This post is sponsored by Liquid-Plumr. As always all opinions are my own.

It’s January 26, and I just took down my last Christmas decoration yesterday. Boy does it feel good! With a busy January, a late holiday photoshoot, a trip to the Big Apple, and a cold/flu, Christmas stuck around for longer than I would have liked. Even though it took a while, I’m excited to finally be holiday-free.

I had hoped to show you around my upstairs during the holidays, but I ended up not decorating much up there, so it never happened. However, I finally “finished” my bathroom project from two years ago and hung some things on the walls in my bedroom. I also spruced up a few things here and there so, I thought I’d show you around up there.

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

I should mention that, for some reason, all of my rooms upstairs have never felt complete. And while some of the changes that I’ve made have helped, I still don’t feel like things are “done.” Or at least done enough to make me not feel anxious every time I look at those spaces. So, one of my goals for this year is to finally finish the rooms so I feel good when I look at them. We can save that talk for another post; I just figured it was worth mentioning.

Anywho, over in my bathroom I finally hung the light and mirror, installed shelves, and added artwork. This bathroom is right off my bedroom, and it’s the one I use, so it’s nice to have it fully functional again.

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

(For reference, the mirror is from West Elm [but no longer available], the shelves are from Target, the light is from Restoration Hardware, and the bunny print is from HomeGoods.)

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

If you’ll recall, back in 2015 I gave this bathroom a mini-makeover with paint, a new sink, and fixtures. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit embarrassed about the bathrooms in my house. Their style is either 90s or 50s. It’s not in the good vintage way, but rather the “we-really-need-to-be-gutted” way. (2017 might be the year of major bathroom makeovers!)

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

However, this little refresh goes to show what paint and a few new accessories can do. Although a major makeover wasn’t in the budget at the time, it still keeps my progress and design flowing.

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Thinking about keeping things flowing, my friends over at Liquid-Plumr sent me some of their Full Clog Destroyer to help keep my pipes flowing freely.

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

When refreshing a space such as a bathroom, it’s important to also take care of the stuff you cannot see that are essential for a smooth-running bathroom. With regular monthly use, Liquid-Plumr can get your drains moving faster. I know it’s not something you normally think of, but it’s great for fixing clogs and taking care of general maintenance. Prevent the problem, right?

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

While I still have a few tweaks to make in this space, it’s certainly looking a whole lot cuter. What do you think?

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Over in my guest bedroom, I tucked in a few more accessories and added this round mirror that’s been sitting in its box for a year. (See, you think I have everything together, but I really don’t.) I also hung this hand-crafted art piece I picked up a few years ago at an art festival. This space would still benefit from a few more pieces of art, a cozy chair, and some accessories to really finish it off, but it’s getting there.

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

In my hallway, I moved around some pillows and added a travel souvenir from Hawaii to my DIY picture ledges. I really do love this space. For a brief moment every day I get to pretend I’m at the beach. It doesn’t get better than that.

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Over in my closet, I finally hung the full-length mirror that has been resting on the floor for a good two years. And, as you know, I’ve also been busy attempting to clear out my closet of clothes and accessories. While I need to make another round, sending a few bags to Goodwill has made a huge difference.

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Over in my other guest room, not a whole lot has changed. This room has always perplexed me, so I may just need to start fresh this spring. While I do like the coral/pink, I never felt it was “me” so something has to change. Maybe it’s time for a full makeover! What do you think?

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

Upstairs. Refreshed. | Inspired by Charm

I hope you enjoyed this peek into my upstairs and are excited for more interior inspiration and home refreshes in 2017. There are lots more coming!

Comments

  • Kim at

    I am new to your blog (and also follow on IG). It is such a pleasure to read! I’m a fan!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aww!! Welcome. Thanks so much for your sweet compliment and for following along. 🙂

      xo Michael

  • Ronda at

    I love it all (especially the mirror in your bathroom)! The dresser in the bedroom looks like it has great bones and would look good with anything…it’s right down my alley! Keep the inspiration coming!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! And YES! That’s why I got that particular dresser, it really does work with all styles. Thanks again!

      xo Michael

  • Jennifer at

    Michael, I’m especially crushing on your hallway vignette. Such a relaxing spot for a momentary respite. Hope you’re feeling better after the flu/cold! Your decorating charm keeps on inspiring me!

  • Vikki at

    I always enjoy your posts. You have such amazing taste. I want that bunny picture! Vikki in VA

  • girlfromwva at

    simply beautiful! love the crispness & coziness of all the spots!

  • Denise Sabia at

    I love it all! Did you make the “half full” sign? SO cute!- Denise

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you!! No, I wish I could take credit. It’s from a art festival I visited in Baltimore.

      xo Michael

  • Martha at

    The macrame around the window in the coral pink room is awesome. Did you make it? Your home is full of happiness. I love it

  • Kate Haroldson at

    Looks great! love the blue vanity, Would you mind sharing the color?

  • Trish J at

    Hi Michael, first time visitor. Love your style. I’m working on transforming my little house using shabby chic-cottagelike-farmhousey. I love the animal artwork you have. I just hung 3 shelves (and they didn’t fall down like my last attempt) and place my animal artwork on them. I’m going to attempt to put a continuous high shelf (cats) along the long wall in my bedroom. I bought a bunch of wood today ($1 plank at store that was closing–score!) and then I see your cute white shelves in your beachy room. Where did you get them?

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