It’s reveal day peeps! Have you been waiting for this?
I know I have.
Over the last few weeks, we performed some major surgery on this dated powder room and it’s not until I create these posts that I’m reminded of what we’ve started with. . .
If there’s one thing you should know about me—I LOVE to experiment with style. I really do use my home as a personal canvas. I know there’s always going to be a better way to do things or better materials to use but reality is we try to make due with what we have.
We didn’t have a large budget dedicated to this space. However, it didn’t stop us from creating a stylish powder room with huge impact—thanks to a bunch of DIY projects, bold colours and left over materials.
(As you may recall, I had such a challenge with lighting and space constrictions when it came to photographing this room. Since I was not equipped with the proper gear to do this myself, I told you I would figure out a solution for the final reveal. So I called in a pro! A very huge thank you to Amy from Left of Centre Photography Services for capturing the beauty of my small space. She’s truly talented at what she does and thanks to her you’re able to see the floor and ceiling all in one shot!)
When it came to this powder room, I wanted to create an inviting space that provides a ton of visual interest.
Colour plays such a crucial role in creating a room’s desired mood. Using a dark hue on the walls + trim for a monochromatic look helps set the intimate feeling of this space (Brush Nickel, P5244-62, PARA Paints).
One of my favourite DIY projects is the architectural details we added to the walls. Finding alternative uses for leftover shoe molding we had in our house not only saved us $$ but created a striking feature throughout the room. The tile floor was replaced with extra hardwood we had on hand.
With pre-cut lumber from Home Depot and the IKEA LILLÅNGEN single bowl, we created a simple DIY vanity project that allowed us to customize our sink to our space. Not only did we add a larger sink surface but we created storage too. A simple basket placed on the open shelf is used to store extra toiletries for our guests.
Affordable and stylish lighting options are so hard to find these days. I scored another Hampton Bay light fixture at Home Depot. It’s actually an exterior light that I found for $35. I altered the original look of this fixture by removing the glass globe that sits within the steel housing. I just love the charm of this lantern-style light!
I purchased a mirror that I didn’t end up using in this space. In fact, I ended up finding an old mirror in my mother’s house that fit the space much better. Like any good daughter would do, I convinced her to swap mirrors with me—new mirror for her old one. I’m loving the oval shape and copper colour. It mimics the interior finish of the light fixture perfectly.
The ceiling is the showstopper of this powder room. It’s an element of surprise that draws the eye right up. Although, the deep blue paint (Beyond the Sea, P5155-73, PARA Paints) was an after thought, I’m glad I went through with it. I love how it brings out the details in the textured wallpaper. We used MDF strapping painted in the same colour as the walls to balance the bold ceiling. The best part—you can get this look for under $40! I will be sharing all my DIY details in an upcoming post.
We are thrilled that this space is officially done. Another one down, several more to go!
Here’s a recap of all the DIY elements in this updated powder room:
Wall – Brush Nickel, P5244-62, PARA Paints
Ceiling – Beyond the Sea, P5155-73, PARA Paints
Pink Little Notebook
Disclosure: I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Home Depot Canada in this powder room makeover. I was provided with a gift card in order to purchase some supplies and products for this space. All views, opinions and creativity are my own!