Tag: powder room

Inspiration Board for a Cottage Bathroom

I posted last week about the small modifications we’ve made to our bathroom over the last several years to help us get by until we were ready to totally renovate this room – and I couldn’t be happier that the time is finally here!


As you can see, I am feeling drawn to whites, grays, and blues – light, airy spaces! It feels nice and clean, which is always a good feeling in a bathroom.

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My DIY Powder Room

The powder room was our first gut-and-overhaul project. Coming in at only 12 square feet, it’s a small space. The original layout didn’t help at all – a pointless radiator took up too much floor space and crowded the rest of the bathroom to one corner. And that extended countertop you see? If you sat down the countertop was jutting into your back and your elbow was nudged up against the sink! Not to mention that beautiful access panel on the wall.

This room is so small it’s hard to get very good pictures, so the straight on view is the best you’re gonna get! You probably can’t tell from the photo, but that was the world’s tiniest sink! It’s not a standard depth (old house) and the faucet was in the corner. You could hardly get both hands in sink to wash them.

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We have a Bathroom Again!

Recently (okay fine, back in September), we ripped out our downstairs bathroom. We have lived without it for the past 6 months – yikes! Since then I shared my Powder Room Inspiration Board andshared tales of burning the midnight oil with our last-minute tile choosing session.

Believe me when I say I am SO glad this project is nearing completion. (Yippee!!)

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Warning: DIY May Cause Bouts of Insanity


While this commercial is adorable, I don’t think the art directors really understand the tooth-and-nails grit that goes into DIYing sometimes.

Like our life this week.

We’ve fast tracked our downstairs bathroom renovation because we are having our house re-appraised next week. Like, in 5 days. And I mean take our demolished-down-to-the-studs powder room to a finished project in a week.

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