I’m back for the second week of the $100 room makeover challenge, hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry! Make sure to check out my post from the first week here. In my first post, I outlined my plans for our little powder room. This week I’m sharing my progress patching and painting. I’m also sharing how I upgraded our light fixture on the cheap. So let’s get started with some patching.
The worst part of painting is the prep, and this room had a bit of pre-painting prep work to do. After removing the mirror, toilet paper holder, and towel rack, I had 12 drywall anchor holes to patch.
This was actually my first time patching drywall, so I was a bit nervous. But it went very well! I used this (affiliate link!) to patch the holes. I like how it goes on pink and turns white as it dries. Follow the instructions on the bottle and you’ll be golden.
Make sure to wear a mask. Drywall dust is awful!
I used leftover paint from my fall 2016 One Room Challenge room makeover: Sherwin-Williams Repose Gray and Tricorn Black. I’m doing Repose Gray for most of the room.
Last week I said I wasn’t totally sure which wall I wanted to make the accent wall, but I decided on the toilet wall. That’s the wall that will have the shelving. I’m excited about how good the light-colored wood shelving will look on the black wall! Black is such a fun color to paint with. It totally transforms a space and really helped to give this tiny bathroom some personality!
Painting behind the toilet was a total pain. I got the smallest, skinniest roller I could find at Lowe’s and thankfully only got a tiny bit of paint on the back of the toilet. 🙂
Here is a closeup of those ugly shades that were on the light fixture above the mirror and sink.
A completely new fixture wasn’t in the budget for this makeover, so I ended up buying two very simple frosted glass cylindrical shades for $5 each. And they totally transformed the light fixture! I can’t for the life of me find them online, but they were in the mix-and-match lighting section at Lowe’s.
Much better, right? I think so! Next week I’ll share what I’m doing for the walls…a new mirror, some watercolor art, and some open shelving made out of scrap wood from my supply. Until then!
As a reminder…
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:
Mirror Shades for light fixture Shelving brackets
- Towel hook