Our powder room was another space that had been untouched and was becoming more of a bother in terms of the look. However, we have much bigger priorities that we are working through (sharing soon, I know, annoying!) and it does not make sense to fully gut and redo this space at this time. So, we put together a plan for a rapid refresh that consisted of painting the tile, walls and updating the light fixtures + mirror. Here’s the before from move-in day:
I’ve always been inspired by restaurant powder rooms, in fact, make it a goal to check them out at every visit! There is usually a lot of character and a cozy little vibe to them. I wanted that exact feeling in our little space. By going with a moody color that still fit the mix of modern, traditional – it was easy to achieve that look.
G did a lot of research on the right paint products to utilize to make sure the paint would cover and hold up against the tile for the next year or so before we get to the full project. We went with:
- Tile Paint Color: Behr Undersea
- Tile Paint Type: Behr Scuff Defense (2 coats)
- Tile Paint Primer: Behr White Bonding Interior/Exterior Primer (2 coats)
- Wall Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Cloud Cover
As for finishes, I shopped for the most affordable products without going completely cheap on quality. I purchased a new mirror, wall sconce, switch plate, got us a hand towel holder, curtain rod, curtains and sourced affordable + vintage frames for the start of the gallery wall! To keep it simple, I played off of the unlacquered brass faucet and pulled in a variety of brass tones, utilizing Rub n’ Buff on the light fixture, towel holder and curtain rod to pull it all together vs. spending more on pieces that matched.
When it comes to art, I love the idea of this space being an expression of our personalities and interests. I selected digital art and pieces that we already have that reflect our favorite locations, place of living and special memories like our first dance song via an art print. We can’t wait to add more over time!
All of this was done for a few hundred dollars vs. waiting until we can completely gut and replace everything. Now, we can be a little happier with the space in the meantime!
I’ve linked everything I can below – what do you think of the transformation?
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