I am so excited to share with you my $100 powder room makeover. This is a room that has been in the works for …….ahem…. 18 months…, and I am finally happy with the way it looks. You guys, it really is possible to give a room a facelift with things you have on hand and a small budget! And of course, there’s that DIY factor. A little sweat can result in some serious savings!
$100 Powder Room Makeover
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Here is the list of shopping sources for this post
- Round Mirror (similar to the IKEA mirror no longer available)
- Wall ledge (similar to mine, purchased locally)
- Crystal Knobs
- Crown Molding
Getting rid of the mirror
This powder room is located just off of my laundry room. It is very small!!! So, the pictures are not the best. It’s a little dark and hard to get my camera in there. The entire bathroom was painted beige. I started by removing the builder grade mirror.
If you look closely, you may see the hole I patched under the light fixture. Oops. Darn crowbar. I’m not going to lie, when I saw ALL THAT GLUE stuck on the wall, I immediately regretted taking the mirror down. In the end, I was glad, but….that’s why I opted to frame the mirror in my hall bathroom instead of taking it out.
After much patching, glue removing, sanding, and priming, I was ready to paint (do you see WHY it took me so long?). Since this is such a small space (3’x6′) I decided to paint stripes, just for fun. This was another time consuming DIY, but so cute. I started by giving the bathroom two coats of grey paint.
I waited a few days to be sure the paint was good and dry. Then I measured, taped, and painted dark grey stripes 18″ apart. I also added two little floating shelves above the toilet. The accessories came from stuff I had laying around.
Replacing the Mirror
I replaced the mirror with the IKEA Songe Round Mirror. I am bummed that it is no longer available in the U.S. It was only $49.99!!! That is pretty cheap for a mirror that size. Here is a similar mirror. And here is another one from Lowes!
I really love the way the mirror transformed the space. The best part?? It sits high enough on the wall that you no longer see your reflection while you’re on the john 😉
Adding Crown Molding
You guys! I had NEVER done crown molding before. I figured this was a small enough space to practice. I found the best tutorial for crown molding and gave it a go. I am so proud of how it turned out. It’s not perfect. But nothing a little caulk couldn’t fix 🙂
I painted the crown the same color as the ceiling and it blended in nicely. I kinda wanna do crown molding in other rooms now!
Let’s take care of the knotty wood
This powder room sat like this for about a year. It wasn’t bad, but the knotty alder of the vanity started getting to me. So, I decided to fill the knots and give it a mustard shade of yellow. I was able to paint the whole thing with one 8oz sample size container. Holla!
Here it is after painting. What a difference!
I switched the existing knobs with these awesome crystal knobs. It was like icing on the cake. And for less than $2 a piece!
What do you think? All in all I am pretty happy with it! I hope this inspires you to give a room in your house a little love without breaking the bank!
Here is the list of shopping sources with prices attached.
- Round Mirror (similar to my 49.99 IKEA mirror)
- Wall ledge (similar to mine, purchased locally on sale for 9.99 each)
- Crystal Knobs ($3.66 for two)
- Vanity Paint (Valspar Caramel Honey paint 8OZ sample size from Lowes) ($3.48)
- Crown Molding ($24.72 for three 8ft boards. I bought one extra for practicing cuts)
- Wall Paint and Accessories (already on hand)
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I love the striped walls and the crystal knobs. You did a great job on such a small budget!
Thanks Medina! The crystal knobs are my favorite!
Girl, that looks so awesome, I love the wide stripes on the walls! And that mirror is beautiful. Yes, it’s important not to see ourselves while we are at our most vulnerable LOL I love everything about your powder room makeover, and the crown molding elevated the look. Beautifully done!
Awe, thanks Toni!!! Yeah. It always so awkward to look in the mirror while…ya know 🙂 lol
I’m such a fan of bright yellow and dark gray! I have a similar color scheme in one of our bathrooms. Your bathroom looks amazing now. Great job!
Thank you so much Vineta!
The crown molding looks great! I love the new mirror!
I’m in LOVE with your stripes Janice!!!!!!!!!! What a huge transformation in your room – and you’re only a smidge over budget, so it’s all good!!! It’s still $100 in my book. 😉 Way to go!!!
Haha! I ALWAYS go over budget. Just ask my husband 🙂
LOVE it!!! The stripes on the wall were such a great idea… I love the combination of yellow and gray and that round mirror is beautiful!!! Great job!!
This is just beautiful now! I love the yellow you chose, those glass knobs and that mirror is swoon worthy!
Good transformation, loving the mustard yellow.
Thanks Claire! At first I wasn’t sure about the bright color. It took some getting used to! Now I love it!
What a great powder room makeover. I would have never thought to go with yellow on the cabinet yet I LOVE it and those knobs are awesome. Great job on executing your room makeover.
The striped walls are my favorite! You did a beautiful job on your room transformation.
Thank you so much, Sherry!
Janice, I LOVE how you have used yellow to add a nice pop of colour to the room and the crystal knobs that you used just suit it to a tee! Don’t get me started on your stripes LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Well done! 🙂
Thank you Sam!
Totally love the stripes and the color combo. You did an amazing job! Kudos!! Kudos!! Susie from Chelsea Project
this is SO GOOD Janice! I am loving those stripes and that mirror. Great job and I can’t believe you did it all for $100 bucks! have a great week, my friend! xo, Christy 🙂
Awe, thanks Christy!!!
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Love the stripes! Love the wonderful yellow paint on your vanity! Love everything about this makeover! So inspiring!
Pat, thank you for stopping by and for your kind words! I’m so glad you liked it!!
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