In this post: This is the first stab we took at the powder room makeover with almost zero budget. But then we made progress here. and you can check out the final powder room makeover here.
Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest impact.
It sounds cliche, but it’s totally true.
Cliches usually are.
Making the bed creates a much tidier visual space. Getting a haircut? Also a big difference (trust me, this one I know as I grow out my pixie cut!). Clearing the clutter off the kitchen counters and loading the dishwasher each night also makes a massive difference in how the next morning starts.
So it shouldn’t be surprising that a little bit of paint and some new hardware would make a huge impact in a small powder room!
Now I don’t have that crazy lens that realtors have to take whacked out photos of small spaces, but I’m pretty sure you can see the difference in the photos, yes?
(Also, taking photos of bathrooms with zero natural light is incredibly difficult!)
As you may have noticed, we didn’t change out the cabinet, sink or faucet. Nor did we change the flooring.
We just painted the walls, door and trim, changed cupboard and door knobs, door hinges and the mirror (which is a duplicate of the one in the bathroom (the only bathroom) in our last house.
I’m not a big fan of the counter top (super pink in real life) or faucet, but I can live with it and it’s not really in the budget to change for awhile. So my paint choice was based on that – a new, more neutral color, with a bit of drama, that also went with the existing fixtures.
And with all the white on the rest of the main floor, this wee space packs a big (dramatic) punch!
Like I said, sometimes even seemingly small changes can make a huge impact.
Source List for Main Floor Powder Room Makeover
- Wall color – Sealskin, Sherwin Williams
- Trim and door color – Pure White, Sherwin Williams
- Large oval wood mirror – Mothology
- Egg-shaped door knob – Wayfair
- Black and crystal cupboard knobs – Amazon
- Horse canvas – Homesense
- Horse statuette – Michaels
- Triple wire basket – Michaels
- Faux florals – Michaels
- Plant mister – Michaels
- Faux birch wood log – Homesense
- Towels – Superstore