It’s been a while since I’ve shared a house post, simply because it’s been a while since we’ve worked on the house! Once we got the main rooms done last Fall, we kind of took a break and just enjoyed the house. But now that wedding season is fast approaching, it’s crunch time to finish those unfinished house projects before the crazy starts! So today I am sharing the smallest room of the house- the teeny tiny half bath!
One of the quirks of old houses is that they normally don’t have a downstairs bathroom. So they are almost always added after the fact. So with a house like ours that is already pretty small, you can tell that they got creative when adding the half bathroom downstairs. It honestly looks like they may have just converted a pantry into a bathroom- it’s that small. But I don’t mind, it’s actually kind of charming, you could say. And it has these cute double doors with an iron lock that was the inspiration for decorating the room.
I actually didn’t have any intention of decorating this bathroom. I started with one little change, then another and then I just decided to go ahead and give it a full makeover. But this is definitely the simplest of changes we’ve made thus far. All we did was make some little cosmetic changes here and there. Nothing fancy. But I think it made a big difference and made the room look more put together and cohesive. So here is our teeny tiny half bath! Here’s what it looked like when we moved in. Pretty simple. A blank slate. And then here is the after! You know this room is tiny when I had to use my 24mm for these shots!Since the handles on the door were black, I decided to just add some black and gold accents throughout. I also bought some matching pulls from lowes for the cabinet that matched the handles on the door. I also took down the medicine cabinet that was on these walls and put up these DIY floating shelves. I bought some wood from lowes, stained and sealed it, and hung it on some industrial pipe shelf brackets. I changed out the original towel and toilet paper holders for some simple black ones.Replacing the plastic blinds with some faux wood blinds also made a big difference!And here’s a before and after to show the differences. Here’s a tip for when you move into a new place. Take pictures of the whole house before moving into it. That way you can see the before and after! It’s so satisfying to see where you started!
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