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New! Magnolia Wallpaper!

So.  If this is Wednesday morning,

then I must be thinking about last night’s Fixer Upper!

Its project involved something other than their standard residential house.

I wasn’t too surprised, because last week,

they gave this ratty houseboat an epic makeover:

So.  Instead of a residential home, this sweet, old building got ‘fixed up’:

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Before

Now it’s home to the new Magnolia Bakery!

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After

The transformation was mind blowing, as always,

but I find myself wishing the reveal was a tad bit longer.

Could they borrow a few precious minutes from this, I wonder?

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Disclaimer: Of course, I know that Chip is an adorable + amusing man-child,

+ that their cute relationship is why the show is so popular!

 I just want to see a little less of that + more of the ‘after’ awesomeness!

 For example — Exhibit A — the exterior wall sign:

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Joanna talked about it, + we saw a window being moved for it,

but we didn’t get a really good view of it!

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Inside, there were other design elements that I wanted to see,

 such as — Exhibit B —  the large, black sign above the cupcake shelves:

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Isn’t it wonderful?  I wanted to get a better look at it last night!

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And people.

Didn’t you wonder what was going on with that black + white wallpaper in the bathroom?

Was it the pattern of a composition notebook?

I couldn’t tell!

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Slow down, Mr. Camera Man!  Give us a close up!

Here ’tis:

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It’s actually a charming pastoral toile named Homestead!

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It’s also just one of the designs from Joanna’s new wallpaper collection!

Exciting!

Here she is in front of her paper called Shiplap:

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A Skinny Shiplap version is also available:

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Gingham checks!  Loving that they’re having their moment again!

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I don’t want to brag or anything,

but we papered our main bathroom with navy blue checks.

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Looks like the wallpaper will be sold in the Magnolia online shop,

but it’s not there yet.

You can order online here, though, right now!

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This is chalkboard, people:

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And, omigosh, look at this wallpaper called Concrete!

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Raise your hand if you remember seeing it in a recent past Fixer Upper episode!

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THAT’S WALLPAPER!!!???

No way!

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I have a feeling that more of Joanna’s wallpaper will make its way onto Fixer Upper.

But what say ye?

Will it be appearing in your house?  

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Our New Star, The Main Bath

Update:  we finally finished the main bathroom.

Before:

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After:

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Of course, I am very pleased,

but let’s get this out of the way before I share more:

I know it skews granny, but I don’t care!

I love it!

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That gingham wallpaper is tres awesome, don’tcha think?

I found it at a garage sale last summer.  $5.  2 rolls.  Yay!

The hook rack for our towels was an old window or door top:

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Notice the buttery accents (yum!) that tie the room together:

My sister, Kathy, made that (called a “pineapple”) ornament:

We bought the vanity/marble top + sink set from Menards.

 I purchased the cross-handle (my fave) faucet online,

probably from Signature Hardware:

And now, check out my crazy splurge:

Yeah, that’s right.

I actually paid $50 to have this way-cool flush handle on our toilet!

Speaking of price tags, I can’t remember what I paid for this enamel tissue bin:

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Our more modestly priced, vintage-style medicine cabinet is from Home Depot:

It’s been such a long time ago, I can’t remember where I got our pendant lights.

Aren’t they cute?

Meanwhile, this style of awesome wall-mounted mirror is usually $100+:

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Ours came from IKEA + cost less than $10!

It’s nice + heavy + does not look or feel cheapie in any way.  So get one.

We use this vintage black cabinet for storage:

G.O. found it at an antiques mall — score!

I was going to strip its runny black paint job + re-paint it white,

after which I would stencil a large red cross on the door.

(Betcha I never do, but stay tuned!  Youneverknow!)

Enough about that — now let’s view my beloved plates:

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I have been trying but failing to find the perfect spot to hang them,

but I just couldn’t commit.

After the wallpaper went up in the bathroom, that was it, for me:

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They’re perfect!

And finally, looking down, we spy my beloved tile floor!

I’ve always loved this style of floor tile — it’s so vintage!

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We searched + searched for it without success,

but I finally found it on Amazon.

Who knew?

Our tub + shower surround subway tile was from Home Depot.

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That tile surrounding the window was quite an accomplishment,

if I do say so.

Thanks (again), Pinterest!

You’ve always come through for me when I needed help!

The good news is that even G.O. loves our new bathroom!

Earlier this morning, he said, without being prompted at all,

“That bathroom is really the star, isn’t it?”

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Thanks for reading!


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