Break it Down, Build it Up – Part 3

This is the third and final installment in a 3 part series about our bathroom renovation that all began with a leaking sewage pipe. If you missed the first two installments of the “Break it Down, Build it Up” series, you can read them here and here.

This week I’m excited to share the big reveal of our newly redone bathroom. It is a little bit painful redoing your only full bathroom while trying to live in your house for the majority of the time, but we did it! We are no worse for wear when all is said and done, but I definitely need to thank my Mom and Dad in law for allowing us to stay for a weekend, and to come and shower for two more weeks until we could once again use our own bathroom!

Here’s the bathroom pre-makeover:

A before shot of the bathroom

A before shot of the storage cabinets in the bathroom

And here are some shots of the bathroom currently:

A picture of the completed bathroom

We were able to have the mirror that we already had for the bathroom cut down (so that it would be more proportionate over the smaller vanity). Thanks to youtube we then framed it in and added a ledge at the bottom.

Bathroom storage after the renovation

For the storage nook we kept it really simple and used some rough pine that was in our garage when we moved into our house, we just planed down the top side so that it would be smooth, and cut it to fit. For the window treatment, I did a really simple burlap cafe curtain that just sits straight across the window and works perfectly in the space.

The shower and door in the bathroom

Full bathroom facing vanity

One of the things that I love the most in our bathroom is the art that our friend Laura made for us on wood blocks. Check out her website at What I love is the message that our girls will be reading daily, truth that we can pray will penetrate into their hearts as they are bombarded with conflicting messages from our world. To rise and shine and give GOD the glory. And the reminder that they are fearfully and wonderfully made by the creator of the universe. These are words of life that will make a difference!

Thanks for reading,


“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Saviour, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25: 4 & 5




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    1. Ursula Stouffer says

      I love how it all turned out, what a beautiful bathroom!

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