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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Powder Room - Repost

What a difference a day makes.  We are feeling so much better today...not 100%...but well on our way.  Thanks so much for all of your get well wishes.  Here is a repost of our powder room updated.

After we completely gutted and re-did our kitchen, the powder room off of the kitchen seemed lacking in comparison and needed some updating.  However, after living through the kitchen remodel, I didn't want another gut job.  I wanted to see if I could update the bathroom for under $1,000.  The bathroom is small, so it's a little tough to get a full picture.  These are the before pictures:

The view from the kitchen
This particular wallpaper seemed to date the bathroom
I looked into replacing the countertop with granite.  However, it is an odd shape, so the granite would break my budget.  What I did do was add crown moulding, a classic damask wallpaper in grey/blue with silver tone damask which helped add to the sparkle I wanted, a new crystal chandelier, new faucet, new shower curtains, new mirrors, pictures and an update to the lighting fixture over the sink.  Here is the after:

Mirror from Pottery Barn, pictures from Home Goods, chandelier from internet lighting store for under $100
The beautiful wallpaper actually made the countertop look like it belonged.
The mirror is from a local lighting store.  New faucet from Lowes (very easy to install yourself - my husband installed it in less than 15 minutes)


The shower curtains and the rings for the shower curtains are from Home Goods.  I framed out both sides of the shower like a window and the ties are made from left over silk I had from the cornices in my master bathroom.

This is the lighting fixture over the sink.  It was a basic Home Depot lighting fixture we had put in years ago.  It used to have the lights facing down with different glass.  I went to Lowes and purchased two new lightbulb covers for less than $10 total.  Then I flipped the fixture so that the lights now shine up.  The two pieces of crystal are actually magnets and are meant to hang on anything metal.  I purchased them at another local lighting store.  They cost $12/each.  What a difference for very little.

I love my new powder room and I did come in under budget.  The largest expense was the crown moulding as I had a professional do it.  I'd love to hear what you think.  

-Judy
You can check out my powder room at Centsational Girl

8 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Stunning. What a gorgeous bathroom. I love the walls and the mirror is beautiful. You are so creative to redo the light fixture. It looks amazing. Very beautifully done. I hope you have a very Blessed New Year. Hugs, Marty

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hey Judy! Im a DUFUS! I have been visiting your blog for a while now and THOUGHT I had "Followed"...buuuut, I hadnt...BUT i am now! Your "Newest" follower...but not really as i have been reading you for some time....Deerr! Ok pretty girl...ive got that straightened out...now...that bathroom...HUGE difference! Looks Beautiful! And the kitchen...out of the ballpark!
Have a BLESSED New Years!

xoxokara

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Hello -- LOVE what you did to your bathroom! The colors are so pretty and soft, they compliment each other, and the chandelier looks gorgeous. Great job!
Best,
Gloria

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

I love what you did in your bathroom! Found you through Censational Girl Bathroom Linky! It looks so much more elegant! Great job.

ButterYum said...

Beautiful - I love the mirror!

:)
ButterYum

Lisa said...

So beautiful Judy! Loving the chandelier, the mirror and especially the wallpaper. Really elegant and sophisticated.

Rhonda@restoredtreasurestoo said...

What a dreamy bathroom! Love the wallpaper.......and the pattern you chose for the shower curtain, the two look amazing together! And the chandelier, all I can say is gorgeous!

Residential Steam Showers said...

That is a very class chandelier. I found this through censational girl bathroom one of my favorite bathroom renos on her blog post.

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