Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Powder Room Reveal

This post is long overdue considering we completed this project at the beginning of the summer but better late than never, right?  Today I’m revealing our updated powder room.  While our house is only a few years old, it is filled with builder grade materials {read: ugly mirrors and lighting}.  One of my goals this year is to replace these uglies with pretties!  This was the first room we tackled.


I always say this room is small but mighty!  Why?  Well, because it is located directly off the foyer which means that every person who enters my house sees this space.  You can see the issues in the {embarrassing} before picture…boring vanity light, frameless mirror, walls too creamy which made the space look drab and dark. 

The one thing we knew we wanted to add to the space was a plank wall.  The idea came from the amazing barnwood ceiling house I did some work in earlier this year.  The only issue was a typical 1x6 would be too thick to clear the tiny space behind the faucet, not to mention that we didn’t want to lose even an inch of space in this tiny room.  We finally decided to create a faux plank wall using this easy peasy tutorial.  Here’s the space after the hubs installed all of the planks.

We then painted the plank wall Sherwin Williams Snowbound {a bright, almost pearlescent white} and the 3 surrounding walls Sherwin Williams Lattice {a pale, cool gray}.  This shot shows the colors pretty well.

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We purchased the farmhouse light from Home Depot and the mirror from HomeGoods.

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The wall art was a DIY project using pallet wood and burlap.  {BTW…am I the only one who finds it hard to decorate the awkward space above the toilet?}

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We are happy, happy, happy with the amount of light that now fills this space and are contemplating another plank wall in the breakfast area of our kitchen.  Oh, and before I forget…we are in the midst of potty training our youngest so we had to find a cute way to house the necessities that come along with that.  Voila…chalkboard tool caddy.  I have yet to come up with anything to write on it…any suggestions?

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  1. I love this! It looks so great after!

  2. So Pretty and fresh! I love the board walls, I'm doing the same thing in our bathroom. I absolutely ADORE your light fixture, I'm trying to decide where I could put it in my house!

  3. Wow, love the plank wall. Small space, big statement. Love it!

  4. Gorgeous! Love the walls! Pretty paint color too. You did an awesome job, even above the toilet looks great :)

  5. Cindy your space turned out amazing!

  6. i love it! such a clean, bright, and beautiful bathroom!

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  8. Wow! Such a really pretty room. You did a GREAT job. You must smile each time you, ah, er, use the room! [LOL] I hope I can make my powder room 1/2 as lovely.

  9. This is such a great update. Love it. I've selected you as a feature for Give Me the Goods Monday Link Party! So glad to get to know your blog and will be checking back for other great ideas from you! Thanks again for linking up! http://commona-myhouse.blogspot.com/2013/09/give-me-goods-sunday-features27.html

  10. Okay I seriously LOVE this -the planked wall is fantastic! And that rustic board/burlap monogram art is awesome!! must pin:) Thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday this week:) Hope to see you back again!
    ~Krista from the happy housie

  11. You are my hero!!! This is just so so so awesome! Love, it all, planked walls and board/burlap art! I agree with Kirsta, I must Pin!!

  12. I love your powder room! Was thinking about doing a plank wall in mine, but I was wondering how he cut the plank that fit around the pedestal sink? That part is scaring me!

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    I used that same mirror in my guest bath. I painted it the same color as the color I painted my vanity. Made a big difference.

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