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