The Transformation of Our Powder Bathroom Makeover
I am so excited to finally reveal our Powder Bathroom Makeover. This was one of our first home renovation projects we started when we first moved into our house. The whole process took much longer than we thought, but it was totally worth all the headaches and wait time. I love the results and the final makeover! I had no idea a little bathroom could make my heart sing every time I go in it, but this one does. The powder bathroom makeover has truly transformed in a really good way!
The bathroom before was dark and lacking any sort of creativity. I think a powder bathroom should be inviting and should leave a positive impression on your guests! The one thing that drove me crazy was the floor was a pebble rock, which was impossible to clean but also so painful to walk on when barefoot. The bathroom also had no storage and the pedestal sink was way to large for the space.
I previously posted my powder bathroom’s inspirational board and in that post I included the bathroom’s “before” pictures. Check it out so you can see how the bathroom looked before we did the renovations. The bathroom was painted a dark sky blue and had a rock pebble floor that was painful to walk on barefoot. The floor was impossible to clean. The grout was wide so it felt permanently dirty because it is hard to get the dirt out of grout. If anything the flooring definitely needed to be changed. I decided to go with a Thassos mosaic marble hexagon tile and I am so happy with the results. It was our main splurge in the bathroom, but the flooring didn’t cover that much square footage so as far as cost, it wasn’t too bad. The design is not too busy but adds a dimensional element to the small powder bathroom.
One thing I knew I wanted to do was wallpaper the bathroom. I loved the wallpaper in our last powder bathroom. Powder bathrooms are a fun place to put a pop of unexpected design! I wanted the bathroom to have that pop of design with a feminine, modern and clean style. Our powder bathroom is close to the dining room, which is wallpapered with navy blue grasscloth. Since you can get a glimpse of the powder bathroom from the dining room, I wanted the powder bathroom wallpaper to complement the dining room wallpaper. I searched and searched for the right wallpaper. It took quite a bit of searching and samples–either the wallpaper was too busy, too feminine, or too modern or abstract or completely out of our budget. Wallpaper can get so expensive! I was excited to finally find Caitlin Wilson Design’s Vienna Floral Wallpaper . I knew it was the one the first time I saw it. The subtle pink background with the hand-painted flower strokes was just what I was looking for. And it had a touch of navy blue to complement the dining room wallpaper.
The next thing we decided to do was get rid of the pedestal sink because we needed storage in the bathroom to hold toilet paper, hand towels and guest bathroom miscellaneous items. The pedestal sink’s top basin was also quite large, which made the small bathroom even smaller. We saved about 10 inches of space switching out the pedestal for a vanity. So worth it! Originally I was planning on an open concept shelving vanity which we almost installed, but I just wasn’t loving how it looked in the bathroom and changed it out at the last minute. We then ended up going with a 24″ single furniture style vanity. I am so happy with this purchase and the company we purchased through. They were awesome with the exchange and shipping. The vanity came with a pre-drilled marble top, and the price was right in our budget. I ended up saving the faucet from our pedestal sink and reinstalling it with our new vanity.
Some other items that helped us save money was keeping the Pottery Barn mirror, Pottery Barn light fixture and bathroom fixtures. They were all in good condition, and they go with the house’s New England colonial style.
Let me know what you think about our powder bathroom makeover!