Once upon a time in the 1960s, our little foursquare got an addition. According to neighborhood lore, the addition was home to a watch repair shop. Within the 20×20 single-story square was a large workshop with cabinets and a sink, stairs to an unfinished basement, a small hallway, and a powder room. (You can see the powder room updates here and here.)
The day I saw this house for the first time, this addition was what sold me. I knew it had the potential to be more than the neglected, dog-chewed room that it was.
Behind the wall of cabinets were the stairs to the “creepy basement.” I knew some day , I wanted this space to be a bathroom. But, as this house had one, single closet, we turned this space into a makeshift closet.
We had other priorities–like having hot water in the winter rather than just in the summer. Eventually we did get a closet…
…but better still, a bathroom!
During The Hubs staycation this year, we added the finishing touches: beadboard wallpaper, moldings, and lots of color! The walls were already painted in Sherwin Williams Glimmer, so we just refreshed them. The vintage mirror was painted in Amy Howard One Step Paint in Dunavant Green.
It is such a happy, cheerful space now, and I love it.
It’s good to be home.