Powder Room Makeover

So I’m not sure if I should technically label this a “makeover,” as the majority of the work was done almost a year ago… But since I haven’t yet shared this little powder room’s transformation with you, I decided the term would suffice.

Unfortunately, since I was not yet blogging when we moved into our house just over a year ago, I do not have any before pictures of the room.  But suffice it to say that it was small.  And pea green.  With no mirror and a chipping faucet.  Yuck.  With fairly minimal work, though, I’m very pleased with the result.

The powder room is tiny and sits just off our library (aka my office, with its busy and colorful bookshelves), so I wanted something very simple and neutral.

Everything in this room is about texture rather than color.  From the eyelet trim on the curtain, to the gilded frame, the wicker trash can, and the cut outs on the soap dispenser, I sought layers and interest through texture.  I even used two different neutral colors on the walls to give some dimension (you can see the change in the corner).

The only pop of color in the room is the rack above the toilet (bringing more texture through its chipped finish), which is echoed by hints of turquoise in the rug.

The best part was the small scope of this project.  Though I did have to completely strip and re-texture the walls (another story for another day…), the rest of the work involved simply installing new hardware and fixtures.  No major renovations required – and my sanity and my wallet are pleased since bathroom remodels can drain so much time and money!  I’m especially in love with my delicate, feminine mirror (a $40 Homegoods buy) next to my gorgeous faucet (a $120 Glacier Bay faucet from Home Depot).

I don’t have hard numbers for you, but I’m guessing it cost us around $400, including a new toilet.  So it may be small… but I think it’s got class, don’t you?

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  1. Great bathroom! what is the name of the soft blue/grey color in there?

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thanks, Kathleen! The colors in the powder room are both pretty neutral: Natural by SW and Gateway Gray by SW. Perhaps you’re referring to the master bath? That’s Krypton by SW. Hope this helps! :)

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