Budget Bathroom Makeover


A couple weeks back a gentleman in my church who runs the building maintenance there asked me if I had any ideas on how to improve the ladies washroom on a small budget.

My first question was,” how small”? His reply, “see what ideas you have.” The next thing I did was scope out the bathroom to see what the situation was. I saw the pink countertop and knew that needed some help but on the whole the space just needed minor “tweaks.”

So over a span of five days, three fantastic men worked away. The walls were painted a straw colour, the stalls were painted a grey, the mirror was framed, decorative lights hung, new simpler taps hooked up but the largest transformation was the countertop. Rust oleum has a countertop kit and the one used is called charcoal. You can see a piece of the countertop enlarged in the photo. It has the speckles of grey to tie in the other greys in the space, like that found in the floor tiles.

In a short period of time and with little expense this worn out looking space is prettier than a picture. Seriously, these photos do not do the space justice. Thanks again guys for making my brain wave a reality.


It’s All About Balance…


It is summer time which means some of my “honey do” list starts to get underway. There fence that needed to go in is done and some other exterior jobs are complete. Now is the time to have the focus shifted to the interior. There the list is long and has some what frightened my husband. The project he is currently working on is the kids washroom. Say goodbye to the green tub and gold tiled surround. This washroom truly was an eyesore.

When we first moved in (gulp 18 months ago) we did do some minor alterations to this washroom. Down came the hanging lights, out came the green giant tank toilet and the wood vanity was painted a fun blue to add some spark to the space. Now all that remains is the new toilet and light fixture. Okay, and the flooring which is where the “balance” comes into play.

The flooring is currently a light tile. It is in perfect shape but not what I wanted to keep. I wanted a hexagon pattern. Dreamed of it. So I prayed and prayed that the tile would not go under the current vanity. I learned quickly that not all prayers are answered how you may want. The tile goes wall to wall in perfection. So the tile stays. It is a small washroom so the solution will be a nice rug in front of the vanity.

I will send out another update on this washroom with what is going in it and such in a few days. I need to remember that the room will look great in the end, just not exactly what I had planned because as my husband said this morning, “it is for the kids & we’re not made of money.” I will just keep telling myself it is all about balance.

Perfect patio


It is rare that I find a patio space that I think is close to perfect but this is it. I am not a fan of grass so this is the perfect backyard. Loads of gorgeous stone, perfect natural covering over the seated area and of course the pool. Simply stunning!

Beach Front View


Had to share this picture. A friend and former client wanted something a little different for their master ensuite. There was a large wall that needed filling and this picture with shutters does it nicely. All they need now is some island music playing and a scent port that fills the room with the smell of sunscreen.
Great job!