The Lowdown On Our Clawfoot Tub

Hey y’all something I get questions about all the time is the vintage clawfoot tub that we put into our 207 house! The bathroom had a really hideous, hodge podge, slapped together Jacuzzi tub (which totally freaks me out btw. Just google the infections people have gotten from their own jetted tubs. YUCK!!)

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Tradewinds Laundry Room Inspiration

Hey y’all! I’ve been hard at work making plans, laying out ideas and determining which house projects to start on first. Because we had a little washing machine snafu a few months ago I ended up ripping up linoleum and tiling our laundry room first off. I decided since the hardest part was over I should go ahead and makeover the laundry room before embarking on any other large home projects.

One of the biggest changes (besides the floor which is already finished) is the building of a folding table over/around the washer a dryer to create a really cool built in tailored look and give me a perfect spot to stack the folded laundry room. I wish so much that we could add a sink- there is definitely room to add a small sink to the folding table area but the location of the washer and dryer hook ups makes it almost impossible to install a sink to the area unless we were to have the hookups moved, which isn’t in the budget for this particular project.

I want this room to flow well with the rest of our home which means my ideal color pallet is navy, white, black, gold and a lighter wood tone. Below is one of my favorite inspiration photos for this project.

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Tradewinds Living Room Inspiration

Hey y’all! I’m so excited to share my plans for our living room, with you guys! We are really loving our new home and we cannot be happier with the vaulted ceilings in our open living space but it does pose some decor challenges. Sometimes a large open space can feel empty rather than spacious and this is the biggest obstacle that we will be tackling in our living room, breakfast nook & kitchen area. 

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Spring Carrot Door Hanger

Spring is upon us! I’m so excited for the sunshine, warm weather, flowers and all the happiness that spring brings with it. I’m also excited for Easter and spring time decorating and I’ve decided to get a little jump on my Easter decor by adding a spring carrot door hanger (our very first door hanger at our new house!) to the front of our new home! It was super easy to make and I know you’ll want to know how I whipped it up, so scroll down and I’ll give you all the details!

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Eclectic Light Fixtures

Establishing a style in a home can be so easy with the right kind of light fixture. For the most part the lighting in our home is wonderful and “up to date” but there are a few statement light fixtures that aren’t really jiving with our style. They are just a little too generic for the look we are going for. I put together a little collage of my favorite eclectic light fixtures that do a good job of blending traditional and modern, masculine and feminine. Take a look, maybe one would be right for your space 🙂

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Rental Friendly Feature Wall

Hi Guys, I’m back tonight to share a special little corner of our home. As you know, we are in a rental…for only 6 months (!) and I want to make it super pretty and fun and bold but I don’t want to spend tons of $$$. I’m also super super limited by the rules of renting. I wanted to add a fun little feature wall in our living room to break up all the beigeyness. 

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Rental Dining Room & One Room Challenge

It is October 5th and that means it’s time for the fall One Room Challenge. This is actually the first year I’m getting in on the whole Challenge (5 weeks) and I’m super excited to play along with everyone.

This year I’m going to be making over the dining room of our rental home. This means a couple of very defining guidelines for me…
1. No paint

2. No wallpaper

3. No changing out fixtures or flooring

I have to say, I’m slightly intimidated by those constraints. I’m struggling over the fact that I can’t use paint or wallpaper with fun patterns but I have big plans for this space and I’m having some fun. The constraints are actually forcing me to use my creative thinking skills so let me show you what I’m working with…

Here is an image I generated of the dining area’s layout.

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Not a bad space all in all. Sizable, with wood flooring and a small strip of tile by the back french doors. The walls and trim are a cream color. Here are some before pictures that I took…enjoy them in all their “we just moved in” glory.

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Okay, first. Don’t judge me. lol. I took these pictures right as we moved the last full boxes out of the dining room. I’m terrible at capturing “before pictures” but this time I was bound and determined to get them! 

The most important thing you can gather from our messy before photos is that we have a relatively large white box to work with.

