Wainscot for the half bath!

Thanks to Matt’s lovely family we had enough money in gift certificates to enter THE FINAL PHASE (please, read that epically) of the half bath redo! Woot woo!

When I last left you, our bathroom was looking like this:



The room used to have painted contact paper on the lower half and when Matt tried to remove it the wall came off as well. No bueno. We decided to leave it as is and cover it with wainscot, so two days ago I purchased two of these bad boys:

The whole kit & kaboodle all in one!


For some reason wainscot was crazy hard to find in person, so we ordered it online (free shipping at least) and it’ll be here in a few days. I contacted our handy dandy friend (who helped with our kitchen sink and built in shelving) and he’s agreed to come on board once again.

Here’s my best guess at what’s still to do:

  •  remove current baseboard
  • install wainscot
  • possibly paint wainscot (I think it may just be primed)
  • paint vanity and mirror
  • decorate

Hope fully it’ll be done in a few weeks!


And one last thing, would you pretty please vote for me to win an Epic Room Makeover? All you have to do is scroll down to the entries here and click the little star under entry #36- no log ins, no connecting to Facebook, just a teensy tiny little click! ❤




Half Bath Update

When I last mentioned this room, it looked like this, so really anything is an improvement. This started off as Matt’s project but I’ll be stepping in over the next two weeks (I have some vacation time coming up) to help out and speed things along.

So far the trim has been taken down, the ceiling has gotten two coats of bright white paint, the painted wallpaper has been almost taken down (more on that in a second), and the top coat has been laid out.

Still to do:

  • Add trim paint to the built in
  • Sand down and paint the vanity white
  • Sand down and paint the mirror white
  • Install bead board or wainscoting

But enough words, here’s the visual…

Anything is an improvement over sunshine yellow and navy, right? Right?

We always, always, always use Behr paint because of our very scientific and in depth research: Dad said so. We went with a blue that’s a few shades lighter then the office  and a few shades lighter then what we have in mind for the adjoining room- it’s called Waterscape. This means all of “Matt’s territory” will be steely, manly blue and the rest of the house will be a smorgeous board of crazy Stephanie picks. Fair enough.

Try and ignore the lower wall. I promise it will all work out.

When Matt was attempting to remove the wallpaper that was on the lower half of the wall he ran into a bit of a pickle: apparently the wall was coming off with the paper. He decided to hold up, and we’re going to leave the paper on there and cover it up with bead board or wainscoting. A friend of ours, the same one who helped put in the kitchen sink, will assist with the install. We’ve estimated it’ll cost a little under $100 for all the supplies, so we may  not get to this until early September.


I think once the lower section of the walls are white, along with the vanity and mirror, it’ll look really nice in here. Maybe a little beachy? I’m not sure that’s what I’m going for but it may end up being the case anyway.

Have you done any bathroom updates lately? Ever install bead board or wainscoting? Let a girl know!