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Adventures In Home Renovation - v.2

Well, we're making progress on the house! Mike, my stepdad, and a family friend laid the black and white tile to finally finish up the flooring yesterday. We chose that floor for both the kitchen and the bathroom. As for the pink in the bathroom... um, well... It was a beautiful shade on the swatch, and even dumped out into the pan. But once we rolled it onto the walls we were just kind of in awe. It was BRIGHT. We took some meatures to add in a little more white to the room, and then envisioned it with a white vanity, white toilet, white washer + dryer, and white shelving, etc. It still looks a bit bright here but I'm hoping it's much softer with the finishing touches. Cross your fingers for us?!

We had no clue what color we were going to do the bathroom and of course I cheekily suggested pink. Mike at first was like "Oh haleee naw!" and I was like "ha okay. Saw that one coming." Later that night Mike got all sweet and sentimental and said we could paint it pink. He said he thought it'd look good with the floor and at least it was a small room haha I know so many of you will side-eye that and scoff, but I think it's sweet that he'd agree to something so overtly feminine. We are going his route in the new bedroom so it's a nice compromise I think.

But the floor! Ahh, the floor! I am so excited about it. I love it so much. Now they just need to put down all of the molding, attach our new countertop to the cabinets, then paint the cabinet doors! We already moved our first (small) load of stuff into my office and I'm ready to get settled in!

It's an amazing feeling - seeing a house that was just kind of (mega) blah! and then transforming it into something that feels like home for our family. I am so excited!

43 comments:

  1. Oh man, seeing your renovation-pictures I just want to step on the next plane and have a proper look at your whole house in person when it's finished! Looks so great! And is very inspiring since we will be movin in 3 weeks :)

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  2. it's going to look amazing! wish our bathroom looked as cool as this! xo

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  3. I'm sure it's going to look amazing! Can't wair to see it when it's finished.
    -Kati

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  4. I think that pink looks gorgeous! I've always loved the pink wall/ black and white tiled floor combo!

    Becky
    xx

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  5. Oooh, it'll be lookig fabulous so soon!

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  6. So suhweet that he would do that for you, but if it were my man..I know he'd only compromise with small hints of pink and purple everywhere. But that's okay because I love both masculine and feminine touches together.

    And now since I get to answer the question you asked on your tumblr, I say to go with more home posts. Show some do it yourself projects, your home style inspirations, mood boards, etc. Whatever the wind blows with the home section. And as for my second answer, more of your boy with the family. Show more times when you had fun with Toby, his likes and dislikes, what he likes to do for fun, tips you have found that is really good for parenting, etc. Hopefully those two will be taken into consideration, because honestly a big variety of topics holds more of an interest for readers than just the vanity side of things.

    ..or maybe that's just me? Either way, talk more about both!

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  7. I LOVE the pink with the tile!! I think the pink looks exactly like your wig color ha

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  8. It looks so amazing so far!! I love it!!!

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  9. The pink is a bit bright, but it's just AWESOME with that tile! So retro and feminine! I also think it's sweet that Mike went with the pink. That's what relationships are about, ya'know?

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  10. I love seeing your journey! My husband and I moved into our house almost 9 years ago and we are still rearranging, redecorating, reorganizing all the time! We have had plenty of reasons to rearrange with the pets plus four kids plus a new business that we have had to make room for in those 9 years! We both still get super excited about our little projects! I wish you many years of happiness and redecorating in your new place!

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  11. Just think you can add a glitter ball on the ceiling and you will have a little dance floor in the kitchen! :)

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  12. That floor is rocking my socks off a little! Wow!

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  13. That floor looks AAAAAMMMMAAAAAZING. So cute! And with the controversial pink paint bathroom, even cuter! :) SO NEAT.

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  14. I love the checkerboard tiling!!!! So so cute:-)

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  15. Love the look of black and white tiles. I was skeptical about the pink, but with the floor it looks pretty good!

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  16. I love the pink, but then, our '50s bathroom tile is that exact shade. How great that Mike just went with it.

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  17. Aw, I wanted a pink bathroom in my old flat but it was going to cost too much to get the bathroom paint mixed in the right colour. One day... one day...

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  18. I don't normally like pink, but I think the bathroom looks cute. Yeah, I've had paint problems like that before. Painted my living room goldenrod yellow... :/

    bethsquidly.com

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  19. OH! That pink bathroom is gorgeous! So retro 50's! <3

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  20. Ahhh the pink! My husband would die. I painted my room HOT PINK as a teenager and I loved it... for about year.

    I thought about doing a similar shade in my office, but I don't know if I could handle sitting in a pink room all day. For the bathroom though? With those floors? Love it! I definitely think once there's more in the bathroom it'll be a lot less overwhelming.

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  21. The floor/pink combo is great! Must be so exciting to take something thats a bit yuck and turn it into a proper home - I'm looking forward to seeing what else you've got planned!

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  22. I love the black and white tiles + pink combo. Looks great! Also,this totally made me LOL: "Oh haleee naw!" - I'm easily amused! ;) I'm excited to see more renovation pictures!

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  23. Maybe hanging some art would take away from the brightness- something mostly white/cream colored?

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  24. I totally forgot to say the other day when you asked on Instagram what we would like to read on LCH but renovation stories. It's my guilty pleasure to read about renovations (mostly because I'm jealous). Love seeing these little glimpses of your renovation!

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  25. At Betsey Johnson we had pink walls and checkerboard tiles I LOVE IT TOGETHER <3

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  26. Your floors are so retro and cute!

    -Lindsey

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  27. That's so sweet! I'm sure once it's all in and sweet touches you will get a much better idea about the pink! i love the floors and with all that white you will need some colour!

    Barnicles

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  28. i love watching this transformation - this house is going to look awesome once you're done! and i loooove the pink.... go mike for such an awesome compromise (being the only girl, you deserve a little pink anyway!!)

    xx, kara

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  29. It's looking great! Bravo, guys!

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  30. It's looking great. Bravo, Flynns!

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  32. The floor looks great! And here's to the pink bathroom. It's well-proven that pink walls do great things for the complexion. I always pick our pink bathroom over the blue any day!

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  33. Don't worry about how bright it is. We painted our bathroom a terracotta orange. But a little oranger then that. When we it dried I was like 'this is intense' but then once we got the mirrors and what not in I was in love. Still have some work to do in there but that orange is here to stay. Also it makes your skin look really good when you look in the mirror.

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  34. Hello doll- Tell me more about the flooring, please?? Was it expensive?? Hard to install?? I'm about to re-do a kitchen /dining room in black and white and have no idea where to start!!!! Thanks - melissa

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  39. I love the black and white tile! It helps to hear your process; once we get done the bulk of our exterior remodeling in our NJ house, we're going to have to tackle the bathrooms. Your makes me look forward to it a little more :) wonderful blog!

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  40. I love the black and white checker tiles! Once we get done the bulk of the exterior remodeling in our NJ house, we're going to start tackling the bathrooms. Your post makes me dread it a little less. Wonderful blog! :)

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