Friday, October 15, 2010

Powder Room - Before and After

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

I'm joining a few linking parties today.  Come check it out.


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Judy- I love your bathroom remodel! The chandelier is just gorgeous - I have a similar one in my bathroom too! Really beautiful space! Coming over from Vanessa's party- nice to meet you!

Vanessa said...

Judy! I'm so glad you joined the party this week! Your bathroom is incredibly gorgeous and would you believe that I have that identical wallpaper in our powder room only in yellow?? Kindred spirits! :-) You have a fabulous eye for design and I can't wait to see more of your wonderful home projects!

kathie said...

Hi Judy! Thanks for your comment & thanks for following along over at A Few Good Pieces! We just finished a giveaway last night, but another one is coming when & if we reach 300 followers :) I'm following you now, too! I was new to blogging in August, so look out... it will take off before you know it, especially with all the fabulous stuff you are posting about over there!

Julie L. Light said...

What a tranformation! I love how flipped the light fixture and the chandelier is to die for.
Have a fabulous day!

Anonymous said...

Love your powder room makeover and all your decorating ideas. While browsing your blog, I read about the cornice boards you made. I would like to ask some questions about them but couldn't find an email address. Liz

Kaye said...

Please tell where you got that fabulous chandelier! LOVE it and your powder room.

You have amazing taste.

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