March 20, 2012

House Before and After: Half Bath/Laundry Room

You're not going to believe this one! This transformation proves that we had top-notch people working on this house. Like... they may be magicians.

This half bath is the only bathroom downstairs, so it will be the one our visitors use most. It's a nice size, so it doesn't feel cramped or "powder room"-ish like some half-baths can feel. I personally don't love having my laundry area open in a bathroom, so I was really excited when I found out they could close it off. I mean, I never have baskets and baskets of clothes piled up in my laundry room with miscellaneous undergarments and dirty towels strewn about, but it's nice to know if I did it would be hidden.

Please don't ask me what the deal is with the paint in there. I'm telling ya... the previous owners were wackadoodle. Why in the world someone would paint their bathroom black and brown I have no idea. I also hear that when my in-laws first purchased the home that there was a section of the flooring between the "hall" and this bathroom that you could see the ground under the house. Not floor- ground. Dirt. Hole in floor. Bad news.

Here's a before shot, the view as you walked into the bathroom. I can't remember what flooring used to be here, but the in-laws were quick to rip it all up before they caught some kind of disease. :)

And here, my friends, is the GLORIOUS after!!! We used  the same color in here as we did in the entryway/stairs. It is Sandstone Cove from Behr. I actually really like it in this space. It feels so fresh and clean in there.

Curtains are from Target. They have some seriously great curtains now!

This next shot gives you a better look at the flooring. We went with a bit more pricey tile for this bathroom since it would be used more than the other bathrooms. It's so so pretty and I love it!

This next picture was from when we weren't officially moved in yet, but we were kind of between the two houses. I had to come over to the new house to do laundry! Please excuse the clothes hanging to dry, but it's kind of cool to see the washer and dryer in their little hideaway. Doesn't the window look sad without my pretty curtains??

So let's move on to the bathroom portion of the room, shall we? Here's the before shot:


Although from a different angle, here's what the space looks like now!

My father-in-law made that mirror! I love how the traditional frame mixes with the modern lines of the vanity and contemporary lighting. PS- I scored the vanity AND top for $99. No kidding!

And since you're nosy and can't stand an incomplete picture, here's what it looks like if you take a small step to the left. Toilet shot! (pre-mirror and pre-bathroom accessories)

I spend a lot of time in this room, since apparently Adam and I produce as much laundry as the Duggar Family, so I am thankful it's a pretty space. I'm looking forward to getting some things up on the walls to make it even more beautiful!

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  1. Found your blog via the Blog Hop. I’m your newest GFC follower!

  2. Where did you score that vanity for $99?!!! That's a steal. Nice job on this re-do. And once again thanks so much for joining the DIY Talent Parade.


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