Tuesday, June 5, 2012

An Anniversary and a Craft


or should BLOG-iversary!!

That's right! Today this lil' blog of mine (I'm gonna let it shine!) is TWO!!!!
I can't believe it has been two years - that means I have been married that long...
which we all knew from a couple months ago - but still!!
So Happy Blog-iversary to me!!

As I started this baby out with a craft/re-do, so shall I celebrate today with one!

I have been bit by the 'decorating bug'
No I don't know if it is a real thing to anyone else - it is to me.
The problem - absolute NUMBER ONE thing - is that redecorating or decorating at all for that matter GENERALLY costs some dolla' bills.  I am so thankful that I was blessed with a craft/creative gene. I look all over the internet and in magazines for ideas and then I think of a way I can make something similar. Now, I would LOVE to show you my craft room like I did two years ago, but it isn't quite ready for the big reveal. Heck, even when I finally show ya the room - I'm sure it will still not be completed. Anyone who has a house, KNOWS that there is ALWAYS a work in progress =) 

My recent overhaul is our spare bathroom.
This is what it looked like the day we bought the house - Halloween 2011

This is what it looked like 2 weeks later =)

Seriously - we did pretty awesome! I absolutely love the spare bath.
But now it is looking a little plain-jane. It just needs a little SOMETHING.
Enter Dollar Tree! No seriously - the ONLY way I'm decorating is if it is NOT costing me an arm and a leg -and  ESPECIALLY because of my aforementioned gene!

First - I hung the shower curtain...well not first - I did that MONTHS ago.
I used the shower curtain from the old house...yes we only had ONE shower.
I seriously wish I would have posted pictures of that house, if for no other reason to share the layout!

Anyhow - I did these little projects for some added decor for about $4
Seriously - $4! you really can't beat that!
Here they are - all done my moi last night:

Wine bottle 
White flowers - left over from this project
small glass vase - used in our sand ceremony at our wedding
Valspar gold spray paint - already had for a different project that is still in the works...
greenery - Dollar Tree
Framed 8X10 mirror - Dollar Tree
glass 'beads' - left over from wedding centerpieces
jute/twine - hardware store: $2

I have some wall decor I made with the help of my Cricut E BUT I didn't get to hang them. 
I'll show you the full tour of the bathroom tomorrow...hopefully =) 

Thank you for all your support - whether you have recently discovered Life After the Aisle or you have been here since day 1! your love and support has been amazing and I look forward to continuing to share our life and projects =)  Love love LOVE U!!!



Carolyn said...

Love it! And I love the way the bathroom turned out, the board and batten wall is so cute!!

Aubrey S. said...

I love how that project turned out.

Happy Blogiversary!

Kristen said...

Looks great Ashley! And I am still in love with that wainscotting! Swoon!

Faith said...

I love it! turned out so good!

I still only have one shower, haha.

Happy Blogiversary!

Amber - Binkertation said...

Happy Blogiversary and LOVE the bathroom update :) Looks great!

BeckyJo606 said...

Congrats on our blogiversary!! I like the bathroom makeover! :)

henning love said...

congrats on your two years blog-anniversary!

Betty said...

Wahoo! Happy Bloggiversary! :) Way to go on the bathroom makeover!

J and A said...

Your bathroom is awesome, you house is transformed! wow!!! And that mirror is so pretty, genius! :)

Syndal said...

yay-happy blogiversary!

also-the bathroom is SOOO gorgeous!

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

kind of awesome?! you guys did awesome awesome! truly. we bought a fixer-upper and have done pretty much every room now ... I know how amazing (and exhausting) home improvements can be. you guys did great. and happy blogiversary, or bloganny or something like that.

Adrienne said...

Amazing how a little can go a long way!!! And yes, I do believe there is such a thing called the "decorating bug".. I have it bad! But I also have the "reading bug" too.. And the two do not mesh very well ;)

I absolutely LOVE the colors in the bathroom! I plan on using those colors for our future house.. That spa feeling.. <3

BTW, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I can't believe how fast time flies!!!!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Happy blogversary!!