Main Floor Bath Reno – Complete

It’s done! Weeeellllll there may be that last bit of trim that needs to be painted but I’m calling it anyway.  I’m so pleased with our renovated downstairs bathroom.  It’s better than I even planned it haha.  You plan for the big stuff – toilet, paint colour, sink, faucets, tub, tile.  I find, however, the things that make it special are the little things you find to decorate and really make it yours.

img_0654Bathroom overview

Towel hanger found in a secondhand shop in Queen West, Toronto, ON.  Hand towel – Style at Home Line, light pink – Sears.  Sink – Lowe’s.  Faucet – Ali Express.
Engineered hardwood.  Hickory.  Huston stain.  Home Depot.

American Standard.  Clean.  Tall seat. Short bowl.  Lowe’s.

Round marble tile.

The Extras 🙂

  Oil paintings that I have collected over the years at auctions, garage sales, antique malls.
I loved searching for a chandelier.  I had seen half a dozen that were okay but that moment you find “the one”, i just love it!  I found this at a local antique mall –Barrie Antiques Centre– $199

  A special gift made for Maeve by an old family friend

Mirror found at another local antique mall –Roadshow 400 Antique Mall– $125 .  Oh hey Ducky 😉

Cubby under the stairs.  Custom built by my husband.  IKEA hinges and press open mechanism.
 Antique wall sconce lights.  Found at an antique shop in Muskoka $20 each (rewired by us).

The paint colour is from Benjamin Moore – Aura Bath and Spa Paint – Opal.  $69.99 / Gal.  A beautiful, warm, creamy blush.  So fresh and feminine.
Candle wall sconce.  $20 for two. Only used one and put the other one in our master bedroom. Bow-chicka-wow-wow 😉

The “Golden Goose”!  LOVE this.  I didn’t really want a traditional, wall hanging toilet paper holder so when I found the goose I was so excited.  It is most likely a pot holder but now it has a new home and a new purpose.  Roadshow 400 Antique Mall. $65
The tub is original to the house.  I have always dreamed of having a gold tub so it was striped, grinded and spray painted by my husband. Gold Spray Paint – RONA – $7.49.

The little table and yellow glass goblet are also Roadshow 400 Antiques Mall finds.  As you can tell it is basically my second home.  Table – $45.  Glass goblet – $10.  The basket was a very thoughtful gift from my sister-in-law.  As was the glass candle holder (with lid).  She loves decorating just as much as me, and we really share a lot of similar tastes, so I was very excited when she picked out these gold accents to add in the room.
The cabinet above the toilet was an absolutely perfect mistake!  We did plan a cabinet above the toilet but we didn’t plan the width and depth.  We thought about just making a custom cabinet but with a little research we discovered that the space had the exact perfect dimensions to house a BOBDYN style cabinet from Ikea.  We opted to not put on a handle.

1st Birthday

i know it will be here before i know it so, instead of fighting it, i’ve jumped feet first into planning little pigeon’s 1st birthday 🙂

that sentence makes my heart ache to go back to the day she was born and do it ALL over again but it also makes me so excited that our sweet little babe has come so far and is becoming such an amazing little person.

i was flip flopping between colour schemes and themes.  teal and coral? outdoors/camping? springtime? silver and purple? rubber duckies?

i was going CRAZY and so i just made a choice.  PINK AND GOLD.

i’m still not sure which invite wording to go with.  what style?  we’re only having family and a couple of mom’s (and husbands) that have been my rocks this first year and their little babes have turned into Maeve’s first best friends.  so that means i only need 6 invites and will mostly likely just send it out as an email.


FOOD! – the best part of every party 🙂  i want to have some fun foods that tie in the theme but i don’t just want a whole table full of sweets.  in any case, these few items looks fun and super easy to make.


DECOR – i love party decor!  all the little details coming together to make one big, beautiful picture.  however, the way our house is set up i can’t have one main focal point but i can have a few mini set-ups to have all the fun elements i want to have.

  • gold confetti
  • balloons floating above us
  • using up that left over gold paint from the bathtub 🙂 to make some beautiful flower vases
  • a photo garland with all of our favourite photos from Maeve’s first year
  • a gold runner on the main table
  • a “ONE” banner for the birthday girl’s throne 🙂
  • fun colourful confetti garlands.  cut with heart shapes because i already have that punch cutter
  • balloons filled with glitter because… why not?!

ART – i love incorporating a little bit of artwork onto a party table and i think these are totally do able.  the eggs filled with paint could be a fun activity for all the nieces and other family members to play around with and make a special piece of artwork for Maeve’s bed room when she moves out of the nursery.


THE OUTFIT – man, this one is hard!  i don’t know why but of all the elements of Maeve’s first birthday i am most stressed, for lack of a better word, about Maeve’s outfit.  wtf? LOL i have found myself spending so much time searching etsy shops for the right onesie.  do i just get a “1”?  in pink? in gold? or should it be a 1 and her name? then i think, nah, not a onesie!  she’s got to have a sweet little dress or outfit.  she’s our big girl now.  it’s going to get completely ruined once she digs into her first chocolate cake so why the hell do i care so much? hahaha