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Floor20140715_201112The single bathroom is a tiny space with peeling wallpaper and dark and outdated cabinetry. I have chosen to start here because it should be relatively easy to freshen this room quickly. Call it my warmup, if you will.

I propose to paint the flooring and cabinetry, remove some of the outdated accessories, and add new fixtures. All over the course of four weeks. Sounds pretty simple. I’ve done my homework on what is needed to paint the vinyl flooring but until I’ve removed the wall sconces, I’m not sure what I am going to be getting into electrical-wise. We’ll find out together!coverall

The products I am going to feature for this room are SafetyGirl’s tool belt, sold on our SafetyGirl, Construction Gear, and Discount Safety Gear websites; and disposable coveralls, sold on our Discount Safety Gear and Construction Gear websites. Some other stuff I will use on our site will be featured in later room blogs, but I will also be using a respirator, gloves, and safety glasses.

My goal for this room is to complete my transformation in about $200 and one month’s time. The look I am going for is a spa-type one. I understand with a smallish, oldish bathroom and only $200 I will not get the pebbled-floor walk-in oversized glass shower with multiple shower heads that I want. Maybe when I add a master bath…Use vanity

Use wallI have purchased latex porch and patio paint, and Bullseye 1-2-3 primer. I will need to sand the floor, clean it, maybe also buy a deglosser, and definitely find a clear top coat. The paint is the palest seafoam green latex and I think it was supposed to be acrylic-based so I am unsure how it will fare.  The cabinetry will be done using Rustoleum’s Cabinet Transformations in Espresso. None of these companies has compensated me, nor do I represent them. I would like brushed stainless hardware for the cabinets. The existing towel bar will need to be replaced with something more modern. I also want to strip and paint the walls. So far, I am up to about $150 in consumables. Paint brushes and rollers will round out my parts list. I can keep the existing shower curtain and liner, and tub if I give it a good scrub. I want to keep the room uncluttered so I will be removing the curtain from the frosted window. If I have budget at the end of this project I will replace either the medicine cabinet’s sconce lighting or the ceiling light/fan fixture.

To interject some heart into this post so it doesn’t sound so commercial, Andy went for his annual golf weekend with the boys since I last blogged. My heart is heavy; the night before he left we had to deal with some pretty big pain from a pretty important girl. Some days are simply filled with introspection.

Women’s Dri Duck Spring Jackets

As the weather is getting warmer, March is the perfect time to buy a new spring jacket. At Safety Girl’s online store, you can find an incredible selection of jackets that will keep you warm on chilly days but that are also durable to stand up to the hard work you do. Read on to learn more about Safety Girl’s selection of Dri Duck jackets for women.

The Women’s Dri Duck Canvas Hooded Cody Work Jacket is a great option for women looking for a mid-weight jacket that is designed for doing work. The jacket is durable, made from 12-ounce, 100% cotton, quarry washed, boulder canvas. A diamond quilted, brushed tricot lined body and hood keep you warm on chilly spring days. Rib knit cuffs and an elastic waistband also keep the cold air from slowing you down. The jacket also has style and convenience features, with articulated elbows and lots of pockets, including an inside cell phone pocket, and a heavy duty front zipper. This great jacket is available in sizes small through triple extra large in gravel, saddle and tobacco for just $59.99.

The Women’s Dri Duck Canvas with Corduroy Collar Bandit Jacket is a warm jacket that has great style, too. The Bandit jacket is also made of heavy duty 12-ounce, 100% cotton, quarry washed, boulder canvas for durability and the heavy weight quilted nylon lining and inside storm flap will keep you warm on cold days. The jacket is good-looking, too, with a corduroy collar, ribbed gator sleeve cuffs that also keep cold air out, a bi-swing back and drop tail. Order this great jacket today in sizes small through triple extra large in black or field khaki for just $57.50, a savings of nearly $20 off the list price!

Carhartt Women’s Jackets for Spring

The weather might still be chilly in some parts of the country, but spring is on its way here. If you’re looking for a spring jacket that will give you the warmth you need and also the durability to stand up to your work or play, then the Carhartt women’s spring jackets available on Safety Girl’s website are a great option for you. Read on to find out more about a few of these fantastic styles.

