Game Room Bathroom Redo

I've been helping my parents with a remodel on their home for the past few months and now that the construction is all wrapped up, we're slowly starting the decorating process. We're trying to reuse a lot of old pieces and be smart about what we're buying and this little bathroom in their new game room was no exception!

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Even though we were on a budget for this space, we still wanted it to feel like a retreat. In fact, did you remember to enter the $4500 Re-Treat Your Retreat bathroom remodel give away? Schlage is one the hosts for the give away and we used their brand new door knobs from their polished nickel line, and I'm in love!

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We used polished nickel fixtures in my parents' kitchen and bathrooms, and the new door knobs work together so well with all of our finishes!

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Here's what this small bathroom looked like when the contractors were all finished. We reused the vanity from my parents' old powder bath to save money. And we had enough quartzite left over from the kitchen slabs to make a small countertop in here.

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I love how the quartzite looks with the marble mosaic tile, which was a Floor and Decor find.  I love the subtle pattern and color!

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We never really loved all the matching bath accessories in here together, so we broke up the set a little by changing out the light fixture for this white enamel sconce, adding a new set of towel hooks and switching out the shower curtain rod for a matte black version.

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To dress up the boring vanity, I took a cue from the built-ins we installed in the game room.

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I cut and added primed pine molding strips to the front and side of the vanity and added two new knobs to the cabinet doors.

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It was such an easy way to update the look!

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And while I had the saw out, I added braces for shelving above the toilet area.

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I painted the braces the color of the walls (Swiss Coffee) and sealed two pieces of poplar board, cut to size at Home Depot, with satin finish Polycrylic.

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I love the simplicity of these shelves! We were going to do something with brackets originally, but I like this look so much more for this small space.

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The little fringe basket is from the Nate Berkus line at Target and the plant is called a snake plant. They're perfect for low-light rooms!

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I tried to carry some of the wood tones from the shelves to the sink side of the bathroom with the little stool from Homegoods and the art. I found this pair of pencil drawings at the Chelsea flea a long time ago and I'm glad I finally have a place to use them! My parents live near lots of pine and juniper trees, so these drawings feel perfect for their home.

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The towels were another Homegoods purchase and the rug was an eBay find (from this favorite seller).

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I'm so happy with how this little bathroom came together! I was proud of how we were able to reuse the old vanity and make this small space feel special for not a ton of money.

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PS Don't forget to enter to win the $4500 bathroom remodel give away, which includes a design plan from me! I'd love to help you Re-treat your own Retreat! :)

Decorating With National Geographic Magazines

I found a bunch of National Geographic magazines at an antique mall recently that I bought to put in my parents' new game room.

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I love these magazines! My girls have been in heaven, poring through the pages and looking at all the gorgeous photos and maps inside! Evie said it best when she told me "Mom. The Earth is pretty magic, don't you think?" :)

The covers are so pretty, too! It reminds me of this beautiful Tilton Fenwick room!

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And speaking of that gorgeous room, at the same antique mall that I bought the National Geographic magazines, I found a pair of horn-inlay Karl Springer chippendale style chairs. Major, major heart eyes for these! I'm so tempted by them...

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Wouldn't those seats be great reupholstered in a black leather?

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Overdyed Quilts

How gorgeous is this overdyed quilt from Spartan?  As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to copy the idea.

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I've been holding on to a small child's quilt for a while now that has some staining on it, but the overall pattern and the individual fabric patterns are so sweet!

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I thought about cutting it up to make pillows or to frame, but how sweet would it be to overdye this quilt for Margot's nursery? I love the idea of getting to save the quilt and I think hot pink would be SO cute! 

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New Mattress!

Big news, guys. We got a new mattress over the weekend and we've already put it through rigorous comfort testing! Margot gives it two tiny, chubby thumbs up.

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After I posted about being in the market for a new mattress, a cool new company called Leesa reached out to me. They sell amazingly comfortable mattresses for a great price - and they ship them for free, straight to your door, with a 100-day risk-free return policy. This is the future, my friends! 

When the mattress box arrived, I was worried that they had sent me the wrong order. The box was much smaller than I expected it to be! I thought it was maybe a crib mattress or something? 

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But once we started unwrapping it, the mattress began to expand and take shape.

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Within an hour or so it had expanded to its full 10" thickness! It was pretty cool to watch. And the whole time I was thinking how amazing it was that I was getting a new mattress without actually going to a mattress store (which feels a lot like buying a car to me - i.e., torture).

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The mattress is so, so comfortable - super soft, but still firm and supportive. And it's a shame it has to get covered up with bedding - the mattress itself is gorgeous! It looks and feels like a soft sweater.

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I am all heart eyes for my new mattress and for Leesa, who donates a mattress to a shelter for every ten sold. I love it.

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Getting this new mattress was step one in our mini bedroom makeover. Step two is getting a new bed frame (one that better fits a true king - more about that here). I'm hoping to get that ordered and the walls painted this week. We're lightening everything in here up a bit and I can't wait for the change!

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Thank you to Leesa for sponsoring LGN! For $75 off your order (for the first 50 readers), use the code LGN75 at checkout.

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