Today, I’m finally unveiling the transformation of our powder bathroom! This poor, mistreated little bathroom was beige and boring and blah before I focused my attention on it. Perhaps you remember me showing a “Before” photo back in November.
It’s okay if you feel a little frightened. I certainly did. That unframed mirror – ack! The builder’s beige walls – no! The horrible lighting – ahhh! The toilet and toilet paper holder that greeted every guest that walked through our front door – yikes! Obviously, something drastic had to be done.
So, I started by painting and stenciling the walls. Then, I made a new rug. I painted a vanity light fixture and my husband installed wiring for a gorgeous pendant fixture in the ceiling. And then, well, you’ll see.
Other than the paint colors – proof that paint can completely transform a room – the biggest change I made was the sink. We ripped out the builder installed pedestal sink and replaced it with a vanity/sink combo that I created myself. I don’t have any particular hatred towards pedestal sinks, but I do have a hatred towards seeing a toilet from my entry way. The new vanity is really funky and does a nice job hiding the toilet from public view. Any guesses as it what it’s made from?
Who guessed that the vanity is made from my friend’s old kitchen table from the days before she was married? How fun is that! I will put together a tutorial on it shortly, because it was an extremely simple project that turned out to be such a great statement piece. You really won’t believe how easy it was.
On the sink sits a vintage-looking soap dispenser and a sweet little vintage owl statue. Also, I’m so glad my friend Pam from Retro Renovation talked me out of putting a vessel sink on top of the vanity. That would have been a mistake in this room, and I was so glad to have her guidance on that.
Oh, do you see that yellow artwork reflecting in the mirror? What is that?
Simply the most amazing pair of vintage shutters I have ever seen. I saw them at local antique and vintage show, and I fell in love. They were a little pricey, but my mind kept wandering back to them as I browsed the rest of the show. After I had checked out every other vendor, I went ran sprinted back to them and they were still there. Vintage. Chevron-y. The perfect color. And I needed artwork for that wall. SOLD!
The color of those shutters was the inspiration behind the framed crewel work that I hung above the toilet. I needed something to bring more of the yellow into the room, I was working on the needlepoint sampler, and things just sort of fell into place from there. My plan was always to have some red in the room, but the yellow was a surprise – even to me!
I will put together a source list to give to you guys in the near future. Other than the vintage shutters, there’s virtually nothing in this bathroom that you couldn’t replicate yourself with a few little tutorials and some free time.
In the meantime, “WHO” is in love with this bathroom as much as I am? Raise your hand!