we moved into our house last summer, it was obvious the laundry room was not working for us. We realized that room, above all others, saw the most foot traffic every day and needed to become WAY more functional for our family.

The room is a good size - about 115 sq ft - but the storage situation was all wrong. Along the wall with the washer and dryer, there was a sink, some space to store cleaning supplies (no cabinet), and a hanging rod the length of the room at the top of the ceiling (and out of reach for this shorty!). Not horrible, but I could see a TON more potential.

BEFORE: When we did the walk through at the open house! Beige and Blah...

How To Reupholster An Heirloom Bench

Hello there!!! I'm baaaaaaack! :) First off, it's April 15th and I'm not working crazy hours because it's tax season (can I get a HALLELUJAH!?). Second, this is my first blog post in almost a YEAR! I've been away for a while because life has been crazy the past year and half! But we survived! I'll do a big ol' blog post with a little personal update soon, but for now I'll leave you with a super easy DIY tutorial!

I'm definitely easing back into that DIY life! To be honest, I have a little bit of DIY A.D.D. lately. Since we moved into our house back in June, my brain has been on overload with everything I want to update/renovate/paint/fix/etc! I want to do ALL THE THINGS NOW! But you know, there's that whole part where things cost money or something... oh, and take time (#3Kids4AndUnder). And the number of my children that take naps is slowly diminishing (one out of three still take naps). I think I have at least five projects right now where I have most or all of the supplies, and I just need to carve out the time to get them done!

OK, on to the bench! A few years back when my parents downsized, my Mama passed down some of a furniture set from her grandmother. It's this rich wood with intricate design and I love it. I use the stand up dresser for craft storage and the desk/vanity is in Emerson's room. The bench has been hanging out in our Master Bedroom with this lovely original gold fabric. I had some of this black and white striped fabric (from IKEA) leftover from a pouf project (tutorial to come!), and I thought it would work well on the bench.

Teddy's Bear Nursery

Hey there! I'm (finally) back with a little reveal of Teddy's Nursery! He's only almost two years old now... so I figured it was about time? :) We had most of the nursery done when he was born, but for the crib. Teddy got a crib upgrade (from the pack n' play) when he was about seven months old (four months in our room in the rock n' play and three months in the nursery in the pack n' play before that!). Poor little dude (HashtagSecondChildProblems. HashtagCheapParents.). We originally thought Emerson would be out of her crib by the time Teddy transitioned to the nursery (she was almost 2.5 years old) but she wasn't really showing any interest in climbing out and slept great in there, so we didn't push her to move to her twin bed (even though it's already in her "big girl" room). 

In the Kitchen with Emerson

Disclaimer - This is a sponsored post brought to you by Kelleen KreationsAll opinions are 100% my own. 

Robin and Kelleen from Kelleen Kreations sent Emerson a customized apron a month or so ago. Robin (aka Mrs. Bradley) was actually my 4th grade teacher! Her daughter, Kelleen, creates kids clothing and kitchen accessories (pot holders, aprons, etc.). I had actually been wanting to get Em an apron for her play kitchen for a while, so this was the perfect opportunity!

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