Hello and welcome to the first week of my 4-week powder room makeover! I’m joining the $100 Room Makeover Challenge, which is hosted by my bud Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. I’m excited to transform our main powder room on a budget and can’t wait to share my progress.
Here’s what I’m working with…
The room is teeny tiny and is located on the main level. It is by far the most used bathroom in the whole house, so I thought it needed a little facelift!
Before we chat about the specifics of the space, here’s a peek at my plans and vision…
Yes, that is a sloth in a flower crown. Do I have your attention now? 🙂 Now let’s chat specifics about why I chose those items for my mood board.
For paint, I’ll be using leftovers from my fall 2016 One Room Challenge room: Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black and Repose Gray, both in eggshell. Not only do I love those colors, but they work perfectly in the powder room since it is right next to my little office space.
Here’s the Tricorn Black and Repose Gray in the ORC room…
I want to do it all gray with one black accent wall, but I haven’t totally made up my mind which wall yet. 🙂
Lighting, & Mirror
The lighting is fine, but the shades are hideous. So so bad.
Replacing the entire fixture is not in the budget, so I’m going to swap the shades for something a bit sleeker and more modern looking. The light fixture I included on the mood board for the room has a great look that I’d love to mimic as much as I can. As for the mirror, that thing has to go, too. So boring. 🙂
The sink and fixture are both lovely!
Shelving & Storage
Since this is a tiny powder room with a pedestal sink, there is no storage whatsoever. No cabinets, drawers, or shelving. I want to move the towel rack that’s behind the toilet and put up some simple open shelving for extra tp, spare hand towels, a fake plant, and tissues.
I love the open shelving on my mood board even though it’s in a kitchen. I really want to do light wood shelving on a black wall, so maybe I’ve made up my mind about which wall will be the accent wall!
I saw this sloth in a flower crown water color print from Dandelion Paper Co and fell in love. I’ve already ordered six 5×7 prints for the main wall, which you can see from the outside of the room when the door is open.
Okay, you’re probably thinking that this sounds like a lot more than $100. And you are right. But I’m going to get crafty to keep this under $100 out of pocket, and I am determined to make it work!
Here’s what I already have and plan to reuse:
- Paint & paint supplies
- Toilet roll (spray painting it)
- Hand towel from kitchen
- Scrap wood for shelving
- Stain & polyurethane for shelving
Here’s what I need to buy:
- Shades for light fixture
- Shelving brackets
- Art and frames
- Towel hook
One of the ways I am going to save money is by using my credit card points (the PNC Points credit card is amazing!) to order a gift card that will cover some items. I pay our bills through the credit card to rack up points and regularly accumulate enough points to buy Home Depot and Lowe’s gift cards, which has been particularly useful since buying the house. I’m planning to use the gift card money to cover the mirror, the shades for the fixture, and hopefully the towel hook. After the gift cards, my out-of-pocket costs should only be the art, frames, shelving brackets, and any miscellaneous things.
I’m hoping this all happens as planned. In the meantime, I have some painting to do!
And make sure you check out the other bloggers who are participating in the $100 room challenge: