Basement Bathrooms

The Basement Half-Bathroom

Six months after beginning our basement remodel, the half-bath has finally been finished. What was once an indoor-outhouse (by the looks of it, anyway) is now the cutest bathroom in our home! It’s hard to get a good photo of the room because it’s so small (4’x5.5′, and just over 6′ to the ceiling), but here’s an attempt.

The toilet, sink, and faucet were provided by Vintage Tub & Bath, and the sconces were courtesy of Schoolhouse Electric.

I found the mirror on eBay, spray painted it black, and had new glass cut for it (since it arrived shattered). For the opposite wall, I found a little shelf and painted it green to hold a couple of lacquered bowls and zigzag tumbler. The first aid box is empty, but I figure I can keep some bandages and little things we might need nearby to tend to rambunctious kiddos in the soon-to-be playroom. And say, you look lovely today.

I’m loving these man and woman vases just to the right of the doorway So funny!

It was a long process, but I was able to choose every fixture and finish since we were building the bathroom from scratch. I’m pleased with the final result… and glad to be done!

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    March 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    I love the paint. What color is the paint and maker? Thank you. And if I could get my home sponsored and love it, who cares!!! Good for you for making it happen :)

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      Making it Lovely
      March 27, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Thanks. The color is “Olive Tree” from Benjamin Moore. There is a page with all of the sources right here.

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        March 28, 2012 at 10:26 am

        Thank you for taking time to respond. I looked all over the blog and could not see the color. I appreciate you taking time to respond, especially since you already gave the information!

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