Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bathroom Remodel: The process

If you haven't seen my first post on our pretty bathroom makeover you can check it out here.

I wanted to share more pictures of the process this bathroom went through to get to its finished beautiful state.

It was a lonely unused bathroom that hadn't been properly finished till we moved it.

I did all the demo myself, besides the toilet my husband took that one out so we could prepare the floor to lay tile. 

We laid tile. Patched walls and ceiling. Sanded and primed everything. Put board and batten up and primed that. Ceiling was Spackle to match and painted colorplace white satin. Board and batten was painted the same colorplace white satin as the ceiling. Above the board and batten the walls were painted colorplace quaint village green. A new light fixture was installed. A new mirror was hung along with new toilet paper roll holder, and towel bar. I painted the vanity quaint village green. My husband and I built the shelves and installed them. (I will post more about how we did those soon.) 

There will be a few more post coming soon about some of the details in this bathroom and how we did  them ourselves on a budget. 
Look for those coming soon. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Batman Birthday cakes and cupcakes

In our family batman is pretty popular.
My husband is one of the biggest fans of batman out there and our nephew is following him.

I just wanted to share the batman birthday cake I made for my nephew and cupcakes for my husband. 

The cake was many ideas I had seen before put together in one cake. It was quite simple but very fun.

I made two 8" round chocolate cakes allowed them to cool then place on a pan covered in foil and stuck in the freezer for an hour. Freezing cakes make them really easy to frost. The frosting is a simple chocolate with a little bit of black food dye to make it look more like black without tasting like tons of food dye. The add white frosting circles in the middle to create the number 8. It was my nephews 8th birthday by the way. The buildings are chocolate wafer cookies cut at different shapes then stuck to the sides and in the middle along the white circle. Yellow frosting piped on in little dots and lines create the building effect and some yellow lines pipped on for the street. I added a few batman toys I bought for him to keep to the cake the hella-copter is on a skewer with a dot of hot glue to keep it on along with the bat symbol.

For the batman symbol cupcakes they were super simple.

I made cupcakes and yellow butter cream and frosted in a frosting bag with a round tip. For the bat symbols they are made of chocolate. I just printed of a bat symbol of the size I wanted placed it under a piece of wax paper then with melted chocolate in a frosting bag with a small hole I piped it on tracing the symbol and filling it in and allowing it to cool in the fridge. Once cool carefully peel of and place on cupcakes and ta-dah its awesome!!

Do you make birthday cakes for your family?
What are some you have done?
Tell me in the comments below! 
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Hope you all have a wonderful day!
<3 Lace

Monday, June 18, 2012

Our Bathroom Remodel Reveal!

For the past three weeks my husband and I have been working on our little basement suite bathroom.

I wanted to take what we had and make it better easily and low on cost. Man we hit that goal on the head. I started looking at different blogs that have done bathrooms of the same size as ours. I love two I found and most inspiration come from 

february 2012 master bathroom after 057 1

And I loved the board at batten from Thrifty and Chic

SO you wanna see what my bathroom looked like when we started?

Yeah it doesn't look very inviting and needed a lot of love.

But now I love it.

We added board and batten to the walls that really open up that bathroom. 
My husband built the shelves above the toilet.
This was a super fun project that made a huge difference in the spaces feel and functionality.

I will be posting more blogs on this remodle and how we did for low cost our selves. 

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<3 Lace