Our Half Bath

Today you get to take a peek into our down stairs half bath

I am really pleased with the outcome, considering that it took us only 2 days to pull it together.

We spent $500 on this update. More then I wanted to spend, but you should see the before, the whole thing had to go!

Here is the before
Huge vanity, big old mirror, wooden towel rod, wooden toilet paper holder

(oh yeah, this house had wooden toilet seats when we moved in, that was the first thing we replaced. LOL, It just didn't seem sanitary)

Gosh, I hated this bathroom!

I was going to just paint the vanity, but I could not find a counter/sink in this size
Then we thought about tiling the counter, but that seemed like to much work.

So we decided to rip it all out

The vanity was $129 at IKEA
The sink/counter was $100 at IKEA

I fell in love with the vintage inspired faucet at IKEA, which was $69.99

I used left over paint for the walls

I used this FREE template for the stenciling

I saw this Martha Stewart light fixture long before we started working on this bathroom, I just fell in love with it and I knew right away that I wanted to use it in my bathrooms

Well, that wraps it up

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  1. Wow, that looks absolutely gorgeous! You totally transformed and brightened up your bathroom!

  2. This looks amazing! It's so much like my half-bath reno! We did the stenciling too. I really wanted that mirror, but I had to make do with the one I had. Check it out here: http://www.lifeonmarsblog.net/2011/09/powder-room-reveal.html

  3. It looks amazing!! I replaced all the wood toilet seats as soon as we bought our house too :) They just give me heebie jeebies

  4. Wow, what an amazing transformation! Your new bathroom looks fantastic!

  5. That is beautiful. Love the wallpaper!

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  6. Oh yes, that is quite a transformation. Lovely... Kathi

  7. That is an amazing transformation! I LOVE the stenciling & colors you used. I'm your newest follower from the Girlish Whims party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

  8. that is super fabulous! i just bought that same light for our retro basement makeover. but we put in a big ol cabinet like your before-the boyfriend didn't want space on either side. i would have showed him this before we did anything if i'd seen it earlier.

  9. What a HUGE difference! The stenciling is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a transformation! Great job all the way!

  11. Now a million times better - awesome job on the transformation!

  12. The transformation is amazing! Great job!

    Coley @

  13. WoW! What a transformation! I love it, great job! Your newest fan!!

  14. Nice job! I so want to redo our bathrooms, but I'm afraid to rip everything out. Good to see a positive result!

  15. This looks amazing. I love the template for the wall. It is such a classy look. Nice job!

  16. Love the stencil! (The old hand towel ring had me laughing!)


  17. What Color paint did you use for walls and stencil??? Looks Amazing!!

    1. I know the walls are Sterling by Behr. However I am not sure what the stencil color is since I have since changed the bathroom and made stripes instead.