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Ahhhh….the master bedroom. It has eluded me for years, and I’m still trying to tackle it. It all comes down to one final element—art above our bed. I didn’t want to spend any much money; I was dealing with some difficult dimensions, and I wanted it to be VERY simple. How’s that for easy?

Here was my plan of attack–toilet paper or paper towel rolls. I tried using some wrapping paper rolls, but they were a little too thick to cut through easily, and they didn’t measure the same in width as the t.p. That stands for toilet paper—we’re tight like that.

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I measured out the rolls by about 1 1/2” marks and cut them into their little strips. Once they’re all cut out, I glued the joints of them together. I used hot glue because I knew I’d be painting them. Plus, it’s waaaaay faster.

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I’ve seen them attached and arranged in a variety of ways, but I was very careful not to make mine too flowery. I didn’t really want flowers, but I did want a soft pattern. (The canvas was from Michaels for $15—it remains unpainted.)

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I took the rolls/now shapes to the basement and spray painted away. I would highly recommend using primer for this. Obviously, these suckers soaked up the paint. I followed up with some glossy white paint.

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So here it is. Toilet paper wall art. For $15.00.

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Because my bedding and curtains have gray in them, I liked that the insides of the shapes throw off a bit of a gray tint. If you’re looking for a more solid color, I would look into painting them a little more carefully inside—perhaps with a paint brush?

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I’ll probably still play around with the shape of it. They’re easy to move around since I just attached with a little dollop (I like that word) of hot glue. When I get tired of it, I can throw out the rolls and reuse the canvas.

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toilet paper art

There’s some pretty good t.p. art out there. Googling it will provide you with a number of pictures, and you can just go from there.

*This is an “oldie, but goodie” project from 2011. I love that it’s still useful and decorative even years later!

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Pinterest Recipe Review http://www.justagirlblog.com/pinterest-recipe-review/ http://www.justagirlblog.com/pinterest-recipe-review/#respond Mon, 18 Apr 2016 02:02:43 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=9594 Author information
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How many recipe pins would you say you’ve saved on Pinterest? 10, 20…dozen? Does this sound familiar? “Ooh that looks good! And so easy! Even I could make that! I mean, I won’t…but I could.Pinterest e cardI don’t know what’s gotten into me, exactly, but I’ve been putting some recipes to task lately. I thought I’d do a little “consumer report” if you will. Basically, it’s my way of validating my recipe obsession. It’s solely to make myself feel better.

I should clarify that I have a slight love affair with rice. That being said, I know it’s not the best thing I should eat 24-hours a day. I’ve started making this cauliflower rice. I’ll say this–it’s not rice. But I can see why it’s so popular. *Side note: try not to mind the smell.

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Something I don’t like? Asparagus. My husband keeps thinking I’ll like it and asks me to try it every time he gets it. That’s a no. Still can’t stand it. I’m including this sauteed asparagus recipe, however, because it was a hit with my asparagus-loving husband! I made it for Easter, and it went over very well. Two thumbs up for being easy, having a pretty presentation, and an easy cleanup!

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Okay. Going back to my passion for rice….I made this honey soy chicken, and it was divine! I served it over rice, and poured some of the marinade/sauce over for more flavor. It was an easy hit for the family. Highly recommend.

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This recipe for ham and cheese sliders is quite popular on Pinterest, so I imagine the variations are pretty similar. I made this recipe for a party, and they vanished. Everyone was asking for the recipe, so I think that means they tasted really good.

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And finally, these slow cooker pork chops have become a weeknight staple for us. They are incredibly easy, filling, and fall-apart-tender. SO good.

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The Pinterest madness doesn’t stop there, folks! I also have a list of desserts that I’ve tried (duh), so I’ll be back with those reviews as well. Hopefully, you’ll try some of these and enjoy them as much as I did!

Want some more recipe recommendations? Try these!

Watermelon Salad

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Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

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Botanical Prints {Thrifty Under Fifty} http://www.justagirlblog.com/botanical-prints-thrifty-under-fifty/ http://www.justagirlblog.com/botanical-prints-thrifty-under-fifty/#respond Tue, 12 Apr 2016 11:04:42 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=9576 Author information
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April 12th, 2008. My very first post. Happy Blogiversary to me, eh? It’s really only fitting that my dear friend Beth is having a “back to basics” Thrifty Under $50 blog hop this week. If you’re visiting from Refresh Restyle, welcome! Have a piece of birthday cake and join me!

If you’ve been blogging as long as we have, then you know that it all started with thrifting, repurposing, and refinishing. The general trend among blogging was how to save money and decorate for less. So a bunch of us are showing you examples of that this week!

