Powder Room Reveal full of awesome powder room ideas!

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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

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Of course, we had to deal with our ginormous outdated mirror.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  We painted the outdated oak base a dark grey {the same dark grey that we used on our kitchen island, as seen in our $700 kitchen makeover reveal}.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. Sara says

    Hi! This looks amazing! Thanks so much for posting. Do you happen to remember where you bought the dark basket for the toilet paper? I am looking for this exact item and haven’t been able to find the right ones. If you don’t remember where you got it, could you please send me the dimensions?

    • says

      Thanks so much, Sara! I purchased it at Target. I don’t think it’s available online, but you should be able to find it in the store near the bathroom trash cans, etc. Hope that helps!

  2. Alicia says

    Hi Tasha!

    Absolutely beautiful! You really captured the transformation too. I’m a like a moth to a flame for detailed before and afters. How is the sink holding up? Is this a frequently used sink in your home? The one thing that always holds me back, personally, is “will it last?”. The sink that I would like to do this to in my home is the main bathroom sink for a family of 4 & I’m a bit obsessive with wiping down counters & sinks daily. Please let me know what you think – will this application hold up for extended use?

    Also, I just love your blog! You really are quite the artist with everything decor!

    Thanks in advance!
    Alicia

    • says

      Hi Alicia! The sink is holding up PERFECTLY! It is in our downstairs powder room. I would guess that we use the sink 2 to 3 times a day. We don’t wipe it down every single day, but I don’t think that would phase it at all. Hope that helps and thanks so much for reading my blog!

  3. Christina says

    Hey Tasha,

    I love your taste and I wanted to get your opinion…I love everything about this bathroom, and can make most of the components work in our bathroom. One outlier is, we have a white, pedestal sink. I know that’s not very “industrial,” but I’d rather not replace it, though I *will* happily replace the faucet with a dark one. So in your opinion, do you think the sink will stick out in a bad way, or can I make the industrial look work, even with a not-at-all-industrial sink? Thoughts/advice welcome.

    Thanks in advance, and thanks for all of your awesome work,
    Christina

    • says

      Thanks so much, Christina! I absolutely think you can work around a white pedestal sink, especially if it is a fairly simple one. Replacing the faucet will make a huge difference and with the right soap dispenser and accessories, I think it could totally work. I hope that helps and thanks so much for reading my blog! Feel free to ask any other questions–I am happy to help!

  4. 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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  1. […] Hello lovely readers!  I am SUPER, SUPER, SUPER excited to share this project with you.  As you know, we have been working on updating our powder room on a budget.  I showed you the plans for our powder room here and recently shared with you the progress that we have made so far, which included a photo showing our DIY industrial bathroom lighting.  Well, today I am going to share with you how we created this “new” industrial light for our powder room for less than $30!  {PS- The powder room makeover is complete!  Click here for the full reveal!} […]

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