Half Bath Refresh!

I haven’t even shown y’all what our Kansas City house or our new-to-us log cabin looks like, but Jim tackled this bathroom project last week and I’m so excited about it, I’m taking a brief pause from recapping life to share it with you!

The house we live in now was built in the 80’s and the woman who lived here before us….was kind of hoarder status.

The half bathroom up in the master area was….totally nasty and was on our to-do list before baby Lochlan arrived. But he came two weeks early and delayed this project for two extra months, ha!

It is finally finished though and it looks soooo much better- go Jim!

Let’s take a look at this “before”. The floors were just tiles slapped on some subfloor- sometimes your feet would stick to them and they would pop off. So gross. Some of them still had the plastic protective layer on top of them LOL.

The sink…don’t even get me started.

The toilet…I can’t speak about it.

In our Kansas City house we did a peel and stick wallpaper in the half bathroom on the main level and it led to a lot of unhappy attitudes and people- ha! Jim swore he would never use it ever ever EVER again.

But, memory is a funny thing and here we are again.

I always have a vision. And he always makes it happen.

I wanted bold wallpaper, to use the leftover wood floors from the rest of our house that the flooring guys left behind, a new vanity, new toilet (bless), new lighting, and then I’ll get to style it as I go!

He sent me a text as he was working on the wallpaper that said, “please tell me you like this or I’m going to kill myself” so….again, maybe think twice before attempting peel and stick wallpaper.

But dang, it looks good, right?

Adios, nasty floors! and toilet!

This was Jim’s first time to install engineered hardwoods. In the flip house (I know I know…promise a blog post reveal of that project is coming…) we used vinyl plank, so the install is a little different.

In this house we hired flooring people to come install them quickly so we could get moved in before Christmas, so this was Jim’s first time trying it.

It turned out beautifully!

Check out the finished (mostly!) project!

I’d still like to hang some art above the toilet, install our toilet paper and hand towel holders, do something with the closet door, and maybe…just maybe, paint the ceiling and beams in here as a fun experiment/trial run. Stay tuned for that!








What do you think?!!

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One Comment

  1. Love it as is Courtney! But I agree if you really want to experiment painting ceiling and beams, that’s a good space to it.

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