Monday, February 8, 2010

Long Time No See...half bath redo!

Finally a post!!! Yeah, sorry I suck I will try to do better I promise! But enough with the the begging for forgiveness for being a bad bad blogger....on to the half bath!

Why is it that I always manage to forget the before picture... ugh so disappointing. This one came from my phone it's not very good quality but you can get an idea about how dark and cave like this little bathroom was. Not to mention the horrible vanity and striped wall paper yuck!

And here is the after. Ta da!

Breaking it down where did it come from how much did it cost?:

Mirror: thrift store find 3$ primed and painted white
Sink: 50$ Lowe's The pedestal really freed up some space in this tiny room.
Faucet: 32$ Lowe's
Lights: Unsure of the price but again they are from Lowe's. The globes are hard to see in the picture but they are clear with bubbles. I though this went well with the watery feel of the room.
Tile: hmm I don't remember less that 1$ a square foot from Lowe's
Basket shelf: free! My grandmother didn't want it anymore so I spray painted the metal part white and it fit perfectly!
Paint: color is Benjamin Moore, Pool Blue. I got a lot of crap for the brightness of this color but it's such a tiny room why not! I love it and that's all that matters.
Floating shelves: Target
Towel Holder: Target clearance $3.50
Toilet Paper Holder: Ikea
Other: The picture was my inspiration for the color of the room. I got this at a festival for 12$. The small white koi on the shelf is actually a salt and pepper shaker from Target. I really wanted a little white koi and it was perfect! No one has to know he belongs in the kitchen. The orange reed diffuser was DIY (vase+ liquid potpourri+ skewers). The night-light air freshener was a gift from a friend. It's a Scentsy, the white ceramic was just perfect for this room.

So there you have it! I can go into details about the demolition and the layers and layers of old flooring we removed but that's the boring stuff. If you have any questions about anything or your wondering how we tiled, painted, stripped wall paper, etc comment below and I will see if I can answer your question.

Here are some pictures of the process:

Here is DH tiling:And here he is mixing grout:
And here I am grouting tile:

Hope you enjoyed this post!


  1. How difficult was it to remove the wallpaper? WHAT PROCESS DID YOU USE?

  2. It sucked....ha ha sorry but it did. Easy with a steamer but MESSY!! Definitely rent a steamer it's worth every penny! Then remove excess glue with Diff. I got a bottle at Benjamin Moore. Then I would suggest sanding the walls with a palm sander ( I didn't but should have). Finally you need a good primer made to go over wall paper glue. I don't remember the name of what I used but I also got it at BM. Make sure to specify it's to go over wallpaper glue otherwise the primer will just add water to the glue residue and it won't cover/dry properly.

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