Half Bath Reveal

Hi friends! My eldest daughter is back in town for a short time, so if you’ve been wondering where I’ve been for the last week, I stepped away from the computer to spend some time with her. We’ve been having fun at JoAnn’s going through the pattern books and picking out fabrics. I’ll show you some of the clothes we’ve sewn later, if you’re interested.

In any case, I haven’t forgotten that I promised a reveal of my son’s half bath this week. Technically, I guess it’s not really a half bath, it’s the Jack part of the Jack and Jill bathroom upstairs. Let’s start with a few shots of what it looked like before. Keep in mind that it was my youngest daughter’s bathroom up until we started switching rooms around, thus the pink walls.

White cabinets and cute knobs that matched her bedding. The rug is one my son has had since he was a toddler.

Nothing on the walls, to speak of, except for a ski poster.

And here it is today.

The first thing I did was to remove the mirror. You can read about that here.

I also removed the light fixture and rewired it to allow for one light on each side of the mirror, instead of the single light above. Light fixtures are Mercer from Pottery Barn.

After painting the walls with Benjamin Moore Thunder (same as in the bedroom), I added paneling to the wall behind the mirror. It’s the same as the accent wall in the bedroom, which you can read about here.

I’ll show you how I painted the paneling in an upcoming tutorial. (Update: you can get all the details here.)

After the wall was ready, I replaced the original mirror with one I put together using pieces from the kids’ old wooden playset as the frame. You can read about that here.

Next up were the cabinets. I removed the hardware, patched the holes, and then painted them a beautiful rich brown.

I followed Centsational Girl’s instructions, from her post here. I liked the finish she achieved so much, that I used the same paint colors, finishes and brands that she recommended here.

The knobs and pulls are Savoy in Chrome from Hickory Hardware. I ordered them online from Knobs4Less.com.

I also added faux feet to the bottom of my cabinet, painted to match. The mat is the Script Sculpted Bath Mat from Pottery Barn.

I tried painting over the gold on the original faucet, like Kate did with her budget bathroom makeover.

But I didn’t care for the way it looked, so I decided to replace the whole thing with this one instead. That was my least favorite part of the whole reveal. I bumped my head so many times under that sink. And let’s just say that the plumber who installed the original faucet wasn’t planning on anyone ever removing it!

Since my son wanted a beachy, surfing theme, I created and hung some canvas surf art on one side of the sink. You can read about them here.

In another post, I’ll show you how I made this beach sign to hang over the mirror.

As well as the little mosaic turtle.

Although, this is an 11 year old boy’s bathroom. Let’s be realistic. The glass jar will probably find another home in his bedroom, probably somewhere not quite so accessible.

There is one more wall in here that I haven’t shown you yet, because it still needs a piece of artwork, but I’ll show you that whenever I get it figured out.

So what do you think? Do you like it? I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out, and more importantly, so is the little guy. And now that I have his bathroom done, I can start working on the bedroom again. Hopefully I can get the rest of it knocked out before too much longer, and I’ll have another reveal for you.

If you like this reveal, you might also enjoy my Laundry Room Makeover.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits and sweet comments. Have a great day!

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