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At the end of 2011 I set a goal to give our hideous powder room a face lift… well, 2012 came and went and I’m here to apologize to anyone that had to do their business in my ugly bathroom. My bad!
This isn’t a full, makeover so let’s just call it a “pick me up” (I thought about calling it a poop-me-up or something like that, but Jess hates jokes like that. Ha! I think I might need to hang out with Katie Bower or something!)
Part of the reason I waited so long is that this bathroom is Weird, with a capital W… I actually got on the floor to take a picture of the ceiling, so you can see the wonky shape of the room…
Yeah, it’s straight up weird, but I finally got over it and got to business!
Here’s what we did for our Powder Room Pick Me Up…
The pear colored paint, stayed the same, but we added a birch stencil that made it so much cooler (and almost aged me by about 15 years… really, who decides to stencil the one wall that has the light, toilet, and sink! Ahhh!)
I recycled some old frames and added some super inexpensive Ikea prints
The mirror was another freebie! I used a piece of wood that was an old wagon side- Jess hooked me up with the wood. BFF with barnwood hookups = Awesome! Tutorial coming later this week!
I said ADIOS to the builder grade light fixture…
And fell in LOVE with this outdoor light from Lowes! It was under $40!
I recycled an old, ugly piece of art into a custom piece with one of my favorite verses from an old hymn. I love how the words are subtle, but man, do they speak to my heart every time I read them.
I’ve got a full tutorial coming your way on this baby. The before and after is crazy different!
And if you don’t know by know, I can’t really have a room without a touch of my sense of humor, so in direct contrast from the hymn artwork… let me introduce you to POTTY TALK!
It’s just a little ol’ chalkboard where you can leave a note while you… well… ya know… We told our kids that bad words excluded, anything goes on the Potty Talk wall. The first week we had a lot of #1 and #2 notes, but since then it’s been pretty entertaining. I’ll also mention that Uncle Bry and Daddy are responsible for the potty poems. Those guys make me laugh!
Last, but not least, I added a rug from Target and called it a day.
The entire room cost me under $60 and now it’s a decent space, with a bit of personality! I love when I can switch things up for almost no money!
Check back later this week for the mirror and artwork tutorials!
What do you think of this Powder Room Pick Me Up?
Would you be willing to do your business here??