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!
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