I am really excited to share this project with you. As the title suggests this room really has a dramatic transformation. You had a bit of a sneak peak with my art project, but the overall room is a little unexpected. It’s definitely not your typical powder room… and I LOVE that!
The years of baked on filth and neglect are as old as the house in this room (about 17). Every time I went in this room it made my skin crawl and I didn’t realize how bad until I completed this transformation. After a good deep clean and steam clean on the floors, I was ready to go.
As you can see it has the typical builder grade oak cabinet… which is what is through out my whole house. I have a series of transformations planned on all of them, because builder grade golden oak does not scream “Designed to the Nines” to me. It will hopefully give you some ideas to upgrade your own existing cabinets.
The budget was under $100 for the whole room and I came under budget!! But we’ll get back to that later.
I was lucky enough to start out with a small chair rail molding and decided to add some textural beadboard wallpaper. I paid $32 for my roll from a wallpaper store in our area and then not even 2 days after installing it, found it at Lowe’s for $20! Serves me right for not doing my homework… but now I know where to get more, as I will definitely use it again, because I lurve it!! I remember not too long ago the beadboard wallpapers of yester years weren’t that great. But the new stuff is extremely convincing of the real stuff, however, it is not as durable obviously.
The wallpaper you will want to get is in Lowe’s in stock section made by Allen + Roth.
Then, I decided to break several “rules” by adding horizontal stripes above above the vertical “striped” beadboard. I could have gone a little more subtle… but that wouldn’t really be me. I went with a dark chocolate and the original cream wall color. Go here for my wall striping tutorial.
Then I added a surprise wall of turquoise.
I have a mini tutorial coming up on the green vanity coming in the next few days, so I’ll save that and a few other things for another day.
I painted a silver mirror I have had for a couple years and hadn’t used yet (paid $7 on a sidewalk sale).
You already got the DIY vintage art tutorial.
There are a few more little accessories I need to get… orange tulips, a whimsical mushroom… just a couple finishing touches for my quirky bathroom.
In the end, I couldn’t be more pleased!! I smile every time I go in this room.
To my surprise my husband loves it too. I think while the room was in progress he thought I was a little nuts.
Here is the breakdown:
Brown Paint, leftover: $0
Cream Paint, leftover: $0
Turquoise Paint, leftover: $0
Green Paint, quart: $10
Shadow Box, $9
Motel Art, $15
A Fresh, Clean, Wonderful Powder Room: Priceless.
Hope you enjoyed!