A finished project, an unfinished project and a ‘kick in the pants’

I am happy to report I have finished the Great Outdoor Fan Renovation! In case you missed the final reveal earlier this week, here it is again:

Oil-rubbed-bronze-outdoor-fanAnd to rewind further, here’s what the fixture looked like before I smothered it with spray paint:


For all the DIY deets on this project, click here.

Although I’m excited to finish the fan upgrade, my post today is primarily about an epic, unfinished project I’m preparing to tackle. Perhaps you’ll recall my post back in, uh, September on how I turned our Miami Vice pink bathroom into a coastal-inspired oasis? No? 😉

Here’s the before of the master bathroom:


And the after:

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The truth is I never entirely finished that room, hence the reason I don’t have any photos of the sink and vanity. Here’s what that side of the room looks like today, more than seven months later (hanging head in shame):


Fortunately, I just got the “kick in the pants” I needed to work on finishing this project! My favorite DIY-friendly clothing company, Duluth Trading Co., contacted me recently to help raise awareness for a fun contest aimed at helping procrastinating DIYers like myself (you too?) get stuff done once and for all.

The awesome folks at Duluth sent me an Armachillo shirt (love!) and a pair of skinny jeans (my new, all-time-favorite pair, by the way) as well as a $100 Visa Gift Card to help out with supplies for the bathroom project, which I spent faster than you can say “Lowes.” 🙂

So here is the plan for this side of the master bathroom:


And here is the design inspiration for the furniture, fixtures and accessories:


I’ve already got the faucets and cabinet paint ordered and I’m ready to work on DIYing my own driftwood-inspired mirror frame.

In the meantime, if you’ve got a stalled or unfinished project around your house or yard, Duluth wants to give you a “kick in the pants,” too! 

Duluth Trading Co. is picking 10 people to win a $200 Visa Gift Card to help finish a project and$200 Duluth Trading Gift Card good toward tough gear to wear while doing it.

Head on over to the Duluth Trading Co. Facebook page here for official contest rules about your chance to win cash and clothes to help get the undone done. Five winners will be chosen on April 23, and five more on May 1. If you don’t win the first week, you are automatically entered in the next. That means people who enter early have more chances to win.

Best of luck with your “kick in the pants!”

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12 Responses

  1. Melissa says:

    Don’t hang your head in shame. This DIY procrastinator feels so much better knowing I am not alone. Four years after our complete kitchen remodel, we still have not grouted our back splash or installed the knobs. Life just happens. Love where you are taking your bathroom! What about us weirdos without Facebook? How can we enter?

  2. Kathleen says:

    Love your seaside inspired bathroom. I know you must be excited to get it started/finished. I am also doing a seaside inspired bathroom only it’s in a new house we are building, so I’m not procrastinating unfortunately, I’m just not in the house yet! Good luck with yours and I can’t wait to see it.

  3. Dawn Rene says:

    LOVE Duluth…FYI. However, I went to enter the contest on the FB page and there is a technical issue with loading a pic. I will enter manually as well! Thanks for a great blog!

  4. Such a fun contest! I have a few (okay, a dozen-or-so) activities that have been dreamed about, but never started.

    Looking forward to seeing your updated bathroom once it’s completed!

    • Susan says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Robin. BTW, I liked your old blog title but I LOVE your new one! 🙂 I especially loved your confession that “I find myself consumed with sundry OCD-triggering tasks, like cleaning my house even though we still live in it.” Yea, me too, and I’m pretty sure I’m going to end up in a padded room as a result.

  5. Eva says:

    You are hilarious. The side you did complete gets a WOW!

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