The Women’s Carhartt Sandstone Active Jacket is a great jacket for chilly spring days. Made from 12-ounce, 100% cotton sandstone duck, this jacket provides you with all the durability you need, plus it has quilted and flannel linings to trap warmth against your body. The jacket also has rib-knit cuffs and an elastic bottom band to keep the cold air from getting in, and a three-piece hood to block cold wind. Extra deep pockets in the front keep your hands warm and also allow you to store anything you need. This awesome jacket is available in sizes extra small through double extra large in dark brown, dusty plum, french blue or merlot for just $89.99, a savings of over $15 off the list price.

The Carhartt Women’s Sherpa Lined Sierra Jacket is another great choice for a spring jacket. This jacket is also made from 12-ounce, 100% cotton sandstone duck material, and also features triple stitched seams for durability that will last for years. To keep you warm, the jacket has plush Sherpa lining through the torso and quilted nylon lining in the sleeves. The three-piece hood will keep your head and neck protected from cold winds. The jacket also is made to fit a woman’s body, featuring princess seams in the back and a drop tail for added coverage. This jacket is also available in great colors: black, blue dusk, merlot and tulip pink. Order yours today for just $89.99.

Carhartt Snap-Front Women’s Work Shirts

You know that Safety Girl is your one-stop online shopping site for women’s safety and defense products, but did you know that Safety Girl also has an incredible selection of women’s work clothes? Safety Girl has a great selection of women’s work shirts from Carhartt, including these two snap-front varieties that are perfect for a variety of working conditions, from casual to construction site.

The Women’s Carhartt Work Wash Twill Snap-Front Shirt, as it says on the Safety Girl website, is a product that performs as well as it looks. This shirt is made of 5-ounce, 100% ring-spun cotton with a work wash for a soft finish and comfortable feel. But this work shirt has style, too, with a spade-shaped yoke on the back and two chest pockets on the front, each with spade-shaped flaps and snap closures. The cuffs also have snap closures and the sleeves are the perfect length for working in comfort. This great shirt is available in sizes extra small through double extra large in four great colors: dark khaki, dusty navy, light olive, and port. This shirt has a list price of $48, but at Safety Girl’s website you can order one (or more!) of these shirts for just $34.99.

The Carhartt Women’s Denim Snap-Front Shirt is another great snap-front work shirt option for women. This shirt is made of a slightly heavier, seven-ounce material that is 98% cotton and 2% spandex. The heavier material gives the shirt a classic denim look, and the added spandex to the cotton blend gives the shirt comfortable stretch and feminine style. This denim work shirt includes princess seams for even more feminine flair. The two chest pockets, front, and cuffs all have snap-front closure. This shirt is available in sizes extra small through double extra large at Safety Girl’s website for just $34.99, a savings of over $7 off the list price.

Timberland Steel Toe Women’s Work Boots

Are you shopping around for a new pair of steel toe boots? Safety Girl has an excellent selection of steel toe boots from Timberland, a New England-based company committed to crafting only the finest waterproof leather boots. Check out some of the great Timberland steel toe boots available at Safety Girl’s website.

The Timberland Pro Rigmaster 8-inch Safety Toe Work Boot is for women who need a seriously sturdy boot. These great work boots feature a full-grain leather upper and a fiberglass shank for unparalleled durability. The boots also feature an eight-inch ankle support for stability while you’re on the job. Additional features include an oil- and abrasion-resistant soles, waterproof upper, electric hazard rating for safety, and mesh lining for added comfort. These boots are available at Safety Girl’s website for just $164.99, a savings of over $25 off the list price.

The Women’s Timberland Pro Titan 6-inch Work Boots were designed specifically for women’s feet. The leather upper is soft, which takes less time to break in than traditional boots, allowing you to be comfortable on the job from Day 1. The soles of these boots are oil- and abrasion-resistant, so you’ll stay safe on the job, too. The boots also feature a Titan safety toe that is sturdy but also lightweight and roomy and waterproof coating to keep your feet dry. Order a pair of these great boots today for just $127.99.

The Women’s Timberland Pro Titan Oxford Work Boots are perfect for women who need a sturdy boot but don’t require ankle support. The boots feature a soft leather upper that takes less time to break in, a super-comfortable Ortholite foot bed for arch support, and Titan safety toe and oil-, slip-, and abrasion-resistant outsole for safety. These great boots are available at Safety Girl’s website for just $102, a savings of $22 off the list price, so order yours today!