Guys, it’s reveal day! I am so excited that you are back with me to take a look at my powder room makeover. If you’re finding me for the first time, I’m posting all of the weeks of the challenge at the end, so please check out the progress!
Before we get started, I’d like to give Linda from Calling It Home a huge thank you for organizing this challenge! Between the featured participants and all of the guest bloggers that link up, there is so much home decor inspiration for any room of your home that you’re considering redecorating. This challenge really gives us bloggers a kick in the butt to get an entire room completed in a short period of time and allows us to showcase our talents in front of a huge audience. It’s an amazing opportunity, and I can’t wait to check out all of the incredibly amazing bloggers!
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Alright, alright, alright…let’s take a look at the before pictures to see how far this room has come.
Our powder room is directly off our kitchen and is the only bathroom on the main floor of our home. The kitchen was already made over in a farmhouse style prior to our buying our home, and although I like farmhouse style, I tend to lean a little more modern. My goal in this powder room makeover was to blend the two styles since this room is connected to our kitchen.
This room is very tiny, so I wanted to pack a lot of punch into this small space. I had two major projects in the powder room makeover that made a huge impact…the planked walls and the faux cement tile floors.
The wood planked walls were a surprisingly easy DIY, and I’m so happy with how they look, but the floors are my absolute favorite thing in this room! It really helped that the room was small, but it wasn’t that difficult of a project. I definitely made mistakes, but the mistakes were fixable, and the end result is stunning! Royal Design Studio provided me with their Eastern Tile Stencil to complete the project, which was just the right size and style that I was going for.
I also wanted to change the light fixture and mirror in the bathroom. The previous light fixture was small, and I spray painted it oil rubbed bronze shortly after we moved in to try and update it from its previous chrome and brass. Since I was going dark on the upper part of the walls (Behr’s Cracked Pepper), I wanted a light fixture in a contrasting finish. Lamps Plus has an enormous selection of light fixtures in all types of finishes, and I am super excited for the chance to work with them on this renovation. I have been purchasing lighting from them at least 15 years, so I jumped when they offered to send me one of their light fixtures for the powder room makeover. I just can’t get over how striking this Olsen light fixture looks against the wall. It has just the right amount of industrial look to it while still looking polished. I love the satin nickel finish along with the white glass shades!
I searched and searched and searched for a mirror that would work in this room. The vanity is only 24 inches wide, so I needed something that was somewhat small with a lot of personality. I love the shape of this quatrefoil mirror, and I could not get over the price (it was even cheaper if I ordered it online and picked it up in the store)! The mirror’s finish is gold, but I used a little silver rub ‘n buff on the inner rim to tie in with some of the other metallics in the room.
I had a hard time choosing a faucet until I came across this one. We are in a 90 year old home, and I love mixing in older looking elements with newer ones. I think this faucet is the perfect combination! It’s got an older Victorian style but with a little more sleek and modern flair. It is gorgeous!
I purchased these shelf brackets, but could not find the right sized shelves for the space. I ended up making these shelves out of 1 x 8 boards. I will post a tutorial soon.
I will admit that I kind of had it easy this time in the One Room Challenge with my powder room makeover. It’s a small space, but now that it’s done I can’t believe I waited so long. We’ve been in our home almost 2 years now, and this is the room that everyone uses when they come over to our house. The lesson I’ve learned with this is…if you’ve been thinking about updating a small space, go for it! Especially if it’s a room that your guests use. With the holidays are coming up, it will be so nice to have our guests use this room. A room like this is the perfect room for new decorators to get their feet wet. It’s not too overwhelming because of the size, and you can get it done in no time at all.
Take a look at how it’s progressed over the last 5 weeks!
Week 1– Before Pics and Inspiration
Week 2– Design Board
Week 3– How to Plank Walls
Week 4– DIY Faux Cement Tiles
Week 5– The Little Things
Don’t forget to check out all of the other bloggers and their room makeovers! I know what I’ll be doing for a good portion of the weekend.
