Thursday, May 8, 2014

Powder Room Makeover

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Right off of our awesome, new kitchen, there is a small powder room that needed a major makeover. Our house was built in 1943, however this powder room is part of an addition that was put on in the early 1970s. So yes, there is wood paneling in both the powder room and the family room next to it (that’s a makeover for a different week.) In addition to the stylish paneling, the powder room had a green toilet and a sink to match. They all needed to go. We chose to work on this project next because it was a simple project and because when we have friends over, that’s the bathroom they use. Why not make something pretty for our guests?
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Before was actually a little creepy once you’re in the room with the door closed. 
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This was a pretty easy room to redo. We removed the toilet and sink to get to the wood paneling and paint it white. So much brighter! It took a couple coats to cover.
Goodbye to the green toilet! 
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Then we installed a nice, new, white toilet and a sleek new sink. The only issue we had was with the toilet pipe. It was too rusted to put a new toilet in, so we had to have a plumber fix it before we could put the new one in. Other than that, it was a pretty smooth, bump free project. We replaced the lighting fixture as well with something sleeker. We kept the mirror that was previously in there. I loved the great details on it.
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In addition to the mirror, we were also able to reuse this little shelf for towels and things.
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We found a great picture for the wall for only $10 at Marshalls to bring some color in and I made some curtains with fabric found at Joann Fabrics to coordinate.  
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Over all it was super easy and had we been a little more prepared, we could have had the whole room done in one day. A 24 hour room makeover would be a welcomed thing.
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This room was great practice for the main bathroom, which is coming up next!
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