DESIGN, INSPIRATION

vintage pink bathroom intro

I’m jazzed to give you guys another peek into another space I’m doing as a part of the #EgbertHouseRevival. To refresh your memory, my parents recently bought a new home as a part of their new empty nester chapter and I’ve been tasked (eagerly) to help them redesign it. Lucky them, am I right?! And if you’re wondering what Egbert means, it’s the street the house is on 😉

This bathroom is actually ending up being one of my favorite spaces despite it being one of the smallest and ultimately having the smallest amount of work done to it.

Don’t stare too hard at her blemishes now because her beauty runs deep.

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When we first toured the house and I walked into this little (read tiny) bathroom I was first all like “no way, ew, it’s all gotta go!” and my parents were like, “but…. budget….” and I’m like, “Uuugghhhhh, okay, I’ll figure something out.” So I hit the Pinterest boards and found to my surprise that vintage pink bathrooms are a thing! And they look so cute and so fresh.

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I mean, so adorable, right?? (via oh happy day)

And then I got really excited. The tile in the bathroom is actually in really great shape. It’s pretty clean and none of the tiles are missing or chipped so it’s staying. And everything else is getting a facelift. This is one of those situations where you can see the difference between bad dated (see kitchen) and cute vintage with tons of potential.

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Don’t get me wrong though. She totally ugly right now. A real life Cinderella before the ball situation. In my next update post I’ve give more details but just for your reassurance (because I know you’ll be losing sleep over it) I’ll give a brief run down of the big ideas here: the vanity is gone, that mirror is so gone, the fixtures are trash, and the molding here (and the rest of the house too) is going to be replaced with fresh white trim. Granny wallpaper, gone.

Since the pink is soo pink – which I guess not everyone likes that (?!), not that I really see anything wrong that 😉 – I am going to balance that out with modern, black fixtures and graphic patterns that are going to help the space feel so modern.

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So what do y’all think? Do you like the idea of keeping the pink tile? Can’t wait to share more soon!

DESIGN, INSPIRATION

fresh farmhouse kitchen intro

I am so excited to finally be sharing about a project I’ve been working on for a few weeks now. But before I go too far down the rabbit hole, let me give you some background. This reno is for some people that are very near and dear to my heart, the ones that gave this gracious creature you see before you life….my parents! They’ve recently sold their home and while I could spend actual paragraphs about the roller coaster of emotions I feel about my childhood home no longer being in my life, blah blah blah, I’ll get to the part where I’m absolutely elated that I have this amazing opportunity to design and help execute an amazing home makeover. And makeover is not used lightly in this scenario, as you will see here soon. Lucky for them they have a designer in the family who is chomping at the bit to get her greedy claws on this space and make it ah-mazing.

I was first tasked to start with the kitchen since, to put it delicately, is a freaking gut job.

Kitchen Before-07The 70’s called, they want their everything back. While I can appreciate some vintage and a little retro…this like baaaddd dated. The space itself is actually pretty open and there are no weird bump outs or anything that restricts us too much. The only thing is the soffit, which is staying for cost savings, that might affect the height of the cabinets. Right now the cabinets are pretty tall and even though there is technically enough space between them and the counter (15″), I am suggesting they leave about 18″ – believe me, that extra 3″ makes all the difference.

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We’re also say buh-bye to that weird peninsula. Well, I guess really we’re saying adios to everything so hope you’re not attached to anything! I mean I know in the future when we’re all riding around in our space ships on the moon we’re going to scratch our heads on what we’re designing today, but like, was this kitchen ever cute??

I’m currently working on specifying final finishes which I’m hoping to share with you all soon! But for now feast your eyes on the inspiration. Shoutout to my folks for being like, super into this. With God as my witness I am putting those green tiles in that kitchen.

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So what do you guys think?? Progress is currently being made and stuff us being ordered and I can’t wait to share! Follow along with #EgbertHouseRevival on Instagram to see updates!

DIY, STYLE

easy diy pom-pom shoe clips!

Sometimes I don’t even know where I get some of these ideas from but I was making one of my bi-weekly trips to the craft store (they may or may not know me by name now….) when I saw some furry barrettes in the accessories section and had that thought that I’m sure very few people have ever had, ‘those would look cute clipped onto my shoes.’ I know, right??

I wanted to share this super easy DIY so you too can clip furry pom-pom balls on your shoes! It’s sooo easy and took literally 5 minutes.

diy pom pom shoe clips | designandcuriosity.com

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • furry pom-pom hair ties, I got this one!
  • alligator hair clips, I got these
  • E6000 glue

diy pom pom shoe clips | designandcuriosity.com

I cut the elastic off of the hair tie and applied the glue to both the hair tie (about where I clipped off the elastic) and the alligator clip. I pressed together and let it set for about 2 hours. It’s been super secure and hasn’t threatened to come apart yet.

diy pom pom shoe clips | designandcuriosity.com

But how cute is that?! You guys I might seriously have some kind of disease that makes me want to put things on my shoes all the time….I don’t think there’s a cure so I’m going to keep on sharing!

What do you think? Would you try this? If you do, tag with #designandcuriositymakes on Instagram so I can see!