...because home doesn't happen overnight.

It’s Feature Friday! On Fridays, I’ll be featuring one room in my house in its current condition even if there are some things I’d like to change about it. If I do happen to improve something later, I can always revisit it when the time comes. Plus, I’d kinda feel dishonest if I only focused on “finished” rooms in my house. And if what they (the professionals) say is true, a room is never really finished anyways…you’re always tweaking it. Concentrating on just one room weekly should give me some time to tidy it up a bit, too.

Today I’m showing you the bathroom that our boys and guests use.  It sits between the laundry room and guest/play/craft room.  It doesn’t have a window (I wish it did!), so I had to brighten the photos quite a bit…hence the decreased picture quality.  Here you go…

We removed the vanity doors, primed, painted and added a fabric curtain & hardware to the boring builder oak vanity.  Check that project out here.  Several months later, I’m still pleased with the (cheap-o) results!

I hang my toddler’s potty seat from a 3M hook inside the vanity.

Above the toilet is an orchid print (have you noticed yet that I have a thing for orchids in my home?) and open shelf storage for toiletries.

I use small glasses to corral fingernail clippers, q-tips and cotton balls.  My boys use the empty glass for quick sips of water after brushing their teeth.

Across from the toilet are 2 towel racks and a cabinet for storing extra toilet paper rolls.

Beneath the towel racks sits a wooden step stool.  My littlest boy, Everett, uses it to wash his hands at the sink.  I use it to sit on while giving my boys a bath.  And Bear (Everett’s best stuffed friend) uses it to cheer for Everett on the potty.  (Sorry, no Bear in the picture…Everett was napping with him.  All I could find was Sheep.  You get the point.)

That’s my boys’ and guests’ bathroom, short and sweet.  I have plans to add more color and personality to it for cheap.  Keep watching!



Our bathroom seems like it is the same size and layout as yours, the only difference being that the door is next to the towels for us. This gives me lots of ideas on things I could do! You have a lovely little space there.


Beautiful details and love the calm colors. You did a great job! :)


I just discovered your blog. I love your house!
I really like the paint color in the bathroom and the picture. They give a so calming feeling.


I’d love to know where you found the little cabinet for storing extra toilet paper rolls that has the towel bar underneath. I’ve been looking for something like this for our tiny powder room.


Rob – We’ve had that storage cabinet for a long time. So long that I can’t remember where we bought it from…but most likely it was a big box store like Target or Wal-Mart. The thing I like about it most is that it’s a cabinet + EXTRA towel rack!


The link to this page from the “See My House” section is broken. It has an extra ‘ht’ at the beginning and an extra ‘tp:’ at the end.

What color paint is that?



Joe – Thanks for letting me know! I’ll fix it. The paint color is Valspar {Lowe’s} Bonsai.


Found you via Google search for kid/guest bath ideas. My bath confit is a bit different, but I do have a 2yo; can you tell me where you found your stepstool? Thx!


Vivian – Step stool came from IKEA. I have a twin of it in my laundry room and love them both!


Love IKEA! Thx!


I just found your blog via pintarest & love it! Can you tell me where you got the cubby shelf above the toilet? I’d love to find something similar for our space and have come up empty handed time & time again. I fear I might have to ask DH to make one – shudder!!! ☺ ☺


Shannon – The shelf was purchased YEARS ago…I think from Target?


Hi there! I am in love with the paint color you chose for the vanity. Will you share the brand/color name?


I believe it was Promenade from Valspar…or Glidden?