September 16, 2011

Powder Room Makeover

I’m excited to share the next room of my house tour today, the powder room.  The powder room is one of my new diyear resolutions from this year so I’m happy to officially check it off of my to-do list!  My goal was to makeover the bathroom for under $75 and I’m happy to say we come in under budget.

First, a look at the scaaaarrrry before of this room from when we first moved in.  BRIGHT blue paint everywhere.  And by everywhere I mean on the walls, back of the door, and ceiling.  Yes, bright blue paint even on the ceiling. 

powder-room-before-makeover

bathroom-before

To make matters worse, before we moved in the previous owner replaced the light fixture from the above photo with this builder’s grade one.

bathroom-light-fixture

Needless to say, the first thing we did when we moved in was repaint this room a more reasonable color.  This was actually the first room we painted and Rob chose the color, Misty Surf by Behr, which is a much lighter and subdued blue.

The room looked much better after being painted and stayed this way for several months…until I found a major score at a garage sale.  I found this lighting fixture, plus an outlet cover, and towel ring for just $8 total!

powder-room-light-fixture

The light and towel ring made a huge difference in this small room.  I also swapped out the light switch covers, but had to buy a second one at Home Depot to match the one I got at the garage sale.

bathroom-mirror-before

The bathroom was looking much better, but it still needed a new mirror.  Luckily, I found another great deal at Ross with this great mirror for just $13!  The mirror plus a new soap dispenser and some art completed the bathroom makeover!  Here’s the much better “after” of the room:

powder-room-makeover

towel-holder

I repainted a silver candleholder (from Target many years ago) to match the new bathroom accessories.

candle-art

Some cute doggy art (another Ross score) adds some fun to the bathroom:

dog-art

powder-room

Here’s another look at the before and after:

powder-room-before-makeoverpowder-room-makeover

Much better, if I do say so myself!  And here’s a look at how we kept to our cheap budget for the bathroom makeover:

$28 – Behr Paint
$8 - Lighting Fixture/Towel Ring/Light Switch from Garage Sale
$6 – Second Light Switch
$13 – Mirror from Ross
$9 – Doggy Artwork on Clearance at Ross
$4 – Soap Dispenser on Clearance at Ross
Total =  $68!

So that’s my bathroom makeover on the cheap.  Pretty, pretty good as Larry David would say.  What do you think?

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I’m linking up this post to the bathroom inspiration party over at Homemaker on a Dime, and at Southern Hospitality, Beneath My Heart.

6 comments:

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Wow, that was a scary blue! Great transformation! I love the color!

Vanessa said...

I just love the new and improve power room!

Thanks for sharing.

Vanessa

DecorandtheDog said...

That blue was lovely. I can't believe you painted over it. :P Great garage sale find!!

Anny said...

A blue ceiling? *shudder* I love your finds and am amazed you found that set for only $8!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Absolutely lovely! Really appreciate you linking up this great bath post at the Roomspiration blog party. Btw, I am admiring all your creativity in your blog so may I invite you also to join us at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Patty White said...

WOW!! It looks so good.