Monday, March 28, 2011

Bathroom Redo

As I said in this post, last summer I started the makeover of our half bath.  I did the board and batten then lost interest.  I finally talked my sweetie into changing the light fixture a couple of weeks ago and then I finished everything else up.  Only took about 9 months start to finish.  Great.  :) At least it's done now.

Here is a sorta before pic.  I had already put up the board and batten (b and b) and painted the bathroom cupboard black (it was a faded cherry wood)

In addition to the b and b, we changed the light fixture, put up a shelf, and framed the standard builders mirror.

I LOVE this light fixture.  It's an outdoor light from Lowes. 

The shelf and mirror frame.

This bathroom is right inside our back door so it functions as a mudroom too.

a close up of the b and b 

This is my favorite part of the room- my grandmother's drying rack.

I use it to hang our clothes to dry (the laundry is just outside the door)

For the window treatment I re purposed a tab top window valance from another room in the house.  I folded the tabs back and ironed them down with seam tape.  Then taped off stripes with blue painters tape and painted them with black fabric paint.  Easy!

For the mirror frame I just used 1x4's and 1x6's.  I glued them right to the mirror with Liquid Nails for mirrors.

The frame snugged right into the b and b.

And now that room is done.  Moving on to the next one!


  1. This looks great! I'm thinking of doing something similar in my bathroom. I was worried how the black cabinets would look against white b&b but I love how yours looks so I will definitely go ahead and do the same!

  2. I love it! It looks great! I am just finishing up our mudroom's board and batten project...and trying to finish it between work, kids and life...will be a challenge! :)

  3. I love me some board & batten! We're thinking of doing the same treatment in the nursery. I love your window treatments too!

  4. It turned out great! I love this treatment and can't wait to do it in our home!

  5. It looks great!! Come check out my board and batten projects . . . the picture with the hooks reminds me of my mudroom we just did. :)

  6. I love the board and batten! I just did wainscotting and it was a huge pain! That drying rack is incredible! I would love to have something like that. I'd love to have you link this to my VIP party today!

  7. Very nicely done! I love the dark mirror against the white board and batten. Great job on the light fixture too!

    Have a great weekend.

  8. A job well done! I have your grandmothers drying rack too, it's in the laundry room, so useful. I saw that fixture at Lowes yesterday, but I didn't think outside the box, that it could be a bath fixture, love it!

  9. What a great re-do. We are thinking of a quick makeover in our masterbathroom and I love the light fixture you decided to us. Quick Question - how is the lighting, I am nervous about putting something overhead like that in our masterbathroom just because it is where I put my make-up on. Thanks for your help.


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