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Let’s start by taking it back…..waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back. I’m not sure when the previous owners of my house renovated this bathroom, but it feels like it had been awhile. Our home was built in the 70’s, and we speculate that it had been renovated once before. The powder room is located in a hallway close to the most foot traffic downstairs, which makes it a great location where our guests can take a load off, literally 😉 The funny thing about it was that you would open the door, and BOOM you see the toilet (located on the bottom right corner of the before picture), and lots of mirrors. Not just any kind of mirror, but more like the mirrors you would see in a maze at the carnival, where it keeps going and going, and you can see hundreds of reflections of yourself. Quite peculiar indeed.
I imagined making this small powder room feel more open by painting it white, and minimizing what we have on the walls. It was also important for us to relocate the toilet so that it wouldn’t be the first thing you would see. I love natural wood, and loved the idea of having a vanity that brought warmth into the bathroom. My friend Laura suggested making it a floating vanity, which we did, and we absolutely love. It allows you to see more of the tile, and it makes it feel more open.
I love a good deal, and I pride myself on getting things on sale. I will list the sources of our renovated bathroom below with the disclaimer that I bought whatever I could on sale. Even if it was a curated item, I still asked the owners if their products ever go on sale, because it never hurts to ask, and a few of them would not only tell me yes, but when it would go on sale. I had been researching various design websites, pinterest, and home decor shops for months deciding on how I was going to design our bathrooms. I did splurge on a few items, because as amazing of an opportunity this was to renovate our home, we are not doing it again anytime soon. What I also did below is list a more cost-friendly/frugal version of some items.
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Sconces: We purchased the brass finish with the opal shade.
Mirror: I LOVE the brass finish on this mirror.
Sink faucet: Holy moly, these are beautiful, and nice, and we are so thankful that we knew someone who got us a great deal on them.
Vanity: Our was totally custom, but I’ve linked another floating vanity which is just as beautiful.
Drawer Pulls: Love these, and they were affordable!
Cement tile: Kyle and I both instantly loved this black and white tile. We went with a black grout.
Letterfolk board: Love that you can change the message every day, month, or never 😉
Frugal version of the powder room:
There will be a furnishing the powder room post coming in a few weeks to months-ish. As soon as we can get settled, work some extra shifts, and buy little odds and ends for this bathroom.
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