Powder Room Inspiration Board

Sources:  Shutter, Vanity, Toliet    Flooring    Lighting    Mirror

As our kitchen is creeping its way toward the finish line, we’ve been slowly preparing ourselves for the next big project.

When one big project is wrapping up what else would you do besides plan another?? We’re nearly sadists over here.

That next big project would be our itty-bitty powder room.

You saw our powder room here in November when we gutted it. (And has happily sat that way ever since.)

(Sidenote: For people who are afraid of having people over during renovations… we had a New Year’s party this year and had no downstairs bathroom. And… surprise, surprise! It was a non-issue. Actually… I don’t think I even remembered to tell people they needed to go upstairs. They likely opened the door and figured things out for themselves. In summary: don’t let renovating keep you from having a life.)

As seen above, we were rockin’ some Barbie-skin colored walls (like a lot of our house), awkward extending countertop, horrible shoulder-cramp-inducing toliet placement and a teeny tiny sink.

Down came the weird countertop extension. Then we ripped out and shut off that raditator and hired plumbers to move the toliet plumbing so it would sit in front of the window. Then a husband-shaped tornado came through and everything was gone-zo. Gone-gone not coming back gone. Even the floor and towel bars.


Anyhow, back to something that looks a lot prettier.

Sources:  Shutter, Vanity, Toliet    Flooring    Lighting    Mirror

Since we have that nice big window in our bathroom we will need to create some privacy. I’d like to get a plantation shutter so it will still let the light in.

The walls are pretty marked up from where we ripped out the countertop and the previous toliet. Since we want to save ourselves from re-drywalling, we thought we would add beadboard and molding along the bottom half of the wall to cover up any imperfections. Spackle is good, but it can’t solve all your problems.

The flooring was previously a fake wood. We’re exploring different tiling options now. I, for one, am really excited to learn how to DIY this. This, fortunately, will not be a huge cost because we only need to cover about 12 square feet of flooring! YEAH for tiny bathroom.

In regards to paint colors, lighting and accessories… who really knows!

We love the look of reclaimed barnwood. I see big mirrors like that at HomeGoods every once in a while. Or maybe we could even DIY something. And while this Restoration Hardware mirror in my inspiration board is beautiful, we will definitely not spend that much on a mirror.

Oh yes, and we bought that vanity on clearance over the summer. It’s been getting chummy with our basement since then.

I think it’s time to get my bargain-sniffer back out.


If you had to start from scratch in your bathroom, what would your most important feature be?