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The goal was to show a thrifty tutorial that totaled under $50, and I took the under on that one. Like, way under. I started out with a $27 desk I found, but then I found these botanical prints the other day. It was exactly the type of project I wanted to use as an example. 80% of thrifting is being able to see something beautiful underneath the unattractive. I don’t know what the other 20% is.

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Each print was $3.99 (total of $7.98, and I used a calculator to make sure). I loved the prints, but the frames made them seem dated and worn.

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Once I removed the prints, I glued small wood trim pieces to the top and bottom of each. I had my husband cut the pieces ’cause it was too cold for me to go outside. He’s good to me. I just eyeballed how long I wanted each one to be.

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I hotglued some string to the back of each one and hung them on the wall with a gold thumb tack. Let’s say–for argument’s sake–that I spent money on the trim pieces (which I already had). Sooo total cost is probably $10. High fives all around.

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Doesn’t everything just look cooler on a chalkboard wall? That wall is actually a sneak peek into a big ol’ project I’ve been working on. But let’s stay focused on the task at hand.

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DIY botanical art

Now hop on over to Laura at Finding Home Farms. Her style is impeccable, and she has one of those homes that I could move right into without changing a thing! Throughout the week, you can see all the other thrifty transformations! Click around for tons of inspiration!

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Bluedoor Antiques http://www.justagirlblog.com/blue-door-antiques/ http://www.justagirlblog.com/blue-door-antiques/#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:39:57 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=9558 Author information
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And just like that, spring break is over. Back to work it is. Of course, having some extra time on my hands this past week meant I was able to do some antiquing in my town. One of my absolute favorites is Bluedoor Antiques. It is chuck. full. of gorgeous items. So much so, that words don’t do it justice. Well, these pictures don’t either really.

How ’bout you come shopping with me?

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The spring display was breathtaking. It felt like I was in a mini garden, and I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it. Lots of beauty to look at.

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The basement is my favorite. You head down into an area you feel you shouldn’t be in, but it’s the meat and potatoes of the store. Vintage everywhere!

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I spent 20 minutes just going through the windows and shutters.

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Back upstairs is the eye candy. I walked out with a bunch of ideas and the desire to build two more rooms onto my house to decorate.

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antiquesI love when bloggers take me shopping with them, so I hope you enjoyed the eye candy today! If you’re ever in town, visit Bluedoor Antiques!

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Shopping for Faucets http://www.justagirlblog.com/shopping-for-faucets/ Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:25:17 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=9555 Author information
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It’s no secret that I shop at Lowe’s as much as others go to the grocery store. Whether I have a pending project or not, I simply wander the aisles to see what new products they’re carrying. Anyone else walk through the kitchen displays and dream? Yeah. Me too.

Kohler has a couple of faucets released recently that would fit beautifully into that kitchen you’ve been dreaming of. The Cardale Kitchen Faucet is gorgeous, right? It has temperature memory, touch control, and a spray that will get all that gross food off your dishes. That’s imperative for someone who can’t stand food residue. Blech. Let’s not talk about it anymore. {Gag reflex initiated.}

Of course, the Elliston Kitchen Faucet  is none too shabby comparatively. It offers a high temperature stop so you can preset a maximum temperature to eliminate scalding. Parents of the world, can I get an Amen?

Sleek, modern, and functional? Who doesn’t want that in a beautiful kitchen faucet? It certainly helps that it’s a Kohler brand. I’m a fan.

Let’s be honest. Kitchen renovation can be as large as all new cabinets and appliances, or as simple as a new faucet. If it’s done right, that new faucet can be just the change/update you need! You certainly can’t go wrong with a Lowe’s and Kohler combination.

The next time your shopping, dreaming, or planning. Perhaps these faucets are worth a stroll down the faucet isle. Have fun!

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My Makeup Bag http://www.justagirlblog.com/my-makeup-bag/ Mon, 28 Mar 2016 11:00:31 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=9509 Author information
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Hey there! Some time ago, my best friend and I decided that we were going to start investing in “adult makeup”. That meant that we were going to buy eye shadow for more than $4.99 at the grocery store. I was a pretty strong hold out, but I’m here to tell you…it’s nice.

I was curious what all my friends were wearing. What’s their makeup routine? Are they buying makeup for more than $4.99? So I reached out to some of the most knowledgeable bloggers I know. Women I learn from. And quite frankly–women I adore.blogger makeup bags
My friends Sarah, Kate, Courtney, and Beth are going to be sharing their makeup bags with you today, so click on over to see what they have to show you! Needless to say, I chose some beautiful women, eh?

Ok, here we go. This is all my makeup laid out for you. I haven’t been in “adult makeup world” for very long, but I do know I use some awesome products!

