Final Reveal: Powder Room ORC Week 8

Bathroom, house, One Room Challenge

We made it! I didn’t know how much I would be able to accomplish in the past week, since I broke my toe last week, but it’s finished!

 I redecorated this bathroom on a budget and have been blogging about it as part of the One Room Challenge. You can find the previous posts here: Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek FourWeek Five/Six, and Week 7. Special thanks to Linda from One Room Challenge for putting this together and the media sponsor Better Homes and Gardens.

Powder Room Renovation on a budget

I am absolutely obsessed with these rugs. They are so beautiful and work well together. I don’t like things to be too matchy matchy, and I think they work to define the separate entry area and bathroom.

As you may recall, I contemplated switching up the Varga prints, but I actually grew to love them even more with the addition of the new rugs and the colors in the bathroom. I plan to repaint this entry space next.

My goals for the bathroom were to highlight the architecture of the room, add color, and do it on a budget with minimal trips to the stores. The total came out to less than $1000 and I used a lot of what I already had.

Here’s the cost breakdown with links to the items: Faucet ($260), Mirror ($225), Rugs ($190), Paint ($100), Towel Ring ($63), Cabinet Pulls ($20), Misc ($75).

As I have mentioned in previous posts, the wall mural was inspired by @banyanbridges on Instagram. She paints colorful murals and this room was screaming for something on the walls. I wanted to incorporate a mural into the entire space, and bring it all together, but I also didn’t’ want it to become too busy. I think I succeeded! My husband Dave said that this is his favorite room that I’ve ever designed.

Wall mural in a bathroom.

I knew that I had to do something to make that missing tile spot look intentional, so I added a color block with a rounded top to mimic the lines of mirror. I also painted the gas pipe the same color as the ceiling. I contemplated covering it with something and then painting that, but with COVID it’s just too annoying to go anywhere that’s not necessary.

Wall mural incorporated into a canvas

The mural’s focal point is the canvas. The lines start here and then extend around the whole room. I knew where I wanted the lines to go, so I started them on the canvas and then extended the lines around the room. I’ll do a separate blog post about how to get crisp lines. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw lots of stories about this.

The cabinet pulls I got at an Estate Sale at Maximalist Studios from Eddie Ross. They fit this room absolutely perfectly and the holes even lined up so I didn’t have to drill new ones! A fun fact is that one year ago this week Eddie Ross was at our house styling a photo shoot for BHG. I hope it someday makes it to the pages of BHG! The suspense is killing me.

Estate Sale find handles

The pocket door I painted years ago. I still liked the color (Alchemy from Sherwin-Williams), so it was incorporated into the color palette.

Let’s take a short trip back memory lane to see what this space used to look like. I’m very into sustainable design. A lot of times you can keep and re imagine what you already have, instead of ripping it all out and starting over. I was lucky and able to save a lot of money on this space by keeping what I liked: flooring, sink, cabinet, and counter tops. In the future, I want to make that large closet a shower, but that will be much more than $1000 🙂 I’m saving my money for that project.

The biggest change to the space was removing the upper cabinet that housed a gas meter. As luck would have it, the gas company came out to move the meter outside about a month before we tackled this project. We still have a pipe running vertically through this space, but it looks a million times better.

I wanted something large to cover the electrical panel. A thrift store find canvas that I already had was the perfect size for this space. I just painted over it and incorporated the design into the whole room.

Original tile and sink in bathroom remodel.

I also already had that hanging planter and plant. The plant I stole from my craft room, so now I have to replace it!

I couldn’t just buy any old towel ring, so I found this one on Etsy. I really love fun design elements like this, and it’s handmade in the US, so that’s awesome too.

Hand Towel Ring

Bathroom Powder Room design.

I would really love to hear your thoughts on this room. What to you love about it? I LOVE it all!

Be sure to check out the One Room Challenge Blog, which links to everyone’s blog posts. You will be SO inspired by what you see. I love interior design and it’s so fun to see all of the creativity.

