Bathroom Reveal

We now have one more room we can check off the list of finished spaces in our home!  Our new bathroom is specifically designed for the men in my family, so I decorated it with a barber shop theme.  I didn’t purchase any of the decor for the room.  I used things I already had and created a few projects as well.

(BEFORE – taken before we moved in)

My husband converted the one open room into 2 separate rooms last fall, and we completed the remodel of the laundry room a few months ago.  The laundry room is the larger of the 2 spaces, so this restroom is fairly small, but the guys don’t spend much time in there anyway.  He tore out all of the old flooring, stained ceiling tiles and wallboard.  He installed the same corrugated metal on the ceiling as we used in the laundry room, did all the plumbing where the sink, toilet and shower would be moved, put new wallboard on the walls, and installed recessed lights.

He also installed a new shower basin, shower head and faucet, and used white subway tiles on the walls.  He built a partial wall for the shower so the toilet could go on the other side.

I found this old sink at an antique store last fall and it fit perfectly on the antique desk we used for the vanity.

Some salvaged antique baseboard was used as the back splash for the vanity.
An old round mirror and a price list I made that was inspired by an antique barber price list I saw in Country Living magazine were free decor for the room.  I also already had the corner shelf, and just painted it black and distressed it.  The mirror above the sink came off an antique dresser.
The barber sign and shelf displaying old barber scissors were made from salvaged wood.
See how we turned an old laundry room into a unique vintage style bathroom! -
You might recall this antique receipt file I brought home last month.
Repurposed antique receipts register turned into a towel storage rack -
I sold all the clipboards that were inside it, and used the outer case as a towel shelf.  I gave it a few coats of satin sealer so keep it from getting rust on the towels.

Here’s the before and after side by side.  I’m so proud of my husband.  He does an amazing job of converting outdated and ugly rooms into rooms I love to be in…even bathrooms.  He buys as many clearance-priced items as possible to make these projects more affordable as well.

Cost breakdown:
2 sheets of corrugated sheet metal – $22 for both
Toilet – $98
Shower Basin – $150
Subway Tile and backer board – $150
Antique Sink – $50
Shower Head & Faucet – $60
Sink Faucet – $30
Wallboard – $20
Recessed Lights – $50
Plumbing Pipes & Lines – $100
Door – $30
Miscellaneous – $25
Total Cost – $785

If you like our bathroom remodel reveal, you may also like our farmhouse kitchen remodel HERE.



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  1. Angie your bathroom transformation is amazing!Wow your guys have a pretty cool bathroom!Love how you repurposed that old file caddy into a shelf for towels.And using that desk as a sink….brilliant!You amaze me with your talent!

  2. Wow, what a transformation. I love every detail right down to that fabulous receipt file you turned into a towel holder. You’re hubby is one very handy and talented man. Great job!

  3. Love it. Thanks for sharing.

  4. That is so cool! Love it! 🙂

  5. Oh Angie … this turned out so nice. Your hubby did a great job … I think you should keep him. Love it all. I have a small collection of Barber Shop items and that sign that I hope one day to display. Happy to see how you used yours. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas.
    Audrey Z @ Timeless Treasures

  6. Angie,
    This turned out beautiful. Nice job. Looks great.

  7. Your hubby and you make a great team to accomplish your vision! Do you hire him out? LOL!
    Farmhouse hugs,

  8. You two are amazing! Let me say first of all…. love the vanity! But your little details are simply fantastic. I am completely crushing on the backsplash and that towel holder! Amazing job. 🙂

  9. Just love what you did with this room!

  10. What a darling space. Love the ceiling. I have a kitchen sink with an off set fixture and till now have never seen another. Love your:)

  11. Bathroom do i love you, let me count the ways……


  12. Your hubby is a keeper Angie. Together you have created an amazing space. I think your rooms should be featured in a magazine….:)

  13. You have the best room reveal posts, Angie! I love the industrial look you gave to the men’s room and all the items you repurposed, too! Well done!!!

  14. You guys are amazing. This room is functional and looks great!

  15. Love your new old bathroom! Your husband did an awesome job and love all the old findings you used to decorate, great job!

  16. Absolutely LOVE it! Kudos to you and your husband! My husband and I do projects like this too….I say “Honey, “let’s” do this…and he does the work…and then I decorate! Check out my first blog back in January about our bathroom redo – you might get a kick out of it: I still need to do the post showing the end results!

    Have a blessed day!

  17. Looks great. Thank you for sharing.

  18. It’s fabulous. love how the shower is tucked away. great use of a small space. love the decorating theme too! great job!

  19. So many great features in this room! You’ve outdone yourself. I can’t possibly pick a favorite element…but the towel shelf and the antique barbering tools rank right up there!

  20. WOW! Beutiful job! Can you please tell us a little bit more about your flooring?

  21. Awesome Angie! I just LOVE it, especially the towel holder… fabulous repurpose!

  22. This should be in a magazine (hopefully it will be some time!) — so many clever and fun touches! I can’t believe that old sink and how you put it in the vanity — wow!

  23. Angie, your bathroom redo is fantastic!! Really really FANTASTIC!!!! You sure know how to put a room together!! I have that same price list waiting to be framed for my bathroom. I thought it would go nicely with my shaving brush collection. 🙂

  24. Angie, you guys are amazing. I know I’ve said if before, but what a great designer/builder team you and your husband make!! I love every single thing, but my favorite is the receipt file towel holder. So great! Your men must be totally thrilled with this space. Thanks for showing us how to do great style on a realistic budget!


  25. Gorgeous bathroom! Tell your husband, that I said he is incredible! I love all of your special touches to make the bathroom unique!


  26. Talk about LOVE that bathroom.. YOU did an amazing job my friend. As always you don’t disappoint… HUGS and have a blessed weekend

  27. I love the masculine style, and that all the work and decor was done by you and your handy husband! It looks great.

  28. it’s wonderful, angie! love the barber shop stuff–we grew up with my dad’s shop in part of our house!

  29. Angie, I LOVE all the details-looks just great! 🙂

  30. Love it, Angie! Wow!

  31. Wow Angie! You did wonders with a small space, it looks so great!!!

  32. Hello, your bathroom looks so fine and gives me so many ideas for my husband’ s bathroom. Thank you so much for sharing all your photos and for explaining everything in detailed. I really enjoy reading your site. Thanks also for your time that you are putting into this blog.
    Enjoy your life 🙂

  33. All your renovations and remodels are just beautiful! You have a wonderful eye and a talent for bringing all your treasures together. Speaking of treasures…your husband is one in a million! You make a great team. 🙂

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