I am missing only three small pieces to the final product, but I'm so excited to share it with you I'm going to let the unfinished-ness (unfinished in my mind, anyway) slide.
How about a before and after to kick things off?
I know, I know...this is only a shot of one wall of the whole room. But it is a 3' x 7' teeny tiny thing and with the addition of the new light fixture and mirror, I feel like this gives you the best idea of the change.
Want to see how we got here? Check out my Powder Room Mood Board.
When we started, this room was so purple and so dark. As it is a very, very small and narrow room, I felt that the purple was too enclosing and wanted desperately to lighten things up. The fixtures were all builders grade boringness and I wanted something a little more custom-looking. Our budget for this room was as tiny as the room was, so I had to leave behind my dreams of warm wood-look tile and work with the existing bones of the room, vinyl flooring and all, with some inexpensive updates thrown in.
Some more photos:
This is a view from our foyer, since the powder room lies right behind our front door.
Since I had to give up my dreams of these tiles for budget and logistical reasons, I found this sweet rug
|Get ready for a few awkward pics of me in the mirror taking photos with my iPhone.|
We also ditched the 24" towel bar that was previously in the powder room and switched it out for the towel ring.
And now, a completely related but unrelated rant on the number of towel bars in my home:
There was one 24" towel bar in my powder room. Why a powder room needs a towel bar that long is completely beyond me, but Peyton's bathroom has a towel bar AND hooks on the back of the door, our master bathroom has TWO 24" towel bars (in different finishes! ARGHH!) and hooks on the back of the door, AND towel bars tiled into each shower. Why?!? Guys, if you count the towel bar I took out of the powder room, that's SIX towel bars. Sheesh.
We kept the light fixture, the towel ring, and the toilet paper holder all chrome to reflect some more light around the room and to match the sink faucet, which we didn't change out. I don't know about you, but while I do like the look of oil rubbed bronze, I am seeing it everywhere and for this small space, I felt that finish just wouldn't cut it. Plus I'm thinking I am totally over the oil rubbed bronze trend. I'm finding that the chrome fixtures are keeping things looking light and airy, and we're loving it.
The mirror was a local antique find for $22. The paint is worn and chippy and we left it that way. The inside rim of the mirror is painted gold, so I'm looking forward to scouting out a few gold accessories to tie everything together.
And, of course, here are the shelves you can read all about here. Now they've been touched up with a few Fall accents thanks to the faux tiny apples in the thrift store jar and the dollar store gourds on my thrift store candle sticks. Everything you see on these shelves was either thrifted or handmade (or bought in bulk at Sam's--I'm looking at you, toilet paper).
The walls are painted Morning Fog by Olympic. While I love the color, I'm not so thrilled with the quality of the paint itself. I think in the future I'm more likely to stick with my Behr paint. I'm a sucker for all things Behr anymore.
I'm still on the hunt for a soap dispenser, a proper hand towel (currently using a brown wash cloth since it ties in with the walnut-stained shelves), and a wastebasket. I've got my eye on the few items I included in my mood board, but am also keeping them open for any new possibilities.
So there you have it...the first room in our house we can officially say is "finished"! Sure, it might be the tiniest of all our rooms, but since it's one our guests will see pretty frequently, I'm liking the fact that we took care of all that purple paint.
Have you overhauled any rooms in your home lately--small or large? Feel free to let me know in the comments!
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