Well, my 4 weeks are up and it’s time to reveal my new farmhouse powder room!
It has been a busy 4 weeks – I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and made a major transformation in my powder room. I love my farmhouse powder room and so have my friends and family. The new look is truly incredible and I did not go over budget BONUS! Let me show what I did to create my farmhouse powder room….
A look back at my powder room…..
This powder room was dark and dull – the cabinets are right of out of 1981 and the whole room just looked blah…I really wanted to add a brighter colour, make the room fresh and have a farmhouse powder room.
My farmhouse powder room – what I did…
I knew I wanted a brighter and fresher feel in the room. The big element here was paint. I’m fortunate because I had almost a full can of a warm beige-y colour (it’s actually the same colour I have in my other 2 bathrooms) HUSH by Benjamin Moore This new colour on my walls has made a huge difference! The powder room looks so much bigger and brighter (honestly I still cannot get over how fresh it looks). The next paint project was painting that vanity! I love the look of chalk paint and I thought to get the farmhouse look a chalk painted vanity would be perfect! I chose a great chalk paint colour from Rustoleum ‘Country Gray’ and I love it!!
I was going to paint my existing hardware but after doing some looking around – I found these bar pulls in an oil rubbed bronze – they have a more modern look than my old ones, they are a great price and I had room in my budget so it was perfect! I did have the brushed nickle in my cart but I then realized with my existing hinges (and limited budget) I should stick with the oil rubbed bronze – I love how this vanity looks like a piece of furniture with the new paint and hardware. These bar pulls make a big difference in updating my farmhouse powder room.
I have always wanted to do something with my window but I never really figured out what – I found an awesome tutorial for a new-sew window valance and that was the plan but then I found this valance at Target – it fit in my budget and the colour is perfect! The rod was a great deal, too!
What I didn’t get done…
I purchased some spray paint that was supposed to be used for my counter tops – it has not yet arrived so this did not get done during the challenge. I’m a bit disappointed as I was really looking forward to changing it but now that everything else has been painted – I’m not sure that I need to paint it! I’ve asked friends and family what they think and it’s a 50/50 split of whether to paint or not – let me know what you think I should do, I’d love to hear your thoughts…..
Styling my farmhouse powder room….
I lucked out with some art from my sister that she was no longer using. I also have this old wood ‘mailbox’ piece that I purchased years ago and I have always loved it but never found a home for it – it has been sitting in my office collecting dust for about 6 years – it is a great piece that works with the farmhouse look I am after so I was super happy to give it a ‘home’. I used this amazing product called ‘Gorilla Hooks’ to hang it – so easy!
I also had some decor items here that were just sort of extras like the wicker basket with my ‘guest towels’, the large mason jar with some faux greenery that I took from an arrangement in my dining room (just two branches), I had the ‘iron’ owls from my family room.
I used some white bar towels for my guest towels and rolled them up and put them in the basket -so simple – but that’s what farmhouse is all about, right?
My towel bar, lighting and mirror were there before – but with the new paint they kind of look new, too!
Get a farmhouse powder room with only $100
So here’s my budget breakdown …
Chalk Paint $24.64
New cabinet pulls $4.79 (x4)
Paint starter kit $8.00
Curtain rod $3.99
Curtain Valance $10.99
Spray paint $30.05
Mirror already had
Wall paint used left over from my other 2 bathrooms
Art already had
Decor accessories and towels already had
Gorilla hooks already had
Total spent $96.83
Even though I have not yet used or received my counter top spray paint I still included it in my budget – without it I would have only spent $66.78 !
Farmhouse powder room photos
I still cannot believe that this is the same room – the transformation is just incredible! I feel great about the end results and I feel great about all of the painting that I took on – there’s a first time for everything! When you ‘shop your home’ it is really amazing what you can find and what you can give new life…
Be sure to check out the other participants in this round of the $100 Room challenge – it is reveal week and there are so many amazing projects in this challenge –