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Powder Room Update #2: Patch, Paint, Lighting

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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.

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.

Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black, Repose Gray Powder Room

Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black and Repose Gray Powder Room

Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black and Repose Gray Powder Room

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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!

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Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black, Repose Gray Powder Room

Painting

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.

Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black and Repose Gray Powder Room

Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black and Repose Gray Powder Room

Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black and Repose Gray Powder 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!

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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. 🙂

Lighting

Here is a closeup of those ugly shades that were on the light fixture above the mirror and sink.

Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black and Repose Gray Powder Room

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.

Powder Room Makeover Week 2: Patching, Painting, & Lighting: Powder Room Makeover on a Budget // Tricorn Black, Repose Gray Powder Room

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
  • Art
  • Frames
  • Towel hook
  • Spackling


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Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge

Thursday 19th of January 2017

It's looking great so far. The black wall will really make a statement. And the light looks 100X better. That Drydex is great stuff too!

Kathy

Wednesday 18th of January 2017

The back of the toilet is the perfect wall for black! It's going to look soooo good with shelving. Great update to the light fixture and the wall color is very pretty.

Brittany Goldwyn

Thursday 19th of January 2017

Thanks lady!! Everything is up and done, now I just can't wait to share!

Tracy

Monday 16th of January 2017

It's going to be so bold. I love it! For painting behind the toilet I put a kitchen garbage bag over the toilet tank. It makes my life so much easier. I don't remove it until the paint is fully dry. I hate painting back there!!!

Erin @ Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry

Monday 16th of January 2017

Love that black accent wall, and I think light shelving is going to look amazing with it... and I'm totally buying that spackling next time I have to fill in holes. We have this HUGE tub of stuff and it starts growing mold before we use it all... plus I get anxious and start sanding too soon so the pink to white feature is brilliant. One last thing; that light fixture looks SO much better by just changing out those glass shades. Looking so good!

Kristen

Sunday 15th of January 2017

Oh I just cannot wait to see the final reveal of this room! Its going to look wonderful! Painting behind toilets is such a pain...we use that sticky saran wrap around the back to avoid getting paint on the toilet!

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