Recently, I shared that I have been working to create a more cohesive flow throughout our home. By making a few inexpensive and simple changes, it’s starting to come together. I last showed you our foyer which you can read about here. Today, I am excited to show you a room I have never shared before, the powder room.
Here is what it looked like before I made a few easy updates. This room was a great lesson for me that sometimes you need to take the time to live with a space for a while, instead of rushing and regretting design decisions later. When we purchased our home the powder room was a deep burgundy color with gold fixtures and very dark. Being my usual impatient self I had the bathroom painted right away and chose a color, modern looking light fixture, knobs and mirror, not thinking about how they would eventually work with the rest of the house. I was so happy that the other fixtures that I first chose for the room were more traditional. I did really love the bathroom for the first few years, but now looking back I can’t help but ask myself what was I thinking, this was just not my style.
When I finally decided that I just couldn’t live with the bathroom anymore, I knew that any changes would have to be on very tight budget. The only purchases were a new light fixture, a yard of fabric to make the skirt and a tension rod to hang it. I had found the pictures a while ago and they ended up being my inspiration for the room. I also already had the mirror, which was a thrift store find.
I started the makeover by painting the powder room the same green color that is now on the small accent wall in the foyer, Withered Moss by Valspar from Lowe’s. With no natural lighting, the color looks very different, but I liked how it worked with the bird pictures and fabric.
Next, I painted the once gold mirror and the vanity with some leftover black paint that I used on the front door, Reclaim in Licorice. I then removed the cabinet doors and added a skirt which is Waverly “Timeless Ticking”. I love how the skirt added some cottage charm to a very inexpensive, basic builder vanity. To complete the makeover my husband installed a new light fixture that I found at Lowe’s for $40.00. This time I chose one that was more traditional and coordinated with the faucet and other fixtures. I was hoping to find one that was a little fancier, but everything I found was out of my budget. This was also a good compromise as my husband is not crazy about the skirt.
Here’s a view so you can see how the bathroom, foyer and family room now flow together better with color, style and decor.
Taking photos in this bathroom was a challenge, but wanted to show you the pretty vintage monogrammed guest towel that I found on Etsy for $8.00. I already had the boxwood which I placed in a basket I found at a thrift store for a dollar.
With just a few thrifty and simple changes, using mostly what I had and spending only $61, I am so happy with how the powder room looks now and this time feel much better about my choices. I would eventually like to add a little rug to place in front of the vanity, but haven’t found one that is the right size or look, so I’m still on the hunt. I think a sisal with black border or maybe something a little more colorful, I guess I’ll know when I finally find one that’s right for the room.
I am still working on a few more projects in the kitchen, breakfast nook and family room, but promise to share with you as soon I finish up. Nothing major, just tying in more green and black to continue the design and color flow throughout the rest of the downstairs of the house.
Wishing you a fabulous week and thanks so much for stopping by today!
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