spring decorated bathroom

DIY Project Parade and Half Bathroom before and after

As I was updating my home tour page, I noticed that I didn’t have a link to our half bathroom makeover. Why? Because I shared it on my very first blog and not here. So, time to show you the before and after transformation. One of my first projects. It evolves a little here and there.

blue glass vases

First, let’s take a look at the before picture. Keep in mind that previous owners foreclosed on this old farmhouse. It sat neglected and we lived with this room stripped completely for over a year (that nasty carpet and fixtures were gone)! Thank goodness for my ability to see potential, otherwise this alone would have had us running the other direction!


powder room before and after

The powder room sits in a hallway between the kitchen and living room. It’s near what used to be a front door and by the look of things, this hallway was open to a window with a small coat closet originally.


powder room before and after

It didn’t take much to get it functional again. Just a little DIY TLC, paint, tile, new faucet, new light and a new pedestal sink. Now, it’s pretty and functional and a 2nd bathroom option on our first floor.

See the hints of closet?

half bath before and after

Water closet? I could have patched where the hinges were, but I really like that it’s history shows.

powder room closet

half bathroom makeover

You can definitely tell that where the toilet sits used to be a closet.

small bathroom makeover, toilet

But for now, this little space is functional and pretty.

powder room before and after

We tiled the floor…good bye carpet! And a pedestal sink is the perfect option for a teeny tiny space.

boca chica tile

The window gives the room a lot of light…(pardon the plastic – old house and it’s still March, after all).

farmhouse half bathroom before and after

The door and trim got a makeover too…

before and after painted door

I added a built in shelf above the toilet…

powder room before and after

Wall color is Benjamin Moore Smoke.

powder room before and after

It really lightens up the space…

powder room makeover

A little spring decorating:

farmhouse powder room decor

farmhouse bathroom accents

spring decorated bathroom

So, what do you think? I’m just so happy that I don’t have to be embarrassed when guests ask to use the bathroom!


Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Smoke
Trim Color: BM Designer White
Pedestal Sink: Glacier Bay (Home Depot)
Faucet: Pegasus 9000 (Home Depot)
Light Fixture: Tear Drop Chandelier (Urban Outfitters) – a couple of years old and probably not available.
Curtain: Abstract Floral/mist (Brocade Home) – a couple of years old too.
Vanity Mirror: Kingston Wall Mirror Shelf (Overstock.com)
One Tough Chick Wall Hook
Pitcher/Basin: Homegoods/TJ Maxx
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