11.12.2015

One Room Challenge | Powder Bath Reveal

After six weeks, today is the day! The powder bath is ready for guests.

The Beginning:


My first attempt at decorating a powder bath in 2009:


More Before

And the After!


What it took:

-- A gallon of Benjamin Moore Hale Navy


--My good friend Sandy's husband Tony, who is a general contractor and a painting pro

-- A $17 light fixture, featured on Week 3, + 2 light shades on clearance at $1.50 each


--A $7 garbage can from HomeGoods

--A $10 soap dispenser from Target and my splurge, a $17 hand towel from Anthropologie, which happened to release their midnight blue and grey line while we were tacking this


--Two new prints that were featured on Week 4 and Week 5

--This super cool $9 arrow from Target that Little Kid Rub 'n Buff'd gold


--A $14 corner shelf from Target which I striped gold with a $2 roll of washi tape also from Target and...

Voila!

Since we went thrifty on the redo and did not make any major changes, we could afford to hire out the painting. As much as I wish I was a painter, I am not. I have several room painting fails to my resume. The Engineer is actually a very good painter but he had a very busy travel schedule this fall and was gone more than he was here. Thankfully 2016 is looking to be much calmer, travel-wise. 

I will say that due to the small space, it was ridiculously hard to get a complete picture of the gallery wall. At first, I envisioned completely covering the wall with prints, but then decided that I liked the idea of it being unfinished. I want to add prints and wall decor that have meaning as time goes by, versus just choosing something that matched the room. It was already an oblong room, given that it is under the stairs -- I dig the art reflecting its quirkiness and the personality of our family.


What I love about the powder bath now is that it looks like an actual room, not a closet with a toilet. I enjoy being in there now, well, as much as you can enjoy going to the bathroom.

To see the whole transformation:


Thank you so much to Linda at Calling it Home for being the virtual kick in the pants that I needed to get this project completed. Please check out the other inspiring room re-dos over at her blog.

Happy Thursday!

16 comments:

  1. Katie wow!! That dramatic wall color and your fantastic art grouping really kicked this bathroom up a notch! It looks so great!! Love the light especially, and that adorable corner shelf with the touch of gold!! Great job!!

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  2. Love the gallery wall and that paint color! Great job!!

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  3. Wonderful makeover! Everything is beautiful! Isn't the best transforming a room for only a few dollars! Love your creativity!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I do love a good deal! ;)

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  4. Where did you get your arrow? I used almost the exact same one in my ORC space. I had to paint mine gold. Our spaces are similar - great minds right? :)

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  5. That paint color makes the space. And I love your assortment of art!

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    1. Thank you! It has been collected over many years -- I wish that I still had the website links for some of it!

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    1. Thank you! It is the perfect navy -- Hale Navy. Lots of grey and stays away from primary color blue.

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  7. This is awesome! I would have never thought of putting a gallery wall in a powder bath. I really like the paint color, new light fixture, and that nifty corner shelf. Can't beat that classic looking Anthropologie towel either. I'm so long overdue for some redecorating over here. You've inspired me to consider it.

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    1. Woo hoo! Go by Richard's -- they have everything!

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  8. Looks great! Love the wall color and gallery wall

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    1. Thank you! The wall color changed the space dramatically, it made choosing accessories simple because everything looked good against the dramatic wall color. :D

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  9. As I say over and over....paint is such a game changer! Those black walls are everything!

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    1. I know! And I usually gravitate towards light colors, but I think I have become a dark color convert when it comes to small spaces!

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