The Half Bath: Before

Current half-bath situation, with Josie photobomb

Current half-bath situation, with Josie photobomb

So it's November 28, is it too early to start talking about New Year's Resolutions?  The holidays will be for relaxing and enjoying time with my family and friends, but come January, I know I'll be itching to tackle a new house project.  Something smallish and manageable, because #baby #work #sanity and I'm all about setting achievable goals for myself in 2017.

The former inhabitants of our house kindly converted a pantry and coat closet on the first floor into a half-bath. For that, I'm extremely grateful.  Otherwise, guests would have to traipse upstairs (and see our totally spotless, always organized second floor LOL), and for a family of three like us trying to get ourselves ready and out the door, the second bathroom has been key. 

Blech.

Blech.

We haven't done anything to the half-bath yet (clearly), because 1) most everything works and is in decent condition, and 2) we don't use it as our main bathroom.  That being said, I cringe a little every time a guest uses it.  It's pretty dated, with a pink and blue linoleum floor, and a toilet seat with--I kid you not--some kind of raised floral detailing.  The faucet is one of those $10 Home Depot deals popular with cheap landlords the world over. You know the ones--where the knobs and spout are so close together anyone larger than a 5 year old will get her fingers stuck trying to turn it on and off.  Oh, and the hardware is a mish-mash of finishes ranging from chrome to oil-rubbed bronze to brushed nickel and the laminate top is sorta trying to look like granite but obviously isn't trying very hard. 

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Meh.

Meh.

And the shower is just one of those pre-fab fiberglass stalls with a shower curtain.  It's in decent condition.  And that concludes the tour of the room in our house we forget about until someone asks to use it.  

Pretty lame, right? It definitely needs some updating! My goal for the new year is to give this half-bath a new lease on life and make it a space I can be proud of.  What are your home goals for the new year? Oh, you haven't thought of any yet? Don't worry, you've still got 34 days! 

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