Where You Pee is Important

When we bought our tiny foreclosure, we knew 2 things:

  1. We’d need to get rid of a lot of things (884 sf is not a big space)
  2. Our bathroom floor was rotten.

As much as I wanted a new bathroom, I had other plans – like Ireland, and Taiwan, and South Dakota, and Marfa and that investment property that was screaming my name…

Flash forward to 3 years later and I finally saved up enough to have the work done!

Living in a hotel for 8 days is not the cheapest option, but man, is it the most fun! Continental breakfast everyday, free gym, and someone to make my bed. The Hyatt Place in Hoover is legit, y’all. We were spoiled and loved it – they even extended our stay when the reno lasted a day longer than anticipated. Hyatt should pay me for this post.

After living with flooring that never felt clean, a tiny sink, and what can only be described as the weirdest tile knock-off I’ve ever seen:

before 1

before 2


The skies opened up, angels began to sing, & I came home to this:

after 6

after 5

After 1

after 4

After 3

After 2

I bought that pendant a week after we bought the house and hoarded it away for 3 years…

I no longer have to stare at floors that look grimy, no matter how many times you scrub them! And, I have light in my shower, so that I can actually see all the parts that I’m shaving!

Shout out to New Generation Building & Design for being patient with me for the last 3 years. And to Birmingham Marble Works for the amazing tile and counter top. My 2016 is off to a fantastic and squeaky clean start, thanks to you!



  1. I know y’all are quite proud of that bathroom, and I don’t blame you one bit! Congratulations!! You deserve it, and you have worked hard for it!!

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