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    to “A Step Inside”… our personal family blog, documenting the craziness of our every day life.. Sit back, enjoy, laugh, and share in the road we travel..

    I'm Bridget.. A SAHM (stay at home mom), mother of 3, and a follower of Christ. I'm also a photographer, and passionate about life.. I hope to share that w/ you too! Life isn't always perfect, but it's perfectly created in His plan. I'm beyond thankful for God's grace and His many blessings!

Half Bath | Bathroom Before & After

I’ve known that I wanted to do a bit of something in our 1/2 bath.. It’s on the first floor, right off the foyer/entry way area.  It was just fine the way it was, but definitely needed new baseboards.  I’m not sure if there had been water on the floor before we bought this home, but the baseboards weren’t in the greatest shape.  Have I ever replaced baseboard before?  Nope!  It was worth figuring out though!  🙂

Here are a couple before & after comparisons..I didn’t paint the walls, even though the pictures show it a little differently (most likely the time of day the images were taken).

After I tore out the old baseboards and started in on installing the news ones, it seemed like it would be the perfect time to try some board & batten as well.. I loved this post at Young House Love to guide me along the way.

No idea what originally inspired this emerald green tile on the cabinet shelf.. Eek!

Enough of that… On to the updated version.  I love how it turned out, and added just enough finishing touch to the project.

I was proud of myself for figuring out how to cope the corners for a tight, locked in fit on the inside corners.  You can do 45 degree angles, but I was up for the challenge of learning how to use a coping saw;

The final touch will be once the hardwood floors are refinished to a dark stain… I cannot WAIT for that to be completed!  We will be hiring a contractor to do that though… Erik says no renting commercial sanders in my future… lol

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Julie Sancken - July 8, 2013 - 8:14 AM

Girl, I am SO so impressed! LOVE it!

Kelly - August 6, 2014 - 10:11 AM

beautiful bathroom! We wanted to do something similar – would you be able to tell me the dimensions of your half bath? thanks!!

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