Powder Room Reveal

Monday, July 17, 2017


It's time for some potty talk! That's right- it's powder room reveal day and I have never been so excited to spend time in a bathroom in my life 😜!

I am not sure why it took me so long to update this room because A. I have wanted to paint it since the day we moved in and B. It's a small space so there is no excuse as to why I wasn't able to find the time. Luckily, the previous owners of this home, who just so happened to build it, had great taste and chose a classic pedestal vanity and chrome light fixture that I didn't feel needed to be changed. However, I am just not a fan of the red paint on the walls. I feel like you either love red or you hate it (or maybe i'm just making stuff up). Either way, it was time to make a change! I challenged myself to makeover this room for less than $100 and I'm happy to report I was successful.

I put together my first mood board prior to completing this room makeover and I feel like it really helped keep me on budget but I made a few changes along the way.

Before we start with the tour let's go back in time to a few days ago when our main floor powder room looked like this...


Now it looks like this! 😍



The biggest change was obviously the paint color. I did tons of research prior to picking out a color. I even went to the store with three color choices in mind thinking I would buy samples and take them home. However, in the store I made the last minute decision to pick a color off the swatch and buy a gallon because the samples alone would have been about $12 and sticking to my budget was important to me! Again, I had done tons of research so I felt confident in my choice (Tip: Pinterest is a great place to test out colors. You can simply type in the paint color and it will bring up real rooms.) I ended up choosing Sherwin Williams 'Passive' gray and I used a gallon of the Ovation paint in Eggshell from Lowe's. I was very impressed that it only took two coats of paint to cover the red color! I highly recommend this paint!


Once the painting was complete, it was time to accessorize! I swapped out our basic mirror for something a little more anitquey (is that word?). My original design included this mirror from Target but I ended up finding this one from Hobby Lobby for half the price (Tip: NEVER buy anythign full price from Hobby Lobby- their sales swap every week for all products to be 50% off. They also always have a 40% off one item coupon online!) I was skeptical if the bronze on the mirror would clash with the chrome finishes in our hardware and lighting but I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked together (I also saw that Sherry from Young House Love recently gave the go ahead for mixing metals on her Insta story 😜)!




I then added these rustic shelves above our toilet to tie in the farmhouse theme from the rest of our house. I also scored these shelves at Hobby Lobby for 50% off- so they were only $12.50 a piece! I toyed around with making my own but it honestly might have cost more to DIY these shelves.


I scored this apothecary jar at HomeGood for $7.99! I thought it was the perfect size for our small bathroom. I filled it with soap from the dollar store (3 pack for $1). All of the other accessories I pulled from around the house to complete the look.


I also found this amazing hand towel at HomeGoods for $5.99. I almost don't want to use it, haha!



The last and final touch to this bathroom was the rug (can I tell you how hard it is to get a full view of this room!). The original rug from my mood board was unavailable at any Target in my area. HomeGoods to the rescue! I scored this adorable navy and white rug for $9.99! I love the tassels and how it grounds the room with the dark navy color.

Total cost for this makeover: $98.94!

I am so happy with how this room turned out- and even happier that it only cost around $100!


Show me your powder room makeovers in the comments below!

As always, thank you for visiting {R&R} at home!




4 comments:

  1. This is a terrific makeover on a budget! Congratulations! First, I love the lighter paint color -- it really updates the space. Then, your accessories are so attractive and really give the room a lot of character. Great job!
    Carol ("Mimi")

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  2. What an amazing transformation! The room looks so serene and beautiful now. I'm with you on the red. (Our kitchen has been red since we moved in and I haaaate it.) I love the mirror you chose & I'm SO jealous you have wood floors in your bathroom!

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    1. Thank you, Meg! I saw your bathroom transformation and it looks amazing!! I've been wanting to try shiplap so bad!!

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