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Half Bath Remodel Reveal!

You've got to check out the before and after photos of this DIY half bath remodel! The space has been completely transformed in just six weeks!

half bath remodel finished

The demolition, tiling, painting and installing is done, and my DIY half bath remodel is finally complete! This project was much easier than my previous bathroom remodel, but the transformation is just as impressive. The space went from dark and dated to bright and modern, for around $500!

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Half Bath Remodel Progress

First, here's a rundown of the past six weeks. In case you missed my previous posts, this is the bathroom I started with. Yuck!

small half bathroom with blue wallpapered walls

I had big plans for this small bathroom, and I managed to complete everything in less than six weeks!

Demolition went smoothly, since there wasn't much to demolish! I removed the wallpaper, and the tile popped off the walls like they wanted to come down!

bathroom floor with toilet removed and trash can over the hole

The ceilings are really low in here, so I installed vertical subway tile to make it appear taller. I think it worked, because it instantly felt bigger in here!

vertical subway tile with outlet

The biggest change came when I painted the tile floor with a bold stencil that really pops! It was a lot of work, but it was totally worth it in the end.

painted tile floor with bold stencil pattern

This week, I've been installing all the fixtures and touching things up for the final reveal. Let's see how it turned out!

Half Bath Remodel Reveal

First, I finally brought in the vanity and sink that were the inspiration for the color on the floor. I was so relieved when it fit in the tiny space with room to spare!

Now instead of a water-damaged cabinet wedged into the corner with a ridiculous triangle sink . . .

triangle shaped bathroom sink

we have a modern sink and vanity that gives us plenty of room to wash our hands without feeling cramped!

new sink and faucet in DIY half bath remodel

The old medicine cabinet had a nice mirror with stained glass, but it wasn't our style. And those lights aren't anyone's style!

stained glass medicine cabinet mirror

It took some searching to find a mirror that would fit on the existing medicine cabinet, but I found one in the perfect gray color to match the grout and metal fixtures!

new light fixture, mirror and vanity in DIY half bath remodel

The juvenile curtain is gone, and the trim got a new coat of paint. I plan to add frosted contact paper similar to the kind I used on my contact paper kitchen counters for added privacy while still allowing the sun to shine through.

Pfister kindly provided me with the Brea toilet roll holder . . .

new toilet roll holder in half bath remodel

and towel rack for my bathroom remodel. Wood wall art above the towel rack mimics the pattern on the floor and brings some color to the otherwise bare side of the room. 

DIY wood wall art over towel rack in bathroom

But my favorite update of all is the floor! I still can't believe that all it took was floor paint and a stencil to turn this. . .

tan and white tiles with feet in striped socks

into this!

half bath remodel with painted and stenciled tile floor

Even though the vanity and sink feels bigger than the old one, it's significantly smaller. Now there's more room between the sink and the toilet, so they don't feel like they're right on top of each other!

toilet and vanity with bold patterned tile floor

It's amazing how different the room looks now! It doesn't even feel like the same space!

DIY half bath remodel before and after

Source List

Here's the list of everything I used for this half bath remodel and where you can find it, in case something caught your eye!


Tile and Paint

After two bathroom remodels in less than a year, I think I'm done for a while! There's still one bathroom left to go, and it's looking a little sad compared to the newly renovated ones!


Friday 30th of November 2018

You did ALL OF THIS FOR $500??? That's mind blowing - seriously. I absolutely love the floor stenciling you did - that had to be a lot of work and it looks really good. I am really impressed with the whole thing!


Sunday 2nd of December 2018

Thank you! Stenciling the floor definitely kept me under budget!


Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Wow! I love this remodel - and smart thinking with the vertical subway tile! Thank you for sharing the source links!!!


Saturday 10th of November 2018

Wow! What an amazing job, you are so talented, your bathroom looks fantastic!


Thursday 8th of November 2018

I love the simplicity of the design and the mid-century vibe!! SO good!!


Thursday 8th of November 2018

This is a beautiful renovation. Love how fresh and clean that tile feels. YAY for you!

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