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Well, if you’ve followed me for some time on Instagram then you’ll know my husband and I took on the challenge of adding a half bathroom to our 3 bedroom/2 bath house. After tons of instances where we wished we had another bathroom we decided to take the plunge and add on a half bathroom within our massive storage room. The storage room is located within our sunroom so we thought it would be a great spot for a powder room. It’s right off the garage and back door making it perfect for quick bathroom trips with the kids or using the restroom when the kids are sleeping.

 If you know me you know that I have a love for interior design so I was chomping at the bit to get started on this! And I simply adore how it all turned out! Check all of it out below.

 Originally I was planning to purchase a pre-made vanity, but after searching and searching we decided to try Facebook marketplace instead, and I’m so glad we did because we found this beautiful cabinet. It needed a lot of love, but I felt like I could see the beauty in it. After lots of work, we restored this lovely piece and decided to have a custom countertop made. I also updated the hardware and purchased these gorgeous brass knobs from Rejuventation.

For the floor, I knew from the get-go that I wanted to do brick pavers. I had seen one of my favorite interior designers use it in her daughter’s bathroom and I LOVED it. We went with a brick paver from Home Depot. They are actually called brick singles and we chose the color ‘Dixie Clay’. I used a sanded grout in ‘Bone’ to “wash” the floors which lightened it up a good bit.

I also knew I wanted to use two sconces for lighting, and it’s one of my favorite parts of the bathroom! I purchased them from Overstock. They are out of stock of the ones I purchased but here is one that is fairly similar. And originally I was planning to repurpose an old mirror we already had but it just didn’t work in the space so I found this beauty from Target.

The wall mounted faucet! I remember asking you guys if I should go with a wall mounted faucet or a standard style faucet. Majority of you answered “wall mounted faucet”, but I knew in my gut that that’s what I was going to do regardless, haha. And I’m oh so glad we did. It seemed to elevate the design entirely. We chose this beautiful brass faucet, also from Overstock. Unfortunately the brushed brass version is also out of stock now, but they have the ‘antique brass’ version here.

And that countertop! That was a lengthy process let me tell you, but the end result was worth having a custom counter made. The vanity cabinet we used had a natural curve to it so we decided to play on those curves by adding notched corners to the backsplash. We went with ‘Ancient Roman’ quartz. Originally I planned to do some sort of taupe or grayish green on the walls but after seeing the white bead board against the quartz I knew I had to paint the room white. The white just seemed to bring out the beauty of the stone so I went with it – even though majority of my house is white, ha.

This powder room turned out even better than I expected, and I thank you guys for your help along the way. After doing 90% of the work ourselves I think it’s safe to say we won’t be doing anymore big projects right now. But it was 100% worth it! Keep scrolling to see what this space looked like before as well as some progress shots. Thanks for visiting!


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Hello, I'm Ashley Upchurch

A wedding and portrait photographer with an artful approach and a lot of kids, based in Central MS.