A Bathroom Redo

It’s taken about a week, give or take, from start to finish, to complete our second bathroom’s redo. It was mostly a cosmetic and space problem in this full bath. Nothing major. The lighting was so 90’s, some of the fixtures had quit lighting up, and space was at a premium. Chrome fixtures and Farmhouse / Outhouse decorations are the themes I’ve been sticking with. Thankfully chrome is a relatively inexpensive purchase.

First task to tackle, I needed more shelving in this room. There’s no linen closet here thus I had placed a woven basket full of extra towels in the corner. It didn’t hold much plus it collected dust making it hard to clean every week. For this project, Steve used a few lengths of the left over construction grade wood from other projects, then painted it bright white. Easy peesy. Note too, it’s up off the floor now making that corner super easy to clean.

Next, I changed the dated gold tone cabinet handles for chrome tone. The new handles were only $3.50 a piece from Farmer & Builders (Ace Hardware). I couldn’t believe my good fortune there! The old handles will also be recycled out in the workshop or some other project I might dream up.

A better photo of the finished look.

On to the lighting. ✨ Steve removed the old fixtures (before photo), fixed whatever the electrical problem was, and was able to use the lights in his workshop. When the old lights were removed, I realized what a mess the wall was underneath! It was ages ago since I had repainted the room the beige wall color and, of course, had used up all the paint. I thought for sure I was going to have to spend yet another $40 or more for a gallon of interior latex to fix all the blemished areas. But Steve had another brilliant idea. He suggested making a wooden “frame” to go around the mirror to not only add to the rustic look but also to cover up all the blemishes. 💡 Excellent idea! 💡 I washed the wall and cleaned up as much as possible. Meanwhile, he bought a few feet of furniture grade 1X6 clear pine to make the frame. I also suggested not mitering the edges and to use the similar color stain as the cabinets to make it look like it belonged and was more old fashioned. The new light fixtures (after photo) are also from our local Farmers & Builders. I had looked for some time on the internet for fixtures I liked, fit the motif and wouldn’t break the bank. Most of the Farmhouse style lights are well over $100 each. 💸 Ouch! ✨ The fixtures I bought at F&B were only $24.99 a piece. Good deal!

The only thing that remains to be done is to wait for the new Outhouse soap dispenser and toothbrush holder to arrive in the mail. I bought these from Lakeside Collections on E-bay. They cost a bit more than I had expected (or they’re probably actually worth) but since it’s a one off purchase and because we had saved so much on all the other items, I decided to splurge a bit for a complete look.

It was fun to “remodel” a room, I feel so blessed, ❤️ but I’m glad that’s over. It’s nice to have our second bath back.

That said, though, that Master Bath is looking a mite dated too … 😜 *giggle* 💛

17 thoughts on “A Bathroom Redo

    1. They’re so cute, aren’t they!? I should have showed the outhouse decorations too, but, I’m old and forgetful. LOL Thanks Bloggn. Have a lovely weekend.
      Blessings. xx

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  1. I love your new bathroom redo! Very cute and fun and practical too! I know you will enjoy it and want to use it more! I love those little outhouse dispensers too. Those are really cute!! Now I want to come and use your cute indoor outhouse! LOL. Such fun to do things over, isn’t it? You inspire me. I’d like to do something different in my bathroom, but anything will have to wait until I am able to do some work again. But you are giving me good ideas! Have a blessed and happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks Pamela. Yeah, wait until after your surgery. You’ll enjoy being up and moving around more. I pray all goes well. Please keep us all posted? Or your husband can on the blog / facebook. PRAYERS for a speedy recovery my friend!
      Love & Prayers xx

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    1. Thanks! The whole redo turned out better than I had expected. I’m very pleased with it too.
      Have a great weekend!
      Blessings. xx

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  2. Your bathroom re-do looks fantastic! The frame around the mirror is brilliant! Good job!! Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us! xo

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  3. I love it! What a change. I bet you smile every time you go in there. 🙂
    Steve is a smart one, framing out that mirror really makes a difference – and you saved money!
    Your little outhouse pieces are cute, cute, cute.

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    1. Thanks Mari. And you’re so right, I do smile every time I go in there (which is often these days .. lol). I am so pleased with the outcome and for so little cash.
      Now we’re gonna work on the Master Bath. It too should not be much expense. Wait until y’all see what I’ve come up with. 😉
      Blessings. xx

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  4. Super cute… nothing like a bit of an update… time swings by so fast these days. Well,, I got rid of my avocado about ten years ago…had a huge fridge that kept on ticking for 30 years and a wonderful range with an overhead smaller oven that I loved…now they are all microwaves.. finally put them out of their misery!

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    1. It’s funny, I’ve been talking to others about the “old” frig’s of avocado and what-not. We all seem to agree that those appliances were much better made than these new ones. I absolutely do not like the expensive Whirlpool we have now. Wish I could have the old one again.
      Have a blessed Sunday Bunk! ❤

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