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I use Urban Decay foundation, and I love it. I’ve actually talked about it as a must buy before. I live in Michigan, so it’s not like I walk around getting tan every day. I use Too Faced bronzer in certain areas to keep me from looking dead. It is the FIRST bronzer I found that is literally not orange (finally!), and it smells like chocolate. Not joking. The Fit Me translucent powder is a newer purchase. It’s awesome! I use it just around my eyes and on my forehead to set my foundation. And it’s inexpensive. Maybelline for the win.

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I started using this Tartelette eyeshadow by Tarte, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never use another eye shadow palette again. I’m not a fan of shimmery eyeshadow. Well, really my wrinkles aren’t a fan of them. So when I saw that these beautiful colors were all in matte, I was sold.

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My other favorite eye shadow palette is Urban Decay Naked Basics. I’ve abandoned it for a minute for my new purchase, but you can clearly see that I love it. Again with the matte. And it stays on SO well. *Not pictured: Urban Decay eye primer. I swear by it but forgot to photograph it. I’ve mentioned it in my favorite things post before, and I still use it.

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And now for what I call the “finishers”. I have NO loyalty to lipstick. I’m using Loreal right now, but give it ten minutes. That’ll change. I blend Loreal 800 with a topper of Loreal 560–I bought them and didn’t like either one alone. :)  I do have loyalty, however, to my Nivea Sheer Berry lip balm. I buy three of them at a time so I have them all over–my car, classroom, home. I can’t get enough of it.

I also love my mascara. I use Maybelline Rocket on my top lashes and Maybelline Great Lash on the bottom ones. That seems high maintenance, doesn’t it? The rocket mascara is just a little too heavy for my bottom lashes. I mean, I’ll use it if I have to. #firstworldproblems Finally, I haven’t found a blush I like. Any recommendations? I like my Ulta shade, but it doesn’t go on very well. I need a lot for it to show up.

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I’m big on drawer dividers, so this is how I store my makeup. I guess it’s a good thing I don’t have a lot ’cause this fits perfectly. If I’m late for work, half of this gets thrown into my makeup bag, and I run out the door. That tends to happen a lot.

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This divider sits over my jewelry drawer. See all my jewelry? #hangsheadinshame

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Bonus! I know this is a makeup post, but I thought I’d share the other products I use. I can’t say enough good things about Neutrogena makeup remover towelettes. I use them every night to remove my makeup, and I don’t have to rub crazy on my eyes for them to work. Score.

As for my anti-wrinkle creams? I got both of them for free, so I use them. And I love them. Paula’s Choice Retinol Serum is something I will purchase. I really do think it’s making a difference in my skin, and I love how it feels. The Eucerin Anti-Wrinkle? Meh. I’ll be looking for something else, but I still use it.

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Whew! That was a lot of words. Before I go, I’m sharing one more thing. Makeup  brushes. I bought a makeup brush set for $11.00 at Amazon, and it works beautifully. I’ve been using Urban Decay’s foundation brush, and I love it. However, I find that this set works very well. It actually tells you on the brush what you’re supposed to be using it for. That’s really good for someone who hasn’t been in the adult makeup world for long, ya know? Just some advice for you! I hope you have fun reading all the makeup recommendations! I know I’ll have my pen and paper ready!

Courtney | A Thoughtful Place

Kate | Centsational Girl

Sarah | Thrifty Decor Chick

Beth | Home Stories A to Z

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Easter Table http://www.justagirlblog.com/easter-table/ Sun, 27 Mar 2016 18:21:32 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=9495 Author information
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Well, leave it to me to wait until Easter to show off my Easter table. It might be a rookie blogger move, but how in the world do these people get their tables shown off before the holiday?! #aintnobodygottimeforthat I bow to them. So here it is.

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The star of the show is clearly the tulips. Trader Joe’s for $6.99! I bought 4 bundles.

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I kept it extremely simple. I bought a blue tablecloth, and some white bunny decorations. Not so easy to put a stop to that! All the bunny plates! Must buy them all!

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I finished it off with eggs we dyed and some paper napkins I found on clearance at Target. I knew the food would add all the pops of color, and I was right. Beautiful. However, I didn’t get a picture of it. What’s wrong with me?

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Easter table

So we had a beautiful Easter dinner, we celebrated the meaning of this day, and we spent some quality time with family! Hopefully, you were able to as well! Happy Easter!

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Well. Somehow my small Easter dinner of 8 went to 14 overnight. It’s not an issue–I love everyone to be together. The problem is what to cook and how to be efficient about it. Can I make some dishes ahead of time? Can I keep the cook time low? Can I just buy a bucket of chicken at KFC and call it good?

Easter menu

I host Thanksgiving every year, and the menu seems to be easier for me. Easter, however, requires a “lighter” menu (doesn’t it?), so I switched gears just a bit. I turned to the inspiration behind Pinterest to find some new recipes for our meal. In addition to some steadfast family recipes including coleslaw, broccoli salad, deviled eggs, rolls, etc., here’s what I’ll be cooking for dinner!

