powder room makeover... amazing what a little paint can do!

so this is our powder "room".
when we looked at the house this was almost a deal breaker.  
you can actually sit on the toilet and wash your hands at the same time, so it's really a time saver.
the previous owners were big birdhouse fans, which is wonderful.  
but not my favorite!  
when we (someday) remodel the house this will become a hallway so we didn't want to put much money or effort into it.  so i decided to paint over everything!

there was even wallpaper on the windowsill and inside the soapdish thingy!

first i primed over all of the tile and wallpaper.
if you try this yourself, i would've sanded over all of the tile after the priming because the brush stokes showed through the paint in some areas when i was done.
and here is the after:
ta da!

those are metal flower kissing balls in the soapdishes above, because who uses real soap anymore?

this was the light fixture that was already here!  i never realized it was so pretty!
here's a close up of the tile
and here's my butterfly art from my last post

i think it's a pretty big change!



27 comments:

Prior said...

LOVE your butterfly art. The whole bathroom is so refreshing now! Lezlee

Meg said...

It turned out very nice. I love the color. And you painted over tile! All by yourself! Impressive. ;)

dee dee said...

Wonderful job!
Dee Dee

Heather @ McKinney Living said...

Visiting from DIY Showcase - wonderful!!

Nikki@kreativeknack.com said...

I love that switch plate cover...so nice! Great job!

Lanie Ree said...

Ooh, nice! I really like the butterflies against the gray wall.

Lanie Ree said...

Thank you for linking this up!

Kim said...

This is an amazing transformation - you painted the tile???

becolorful said...

What a terrific update. Amazing what paint can do.
Pam

Rene said...

Believe me, I know about old bathrooms. Your bathroom is very charming now!!

Astrid said...

Gorgeous! What paint did you use? It's lovely!

Kimba said...

Oh my goodness! I adore that butterfly artwork! Thanks for sharing your fabulous new powder room!

fawnda said...

Wow! I love the color! Great job! That butterfly art is awesome! : )

Jessica Hills said...

Wow that makes a world of difference! I love the contrasting color you used. Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

tales from an oc cottage said...

WOW! Looks fabulous!

m ^..^

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

WOW! It's gorgeous. So sophisticated! Great job on the redecoration!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

HUGE transformation! I'm sure you're loving it!
Thanks for sharing it at the Power of Paint Party.

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

That is just AMAZING!! Paint is so great! I HAVE to know what color that is now. Do share!! Thanks for joining me at Spring has Sprung at Fun to Craft. Feel free to stop by the party again!

beth kruse custom creations said...

the paint color is ralph lauren "grey stone" from the urban loft collection. i think it's a great combo of blue and grey.

Lori said...

This looks soooo much better!! Nice job!

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft On Thursday at Life As Lori... Please join me next week for another great party!

jenjen said...

What a great transformation! I love the color you used. And that light fixture is so gorgeous! How cool that it's original.

Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!

XOXO
Jen

Lee and Beth said...

That looks so much better! I love it! And I'm glad that you saved the light fixture. It looks beautiful in there. Great job! :)

Andy Porter said...

A CAZILLION TIMES BETTER!! WOW! It's gorgeous now!! I didn't know you could paint over wallpaper. It really looks nice and I'm laughing at your "time saver" comment. Love it!

Thanks for linking to Creative Cats!
XOXO,
Andy

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Gorgeous! Love the tones against the whites. There is simply no comparison.

Thanks for linking up to SNS!
FJ Donna

Nicole Cooper and Jennifer Stead said...

I love your bathroom, the colors are so fun! I hopped over from The Two Savvy Sisters Blog and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and I hope you’ll do the same.
Smiles,
Nicole

Ryan said...

What is the name of the color you chose? I love it and want to use it in my bathroom?

beth kruse custom creations said...

the color is grey stone from the "urban loft" line by ralph lauren. although about a week after i grabbed the swatch, i went to have it made and home depot didn't carry ralph lauren anymore so they had to color match it. maybe they still have the old color books???

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