half bath reveal

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Before our new daughter came into this world, we had another celebration! Our half bath renovation was finished! We had a wonderful contractor, who’s one goal was to finish the bathroom before we had the baby, and he did!!! We couldn’t be more pleased with the space. But first here’s the ugly demo picture!

Half Bath Demo

Here’s the room all put back together. We kept the same layout; we took down the cabinet above the toilet to make this teeny-tiny space took a little bigger and replaced the vanity and fixtures. We could not be happier with the tiny space and love the new look!

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We went with a hexagon floor tiles which have a hint of blue and green in them and feel like scales on your toes!

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We decided on classic subway tiles up the entire wall behind the sink which acts as a backsplash for any water while washing your hands or face. With a toddler, splashing happens often. We extended the tiles from floor to ceiling for a more dramatic look. I wasn’t sure if one wall would look weird, but I think it turned out really well!

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The sink and vanity are from IKEA and the bronze pulls are from Schoolhouse Electric. I really like the way the vanity floats above the floor, making the space feel a little bigger. However, our plumber wasn’t a fan of the vanity, as he spent all day configuring the plumbing, so it would fit in the small space behind the drawers. I suggest showing your plumber this vanity early on in the process. He will really appreciate it. The handles were an add-on, IKEA’s vanities don’t need hardware, but the subtle detail helps to make it less cookie-cutter. Plus, the bronze makes it pop!

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I also purchased the pendant light from school house electric and we love the big bold glass, bronze finish and the way the colors accent the mirror, vanity hardware and the framed artwork above the toilet. Ahhh… It makes me happy!

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All in all, we are loving this space. I still have a couple details to finish, such as window treatments, maybe a shelf above the toilet, drawer organizers, and some art to the left of the window. But, it’s 90% finished and with two small kiddos, I’ll take it!

Happy Week, Friends!

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DSC_0248Hi Guys! I’m excited to tell you we’re already at the end of a tiny half bath remodel!! We had plans to get the master bathroom done before our baby girl showed up, but I was a little leery after our kitchen took WAY longer than expected to get started. I was worried we would be in our newborn zombie state, while workers walked through our bedroom and the contractor forced me to make final decisions on the design. Not smart.

This bathroom had some hiccups, but it has been a pretty smooth process, with a different and amazingly nice and professional contractor. Here’s our little half bath and where it all started… I was a little sad to see the stripes go but am excited to have a toilet and vanity at a normal height for us and our guests.

Half Bath BeforeHere’s what it looks like all gutted and ready for pretty, new things!

Half Bath DemoMy plan is to put hexagon tiles on the floor, run subway tiles from floor to ceiling on the vanity wall (to act as a backsplash), and paint the rest of the walls. There was a part of me (a big part) that wanted wallpaper, but the price to install and buy the rolls exceeded $1,500, and I really didn’t want to spend that kind of cash on this small bath, at least not at this point. Here’s the wallpaper… How cute is this?!

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Moving on! We also changed the door from a regular swinging door to a pocket door, and the window sill will have a piece of white quartz to match the white sink.

Here’s my mood board for the space! I’m going to try an IKEA product in this bath and am crossing my fingers that it will hold up in this space! Eek.

Half Bath BoardSource List: Hex Gloss Moss 1″ – The Tile Shop, white subway tile – Home Depot, Acacia Wood 24″ mirror – CB2, Willamette 2.25″ Pendant Light Fixture – Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., IKEA godmorgon/odensvik skin cabinet with 2 drawers and dalskar faucet, Edgecliff Pull 11″ Drawer Pulls – Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co. 

Here’s some of the progress pictures!

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DSC_0247I’ll be back with the final reveal, depending on how fast everything gets done! Cannot wait to show you guys the goods and hope it all will come together as I envisioned!