Before & After: Three Days, $800 and One New Half Bath

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Half baths can be so easy to forget — home to b-team hand towels and re-gifted decorative soaps, relegated to occasional guest usage and always in the shadow of the bathrooms with things like tubs and showers. Christina decided it was time to give her half bath a little time in the spotlight, and buckled down to give it an eye-catching upgrade.

From Christina: The bathroom before was dark and dreary. It looked like any other bathroom and felt like a dark hole in the hallway. It felt like the perfect place to add some personality. A small half bath can make a huge statement.

It took three days to change the plumbing to the wall and to tile the back wall with stacked stone ledgestone. The electrical was moved to the ceiling for the pendants and a nightstand had a hole drilled into it for the vessel sink to create an unexpected bathroom vanity. It cost around $800 for the whole bathroom to be redone as a do it yourself project.

I love the stone wall and the pendant lights. It makes a statement as you walk in and makes the home feel much more expensive.

Christina’s words of wisdom: Adding a wall faucet makes the bathroom feel luxurious. The stones are timeless and never go out of style, so I highly recommend it!

Thank you, Christina! You can see more on Christina’s blog, Mommy’s Tool Belt.

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