So, let me give you a little inspiration…

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As you can see in my inspiration board above I’m choosing to make my very neutral palette work for me. I’m going to define my white walls with faux black picture moulding, add pops of color in the accessories and mix traditional elements with some funky and modern things. 

I’ve already started pulling the room together, I wasn’t planning on showing you anything more in this post, but I just can’t wait! I’ve completed the faux picture frame moulding and it is looking fabulous! 

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I have the faux moulding on the three dining room walls and it looks amazing! It has really added a lot of height to the room. look for more sneak peeks on Instagram (lovethetompkins) as that is where I will be doling out the details in between blog posts! 

Until next time! xoxo

Kitchen Before & After

Hey y’all! I’m so super excited to share our kitchen remodel with you today! I realized this afternoon that I have like less than 24 hours before the movers come to pack our stuff up so I ran around taking the last few pictures of things in our home! With that being said I’ll be rolling out a few posts about the completed rooms in our house. So. Without further ado, I present to you OUR KITCHEN.

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DETAILS

*Disclaimer: This posts contains affiliate links, which means I am paid a commission on any merchandise sold through the links listed in this post. However I did not receive any free product for writing this post; all thoughts and opinions listed here are my own.

Chairs- Amazon

Junior Chair- Amazon

Bamboo Blinds- Overstock

Faucet- Amazon

Bin Pulls- Amazon

Rug- Thrifted

Pillows- Marshalls’s, Hobby Lobby, Caitlin Wilson Textiles

White Pendant- Ikea

Brass Pendant- Urban Outfitters (old)

Marble & Brass Shelves- CB2

Marble Top Island- Amazon 

Marble Utensil Holder- World Market

Oil & Vinegar Bottles- World Market

Salt & Pepper Shakers- World Market

Gold & Glass Canisters- Target

 

 

Main Floor Bathroom Remodel


You GUUUUUYS! It’s finally here- the reveal of our main floor bathroom! It’s just awesome. This bathroom is EVERYTHING I wanted it to be. We did so much demo which I let Alex rock for us since I was extremely pregnant for the front half of this reno. We found some great hidden gems- like access to a closet walled over behind a huge obtrusive cabinet. This bathroom turned out classic and girly and lovely (keep in mind that we live in an unapologetically feminine house and I have a sweet husband who couldn’t care less how girly it is a.k.a I got a keeper). Enjoy 

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DETAILS

*Disclaimer: This posts contains affiliate links, which means I am paid a commission on any merchandise sold through the links listed in this post. However I did not receive any free product for writing this post; all thoughts and opinions listed here are my own.

Sink Faucet – Amazon

Clawfoot Tub Hardware- Amazon (chrome version)

Shower Curtain- Amazon

Soap Dispenser- Amazon

Vanity- Lowes

Sconces- Lowes

Toilet Paper Holder- CB2

Towel Bar- CB2

Master Bedroom & Bath Before & After

*Disclaimer: This posts contains affiliate links, which means I am paid a commission on any merchandise sold through the links listed in this post. However I did not receive any free product for writing this post; all thoughts and opinions listed here are my own.

Hey y’all! I’m FINALLY putting together the before and after list of our WHOLE. HOUSE. I’m including links to all of our neat-o accessories and posts on how we completed projects. Thanks for joining in on this madness- I hope you enjoy our master bedroom and bathroom tour!

BEFORE

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DETAILS

Bedding- Anthropologie (Similar Here)

Throw- Marshall’s (Similar Here)

Velvet Pillows- Marshall’s ( Similar Here)

Task Lamps- Hobby Lobby (Similar Here)

Jute Rug- World Market

Flokati Rug- Bought from a friend ( Similar Here)

Bed- Ikea via Amazon

Dressers- Thrifted

Side Table- Thrifted

Barn Door Hardware- (Amazon: Rail, Door hanger, Brackets)

Faux Sheep Skin- Ikea via Amazon

Shower Curtain- World Market (Similar Here and Here)

Wood Cabinet- Hobby Lobby (Similar Here and Here)

Mirror- Hobby Lobby (Similar Here)