Tackle It on Tuesday: Bathroom Project

We have been doing our best to enjoy summer here, but I have to share with you one project that we worked on over the past couple of weeks. I was inspired to finally tackle this long overdue project after reading The Nesting Place For years, I couldn't decide what color to repaint my bathroom. We have lived in this house for about 9 years now, and it is the only room in the house that has not been painted since we moved in.

previously ugly bathroom before photo

Pale green, brass knobs, stencil around the window...yuck, yuck, yuck. And why did I wait so long? I don't know. But after reading that book, I realized, you know what? If I hate the color, I can always repaint it!

So, a friend sent me home with a paint sample, I loved it and went out to get started on this bathroom makeover. 

new outlet being installed

Before the painting could begin, a new outlet was installed on the other wall.

goodbye ugly green paint

Goodbye ugly, pale green paint!! Hello pretty, pale yellow paint!

fresh coat of paint

Ahh, it already looks better! Now onto adding a bit of rustic, charm.

pallet shelf and tp holder

We had an existing shelf under a set of cabinets, so my husband just covered them with pieces of pallet wood. The tp holder idea is one I found on Pinterest.

the new bathroom

And here is what the rest of the rustic additions look like! New knobs on the cabinets, a pallet window box over the window, pallet pieces around the mirror, new hooks for towels, and for the light fixture, spray painted the existing metal, new globes, and a pallet cover. Added a fake flowers in an existing tin, and ta-da!! New bathroom for less than $150!!

So what will I be tackling next?

long to do list

Oh, I have quite the to-do list!! I had so much running around in my brain of things I knew needed my attention, so I got out a sheet of paper and wrote down a bunch of things. As you can see, I have already been able to check a few things off my list. Since I have quite a bit on my list still, my next few Tackle It on Tuesday posts might be an update of all of my tasks.

Do you like to make a to-do list? Are you a paper to-do list person or a techy to-do list person?

Candy Corn Jar Candle Holder

Candy Corn Jar Candle Holder

A couple of days ago, my blogging friend, Kris, shared a Book Leaf Banner tutorial on her blog. It was just the inspiration I needed to put together a fun project using a couple of my favorite fall items.

candy corns

Do you like candy corns? I sure do. And do you know if you pair them with peanuts for a snack, they taste like Payday bars? Yum! And candy corns are made from great fall colors!

Anyway, back to the project…

project supplies The materials needed for this project are pretty simple:

  • half pint jars
  • mod podge
  • orange, yellow, and white tissue paper
  • foam brush
  • scissors

When I am working on a project like this, I like to use a sheet of wax paper to keep everything from sticking to my table.

tissue paperFirst step, cut the tissue paper into strips. You really don’t need exact measurements for this, you just want to make sure all three strips will cover the jar.

brush mod podge on jar Next, brush the whole outside of the jar with the mod podge.

wrap tissue around jar Then wrap the white and yellow tissue paper around the outside of the jar on top of the mod podge. You can use two strips of white tissue paper if you don’t want the top of the jar to be too clear.

add orange strip 

At this point, you will want to add more mod podge around the middle of the jar, then add the orange strip of tissue paper around the jar. Then carefully, cover the whole outside of the jar with more mod podge. Let the jar set to dry.

jar candle

Once the outside of the jar is dry, add a tealight or votive candle to the jar and enjoy this cute fall decoration in your home!


Since I made two of these jars today, I would love to give one away to one of my lucky readers! To enter, leave a comment below. Want to earn extra entries? Pin, tweet, or share this post and you will receive extras entries! Please be sure to leave a comment below for each thing you do. (Open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be drawn next Friday, October 11th.)