Dreaming of: Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel

We purchased our house over 6 years ago and had big dreams the day we stepped inside in terms of projects, yet here we are with only a few done. But, they were major projects so I’m still very pleased! It’s funny to me how home projects are thrown around so casually when in actuality, they are HUGE and can cost as much as a whole new house (or sometimes even more!) To date, we have painted the whole interior (some areas a few times!), put new flooring in throughout, updated the kitchen with painted cabinets, new back splash and concrete counter tops, and updated the guest bathroom with some cosmetic edits. The one room we haven’t touched much is our bathroom. Yet, interestingly enough, it’s the one room that my husband actually has SERIOUS opinions about! If a bathroom isn’t up to his standards, it’s bad news.

Our major pain point in the master bathroom is the shower. It creaks when it gets cold due to an ill fitted base and the glass is completely hard water etched (yes, I’ve tried cleaning it and I’m serious- it’s beyond hope).  To make matters worse, it’s a one piece unit with the soaker tub attached so if we replace the shower, the whole darn thing has to go even though the tub is still in great working form. So… we got a few quotes from bath fitting companies and guess what?  The quotes were astronomical! Like, $20,000+ crazy. I mean, it’s doable and I get that that sort of a project is an investment.  But seriously, all they were going to do was pretty much replace the bathtub and shower to be exactly what it is now! No thanks.  I’d rather hire a contractor ourselves and make it exactly what we want, even if it meant spending a little north of those quotes.
So here is our predicament. Our bathroom is totally functioning and does what it’s supposed to- it’s just not as serene and aesthetically pleasing as we would like.  You know the problem? My internal simple living self is saying, “Just deal, it’s far better than a lot of people in the world deal with- whenever we do decide to sell, the new owners will either be totally fine with the current bathroom or they can be the ones to remodel.” But my first world mind is saying, “Go for it, you deserve it!” And let me tell you, Pinterest and Instagram are not helping my problem currently.  I think social media only feeds my “home envy” of people- it’s not very minimalist of myself to allow that into my life!  I think I may need a social media purge?!
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Anyways, in the end of it all, I have decided I can dream about a remodel and at least put together a mood board, right?  I would love your comments- is it worth it to do such a big remodel on a starter home? Or should I just learn to be content, because the fact of it is, I have a beautiful home as is and am VERY FORTUNATE!  We also could just put new glass in the shower and redo the back splash for an updated look.  There’s options, which is good (and bad for the deciding factor!) Help me, please. 🙂

Vanity / Faucet / Bathtub / Bath Faucet

So here it goes, what I would do if we actually were going to sink around $30k in our bathroom. I am loving the idea of a free standing tub next to a newly tiled shower (with new glass!) so that would definitely be on the list. I would take out our current vanity that wraps around the corner wall in an L shape and replace with this vanity from Home Depot.  Mirrors of course would have to be circular and framed! For faucets, I’d go modern in both the freestanding tub faucet and sink faucets.  I’d keep the walls light and airy, either white or a mint colored accent- maybe even shiplap one wall as an accent.  For the back splash and shower tiling, I’d of course go with subway tiles, my favorite!  Finishing touches include Turkish towels, a large vintage rug, and some eucalyptus in a vase on some open shelves.  Ta-da, there you have it, my dream modern farmhouse inspired bathroom!

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Nest Tour: A Boise Modern Farmhouse

It’s been a while since I have shared a home that really speaks to me.  As I was recently perusing Realtor.com, I found a beautiful, out-of-my-budget and way-too-large-for-me home that I fell in love with!  But a girl can dream, right?  This gorgeous home was a 2016 Parade of Homes by Paradigm Construction and it has every single feature of a new build while also claiming the charm of a classic farmhouse.  My favorite part is the interior.  The staging inside is done to perfection!  I love the neutral palette and abundance of textures.  Enjoy!

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All photos from Realtor.com and taken by agent; listed with Lysi Bishop.

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Antler & Yarn Wall Hanging

Antler art, antler wall hanging, wall hanging, yarn wall hanging, DIY, modern wall hangingLast week, we had some very special company Thursday and Friday night.  I have been wanting to spruce up the guest bedroom but just haven’t had the time/energy/funds, so while we had a snow day last week I shopped around the house for some craft supplies to make a wall hanging!  Pinterest has loads of inspiration for wall hangings and honestly I was shocked at how quick and easy this project was!  It may not be one of the fancy woven yarn wall hangings that I have been drooling over but I love the outcome and it was so simple and quick.  The project took about 10 minutes to get all my supplies ready, 10 minutes to actually loop the thread, and another 10 for Chase to drill a hole and hang the antler.  The best 30 minutes ever!  Lucy had fun “helping” me by going through my yarn box and grabbing for the scissors every 10 seconds (it probably would have only taken me 5 minutes to loop the yarn if I didn’t have to swat an infant’s hand away so often!)  

All I did for this fun and modern wall art was cut yarn pieces double the length I wanted them to hang (so I could loop them) and then I brought the loop over and under to tie them in place.  I added a braided piece of yarn and a tassel to give more depth and interest.  To finish, I trimmed all the ends to match and had the hubby drill a hole in the back of the antler to secure a nail in so we could hang it!  How simple?! Antler art, antler wall hanging, wall hanging, yarn wall hanging, DIY, modern wall hangingAntler art, antler wall hanging, wall hanging, yarn wall hanging, DIY, modern wall hanging

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