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  1. did you ever mention where you got the toilet? We are looking into doing a small powder room like this and would love to know what toilet you ended up choosing.

  2. That is so unbelievable! Every little thing is just perfect! I honestly would have never thought about turning a closet into a bathroom and am inspired to think outside the box in a much bigger way. I have been griping about how small my bathrooms are but if a closet can work I should be able to make mine a vision of loveliness too! But first, I have to get all the straw embedded in the paint scraped off…why, oh why did someone think that was pretty?

    • Thanks so much Michelle, I really appreciate it! It’s definitely tiny but it does exactly what we need. There was a time that I could have never imagined having such a tiny space but, desperate times…desperate measures. Or something along those lines. πŸ˜‰

      Straw embedded on a wall? Oh my! Wasn’t that an episode on Trading Spaces? πŸ˜‰ Good luck with that!

  3. The powder room looks fantastic. We are thinking about doing something similar but we don’t know if we have enough space. What are the inside dimensions of your finished powder room? Thanks.

  4. I’m totally in awe of this project. I own a small (750sq.ft) beach cottage and would like to do the same thing. How wide was your space?? I have the length, but am unsure if a commode and vanity would fit in the width. The door application is truly inspired.
    Thanks for sharing! Ilene

    • Thanks so much Ilene! The space is about 32″ wide. You need to consider the toilet size and check with your town’s codes. We were sweating it until the toilet was bolted in place. It’s definitely tight but there’s plenty of room to sit comfortably. Hope you’re able to fit one in your cottage.

  5. I have followed your blog for a long time but have never left a comment. I just love your decorating style. My husband and I relocated to a new area last summer. The house we purchased is in very good shape except for the 1970’s decor. lol We are having a great time updating a room at a time. Your blog has given me a lot of great ideas and I just wanted to thank you.

    • Hi Renea! Thanks so much for stopping in to say hi and for your sweet comment. I love hearing about my readers home projects so I hope you stop back in and share what you’re working on from time to time. Best of luck with updating your house (it really is fun isn’t it?). Thanks so much for following along. πŸ™‚

  6. What a great project! An excellent use of space. I am looking forward to seeing what you will do with the bedroom. A lot work went into this project and it shows. I love all of your choices and finishes.

    • Thanks so much for your sweet comment Julie! We are thrilled with our new space!

      I’ll be glad when I figure out what I want to do with the bedroom. I’m just not sure how I want to use the space yet. πŸ˜‰

  7. Very excellent job, the design is pretty and the building talents are impressive, as this looks like it was tricky. Someone has amazing patience. I bet you are thrilled to have this finished.

    • We are thrilled that it’s finished. The bedroom is still a mess so I’ll be happy when it’s all done and looking put together. Thanks so much Jillian. I appreciate you following along. πŸ™‚

    • Awww, thanks so much for your sweet comment Tracy! I’m so happy that it’s finally done.

      Thanks for following along with us on this project and for checking out the reveal. πŸ™‚

  8. It turned out great, Kristi! I wish I had a closet to use for a spare bathroom. The only closet that would be available is way too small. I do like the door idea. Your faucet in there is almost the same as my new one. I had to replace it after about 20 years because it was leaking. Thank goodness my son can do all that stuff. He had it and a J pipe that was leaking done in no time!

    Can’t wait to see what you do with the spare room!

    • Thanks so much MJ! We are so happy with the way it turned out. If the previous homeowner hadn’t built that closet we wouldn’t have thought to do it. It just happened to be the right size (bigger would have been better but small, old house=small closets).

      Yay for kids! Glad your son was able to fix your plumbing and add a new faucet.

  9. I love what you and your husband have done with this space! The toilet is fine, but your vanity area is as pretty as any in a high end, large bathroom. I don’t have a problem with it – and I understand the logistics – but does your bathroom door have to be open in order to open the closet door? If not, I don’t know how that works. Regardless, it looks perfectly fine to me. Good job. You must walk in there several times just to admire both the closet and the bath. You guys are amazing.

    • Thanks so much Pat! We’re really thrilled with our new space. I actually do walk in there, slide the doors and just look at it. Probably because it’s still so new. πŸ™‚

      The bathroom door does have to be open in order to open the closet. We have it open all the time anyway so it’s not an issue (unless someone is using it). We also put a stop on the bottom of the closet door so it only goes in front of the bathroom opening a little bit. Hope that helps.

  10. It turned out beautiful. I have the chance to move closer to my son and am looking at a retirement park near him. The home I have an eye on has a tiny bathroom like this one. If I decide to buy it I will use your bath as inspiration. Going to watch the video. Have a great week.

  11. I’ve been following this project from the beginning and have to say “Great Job!” This is wonderful and I’m sure it will get lots of use. That door is super and glad you thought to save it from the rubbish.

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