We moved into our house October of 2012
It was a foreclosure that had sat for a year unoccupied.
The story of how we found it was quite miraculous.
We had moved from the Kalamazoo area in Michigan to Wausau, Wisconsin about 2 1/2 years ago into a tiny rental house. We didn’t want to rush into a new house, partly because we had some pretty specific needs in our next house, and partly because we wanted to get a good deal.
We must have looked at 100 houses over the two year span…but that’s another story for another day. But today, I’m sharing our little half-bath redesign. It is simple – just a bit of painting made all the difference.
I’ve had a lot of requests to show before and after pictures.
Here is a “before” picture of our half bath. The whole house had been a DIY project in years past. The former owners did their own sponge painting, and the result wasn’t quite my taste, though I have done some of my own sponge painting in the past.
For a quaint look, a cute little cabinet that DH crafted years ago was added to the corner – with a few interesting reads just within reach.
Little Details Matter
I hung a picture from (aff link) Hobby Lobby that I bought when it was 50% off for $12.50 that lists the names of God, and a little wall clock from (aff link) Kohls that I bought with my $10 off a $10 purchase coupon. I found a really nice mirror for above the sink at an estate sale for $5.00. Alongside the cabinet is a candle stand that I bought years ago for just $3.00 from (aff link) Hobby Lobby during their home decor clearance just after Christmas. The candle was a clearance purchase as well. The silk plant on top of the cabinet was a $3.00 purchase from a garage sale many years ago.
The expression, “The devil is in the details,” proves to be applicable in making a room stand out, especially if the details are unusual or you have used something that is repurposed.
In my office I used a shower rack and door knob on the wall for decoration and storage. That story will come later after I get one of my shelves painted and hung.
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