The renovation of the guest bedroom has been finished, and I’m now on the hunt for new furniture to complete it. I had sold all of the old furniture that was in the guest bedroom, so I’m starting with a clean slate.
In the meantime, hubby and I have decided to move on to the next room on the list which is a small powder room that sits in the laundry/mud room, just off the kitchen.
It’s such a small bath and it was very difficult to photograph, but hopefully you can get an idea of what it looks like now. It’s definitely a throw back to 1972!
It’s a tiny space but it does have a walk in shower, which is probably why it’s a little cramped. The floor and walls are covered in 1970’s blue tile and a pink foil wallpaper. And of course, it has the ever so lovely popcorn ceiling.
After renovating seventy five percent of our vintage home, the renovation budget is getting pretty thin. I’m going to have to really work some magic in this room for as little expense as possible, and I have quite a few ideas rolling around in my head. I’ve been perusing powder rooms on Pinterest for inspiration, and I thought I would share some of my favorites with you.
I absolutely love this powder room…..it hits all the sweet spots in my French loving heart. There isn’t a thing I would change. I wish I could twitch my nose, or snap my fingers, and my little bath miraculously look like this!
This powder room is quite similar in style as the one above…..very French Country. I love the pale blue walls, and the distressed cabinet. I’m also loving the matching lamps. Unfortunately, the sink cabinet in our powder room is very small and tight so this wouldn’t work, but I love the colors used.
This gorgeous French powder room is from one of my favorite bloggers, Courtney at French Country Cottage. She has exquisite taste and such an eye for detail. She’s used so many elements that I love in her powder room makeover……white paneled walls, carrara marble subway tile, an antique mirror, and brass fixtures. I even like the pedestal sink, which would work in our tight space.
This is such a pretty space and I love the neutral color of the wall paper. I didn’t think I would ever want to see another wallpapered wall after we bought this house. Almost every room in the house was wallpapered, and all the steaming and scraping to remove it, left me with a very bad attitude! But if there is one room in the house where wallpaper would make a gorgeous impact, it would be a small bath. I’m really leaning toward using a pretty paper in this makeover.
I adore this bath, and I may have to save this for inspiration when we makeover one of the larger bathrooms. I love everything about it….the marble subway tile, the wallpaper, the color of the sink cabinet……and those shower curtains? Adorable!
This bath is so pretty and elegant, but it may be just a bit too fancy (I can’t believe I’m saying that!) for our tiny powder room. I love this wallpaper pattern, though, as well as the colors used.
This bath is pretty, but I think it’s just a bit too farmhouse for me. I love the fixtures mounted on the wall, and of course the vanity is gorgeous. Are ya’ll still crazy about shiplap? I think my love affair with it is over.
I’m really drawn to this powder room….everything about it speaks to me. I love the wallpaper, and the board and batten walls. And of course, the petite chandy is perfect! It’s simple, tasteful, and classic.
So there you have it….a few of my inspiration photos. Hopefully, I can transform this itty bitty bath with some inexpensive changes that make a big impact. We’re also working on the laundry/mud room at the same time, and I’ll show you some before photos of that space soon.
If you have any suggestions, send them my way!