I worked on so many projects with my parents and have been so busy since they left that I haven’t had a chance to photograph all of it to share with you! That’s just the season of life that we’re in right now, though. I did take a few pictures of how the half bathroom makeover is shaping up, so I thought I would share them with you.
It felt fresh and much more finished, but it wasn’t quite there, yet. It needed something to add a little oomph and make it special.
The wallpaper that my mom and I hung (you can read about that in THIS POST) was the perfect thing for this tiny room. It visually filled up the 9′ walls that seemed even taller in the small room and make all of the fixtures and minimal decor pop.
Yes, I have a plate rack in my bathroom! I use it as a towel bar, but I can’t resist tucking an ironstone platter in there and a line of small pitchers on top. The dark wood looks stunning on the fresh blue and white paper. I think it’s my favorite part of the whole room.
A vintage bike basket filled with toilet rolls and an original piece of my art is hanging above the toilet. (You can purchase prints of that painting and others HERE.)
I also made a sink skirt as the finishing touch to this half bathroom makeover which accomplishes a few things. First of all, it gives me a little bit of hidden storage for basic cleaning supplies. Second, it makes the sink look a little bit more special. Plus, I like sink skirts. I know they might be a little too flouncy for some, but I think they are a pretty way to soften a small room with few opportunities to use fabrics.
I made it out of an antique German duvet cover that was a bargain because there was a huge hole burnt through it! I was able to piece it together to make a skirt just big enough. I am going to make a few tweaks to the design and reinstall it. I was rushing the end of the process and didn’t really think it through! It is removable and washable, which is nice because I know my boys will use it as a handtowel! It’s just going to happen…
I hope you enjoyed a little preview of the half bathroom makeover. I’ll share more soon!
As a nostalgic look back, here is how the bathroom looked before we worked on it…
Now I’m off to paint some more beams, bathroom doors, and hopefully, get around to waxing a pine chest I started refinishing last week…