DIY :: Half Bathroom Reveal

Welp, it's finally finished. Or as finished as it's gonna get, I suppose. Small DIY projects always seem to turn into bigger, longer projects. This one wasn't that involved, but with small kids and work, I didn't have a ton of time to work on it at one time. It was spread out over a few months, painting in shifts, waiting to purchase the right items, etc.

I really like how it turned out. And it ended up being sorta similar to my original idea/plan for this space. It always amazes me how much a little paint can make such a huge difference in a space. Suddenly, it doesn't look like a room straight outta 1988. White trim, doors and cabinetry might be my love language. I want to paint ALL THE THINGS bright white.  So fresh and so clean.

Well, clean for now. Until my kids smear spaghetti on the door or something like that.

Any who, we got the room done for a little under $380 which was more than I wanted to spend on this tiny bathroom, but it's all good. I have leftover paint which will be used in the girls' bathroom upstairs and had some major savings on the new countertop and the light fixture so it balances out a little bit with what we spent.

Now, the fun part. An excessive number of pictures! ;)

Goodbye, 1988. Hello, gorgeous. The bathroom is pretty dark since there aren't any windows so it was hard to get decent pictures. The space is small too so at times I was kneeling on a pile of dirty clothes in the laundry room that connects to the bathroom. The bathroom is also just off the kitchen so we get a lot of use, especially now with a potty-training toddler. I'm dreaming of the day we can refinish the kitchen cabinets to match the white trim in this bathroom and the dining room.

View from the kitchen. I got a little carried away with the trim paint above the door. Oops. I also used a different kind of trim paint in an effort to save money, which ended up being a mistake. I used the Walmart brand which was really thin and it ended up taking just as many coats. I'll stick to my beloved Behr from now on.

We also tried spray painting the doors instead of rolling them as a way to save time. The spray paint covered really well but left the doors feeling rough. And even though we used semi-gloss spray paint, they didn't look nearly as glossy as the trim. I ended up rolling them with the regular trim paint to gloss them up a bit, so it ended up being the worst shortcut ever.


Here's a list of sources and things we did to make over the space. It probably be faster to list the things we did not do or replace but that's no fun... ;)

Replaced counter top, a steal at $37 from the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
Replaced outlet/outlet cover and light switches/plate covers :: Home Depot
Changed out door hinges and door knobs :: Home Depot
Replaced Cabinet Pulls & Hinges :: Home Depot
Primed and Painted Trim White (Semi-Glosss) :: Walmart
Primed and Painted Doors (Spray paint) :: Home Depot
Painted Walls (Subtle Touch by Behr) :: Home Depot
New Towel Ring & TP Holder (Similar) :: Walmart
Mirror :: Home Goods
Rug :: Tuesday Morning
New Light Fixture :: Home Depot
Tin Letter "O" :: At Home
Hand Towels :: Kohls & Target
Wooden Shelf :: Target
Plate Shelf :: Sentimental Journey Antique Mall
Stool :: Ikea
Wooden Crate :: Target (dollar bin)
Wicker Baskets :: Hobby Lobby
Glass Jars :: Target (dollar bin)
Chalkboard :: Target (dollar bin)
Feather Painting :: Custom by Yours Truly ;)
Antler :: Garage De Oakley
Halloween Crafts :: Gracyn Oakley


  1. Loving all your little add ons you've included since seeing the project in person. Well done onto the next DYI project!

  2. Your bathroom looks wonderful! You did a great job!

  3. Your bathroom looks just gorgeous. You did a fantastic job. So pretty.