Half Bath Makeover Reveal

03 June
Finally... the moment you've been waiting for... I just know it! ๐Ÿ˜ I'm ready to show my half bath makeover!

This has been a long time coming, I started this makeover waaay back in August of 2015. That's pretty embarrassing considering it's not even a whole room! ๐Ÿ˜ณ Oh well, sometimes it takes awhile to get it just how you want it, am I right?!

I'll post links to all that's previously happened in this little space at the end so if you missed it, be sure to check those out.

A dated 1980's bathroom gets a sweet makeover!

Now to fully appreciate this makeover... and how embarrassingly looooong it took to get to how it looks now you'll really need to see the before shot! This is how it looked when I purchased the house in the fall of 2014.

That's a whole lot of oak... even the toilet seat!

And here it is now!

Let's check it out a little closer... I'll give you all the bathroom deets you ever wanted/needed!

When I did the wainscoting, here: DIY Wainscoting with CSI Wall Panels, I also painted the ceiling black.

Yes, you heard me right, black! My bedroom that this bathroom is attached to has black walls and I wanted to tie the two rooms together. Both rooms get a LOT of sunlight so they can handle black without feeling too closed in and dark.

I also painted down the top portion of the wall a little bit. I started by marking down about 9 inches.

and then I taped around the room.

And then started painting! You can probably tell that I had already painted the ceiling at one point but it just wasn't doing anything for me. Thankfully this is a tiny room because painting ceilings is a pain in the butt!


The new/old vanity was the first project in this room almost 2 years ago!!

I used an old dresser I've had for years and transformed it into a cool vanity, the uber-chippy finish was a happy accident!

My dad helped me install the sink and faucet and then I modified the drawers and created the mirror and backsplash.

I found a cute, vintage mirrored medicine cabinet at an antique show for just $10 and gave it a makeover with some gray chalk paint.

 I used some scraps of shelf liner I had for the slightly rusty shelves.

And added a little surprise with a chalkboard door!

I found the hanging planter at Ikea.

And the cute bicycle canvas at Target.

The pink hand that I am using for a necklace holder is from Hobby Lobby.

I am using a vintage lace tablecloth as a "door". I am hunting for one that is long enough to go to the floor but for now, this one fits the bill just fine.

I made this coat rack from the end of an old door that I had left over from another project. You can see that project here: DIY Up-Cycled Old Door Coat Rack. It now holds my bathrobe.

Looking back the other direction, there is another door that leads out into the laundry room and then back to the living room and/or kitchen.

I found these shelves at Goodwill for $2.99 each and gave them a makeover. They hold all kinds of goodies I use and/or just love ๐Ÿ˜Š

And of course every bathroom has to have reading material right?! I found this magazine holder at Goodwill for $3.99.

I even updated the ugly off-white, dirty light switch for a nice pretty white one and painted the TP holder (I was having a little fun on the wall for future residents! ha!)

I took this wooden tray from the other bathroom, I like the warmth of the wood and it kind of compliments the chippy dresser vanity.

And there's that pretty new wainscoting!

I love how my bedroom and this half bath seem to go together now creating that master suite "feel" that this house did not originally have.

You can see the rest of the makeover process at these links:

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  1. Vicky HuntJune 03, 2017

    It turned out so pretty and I love the black ceiling! That is awesome! I really like how well the room ties into your bedroom...it just flows really well. I love it all! Have a great rest of the weekend!

  2. Thank you! You have a great weekend too Vicky!


  3. Thrifty Mom In BoiseJune 03, 2017

    Cute, cute, cute! I love this bathroom makeover. It is so you! Great job Tania. :0)

  4. Thank you so much!! Have a great Sunday! I'm off to The Farm Chicks Show!!


  5. You have done an outstanding job! I love all the details that say YOU, and my favorite is the black ceiling. I would not have been brave enough to do that but now your ceiling just seems to go on and on and on.....like it's not even there. I used an old embroidered twin bed coverlet from the 1940s like you are using the lace tablecloth and it's long enough. (oooo--I wish I could go to the Farm Chicks Show!!!)

  6. whattarushJune 04, 2017

    I love it!

    Dropping the ceiling and painting it black! Stunning!

    Love the lace curtain. (We actually took the door off the bathroom closest to our bedroom. It's easier that way. When we have extended stay company, we put the door back on. We use the Master with en suite for our art and sewing studio.) If you sew, perhaps you can extend the lace curtain. My idea would be to add a stripe of plain black fabric. You could then hang your curtain either way. I think that would fit it nicely.

    The pink hand is wonderful, but I don't shop HL for political reasons.

    I would change out the 80s-feeling strip of lights above the sink for something that more matches the mood of the rest of the bathroom. I don't have any suggestions, but you could probably figure something out.

    All-in-all, the room is stunning, and you should be proud of yourself for creating such a wonderful space.

  7. Debra PashkowskyJune 04, 2017

    You did a beautiful job. I really like the dresser turned into the sink vanity. You really thought of every detail and it looks great.

  8. Thank you Debra! I guess that'll be my excuse for why it took so dang long... I had to think of every detail! :o)


  9. Thank you so much! The idea for extending the lace curtain sounds pretty good! I think when I find just the right light fixture I'll change that out too, for now it's been painted so at least it's not the gold and oak anymore... gotta leave myself something to do in this room! ha ha!


  10. Thanks Vikki! The show was awesome, I found everything on my shopping list! The coverlet sounds nice, I had a curtain thing hanging there that I had made out of vintage scarves but it was just a little too colorful!


  11. Nancy CarrollJune 04, 2017

    Like Vikki B said, the black on the ceiling just makes it seem higher, or non-existent! Maybe it's because of the way it extends down the walls a ways, or the small size of the room, but I really expected it to seem lower and it's just the opposite. I like the switch to the white lace curtain, too. You could try adding a strip of black to the top, to mimic the ceiling. Might look cool!

  12. Yes, someone else suggested the strip of black on the curtain too. I wonder what it would look like if I created it with little ties so that I could tie the black to the lace... hmmm...


  13. Wow Tania! You bathroom turned out fantastic. I love it when ceilings are painted colours and the black is bold and fabulous. I loved that floor when you did that project and I still love it. Amazing job all around. Love all the great details.That pink hand is awesome!!

  14. Thanks Tuula! I'm really happy with how it turned out!


  15. You are truly SUPER women, full of energy and ideas!!! LUV

  16. Lol, you are sweet Christine, thank you!


  17. Stephanie AbbottJune 13, 2017

    That is just a super cute bathroom. I love that tile too! Can't believe it's vinyl. I'm featuring this tonight. :) Scheduled to our Pinterest boards too. Thanks for sharing at To Grandma's House We Go.

  18. Thank you so much Stephanie!!


  19. Sharon Culpepper BrittJune 14, 2017

    Wonderful makeover. I love all the details that you put into your half bath. The ceiling the floor just everything is incredible. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

  20. Thank you so much Sharon!


  21. Hi! Wondering how the floor decals held up. Can you give an update? They look gorgeous :)

    1. Hi there! I put them down in 2017 and moved out in 2022. It is now a rental and at the last 6 month inspection they still looked great!


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