Powder Room Reveal full of awesome powder room ideas!

We have been working SO HARD on our powder room makeover!   It’s crazy that such a small room could take such a long time to complete, but we wanted everything to be perfect :)  So, here it is!  I will warn you that this post is photo heavy and is full of powder room ideas that you can use in your own home!  The good news is that there is a source list at the end of the post.  If you see something you like, you can find out exactly where we bought it OR how we created it ourselves!  

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Now that you have had a peek of what’s to come, we have to review what our powder room looked like BEFORE.  It was beige, boring, and messy.  We didn’t even have anywhere to hang a hand towel.  In fact, we didn’t even have a hand towel!  We were using an old kitchen towel to dry our hands.  This post contains affiliate links–click here for the full disclosure policy.

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We started our makeover by painting the beige walls a soft blue color, which brightened the room up immediately.  Our powder room is challenging, because it has no windows and gets limited natural light from the hallway.  Before we get into all the fab details, check out some shots of the finished powder room.

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MUST PIN!  Powder room reveal full of amazing powder room ideas by Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body!  #powderroom

Of course, we had to deal with our ginormous outdated mirror.  We removed it and cut it down to size to fit in our new reclaimed wood mirror with concrete inlay that we made.  It cost us $0 and really transforms the space.

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Of course, one of the absolute COOLEST updates in this space is the vanity itself.  We painted the outdated oak base a dark grey {the same dark grey that we used on our kitchen island, as seen in our $700 kitchen makeover reveal}.  But most importantly, we updated the circa 1980 cultured marble top with concrete!!!!  You can see that full tutorial in my post over at Remodelaholic!  What a difference those two updates made, for only $20.  The Designers Impressions Oil Rubbed Bronze Faucet cost a bit more, but was still a bargain at only $39 on Amazon!  So for less than $60, we completely transformed our vanity.  Not bad!

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And now, we have to talk about the art work.  I have never been willing to spend much money on art work {especially for a bathroom}, so I made my own to keep costs down.  Full tutorials will be coming on both art projects soon!  I L.O.V.E. how my silhouette art turned out and how it looks in the awesome Reese Wall Frames from World Market.  Those frames are so affordable and are even more unique.  They add to the industrial chic feel of the powder room.

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I also created DIY canvases using free printable bathroom printables from Nikki Lynn Designs {full tutorial coming soon}.

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Now, let’s talk lighting.  I am 100% obsessed with our DIY industrial light fixture, that we created by transforming a totally traditional light fixture with spray paint and creativity.  It’s EXACTLY the look I was going for and cost us $0 to transform the fixture itself–all we had to do was purchase new light bulbs.

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Finally, let’s check out the functional decorative items.  One of my top powder room ideas is to find decorative items that are also functional.  Our powder room is heavily used.  It is our only bathroom downstairs, so it is where we brush our girls’ teeth after breakfast.  But I didn’t want their toothbrush and toothpaste sitting out on the vanity, so I found this friggin Turquoise Owl from World Market that I love!  It is supposed to be a  utensil holder for a kitchen, but works perfectly to hold the girls’ toothbrush and toothpaste.

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We also hung some MUCH NEEDED storage above the toilet.  I adore the Ryan Wall Storage from World Market that I found.  It has an industrial look to it, which is exactly what we were going for.  It holds an additional hand towel, our Mrs. Meyer’s hand soaps {yep, I am a tad obsessed with Mrs. Meyer’s products and since they are so pretty, I love keeping them on display}.  We also have two pretty candles up there, along with matches.  I think every bathroom should be equipped with candles and matches–just sayin’.

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And because you have patiently read all the way to the end of this very long post, I have some before and after shots for you to enjoy :)

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We are loving the space {and the fact that it is finally DONE}!  What do you think?  What is your favorite feature of our renovated powder room?  What powder room ideas are you going to take away from this makeover?

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  1. says

    i am totally digging that diy industrial fixture tasha, the overall look of the room is beautiful, chic? check! indsutrial? check!

    good job you guys! huggies♥
    rea

  2. Lynne Crowley says

    Woman, you are a frickin’ genius!

    The vanity top and the light fixture are my faves. One quick question about painting the fixtures- what type of paint did you use and is there a tutorial for that? (Curious about sanding, what to tape and what to keep from being painted.) Also, your paint looks more dimensional than black. Is it something else?

    I have about 27 brass fixtures in our cabin that I need to do something with.

    Best,

    Lynne

    • says

      Why thank you, Lynne! You made my night :) Here is the post on how we painted the light: We used regular old flat black spray paint! Very easy. We did not do any sanding, nor did we tape anything. You will see in the post that we stuffed paper towels in the sockets to prevent them from getting painted. But that’s it. SUPER EASY!

  3. Kathryn A. says

    Tasha, The Powder Room came out great. I love the storage unit and the framed mirror. It’s also amazing how painting the vanity can make such a big difference and the color blue on the walls is one of our favorites.

  4. says

    This is really cool. My powder room is almost identical to yours except my walls are this icky shade of green. You’ve given me some great ideas

  5. India says

    I must say, I truly appreciate the fact that you post so regularly! I also love that you and your husband really stick to low cost, but astoundingly beautiful makeovers. So glad I found your site!!!

      • Jennifer says

        Thanks for the clarification. :) I once read a April Fools Day post on another blog about a family of five downsizing to one toothbrush–was having a fit until I got to the punch line.

  6. says

    I LOVE IT! No. I need it! Such a great idea with the vanity! Sometimes I feel afraid to do over-the-top things in my home because its just a small ranch, but this subtle industrial bathroom is the bomb! great job!
    I found your site while on “Viewalongtheway” your blog is wonderful as well!
    If you have the chance, I invite you to check out my fairly new blog about DIY-ing my home :)
    Thanks!!

    http://ihavethisgreatidea.wordpress.com/

  7. Melanie says

    Exactly how did you remove the mirror to revamp it? I have one also and have been afraid to try to pull it off the wall to revamp it. I’m so afraid I will break it in 100 pieces!!

    • says

      Hi Melanie. Our mirror was not glued to the wall. It was held in place on the bottom by a metal rail and the top by plastic clips, so it came off easily. Even if you had to break yours, you can have a new one cut pretty inexpensively. I hope that helps!

  8. Mandy says

    Another fantastic transformation…well done!!! My downstairs washroom is similar, no windows and bland!!! It’s slowly turning into a storage place and is really annoying me….thank you so much for this post, you have given me so many ideas…..and I love the owl!!!!

  9. says

    I love it!!! I must buy the owl right now. Actually, I’m sending my husband to the store, he has one next to his office. I love the mirror, the art, and the meyer’s bins? It’s modern, but not modern-cold-don’t-touch-me.

  10. Jamie says

    I love everything about this bathroom! What was the process like for painting the sink cabinet and what color/kind of paint is that? It looks purplish to me. Did you have to sand it down a lot before painting and use a primer? I’ve been trying to find a comment/link to the tutorial for that but can’t seem to locate it. And I have a toddler in the house. Does it take a while to paint/dry/air out the paint? Thank you!!

    • says

      Hi Jamie! Thank you :) The color is actually a dark grey. I haven’t posted a tutorial for painting that particular cabinet, but I followed the same process that I used in my kitchen, which you can read all about here: The paint is milk paint by General Finishes in Driftwood. It is AWESOME. You do not need to sand or prime first–I just use a liquid deglosser. Then I use the General Finishes top coat. This stuff is so unbelievably durable–handles my 3 1/2 year old twin girls with no problem. It does dry quickly and I don’t feel like the smell is an issue. Anyway, more details are in my kitchen post. Hope that helps!!!

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