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.  

You can check out my powder room at Centsational Girl


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 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 bathroom...HUGE difference! Looks Beautiful! And the kitchen...out of the ballpark!
Have a BLESSED New Years!


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!

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!


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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