Project Process: Our Own Half Bath

July 8th, 2013

I think I shared forever ago that we were installing barn board in our own half bath as I always think half baths are an opportunity to take risks or go for the fun factor. Our plans started with the idea of pulling out the pedestal sink that was awkward and putting in a chunky ‘floating’ slab that goes wall to wall across the space – then installing the barnboard behind that.

The stone we’re still looking for the right remnant so for now my carpenter extraordinaire ¬†husband put in a temporary plywood counter that I painted up a bit that will hold us over until that piece falls into place. I also roped him into painting my new mirror bright yellow to match my soap dispenser. I couldn’t figure out what accent color I wanted (and clearly we couldn’t live with just a white mirror). I have too much turquoise in my life to begin with, I think if I did the mirror that color my friends might start twitching! I saw a great Meyers hand soap in a perfect yellow. Sold! I took that to the hardware store in search of a yellow spray paint to match and viola! Done! Actually it was probably more painful than that. Kirby taped out the mirror and made a semi circular cardboard template for spraying. Worked out nicely though. Stay tuned for more progress. We’re getting there. The shade fabric is on backorder until late August, and I bet our counter won’t be figured out till then. But we’re getting closer.

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