Tuesday, November 5, 2013

We have another potty!

In my daughter’s words that was the most exciting thing about our new house… having another bathroom. After settlement, the first project we began was a renovation of the powder room. Although we had a million things to accomplish, starting with a new, CLEAN bathroom felt like a good time investment!
Here's what we started with:
I think the velvet curtains really add some class to the gas station bathroom style sink and the carpet.
So gross! I had blocked the trauma of this room from my mind, I think. And yes, that is carpet in the bathroom. At least it wasn't shag carpeting, like the other bathroom.

In short order, hubby ripped out the sink, medicine cabinet, and toilet. He put in new flooring and replaced the fixtures. (We only had this bathroom for the first 1 1/2 months we lived in this house, hence the toothbrushing gear.)
Euro style sink and cabinet from Lowe's. Its slim profile allows for room to move in this itty bitty bathroom as well as some hidden storage. Faucet by Moen.
New flooring (left-over from our last house and just enough to do this tiny space) and a new commode. This pic is mid-paint job.
After a slight delay to get other projects done, he rewired the lighting so that we could have 1 fixture above instead of 2 lights on either side of the mirror.
This room didn’t have any baseboard molding (although it had a chair rail and crown molding?) so we installed that too. We hung the mirror which we made from an old window at our last home. The pegs are great for decoration and to hold the hand towel.
My DIY mason jar soap dispenser.
Basket and flowers on the back of the door.
The wood 'crate' holds extra hand towels, tissues, and extra tp.
The tin sign was a beach souvenir, the candle holder a house-warming gift from my sweet sister-in-law, and the bird ornament a gift from a family friend. The linens are a mix of vintage pieces and a thrift store find.
Having a second bathroom was a major selling point for us when we bought the house. Now that it is complete (and clean and carpet-free!), we are really enjoying it!

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