Jul 28, 2014

Rustic Half Bathroom

We are FINALLY starting to wrap out our adventure in building a new house!  I am starting to get excited, but if I am being honest, I am totally exhausted.  Just when I think we are nearing completion, Mr. Cookie Puzzle tells me there is still more to do.

We are at the point, that I want to start sharing some of what we have finished.  Let me start out by saying that our new home is VERY RUSTIC....think lots of wood finishes, touches of stainless steel, butt joints over mitered joints (personal preference, not for lack of skill or knowledge), and farm style fixture.  Now, I know this is not a design style everyone likes, some even HATE it, and that is OK, I totally understand that, but, if you hate it, please keep your feelings and thoughts to yourself.  This is OUR home, built by US, paid for by US, and if you don't like it, fine, but you don't need to leave me a comment telling me it is ugly, or you hate it, or whatever.  This is a free country, we are all free to our own likes and dislikes, but this is MY BLOG, so be nice or don't comment, a little respect please?


So....without further ado...I present our half bath.

Rustic Half Bathroom

This is a small guest half bathroom, off of our great room, which is an open room that has our kitchen, dinning room and living room.  I know some people refer to this as a powder room, but with wood looking ceramic tile, barn wood walls and corrugated steel wainscoting, to me, it is half bath, not a powder room.

Rustic Half Bathroom

Please ignore the lack of baseboards, and the floor that needs a good cleaning, but I an in love with the vanity in this room.  This washstand was my grandma's, I inherited it when she passed many years ago.  When Mr. Cookie Puzzle came home with this vessel sink, I knew just what I wanted to do with it.  I love the look of a vessel sink, but was not sure I wanted it in a bathroom that would get lots of use.  So using it in our Rustic Half Bath was perfect.

Rustic Half Bathroom

For the mirror, I removed the mirror from an old metal medicine cabinet and spray painted it silver, and hung it horizontally.  You can barely see it, but the vanity light is a stainless steel farm light, attached to an old piece of barn wood.

Here is a really really crappy picture...but I wanted to show you it anyway.

Rustic Half Bathroom

For the walls, I coated them with two coats of polyurethane, but for the light fixture board, I left it naked, I just liked the look of it in the raw.  It gave it a little Rustic POP for sure.

Rustic Half Bathroom


Here is another shot of the light fixture.  It also shows the box beam, made out of hickory, and the ceiling, which is covered with cedar planks  I think this would be a good time to mention that Mr. Cookie Puzzle makes his living in the tree removal and trimming business.  For years, he has been saving timber, and taking it to a local saw mill to be cut into boards, then we would run them through the planer and edge them.  Before we even started building this house, we had a storage unit full of boards ready to be used.  We just mixed and matched them, using whatever board and wood that met the need at the time.  So, in this small half bath alone, you will see barn wood, cedar, hickory, walnut, and then the ceramic wood tile.

I think we did a good job and creating a Rustic Half Bath, I happy with it for sure.  I will be sharing more looks at the house, as I get time to write blog posts about it.

I do need your help though.  I am not a very girly girl, as you can see by this Rustic Half Bathroom, and decorating is NOT my thing.  I will always choose function over looks.  But, I am needing some help with this bathroom.

Rustic Half Bathroom

I am smart enough and girly girl enough to know that those pipes are UGLY! So, what do I do about them.  Do I just leave them and completely embrace the Rustic feel?  Or, do I try to hide or fancy it up.  Maybe a skirt of some type?  What type of skirt?  Burlap or Gingham?  Or, do I paint the pipes?  Maybe silver or black?  Help a girl out. If this was in your Rustic Half Bath, what would you do to cover these ugly pipes?

Rustic Half Bathroom

11 comments:

  1. I vote a gingham skirt! Reds would compliment the room beautifully! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this room!

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  2. I love it!! I love the mix of warm wood and industrial tones. I can't wait to see more of your place!

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  3. Super cute bathroom - love the galvanized wall! I vote for gingham - burlap would be tough to wash, and in a half bath, I know it will get alot of use!!! Jane

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  4. Awesome bathroom! I really love how raw and rustic it is. I would definitely add a little skirt to the bottom to hide those pipes.

    Deb
    @Seeking Lavender Lane

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  5. So very cool. I would spray paint the pipe silver. And then I would hang a hand towel bar and add a gingham hand towel for a bit of color maybe. But you can't go wrong that room is great.

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  6. Cute!! I love this!
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  7. That might be the coolest bathroom I've seen yet. Love it. I agree you have to hide those pipes. Gingham in red would look fab.

    Some vintage red coffee cans with plants would look cute in there. A crate with a license plate would be adorable for holding toilet paper.

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  8. What a cute idea for a small space. Thanks for sharing at #theWeekendSocial. Love seeing what you come up with every week. See you Thursday! 9:00 PM EST. Pinning!

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  9. This is so fun! We have missed you. Pinned. I'm always impressed with your creations. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. I can't wait to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  10. The more I get to know you the more I see we have many many things in common. I.love.rustic!!! This bathroom is the coolest half bath I've seen. My vote would be to spray paint the pipes and leave it open. If that's not an option, I might use burlap for a skirt. Great job!!

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