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Nicki Parrish says
Great job Robin! I love each element in the room from the floors to the walls to the light an mirror. And the shelves are totally cool too!
Oh Robin!!! Your bathroom turned out beautifully!!! I absolutely love the tile and still can’t believe you were able to stencil them. Amazing!!! I also love the way you were able to combine the different styles for a seamless look!!! Bravo!!!
Sharon Mowry says
WOW! I love this bathroom makeover! The style is timeless and can blend in with any décor. I can’t decide which element I like better, the painted floor tile or the wood walls. I guess I like them all 🙂
Great job Robin!
Charlotte Smith says
Gosh, the cement tiles are NUTS! Well done!!! It truly looks like a new space! Congrats!
Cassie Bustamante says
it’s come a long way! what a dramatic and beautiful transformation!
What a transformation!! It looks so great, fabulous job!
Jen @ Noting Grace says
Your bathroom is a stunner!! I love how it turned out! What a gorgeous transformation – congrats!
Great job! Looks amazing in photos and real life!
I love the bathroom. Such a change! I need that mirror now!
Lynn Spencer says
Wow Robin! Where to start. I’m with you…that tile is fantastic. YOu did such a great job on it. I really love your light fixture and agree that it really pops against the dark wall. And I am a rub n buff user myself and think it was a great idea on your mirror. Now…all I’m waiting for is the detail on those shelves! So cool…love the white and gold paint on them.
Well done my friend!
Now take a deep breath and enjoy all your hard work.
Robin, you are really talented, seriously! I am blown away by the walls and the floor that you did but you know what my favorite thing is? Those shelves! I can’t believe they are DIY. Beautiful room!
Wow, what an amazing transformation! I love it. The tiles must be my favorite thing, they are timeles! Well done.
Robin, I LOVE everything you did in the room, from the amazing stenciled floor, to the walls, wood shelves and even the gold metal sculpture. Fantastic job!
Tara @ Lehman lane says
Robin, your bathroom looks fantastic!!! The stenciled floors are my favorite part. Great job!!!
The floors are my favorite part, too! Thank you so much for checking them out!
Robin…you did an amazing job on this room! It looks like a different room…and I guess it is! Good ideas, good work….lots of time, patience and planning! What fun!!!
You’re right, this is a totally different room than it was before. I’m so excited with how it turned out. Can’t wait for you to see it in person!
Jessica | Petal + Ply says
Your floors look great!!!
Thanks so much, Jessica!
Nicole @ The Inspired Hive says
Beautiful! Love love love that tile!
Thanks, Nicole! I’m still in shock that the floors turned out as good as they did.
Iris Nacole says
I love this space! The dark color really makes the vanity pop, and those floor are just dreamy! Enjoy it all! 🙂
The floors are my favorite part of this makeover! Thanks so much for checking it out!
What a transformation!! Those floors are gorgeous. Well done!
Thanks, Sarah! We share a love for cement tile floors!
Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry says
Stunning! I love every element of this powder room. Love the shiplap, love the dark paint color for contrast… and that tile is gorgeous!
Brittany Goldwyn says
I still can’t believe you painted this tile. I’m about to do some black paint in our powder room, too. I love how it looks! Great job!!
Colette @ restyle it wright says
It’s Farmhouse Chic! I love the shelves! Fantastic!
Jenny @ Refresh Living says
You nailed blending the farmhouse style of your kitchen with more of a modern vibe. I love the black walls with the planked walls and gold colored fixtures. It’s all so gorgeous together!!
Maria Brittis says
I like the fact you mix farmhouse with some modern pieces, its totally what I love.
What a dramatic change! The stencilled floor and mirror are my faves! Amazing job!
Your powder room turned out great Robin. Beautiful accessories & I live the mixed metals.
Accessories make the room, don’t they? I’m so excited to have this done before the holidays! Thanks for checking it out!
I really like how your powder room turned out! That stenciled tile is gorgeous and so are the shelves. I really like the lighting, the faucet and the mirror. The silver you added to the rim of the mirror looks great, too. What an amazing job!