Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Two bathroom renos in four days: Complete! And art-hanging success. #stanley90sreno week 29

Happy day! Our spirits and energy were up this past weekend, out from under the dark, grumpy pneumonia cloud and ready to get stuff done. We finished the bathrooms!!!!!

I mean, basically finished. I was a little late ordering towel bars for the guest bath, and we really need to add some art, rugs, soap dishes, etc. since both rooms are so plain!! But the construction is DONE. Wahoo!!

Due to the pneumonia and a broken light fixture, we didn't quite do both bathrooms in the two weekends we planned. But, it was still only about 4 full days of work for 2-4 people. We had my parents' help on several occasions, and my brother-in-law helped in the beginning. It went down about like this:

Days 0.5-2: Demo, tile, toilets
Day 3: Sink progress, mirrors
Day 4: This week. Lighting, vanity completion, hardware

Here's the powder room before and after.


I love that pedestal sink. I really wanted the widespread faucet kind and they are pricey, but I found it on Craigslist for only $60 and it's Koehler! It worked great with this faucet, which was the only affordable brushed brass widespread one I could find that I sort of liked.

I wish you could see that light fixture better. It was a steal at less than $50 and so similar to the trendy Schoolhouse Electric and Cedar & Moss ones (the first one I had for this room was Schoolhouse, but it was faulty and had a short in it). This room has no windows, obviously, so I will need to find some good lighting from the outside so I can shoot it with the light off!

This bathroom is lovely but very plain still. We are going to do some removable wallpaper from Walls Need Love, probably above a chair rail, and we've narrowed it down to these three. I wanted to get everything in the room before deciding for sure but I think I have a fave. What's yours??

The guest bathroom is also pretty plain but has some FAB natural light. This room could definitely use some cute soaps,

(The tile in both bathrooms was provided by Thomas Avenue Ceramics. I'll share more about it later but in the meantime, if you're thinking about tiling, they are a great online source with excellent customer service and free shipping!)

I shared here the final inspiration for our guest bath. I love the leather pulls but wanted to bring the cartoonishly wide handles of the Hemnes closer together, so thought about the wider handles, and Jason didn't like the leather ones anyway. Really proud of this IKEA hack! Also, that faucet!!!! Heart eyes. It is fancy name brand Delta but I got it as a return so it was less than $100. 

Unfortunately, after all this spending and work... I think I need to do some more shopping for bathroom accessories!!

Oh, another success of the week is this beautiful black and white photo from CC & Mike arrived. I love Carissa's photos and am so excited to get this one to share with you! It took us a whole month to decide which print to get and I'm still not sure where to hang it (so many ideas for places it would look good). But as I unwrapped it on the couch, I just though it looked so good with the green slipcover and am trying it out here for now!

I've linked most of the bathroom products below. We definitely found some steals, including the faucets and lights!!

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