Throw in the Towel! Say "NO" to Pricey Bath Accessories! (AKA Low-Budget & DIY Towel Rack Options)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 |

Bathroom accessories.
14 INEXPENSIVE & DIY Bath Accessory Ideas!  DON'T SPEND A FORTUNE on a towel rack!  CHECK THESE OUT NOW!
Towel bars, toilet paper holders, magazine racks...

Believe it or not, it's a topic I am fairly passionate about.  At least, as passionate as one can be about towel bars.  I fully realize we aren't talking about saving lives here or anything even remotely close to being truly important.  But I ask you - "fairness" that important to you?  What about justice?  Or how about being frugal or living within one's means?

It's THESE things, these ideals that come to mind when I think of bathroom accessories.  Why?
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Staying "In the Box" is a Good Thing. AKA: DIY Cornice Boards

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 |

Cornice boards are not a new idea.  In fact, they are a very, very old idea.  As far as I can tell from my 10-second, we'll call it exhaustive "just google it" research, they date back to 16th century Italy.  So if you're here for some brand new, out of the box, creative innovation today...I'm sorry to disappoint.  Because there aren't many things more "in the box" than a cornice board.   In fact, it pretty much IS a box, affixed above your windows.  BUT I LOVE 'EM.  And I've got THREE GREAT REASONS you should too...
Eclectic Living Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators-Burnham Design 

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Baño para los Niños-Día de la Revelación! - Our $1800 Bath Remodel

Thursday, May 7, 2015 |

LESS THAN $2000 Fully Renovated Kids Vintage Transportation-Inspired Bath!  Check it out!!!
It's reveal day!  Es el día de la revelación!  Happily, the last week of the One Room Challenge coincides with Cinco de Mayo, and what a fitting coincidence that seems to be.  For we feel we've won our own little battle here.  The end of this six week challenge has come, and I think, we've done about all we could do.  I'm gonna call it a victory.  And before we down a few cervezas...grab some chips and salsa, and let's show you how our kids bathroom turned out.  This post contains some affiliate links.  Please see my full disclosure policy in the sidebar.
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Stayin' Alive - One Room Challenge Week #5

Thursday, April 30, 2015 |

One Room Challenge Week 5, and we're barely stayin' alive!
Yep, we've been having our own brand of Saturday Night Fever around here...Saturday night moulding DIY and feverish painting...all while wearing our 70's disco-garb.   Oh yeah, we know how to party.  Come on in and we'll show you the progress.
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Green with Envy Thumbs

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 |

Isn't spring time the best?  Green, green and more green.  That's what it's all about.  So lovely.  So refreshing.  But, as Kermit the Frog once eloquently said, "it's not easy being green."
Preach it brother frog.  It isn't always easy to fit in when you're a little different, am I right?  And it's in the spring that I become acutely aware that I'm a foreigner in this land.  You see, in the winter, I hibernate.  I sequester myself indoors amongst my familiar surroundings and all my creature comforts.  When spring rolls around though, you kind of have to get back out there and face the world.
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Tilin' & Profilin'

Thursday, April 23, 2015 |

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4!  And we're Tilin' in da house!
Kids Vintage Transportation Inspired Bathroom - Heathered Nest One Room Challenge, Week 4
I love this part of a project...the putting Humpty Dumpty together again piece.  If you haven't been following us on this demolition dance, let me show you what this place looked like three weeks back.  

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How to Pitch a DIY Tent

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 |

Do you guys camp?  Me neither.  There's lots of stuff I'll do for my kids...I'll play Thomas the Train and My Little Pony.  I'll apply bandages to boo-boos that are too small for the human eye to detect.  I'll eat plastic food in a restaurant that cooks its' food over a double-A operated cooktop, and requires customers to pay up with Monopoly money.  I'll even skip showering for days on end because I'm so busy busting my tush for my kiddos that I just don't. have. time. to. shower.  

That's a lie...I'm really just too lazy to shower.  And yes, I'm judging me too.  This post contains some affiliate links.  See my sidebar for full disclosure policy.

With this natural hesitation to shower, you'd think I'd be the perfect Mom to pitch the ol' tent and hang out in some sleeping bags under the stars.  Nope.  But, I can imagine the romanticism...the starry night, the smell of the campfire, the sound of the crickets.  So, I came up with a Plan B.  One that can allow for some of the camping glory, without all the camping grime.

Welcome to our indoor campsite, here in Sweet Cheeks' room.
Boys Outdoor Adventure, Fishing & Camping Room - The Heathered Nest
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Mission Demolition - One Room Challenge Week 3

Thursday, April 16, 2015 |

Ahhh demo day.  The day that all DIYers love more than all those that follow (with the exception of "reveal" day, AKA OMG I can't believe we've FINALLY finished this #$%@ project day)!

To recap, here's where we started...
heathered nest kids bath remodel BEFORE
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My "Mommy Guilt" Mood Board...AKA Plans for my Daughter's Room

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 |

I've been feeling a twinge of mommy-guilt lately.
Actually, I constantly feel mommy-guilt.

But just to keep this all happy-happy-joy-joy-light-and-fluffy in here, we won't discuss that I feel like my parenting skills are about a C- average.  Or that I need about eighteen times more patience than I currently am able to muster.  We definitely won't talk about how I selfishly avoid any extra-curricular activities that require weekend commitment because that would mean even MORE time spent in my minivan and giving up my "down" time.  I know.

Feeling better about yourself, perhaps?  Glad I could help.
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Brightening the Bathtub - One Room Challenge Week 2

Thursday, April 9, 2015 |

Just like 80's hair, the color "almond" was BIG in the 1980s and early 1990s.  Off-white, beige, buff...whatever you wanna call it, we liked it to tile our homes with.  Preferably in a 4"x4" square.  That was rad.  What's funny is that in a decade where neon was thought to be so awesome, we sure played it safe when choosing our tile.
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Re-Upholstering with Cowhide. Pull up a Chair...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 |

Easy tips for reupholstering with cowhide from the Heathered Nest
And let's talk about how to re-upholster it.  With cowhide.

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The "Cool Kids" (Bathroom)...A Six Week Transformation

Thursday, April 2, 2015 |

Sucker.  That's my new nickname.  I own it. In the blogging world, I'm discovering, there are lots of "things" and "link-parties" and "challenges" of this sort and that.  And since I'm the new kid in school, when someone asks me if I want to join a club, my default it "YES!"  I wanna be popular!  I wanna be in the know!  I wanna be "like the cool kids".  And that my friends, is how peer pressure starts to get the best of I right?

 The One Room Challenge.  A big design and blogging challenge to transform one room in your home, in six weeks.  And I'm so doing this.  Why?  Three reasons:

1. I love a challenge.

2. I despise our kids bathroom.
3. I'm a sucker.

This week, I'm unveiling the room as it was in the beginning.  And then, let's wrap our heads around a bit of a plan.

This was the photo from the real estate listing when we bought our house in 2013.  Let's describe this room in 4 words, or less, just for fun...ready?  

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