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Powder Room DIY Redo

We've lived in our house for going on 9 years. I feel that it's time to redecorate and finally complete some outstanding remodeling jobs. (I'm coming for you pink fireplace tiles.) We started small: the main level powder room. And by "we" this time I mean my husband did the labor and I did the sourcing. Although I like to think that I'm handy, we arranged it so that I took the girls and my mom on a trip while he did the renovation in peace. Supposedly our son was supposed to assist, but I think, in the end, the dog was more helpful.

Who me?

Here's what we started with, the before:

Powder Room "Before"

My goals were to lighten up the room, replace the chipped countertop and give the room a farmhouse feel (my favorite look) which definitely meant shiplap had to be involved. Actually, my main goal was to make the room easy to clean. That was the driving sentiment when planning the room. Seriously. That off-white countertop was a bear to keep clean and the shiny silver faucet always needed polishing.

I searched online for a bath vanity. Searched and searched with no luck. I finally found my inspiration in a cabinet catalog at Home Depot. Here's the picture:

Cabinet inspiration

I loved the combination of the gray cabinet with the recessed panels and the white, gray and taupe countertop. I debated whether to buy a vessel sink like in the picture but my sister convinced me that they splash water everywhere. Going back to my first goal; easy to clean, and the vessel sink was quickly nixed. I purchased the vanity from HD on a Memorial Day sale. Awesome.

Can you believe that work didn't start until August? It took awhile for the cabinet to come in, but more importantly, it took that long to find time in our busy schedule for the reno.

Just so you don't think that I had no hand in this remodel, besides picking out all the main pieces and accessories, I also helped shop for the shiplap boards. I'm well acquainted with Menards' outdoor lumber yard - I buy a lot of my wood there for B Happy Crafts.

Only the best boards will do.

Here are the progress photos my husband texted to me while I was on our girls' trip.

The vanity is out!

Shiplap going up

Shiplap is up!

The shiplap is painted.

Light fixture is installed.

The vanity is in.

Here's the final look (decorated for Thanksgiving since I just took the picture today), the after:

We reused the mirror. It was nice and I couldn't find anything I liked better. Plus, it seemed such a waste to get rid of it. I couldn't do it.

I'm very proud of the hanging shelf - I made it myself! I even studied knots so I could make fancy ones at the top and sides. I also made the wooden box on the toilet tank and the Simplify sign.

Pretty hanging shelf

I'm very happy with how the powder room turned out. It's much brighter, really farmhousey-cute, and, as I hoped, easier to clean. I think we did an excellent job; we make a great team. I can't wait to tackle another area in the house!

B happy,

Becky :)

Supply List:

Shiplap: 1 x 6 tongue and groove carsiding from Menards

Vanity: American Woodmark, Reading, Painted Stone ordered from Home Depot

Countertop: Alpina White Silestone from Home Depot

Faucet: Delta Ashlyn single handle in Venetian Bronze from Amazon

Towel Holder: Delta Trinsic in Venetian Bronze from Amazon

TP Holder: Delta Trinsic in Venetian Bronze from Amazon

Light Fixture: Cortez 2-light olde Bronze Bath Light with Olde Bronze Steel Shade from Home Depot

Light Bulbs: 60 W LED Filament Light Bulb from Home Depot

White Hanging Shelf: B Happy Crafts :)

Dark Wood Box: B Happy Crafts :)

White paint color on shiplap: Sherwin Williams Snowbound

Light green paint color on walls: Sherwin Williams Sea Salt


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