I had a vision for this powder room.. I mean its such a tiny space that can get really boring and lifeless so I accepted the challenge and imagined a quirky little fun-box inspired by an 80's disco with a modern edge.
Step One -
Work with the tiny-ness not against it... I had one wall painted black (which in a tight space looks even tighter but I didn't let that bother me.
Step Two -
Get Messy and create a feature wall that will reflect in the mirror
Step Three -
Add a shelf to display some décor & simultaneously hide the power point.
Step Four -
Have a custom neon sign made to overwhelm & excite all who enter.
Step Five -
Sit back & enjoy my accomplishments
I have honestly dreamt of having a neon sign in my house since I was little. I just think they are a fantastic way to add something over the top and fun.
It took me about a month to decide on what I wanted (with some help and support from my followers)
& then another additional month to decide on which company to order it from.
There is a plethora of companies that make neon signs, but only one that ticked all my boxes.
- User friendly website *TICK*
- Pop'n Instagram *TICK*
- Affordable Pricing *TICK*
- Helpful & Patient Staff *TICK*
Sketch & Etch were my go to.
By the time we were done with this one, I ended up purchasing another...
This is the girl that could barely afford one... and now I was getting two!!! *SQUEELS*
Anywho, I think that sums it up. I hope you enjoy the look of this powder room as much as I do!
xoxo Gossip Girl
I remember when I first started this, I thought it would be a great idea to keep you guys updated. However, what I didn't realise since this was my first Renault. The whole process was overwhelming and took up every second of my day. Especially when you're trying to turn a 2 Storey apartment around in In 11 days. So I do apologise.
This place was so dated... I couldn't bare looking at it... see for yourself
Anyway, I've gone ahead and uploaded our before and after photos. Of course, the apartment isn't yet 100% finished, but I will get around to doing everything. However, more importantly, I wanted to share with you the progress as well as. I am going to start sharing with you the little nifty tips and tricks that I used, as well as some of my DIY ideas.
Some of you may already know. I went through a lot of stress when my project manager didn't show up and then made it out like it was my fault. He wasn't going to show up, he was two hours late to the job, so I started calling him. He then had the balls to message me an hour later saying we were on the way, but saw your missed calls. So turned the car around.
Who does that? How is that OK anyway? Luckily I'm very well versed with apps like seeking Services, high pages as well as Airtasker. I ended up managing to book a new plumber and new Kitchen guy and even new electrician.
Honestly, I don't know what I would have done without those sort of apps, Note to self… Get on those apps, they really help.
I do have to say though, even though that sounds like a nightmare, someone not rocking up, it really was meant to be because every single person we hired after that was absolutely fantastic. And the painter and the flooring guy that I had hired before that. Absolutely fantastic as well. I'll give you guys a list, a rundown of everyone we used just in case you guys are looking because honestly I could not recommend them highly enough, specially our electrician. I mean he is just. Full of ideas and he gets everything done and then some. He's kind of like a handyman that does it all.
Painter: Eddy from Rosella Painting Services
Flooring: Reza from Melbourne Best Flooring
Carpets: Steven from Concept Carpets
Re-Grouting: Reza from Mavan waterproofing
Plumbing: Tyler & Julian from Pipe Up Plumbing
Electrician/Handyman: Jonah from AirTasker
Tiling: Jason from High Tech Tiling
Anyway, I think that summarises it. For now. I'm going to go into a lot more detail in the future. I'm going to take some time to sit down and write up or make videos of basically everything I need to communicate to you, and I promise you I will get to it. It's just been a bit chaotic. And on Sunday I was finally able to actually have a nap and relax a little, but let me tell you when you go from never living in a double Storey house to all of a sudden living in a double Storey house that has stairs leading up to the actual apartment. Your quads really get a workout. I guess the next time you'll be seeing me I'll have massive thighs full of muscle. Ha ha ha.
Starter from the bottom now we here...
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After so many weeks, which felt like years there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel.
We officially get the keys for the apartment on the Wednesday the 14th... THAT'S LESS THAN A WEEK AWAY.
To say I am overjoyed is an understatement.
Now that the date it set you best believe I have gone ahead and locked in all our trades.. & so here is our official schedule for the next 2 weeks (a list for me and a list for trades, helps to keep me on track):
Calling this Jam Packed doesn't begin to describe it, but I'm so excited to get started.