Aaaaaaannnnnnnd It’s Done!

Well mostly done, anyway. It’s pretty much complete. The powder room is just a few touch ups away from being finished!

I promised before and after pictures, but I can’t find the before photos. Just suffice it to say it was a boring, construction-grade bathroom. Linoleum on the floor, a beige toilet and a standard cabinet with standard sink and faucet. Got that image in your head?? Now follow me to the bathroom. (That sounded much less awkward in my head.)

First we see the beautiful sink and faucet. I am in love.

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Beautiful, no? I’m filled with delight every time I see them. I’ve never thought myself to be very materialistic, but I’m starting to reconsider.

Now check out these killer switch plates I bought in Cape May! They were instrumental in my choice of cabinet color (which we will get to in a moment).

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Aren’t they nifty??

And now for the Piece de Resistance. The cabinet, which my super talented man made with his own two hands and all those spiffy tools in the garage.

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That dude has some seriously mad skillz! The delight I spoke of when I mentioned the sink and faucet? It’s totally surpassed by my complete joy and amazement every time I look at the cabinet and counter top. We actually had looked at vanities and I knew I wanted a vessel sink, but everything we looked at was either outrageously expensive or just icky. While looking at a particularly flimsy (yet reasonably priced) vanity at Lowes or Home Depot Todd said, “I can make you a vanity if this is all it is,” and BAM! Another new idea was born.

And a few of the finishing touches – the light fixture, the mirror and the flooring.

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The light fixture was one of the first things I bought, along with the sink and faucet. The photo doesn’t really do it justice. Just believe me when I say it’s really cool. And the mirror used to hang in my dining room. My Mother-In-Law bought a pair of these mirrors at an estate sale years ago and then gave me one of them. I had originally thought to paint it the same color as the vanity, but I’ve since changed my mind. I actually like the look of the dark cherry wood atop the bright green vanity.

The flooring is 12×24 inch tile with gray grout. Tile is one of my nemeses because I can never find just the right one. But when I saw these I just knew. Kind of like when I met Todd. I just knew.

The beadboard was one of those, “Oh no! We pulled the old vanity out and there are holes in the wall and we need to cover them up,” decisions. I think it was a good one.

And that, dear ladies and gentleman, is a tour of my new powder room. I can now get on with my life.



  1. Tiffany on May 28, 2014 at 9:13 am

    I love your powder room! Great job on the cabinet Todd! It all came together really well. 🙂

    • Jenster on May 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Thanks! I’m quite happy with it. 🙂

  2. Jewels on May 28, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Lurve! It’s almost a shame to actually use the room for what it is intended. But… You’ll be doing so in style. Well done my friend.

    • Jenster on May 28, 2014 at 9:53 am

      When we have company I’m going to have us all congregate in my now favorite room of the house.

  3. Michele McMillan on May 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Beautiful!! Now, two questions, how do you get hot/cold water from that really neat faucet? and,
    when are you coming to redo my house?? 😉 Really, really nice powder room!

    • Jenster on May 29, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      1 – the top of the faucet turns from left to right to turn on hot/cold water. You should come visit and try it for yourself! 🙂
      2 – I only do 5×5 rooms every couple of years or so, so I’m not sure how much help I would be at your house. lol

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