Wednesday's Walk-through: A Powder Room

Welcome Michelle from The Yellow House. She has done an amazing transformation on her powder room. Please enjoy her before and after pictures....

This is what Michelle says:
The BEFORE.....
Last year I gave it a coat of brown paint that was leftover in the basement. It was a quick fix to cover the purple color it was when we moved in. I didn't want to replace the sink and toilet at that point so I went with the brown/blue theme. The floor is the worst part I think. It's vinyl and discolored.


The AFTER....
And here it is now.....

The sink was a craigslist find for $50....

Ever notice how the magazines rarely show the toilet? Well, it's a part of life and here is ours....

I'd like to find some antique brackets and put a shelf on the wall above it. I've been hesitant to hang much on the walls so far because of the wallpaper.
The old trim was standard stuff so we installed all new moulding and added crown. "We" meaning my hubby, you know the drill. ;)

The towel holder was found on Ebay and the soap dispenser is from Target.

Ruffle towel from Target and the holder was found on Etsy.

So that's the bathroom! We're so relieved it's done because we've begun other projects.

A few things we learned on this room:

~ Wallpapering a tiny space is more difficult than a large room.

~ Decorative plumbing parts are expensive. I wanted nice shut off valves with the cross handles since they would show behind the pedestal sink. The plumbing supply had beautiful ones in nickel but they would have cost $120. For $40 and some wonderful free advice we ended up with something just as nice. We purchased the shiny silver ones and used a Scotch-brite pad to create a nickel look. The scour pad worked wonders and now we have "nickel" shut offs for a fraction of the price.

~ It doesn't hurt to ask about display items. Our toilet paper holder was the last of the set so we were able to purchase it for $30. It retails for $146.

~ Be sure to measure carefully and not rely on the store employees to figure out what you will need. With both the wallpaper and the tile we had to order more after starting because it was underestimated. This ended up costing us more time and money.

Overall it was a really fun room to do!


Hope you loved seeing Michelle's room! I had to stop in my tracks when I saw this makeover. The colours are divine. Pop over and say hi to her and please make sure you visit her little boys bedroom!!!

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18 comments:

Jenny said...

Great makeover Michelle. It looks so much better. I love the wall paper and the chandelier!

Kerri said...

Your powder room looks fantastic Michelle - what a transformation! It looks so much fresher with the new colour scheme, and the wallpaper is gorgeous. Nice job! K xx

Julie-Ann said...

How gorgeous is this powder room. Apart from all the features you highlighted I also love the chandelier and the wall papered ceiling. You are the queen of bargain hunting Michelle. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us:)

brismod said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The wallpaper and chandelier are lovely as is everything else!!

Alison said...

It looks amazing. So many pretty elements. Cute chandelier
Alison

Christine said...

Such an improvement! I love all the "little" touches! Gorgeous :)

AnastasiaC said...

Wow - that is really pretty makeover!
love the soft colours chosen - very elegant!

The Moerks said...

Such a pretty and elegant makeover. I love the colour scheme.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Thanks so much for featuring my powder room on your site! It's so much fun to see it on here.

~Michelle

1 Funky Woman said...

Amazing! I love all the little details, like the towel bar and towel holder on the sink!

Looking Glass said...

Such a beautiful little powder room! Love the wallpaper and the taps!
~ Clare x

Darlene said...

Michelle always shows beautiful pictures of her home and this Powder Room make-over is no exception....just GORGEOUS!!!

Theresa said...

I am over from Michelles' to peek in on your post:) Love the bathroom and I got some really good tips from her redo!

Have a blessed day!

Christina said...

Just beautiful!

Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

I love the peaceful and clean feeling you have created. Small bathrooms can sometimes feel boring...but you could totally "hang out" in this space! lol

our shabby cottage said...

Absolutely amazing and I love that wallpaper - it is GORGEOUS!

Janine Marshall said...

What a beautiful makeover! Michelle you would have to be pleased. Well done and thanks for sharing.
Janine
XXOO
Tassie

Bringing Pretty Back said...

That bathroom makeover is unbelievable! I love the results!!!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

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