Did you know the difference between a half bath and a powder room is just geographic jargon? Maybe when this room is done, I’ll feel fancy enough to call it a powder room, but for now–it’s a half bath. A very green half bath.
As mentioned in this post, this little bathroom is on the docket to revamp before our Halloween party in 25 days (Happy October!!), and now that the great room is painted, we are getting started–but first a little tour into where we’re at what we’re thinking. The bathroom has great bones. We love the window that has extra private glass in it, so we’ll most likely nix the blind that we’ve had up since we moved in anyway. This bathroom has one of the 16 infamous hook sets in our house. Since we can’t imagine hanging more than one towel in here for drying hands (as illustrated below) we’ll probably just replace the shelf on the right with a modest towel hook or rod.
I actually didn’t notice the ceiling fixture until I snapped these pictures. Turns out in addition to being rather small, the bulb is burned out. Hi little guy! We don’t think this small room needs a ceiling fixture and a vanity fixture, and we actually decided to go with a new ceiling fixture for a couple reasons. First, we would want to change either one we decided on, but since there is a cabinet when you walk in, that’s blocked by the vanity light, we think a ceiling fixture would actually light the room a lot better.
Second, the vanity light is positioned pretty low. We have moved many fixtures before, so it isn’t necessarily a problem, but we’d rather use the space for a larger mirror rather than squeezing in a fixture too–since there’s another option overhead.
The walls and cabinetry will get a fresh coat of paint. We’re also going to remove the top cabinet door to have some open shelving that we can decorate. The countertop isn’t offensive at all. It’s white laminate. White! I never thought I would be so happy to see white laminate. The jury is still out on the white laminate surround. I’d like to remove it, but we want to make sure we’re not going to damage the cabinetry by doing so. We could probably hold out for a new sink a little while longer, but would love to get a new faucet in here before the party.
The last thing on the list would be a new toilet paper holder (I’m weird about wood toilet paper holders) and maybe some new cabinet hardware. Down the road, we plan on replacing the tile in here but obviously that won’t be happening in the next few weeks.
As I was explaining our plans to my little sister, Andi, in Mexico via chat yesterday (and maybe stressing a bit), she reminded me that, “Most people just make sure the bathrooms have toilet paper for a party, they don’t renovate the whole thing!” but I am feeling excited about this project. Small rooms are fun to start in. They’re faster and easy to make a big impact in. Mood board coming!