I worked my butt off this weekend on my guest bath. I was officially SICK of having only one bathroom with a mirror. You see – my motivation to work on this space comes in waves. I may only go in that room once a month… so it’s not exactly top of mind. For some reason, Saturday it became my mission!
Here’s a reminder of what the space looked like when I moved in:
Sorry about the photos… when I did my first walk-through of the house I never dreamed I’d be blogging about it 2 years later. Check out those flippin SWEET plastic bathroom towel racks. You know you wish you had them.
It’s the world’s SMALLEST bathroom. Ok… maybe not a world record holder, but still – it’s pretty dang small. Somehow they managed to squish in a shower, vanity and toilet… into what couldn’t be bigger than 5′ x 5′. Seriously tiny. I’ve used the shower ONCE and let me tell you – that. thing. is. tight. …and not a super cool, street-cred type of tight… I’m talking keep-your-elbows-tucked-as-you-raise-your-arms-to-shampoo-your-hair tight. ….and absolutely-impossible-for-a-girl-to-shave-her-legs-in-tight. Yup…. it’s THAT small.
So a quick run down…
- My Mom and I installed a tile floor.
- I got vicious and crow-barred the shelves out of the nook above the toilet. (I use the word ‘shelves’ lightly)
- I created an inspiration board to try to get… well… inspired.
…and then it sat in waiting… Until this weekend!
I’ll blog more details in the coming days, but here’s a fun, fresh look at what the space looks like now:
I haven’t exactly “staged” it… It’s so small that I think I’ll have to keep the decor to a minimum so guests have room for their things when they come to visit. There’s nothing worse than having zippy counter space to stick a bag o’ toiletries!
I’ll eventually replace the mirror, but for now, this one will do. I’m tossing around the idea of a crisp white or maybe a brushed nickle frame mirror. Thoughts? The faucet needs to go… as does the light fixture. One step at a time though! The funky three-pronged hook on the wall is from Ikea and the blue ball jar was a thrift-store find for TWO BUCKS! (If you haven’t noticed – I love ball jars. Remember my three-jar kitchen light and recent jar lamp?)
I’ll give you the scoop on how I did the plank wall and info on the paint I used for the vanity in a day or so. Sorry… I’d spill ALL the beans tonight, but it’s already 10pm and this girl needs her beauty sleep. Plus – there’s still the space above the toilet to reveal. Woop! Stay tuned!
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