Our outdated 1970’s home needs a complete facelift. Today I’m really excited to share our small bathroom tour. This has been a slow process but I’m happy to announce that we are done.
A few weeks ago I shared my over the toilet cabinet for this room. This helped create much need storage for our very small bathroom. We also just replaced all of the floors in our home so updating this bathroom was much needed.
As you can see from the photos below, our small bathroom was dark and not really functional. We had a weird curtain hanging (came with the house), a single under the sink cabinet, and a thing (I don’t even know what to call it) under the mirror.
Small bathroom before
As you can see the bathroom was in need of an update. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of the flooring before I started removing it. You can just imagine the lovely linoleum flooring we had.
We went with reclaimed wood. I’m really loving this look. It’s very rustic and not too dark so I can enjoy a light and airy look even in the winter.
I replace the rusty brown vent for a white one and replaced the trim with white 3″ trim.
Once the floor was replaced the toilet went in (as you saw above).
Then it was time to install the pedestal sink. I ran into height issues so I designed a stand for it. There were pipes sticking up from the floor so the sink is sitting a few inches higher than it should.
Once the sink was installed I called it a day. I was completely exhausted.
Small bathroom remodel day 2
Day 2 was kind of a fun day.
This was the day I was able to install the trim, wainscot, paint the walls, install the shelves, window treatment, and mirror.
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Let’s get to the process.
Installing wainscot in the small bathroom
I replaced the trim with 3″ decorative trim. It was already painted white but I added another coat with the wainscot.
I originally wanted to install tile but then I realized I would need to buy a tile saw and really didn’t want to do that so I went with wainscoting. Which looking back, I’m really happy with this choice.
This was so simple to install. I just added liquid nails to the back and pressed it on the wall. Check out the bathroom tour images below.
Once the wainscoting was installed it was time to fill in all of the holes and imperfections with wood filler. I wanted to get this complete asap so I could paint the same day.
Update the window.
A few years ago we replaced all of the windows in the house but we hadn’t gotten around to replacing the trim or window treatment.
I’ve decided that I want wood blinds throughout the house so I installed new wood blinds and window trim.
Simple mirror update
The mirror was just a plain mirror without any trim. It was also an odd ball size so I decided to replace it. Since I couldn’t find what I was looking for I decided to spray paint the mirror the color I wanted.
I made sure that the entire mirror was protected so I used a paper grocery bag and some paint tape to save the mirror.
I grabbed some cardboard and went out to the back deck and transformed the mirror.
I allowed the mirror to dry for a few hours while I hung the over the toilet wall cabinet and the sink shelf that I build from scrap lumber a few days prior (I’ll post a tutorial on that soon too).
Installing a new light really helped brighten up the entire room. I couldn’t be happier!
Once everything was installed I just needed to paint everything. I went with pure white throughout the whole room. Below are photos to finish off the bathroom tour. I hope you enjoy!
Small bathroom tour
I couldn’t be happier with how our small bathroom remodel turned out. By doing everything myself I was able to save a lot of money. This bathroom remodel came in under $500 with purchasing a new pedestal sink, flooring, window treatment, and all of the lumber.