Around the House: The Guest Bath

Happy Wednesday! Side note here: I usually don’t post on Wednesdays, but I have a hot date tomorrow night with the hub and I’m excited to show off my FINISHED GUEST BATHROOM! Huzzah!! So so so (so) proud and happy to finally (finally!!) be able to share it with you.

If you’ve been following along through my very spread out and random strings of posts, we started with this:


and then we…

painted the cabinets and added new hardware,
removed wallpaper and painted the walls,
added double towel bars and some decor,
painted the countertops,
installed new flooring,
added a new faucet,
updated the mirror,
put in floating shelves,
• installed a new light (just now realizing I never posted about the new light! Whoops.),
• and made an ombre shower curtain out of a bed sheet.
• Oh, plus I painted out all the trim and door – including removing the brass doorknob and spraying it Oil Rubbed Bronze.

And we did it all on a very (very!) tight budget.

And now finally, we’ve got the paint finished (thanks to a visit from my dad this past weekend) and the final touches done. But it was totally worth the hassle. The room is DONE! Have a look:






And the fact that we spent around $350 on the whole shebang (since my dad paid for the floor and we did all the work ourselves) is just the icing on the cake. When we were researching flooring before tackling it ourselves, our quote to have the tile professionally installed was more than that, so we really came out way ahead on this project. Because it’s dragged on forever and my memory is terrible, I’ll have to do a little research before I can put together a truly accurate budget breakdown and source list, but it’s a pretty amazing overhaul for the money if I do say so myself.

Ok, ok. You know me. Nothing is ever officially done. I’d someday like to replace the shower tile with something a little more pretty, and I’ll likely be tweaking the shelving decor for a while (possibly adding small art below the lowest shelf??), plus I have a plan for one more small-ish counter upgrade, and I need to get one more coat of paint on that door, but for now this is such a huge update that I’m head over heals for the room and I’m calling it done (ish).


I can’t tell you how good it feels to be able to walk down the hallway and glance in at a finished room. I smile at it every day.


  • Laura

    Looks great! I wish I was brave enough to tackle projects like this.


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