Cheers to the end of my third One Room Challenge!

*Brandi

Powder Room ORC: Week 7

Bathroom, house, One Room Challenge

 It’s already week Seven of the One Room Challenge. You can find the previous posts here: Week OneWeek TwoWeek ThreeWeek Four and Week Five/Six. I only have one week left and I just broke my toe, oh no!

The mirror arrived early, so that is up! I think it looks great and works for the space. However, I do wish that it was a better quality. The gold should wrap around the front a bit more so that you can’t see the edge of the mirror. The great thing about making my own purchases is that I can give unbiased reviews! Don’t buy this West Elm mirror! Ha. It looks good from far away, but up close it’s not so great.

West Elm Mirror Installed
One Room Challenge Bathroom In progress

I am seriously loving how this bathroom is coming together. I painted the cabinets blue and still have to paint the mural, pipe, and radiator covers. I also have to install the hand towel ring and install the window film so that you can pee in here without someone seeing you from outside. 🙂

Bathroom In-progress

I have been wanting a new rug for the entryway, so I ordered this one from the same seller as the orange rug, Turkish Rug Loom. I really love these rugs. I will say that it’s tricky to order rugs online, because you never know exactly what the color will be or how soft they will be. The entry way rug is pretty rough, so it wouldn’t work for a bedroom or living room, but it works fine for an entryway.

Vintage rugs instantly add character to a space.

What do you think so far? I’d love your feedback!

There is only one week left in the One Room Challenge and I am really glad that I don’t have toooo many things to do, because it’s going to be a challenge with a broken toe.

Stay tuned for the big reveal next week and be sure to check out all of the other participants in the One Room Challenge. You can also easily browse on Instagram with hashtag #oneroomchallenge or #bhgorc.

*Brandi

Powder Room ORC: Week 5 and 6

Bathroom, house, One Room Challenge

I have made a bit of progress over the past two weeks in our Powder Room. I am documenting this as part of the One Room Challenge. You can find the previous posts here: Week One, Week Two, Week Three, Week Four.

The canvas was painted over to match the wall color and the wall mural will be incorporated on it. I am still not 100% sure what that will look like, so you (and I) will have to wait and see. If you recall, there is an electrical panel on that wall. This canvas was the perfect size to cover it, and center on the wall. I’m so happy I’m a hoarder and kept this giant thing for years. haha.

Use a large canvas to cover electrical panels.

The window is still clear and I still love the view. A friend suggested that I use that one way mirror film, which I thought was a GREAT idea. But when I looked into it, it doesn’t stay opaque once it’s dark outside and light inside. If anyone knows of something that would be opaque from one side even at night, but still be able to see out, let me know. I’ll probably end up using the frosted film to make it opaque.

Horizontal window in the bathroom

My husband Dave installed this new faucet. Isn’t it beautiful? Our friend Brendan helped with it. Thanks B! After 4 trips to the home improvement store, it now works.

I plan to spray paint the silver closet handles to match the rest of the gold hardware.

The vintage rug I found on Etsy from Turkish Rug Loom. It’s really hard to pick a rug online, because you never REALLY know what the color will be. But I think it works, what do you think? I love the warm orange color and the large scale floral pattern. You don’t often see that in vintage rugs. You can also see the paint chips of what I still need to paint (the cabinet and radiator cover).

Vintage Rug in the Bathroom

The towel ring was another Etsy find from seller Nancy Funk Ceramics. I love how unique it is. Given what’s going on in our country right now I wish it was black, because Black Lives Matter!

I made a list of all that I have to finish before week 8: Paint cabinets, paint entry trim and door, hang towel ring, paint mural, paint pipe, paint radiator, spray paint handles, hang mirror (once it arrives) and apply window film.

Let me know what you think so far. Right it looks very minimalist, but once I get more color in here it’ll all come to life.

Be sure to check out all of the other blog and Instagram (#oneroomchallenge) posts of everyone working on their One Room Challenge. There is so much inspiration out there!