Hey there friends!
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 crow bar. 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)
Total: $101.83 (so close!)
Janice Thomas writes detailed tutorials for novice woodworkers and DIYers. She also works as a university professor in the health care industry. Have a question for Janice? Feel free to send her a message here!