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A Tiny Half Bath

Happy weekend to you!  Hope you are having a good one.  Are you working on projects, shopping for Fathers’ Day gifts,  catching up on life in general, or just taking it easy?  I have to do the first 3 on that list before getting to number 4, but number 4 is on my to-do list.

Earlier in the week, I showed you some eye-candy bathrooms.  My husband has been doing some trim work for me to kind of finish out all of the bathrooms around here…not really big things – just some things that make it a little more complete.  The master bath is not “viewable” at the moment, but I can show you the teeny tiny half bath.  It is such a small space that it is very difficult to get in to take photos, but here are a few.

Walk in the hallway…

Here is a little better view in the door.

When you get inside this closet sized room, if you look to your right you will see the sink with mirror.

I didn’t take any photos before my husband added this last little bit of trim so let me show you a wall from the children’s bathroom.  The walls were all like this – one plain horizontal board atop the beadboard.

He made and added another piece of trim to the top of it, and I got the fun job of painting it…should have done it before he nailed it down – would have been much easier and faster.   You can see it in the next photo (hopefully.)

All of the photographs in there are of a gorgeous very old oak tree with a tire swing at the edge of a nearby field. My son and a friend of his took them for me.  I know you can’t really see how detailed these are, but they are beautiful in person. (I took these photographs of the bathroom late at night and the editing isn’t helping a lot today – sorry.)

Okay, back to the room…the best feature of this room is the area beside the toilet.  It is the space where we have our air return, so it jutted out into this room.  My husband built a bookcase above it, and since this room is a good room for…um… reading, the bookcase comes in handy. 🙂 (This is super hard to get a good shot of.)

The top two shelves…

and the bottom shelf

and this shows how my husband handled framing out the air return.

That’s about all I can show you of that little room – especially when the camera has a “low battery” signal going.  I’m headed out to work in the yard before it gets soooo very hot here.

Hope you have a fantastic Fathers’ Day weekend!

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Anna - August 14, 2014 - 12:53 am

Where did you purchase this pedestal sink? Thanks!
Anna I think we purchased it at Lowes way back in 1996. I just checked to see if I could find a name on it anywhere, but there is not one visible to know the brand. Sorry.

phyllis - June 19, 2012 - 8:08 am

Well that is awesome! I have not seen a bathroom with books on a shelf and it is both funny and smart!
I love putting little lamps everywhere in the house…they keep it cozy and you don’t feel pressured to turn them off and save money as much.
Love the tire swing photo idea!!
Yeah it is funny to have that in there Phyllis, but heck, it does make sense! My family pressures me all the time about turning off the lamps…I hate coming into dark rooms. Thanks for dropping in and leaving your compliment on the room.

Michelle - June 19, 2012 - 12:55 am

P.S. Built-in bookshelves in the powder room…can it get any better than that?!!
Michelle, you are the third person this week that I have heard from who is updating their bathroom! Something strange is going on here! Glad you liked the itty bitty room, and I hope your project goes well. I laughed at your comment above. 🙂

Michelle - June 19, 2012 - 12:53 am

Kelly, I love your powder room! I really like how’ve you hung a picture beneath the glass shelf…not expected there. We are getting ready to update our powder room and the existing wainscot is not quite tall enough. I like the trim you added to the top of yours…something like that would raise the height of ours. Have a great week!
xo, Michelle

Judy - June 18, 2012 - 9:27 am

Just wanted to stop by this morning and tell you again how happy I am that we’ve “met” and that I’ve discovered your wonderful blog. My daughter calls me every morning on her way to work and I told her your blog is a must read….she’s going to check it out at lunch!

I love all of Mary Kay Andrew’s books…in fact I think I’m going to download that new one to my Kindle today.

I just finished reading “Same Kind of Different As Me” as recommended by my daughter. Although it’s a little bit different from my usual reading choices, it has changed me in so many ways. A very wonderful book with some good lessons to learn. Let me know if you get a chance to read it (I bought it from Amazon to my Kindle for a little more than $4.00).

So glad we’ve met too Judy! And thank you for spreading the word about my blog to your daughter. As a new blogger I need all the help I can get in reaching readers! If I get a chance I will try to read your recommended book this summer. Still want to get to Spring Fever.
Thanks for stopping by again, and thank you for leaving a comment!

susan@avintagefarmwife - June 17, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Are you a fan of Maeve Binchy? I LOVE her books!
Susan, that’s great that you could use the pictures for ideas! Having a bathroom gutted is not a fun thing to do, but having it redone the way you like is good. As far as reading goes, I have not read the Maeve Binchy books. Those were given to me by my sister. She thinks I will love them too, but they are going to have to wait. The next thing I plan to read is Mary Kay Andrew’s newest book – Spring Fever. I definitely like things that are lighter to read…give me a humorous love story and I am a happy girl!

susan@avintagefarmwife - June 17, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Kelly-I love your bathroom, and your pictures couldn’t have come at a better time for me. We have one bath gutted and another soon to be. I have a few more days before I HAVE to nail down my decisions. We are going to have a storage shelf and I like the way yours looks.

Our youngest son just finished reading War and Peace and is after me to read it too. I don’t know if I have it in me. I love to read, but I am more a fan of lighter, escape fiction. You?

aimee {sixteen fourteen} - June 17, 2012 - 10:53 am

Ummm, Tolstoy. 😉 I also wanted to say I love that you included that cute little lamp!
Okay Aimee, gotta comment on Tolstoy first, but you weren’t impressed with my Kate Jacob’s Comfort Food book? ha ha. My middle child just graduated with a degree in philosophy and is a VERY avid reader. He is rarely without a book. He studied Russian and Russian lit in college (as electives), so that one is his. We are all readers here…wait til you see the bookcases in the great room! Thanks for the compliments on the little bitty bathroom. The light addict here has to have a lamp in every room…even if the room is only the size of a small car!


aimee {sixteen fourteen} - June 17, 2012 - 10:52 am

Wow! I have to say it again: I love the mats and frames you use for your black and whites. I also think the paint color is awesome, and those built-ins?! So practical, and also hilarious (Tostoy? Really?) 🙂 Your husband has some crazy skillz.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room - June 17, 2012 - 10:43 am

That it an adorable room! Those built ins? Love!!!

I’m off to church and then to Father’s day brunch! Have a great day!
Aw I am so glad you liked it Melissa! The built ins are handy and a smart way to disguise that old air return box. Hope your Father’s Day brunch was yummy. We had Father’s Day ice-cream with my dad yesterday since he decided he wanted to go to the beach today! Lucky devil..:)

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