Monday, May 23, 2011

Waiting in the Wind

Who doesn't love a good ol' before and after?  I have wanted to post about this room for a long time.  We bought this house 4 years ago and it was the first room that I considered "finished" and I have always really loved the way it turned out!  Unfortunately I couldn't find any before pics so she had to sit and wait and wait until I could either find them or find a newly constructed and open home that I could take a pic of since most of the homes in our neighborhood are very similar.  This is your typical builders half bath.
Actually this one is a tad bit nicer than the one we ended up with.  You see with the housing market in a bit of a slump the builders are now upgrading the homes a bit more to bring in the buyers but this gives you the general idea of what we had to work with.  Now they have real ceramic tile instead of linoleum and you see that towel holder? ...ours was a lovely plastic version(the you can't get any cheaper version).

Here is a picture from the outside..It is absolutely impossible to get a good picture of a half bath. 

We started the whole revamp with some color.
We went with the Sherwin Williams low VOC paint in Moody Blue
It is a great color!  Sometimes I second guess my color choices every time I see them but this one has not let me down. 

The art on the wall here is from IKEA

Here is a peek at the new sink and cabinet that we put in.  I love love this too.  Did I mention this is one of my favorite rooms in the house?  You can see here that we have new flooring in this bath as well.  That came waaaay after the bath rehab when we decided to remove all of the carpet from the first floor.

This is my sad attempt to get a picture of the other side of the room.  You can read a post about the art made from styrofoam here.

We found this unique little number at lowes.  I don't remember what we paid but since I am a cheapo I know it wasn't much more if anymore than most of your other average faucets.

This huge lovely sink was another IKEA find and so is the sink cabinet.  The hubby of course did the hard work of actually installing all of this fun stuff but changing out a pedestal sink to this really isn't that difficult.  Even though pedestals can be very simple and good looking we needed more storage space bad in this casa so this helped a ton.  We now had a place for extra T.P. and tons of towels since this room is near the back door and the kids tend to play in the water a lot out back.

Here is my attempt to get a picture of the cabinet.  We already had this mirror and just hung it right over the "builder grade" mirror.  We also replaced the T.P. holder and towel rack with beefier better looking finds from the pottery barn outlet.

And here is the view of this spot if your a really short person sitting on the pot;)

I think it is a pretty nice view!

Linking up to:

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Sweet Little Smoothie said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely beautiful!! I love that color and all the gorgeous details!

madison avenue said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! this looks awesome!! i love the color and the wall art :)

ImagineCozy said... Best Blogger Tips

A small bathroom can really have a great impact! Your color choice is fantastic, I also really like the faucet. I am sure it feels so much better to look into that great little space.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous job! Love the faucet, blue wall color and the circular art on the wall -- You did a fantastic job.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so good! Love the unique and cute!

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous makeover! Love that paint color and the wall art! I hate how bathrooms are so hard to take photos of too : )

Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Love the color on the walls and LOVE that wall art from Ikea!

Jami said... Best Blogger Tips

that looks fantastic!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful bathroom... huge transformation!!! LOVE it!


Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

love the colors! So pretty:)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said... Best Blogger Tips

Just a beautiful transformation! I love everything you did in there! That faucet is just great!

Ty and Whitty said... Best Blogger Tips

Your bathroom is gorgeous. seriously I am so inspired by those colors and decor. Beautiful. I pinned this for future inspiration.

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Debra said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice! I love the wall color. The faucet is great. We just redid our guest bath- even with tub and shower it's not much bigger than your 1/2 bath so I understand about getting good pics in a small space! :)

Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful job! Love the wall color.

Kimberley said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the wall color too and the art work. Nice job! Hi! I found you through the Wednesday hop. Please come visit and follow me back at

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tenth avenue south said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! It looks great!

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Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks really nice. I love that you have big art in a small room!

Judy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the new color on the walls. Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party. Don't forget to have a link back to my party and to become a follower (if you aren't already). Thanks.

Robin said... Best Blogger Tips

It's all so pretty now! Love the wall color and the facuet is FABULOUS!

At The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks just beautiful Jess! The mirror is gorgeous and that faucet is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

alison said... Best Blogger Tips

gotta love ikea...seriously...this bath turned out to be a gorgeous little space...the blue is just the right hue and love the circle art...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

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Life In The Thrifty Lane said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Love the colors you picked! And also the faucet!!
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Melissa at HOUSEography said... Best Blogger Tips

Great bathroom. Love that faucet!!! Thanks for linking up to my house party!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely lovely! Really appreciate you linking up this great bath post at the Roomspiration blog party. Btw, I am admiring all your creativity in your blog so may I invite you also to join us at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)