Cindy Hagemann
Cindy Hagemann
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  • Kingsport, TN

Redo of Mid-Century Modern Half Bathroom

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$400
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Our home was built in the 60's and is mid-century modern. As we update it we are making it, what I like to call it a Mid-Century Modern Cottage. Our half bath was dated, yet unique.
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
Here is a photo of bathroom before - blue laminate counter top with a unique rounded corner behind the toilet. We wanted to keep the cabinet, mirror, and the mid century medicine cabinet (that I loved).
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
Sink (before) very dated with "lovely" flowers - no, really very ugly flowers!
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
Outdated lighting, plain mirror and overhead cabinets (we wanted to keep those).
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
We built the new counter top from reclaimed wood, added a new sink, new faucet, new glass knobs, new glass tiles to accent the medicine cabinet
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
New lighting and reclaimed wood to frame out the mirror
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
We tiled the floor and used reclaimed wood for the baseboards to tie in the counter top and frame around the mirror. Replaced cabinet knobs with glass knobs. This room has a skylight too - so lots of light in here during the day.
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
We are so happy with the results, it was difficult to find the perfect marriage for mixing the old reclaimed wood with the modern glass tiles and mid-century medicine cabinet behind the sink.
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
What a difference! Can you see our unusual door in the mirror? It was cut in half to fit the small bathroom - very unique and fun to see the reaction on people's faces when they use it for the first time!
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas
This is another photo of the split bathroom door!
redo of mid century modern half bathroom, bathroom ideas

Suggested materials:

  • Reclaimed wood
  • Paint
  • Tile
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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Eroque022810
    on Sep 3, 2016

    Could you have made a shell of a counter and laid it over the old counter? Or was the other one in bad shape? Just curious because I have to change counters?

    • Cindy Hagemann
      on Sep 5, 2016

      If you put several thick layers of top coat to protect the wood, it would work anywhere. The wood just planks of barnwood about 1/2" thick.

  • Nicole
    on Sep 6, 2016

    Thanks for leading me to this project as we are about to redo our pink formica bathroom. Can you explain how you created and applied the wood countertop?

    • Cindy Hagemann
      on Sep 6, 2016

      Nicole - using the existing countertop, we cut planks of reclaimed wood that we could lay over the top of the laminate.

  • Nancy Heiden Langlas
    on Sep 8, 2016

    How did you take the photo without getting a reflection of yourself in the mirrors?

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  • Christy Roppel
    on Sep 5, 2016

    I am so glad you had vision and kept the integrity of the design. What a beautiful update!

  • Dj
    on Oct 21, 2016

    I'm so glad you decided to keep the old medicine cabinet and mirror.

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