Would you like to see the story of the world’s smallest bathroom?
Here she is, in all her glory.
This is considered our master bathroom, in the sense that it is attached to our bedroom. However, when we moved in, there was nothing “masterful” about it. The size is actually not an issue for us…we have never had a big master bathroom and we have never not shared with each other (actually, this is the first time we’re not also sharing with the kids). The blue, however…let’s just say it was making me feel a little “blue.” Mostly when it was time to clean…I could ignore it most of the time, but when it was time to get on my hands and knees and scrub that blue toilet, blue sink, and blue floor…all the scrubbing in the world was not going to remove the 40 years of gunk that had built up. And so the demolition began.
I was determined not to spend a fortune on this. Luckily, wallpaper removal is free and (in this house) easy. I have removed lots of wallpaper in my day – and I know how painful a process it can be. In this house, however, it has come down very easily, and each time I’ve started a new room, I’ve ended up saying a silent thank you to the previous owners who really prepped the walls right so that it would come off easily.
We skimped on a standard-issue white sink and toilet and also saved money by painting the existing vanity rather than replacing it. New knobs came from Lowes.
Our only big splurge was the medicine cabinet – in a space this small, every inch counts and we felt a recessed medicine cabinet (it is recessed into the wall so it does not stick out into the room) would help things feel a little less crowded. This one is custom-made by a woodworker who sells on eBay. We spent around $200 on it but it was our only big expense and we feel like it really was worth it.
And the final reveal…
Ah, much better.