Crockpot ham! Yes! Frees up my oven!

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Easy asparagus. I’ll take it!

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These potatoes look just easy enough that even I can make them!

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I could seriously face plant into this carrot cake.

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Lemon Oreo Truffles. My three favorite words.

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Well, I’m off to grocery shop! Wish me luck! Happy Easter to you and your family.

 

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Haven Mentor Blog Hop http://www.justagirlblog.com/haven-mentor-blog-hop/ Wed, 23 Mar 2016 11:00:19 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=9450 Author information
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Well hello! If you’re stopping by from My Repurposed Life, welcome! The girls and I have been diligently working to make this year’s Haven the best yet! Our team takes great pride in how wonderful our “Mavens” are, so we really wanted to tap into that more this year. We introduced our Haven Mentors as a way to connect more bloggers with one another and foster relationships even better!

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This wonderful group of bloggers has agreed to mentor our attendees, so we thought it would be a great idea for you to get to know them a little better! More importantly, mentoring should start now! Hopefully, these posts will help with that! I hope you’re enjoying them!

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1. How many years have you been blogging? I can never remember this. I have to ask Beth every year, and she tells me. I’m pretty sure it’s my 8th year. (Yikes, girl! You old.) Outside of my sucky medical break (womp womp), I’ve blogged while teaching high school. I love them both too much to give either up.

2. What is your favorite DIY project you’ve completed? Hmmm this is a hard one for me. Most of the time, I’m surprised that any of my ideas actually pan out, but I’d have to say my office/craft room is perhaps the largest transformation. What started out as a bland, blank space really evolved into a bright, useful room. Building the bookcases, painting, and adding crown molding sure does wonders!

Before:home office before

During:

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And after:

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Ohhhh ok. I guess one more favorite project won’t hurt, right? My dining room gave me nightmares for years. I could never figure out what direction I wanted to go, so it sat as a shell of a room.

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With some DIY elbow grease and a fresh coat of paint, it’s a new space. We did the board and batten ourselves for just a few hundred dollars.

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3. What is something significant you learned from a conference? Oh man. Full disclosure here. I’ve been to one other conference aside from Haven, and I didn’t even attend the classes. I bought a plane ticket, flew down to meet my now best friends, and we talked for three days straight. My point? Perhaps the most significant thing you’ll learn from Haven is that there are other people out there who “get it”, who think like you, who make you laugh until you can’t breath.

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4. What is one piece of advice you would offer a blogger–new or otherwise–who is going to Haven? Only ONE? Ugh. Leave extra room in your suitcase. When you see the amount of swag you leave with, you’ll thank me. Ok that was dumb. How ’bout another one?  You’re going to be tired, but push through. Stay up a little late. Meet the girls in the lobby even though you want to go to bed. The conference flies by, and you’ll regret not taking some extra time to spend with your people after you get home.

Want to meet another mentor who you’re going to love? I’ll bet $20 she says something funny. And another $20 that it’s inappropriate. We share the same 12-year old maturity level. Head on over to Bower Power to see what I’m talking about!

If you’d like more information about Haven, head over to our website to see what all the buzz is about!

Day 1: Southern Hospitality | City Farmhouse | In My Own Style | Rooms for Rent

Day 2: All Things Thrifty | Perfectly Imperfect | Beneath My Heart | Sand & Sisal | French Country Cottage

Day 3: Liz Marie Blog | My Repurposed Life | Just a Girl | Bower Power | Thrifty Decor Chick

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DIY Fur Ottoman http://www.justagirlblog.com/diy-fur-ottoman/ Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:08:24 +0000 http://www.justagirlblog.com/?p=9441 Author information
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Stool? Bench? I don’t know. It’s fur, I did it myself, and you can sit on it. So I purchased this bench several months ago because I loved the base. I knew it would go perfectly in my bathroom, and I figured I’d change out the fabric.

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I did what I do best, and I let it sit with no makeover for months. And months. Then I found this fantastic shag rug at Homegoods for $14.00! I was sold. And so was the rug.

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I used my dollar store glue gun to attached it right to the bench. No need to remove the old fabric! I trimmed the ends just a bit so it wouldn’t be too bulky on the bottom, and that was it. Done.

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I present to you my really pretty stoobenchoman. So pretty that you will not even notice that I have no baseboards in my bathroom.

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See? Still not missing the baseboards that are not there.

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And perhaps you won’t even notice that I’m sitting my my bathtub to get this shot. Aaaaaand that I included our bathroom scale! How’s that for full disclosure?

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Regardless, it was a super easy project. It’s not styled with a tray of candles or a slinky matching robe (ooh la la), but it fits the space beautifully. And as my husband says, “That looks like a bench that I’m not allowed to sit on.” Good job, honey.

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