Unfortunately no joke for you today, it's been a rough weekend.πŸ’”
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Unfortunately no joke for you...

The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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 Also deer 🦌 πŸ’–
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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What do you call a...

When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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When you are rockin a...

A Vintage 50’s Pink Sink with a DIY Brass Base! The Powder Bath Makeover

We’ve been embarking on a complete powder bath makeover the last few days.

It had one wall of this lovely peony anthro paper. The rest was light gray paint and Ikea framed remnants of this paper that acted as art on the rest of the walls.Β  I always hated the white pedestal sink.Β  It was super high and lent nothing in the way of style or personality.

I have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to really give this space a total makeover.

Ya’lls I had to go WAY back to find this photo!

Β Then my friend Lucy Tiffney came along with the perfect inspo.Β  She is an incredible mural artist that has turned some of her pieces into wallpaper!

Lucy asked if I would be interested in using some of her paper, of course I sad “YES!! Bathroom, I’m comin at ya!”Β  I had been ogling her paper forever so I jumped at the chance.Β  I bought a couple of extra rolls as this design is comprised of 3 panels that fit together, essentially a mural layout.Β  I wanted it wrapping the entire room so I was going to need extra.

The process started with removing this peony paper.Β  I should have taken pics for you but we just soaked it with water from a garden sprayer and peeled away.Β  A bit of scraping for the back part of the paper and after a couple of hours we were left with bare wall.

My wallpaper guy came and began the install….

He got this far when I stopped him and said I wanted to do a different sink and/or vanity.Β  But, ahem, I hadn’t figured out what yet.Β  Being the awesome-sauce dude he is he offered to come back Monday morning and finish so we had the weekend to pull out the old sink and hopefully figure out the rest.

I totally took him up on it!Β  He quit at the point above and I ran (not literally ran, but drove quickly) to the nearest salvage shop I knew might have what I was looking for.

Bada bing, the hubs and I found a light blue beauty and this ’51 vintage pink stunner.Β  Ooo lala, hey there gorgeous!Β  It was in near perfect condition except for some paint marks (easily scraped off).

It’s a gorgeous soft blush pink.Β  A 1951 vintage ceramic wall mount lovely (with wall mount plate) and for $50. Did you know that you can actually see the dates stamped into the ceramic of when the sinks were made?Β  Flip it over and look for the stamp!

I knew I wanted it to have more presence in the bathroom, since it is smaller than the old pedestal.Β  I also wanted to get rid of the towel hanger on the wall.Β  I had an idea of combining the old chrome leg look with a towel bar minus the chrome…

So I googled vintage sinks and brass bases and stumbled on a pic from this blog, and it re-affirmed exactly what I was thinking!Β  So the hubs and I popped down to Lowes and went to the plumbing section.

We left with:

1: 10 ft piece of 3/4 copper tubing

4: Copper T connectors

2: Copper Caps

2: Black Iron Floor Flanges

1 Can of Rustoleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish Spray Paint

We began assembling the base.Β  We opted for the 10 ft copper tubing as it was much cheaper than buying smaller sections.Β  We just cut the 10 ft piece down to 2; 33 inch pieces, 1; 18 inch piece and 2; 14 1/2 inch pieces.Β  These were for the 2 front legs, the 1 towel bar and the 2 lower cross pieces.

It ended up taking some extra cutting as the T connectors only allow the piping to go in so far so we had to cut those 33″ pieces again to accommodate.

After extra measuring and jerry-rigging we ended up with this basic base….

 

I then spray painted it with the shiny gold/brass spray paint!Β  Along with the flange floor pieces and the toilet paper holder.

And of course I was going to paint the exposed plumbing.Β  I don’t want to have this gorgeous pink sink and brass base with ugly as* plumbing ruining the look.Β  The hubs held up a couple of pieces of cardboard around the area while I carefully painted….sorta.

I followed up the next morning with a small paint brush covering the spray paint on the wall.Β  I used a flat paint I had in a sample, in preparation for the wallpaper install.Β  (My wallpaper guy said flat was the best for underneath paper touch ups)

Here’s the base ready to be installed in it’s gold/brass glory!

You can see the copper tubing with the connectors and caps on the feet.Β  All painted the same color so it looks cohesive.

Here we are after all the wallpaper finished going in…

Installing the plumbing to the sink.

Although we have the faucet coming, I wanted to get most of it in so it was ready to roll when the faucet arrived.

Here we are fitting in the base and using a level (and the measuring side) to make sure the cross bars are level and even.

Mmmm can you see it?!

After making sure everything was level and evenly marked we screwed the floor flanges (painted the same gold/brass) to the wall and popped the cross bars in.

We used some brass screws we already had on hand.

Of course, because we have kids and lots of dogs I wanted to be extra sure the base wasn’t going anywhere.Β  I took a multi-purpose clear craft glue (527 multipurpose glue I picked up at Walmart) and placed some on the ends of the cross bars.

Then I carefully placed them back into place with the wall mounted flanges.

And there you have the finished base!Β  Β The towel bar is perfect as I have littles that had a hard time reaching the towel hanger where it was in the previous upper location.

A little brass goodness gives some serious pizazz for little buck-a-roonis!

I stole the mirror from the family room and placed it here.Β  The subtle pink hues in the shell frame pick up on the sink while the brass elements pick up on the base.

I’m still searching for the perfect light fixture but I gotta say, ahhhh what a BIG improvement!

I’ll share the final finished product when the faucet arrives this week and we get it installed.Β  I might even spray paint the existing light fixture.Β  I’m not sure yet!

This powder bath feels 10x bigger and I LOVE the vibe.Β  It’s like a jungle in the middle of our house, even the boysΒ  Β are totally won over.

Have you gone bold in your powder bath?Β  They are a prime spot for taking a risk!

I always love to hear from you so hit me up in the comments!

Coming up the full space with faucet and *hopefully* some new lighting!

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XOXO
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10 Comments
  • Kim Harkey
    July 23, 2019

    I could (drool), I mean look at your pictures all day. By far my favorite blog!!!

    • Tina Bousu
      July 23, 2019

      Hi Kim! Thank you SO very much, that means the world!! xxxx

  • Steph
    July 23, 2019

    Love that u made plumbing brass! Have been following makeover and couldn’t wait to see what u would come up with. Looks fabulous!!!!

    • Tina Bousu
      July 24, 2019

      Hi Steph! Thank you so much for following along in stories and popping over to check out all the pics! xoxo

  • Paula A
    July 23, 2019

    I love it classy, shabby chic color is awesome , wallpaper is gorgeous

    • Tina Bousu
      July 24, 2019

      Hi Paula! Thank you so very much!

  • Cara - Caradise
    July 24, 2019

    Wow Tina, this looks amazing! I love everything about it 😍 xx

    • Tina Bousu
      July 24, 2019

      Cara, thank you!! It’s such a fun lively space now, and given that it’s a small powder bath I had to do something totally funky!

  • Linda
    July 24, 2019

    Love it!

    • Tina Bousu
      July 26, 2019

      Linda, thank you so much!

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