Powder Room

An orange and dark powder room is transformed to an airy cottage-inspired space with DIY projects.


When we moved in, this powder room was orange with gold overlay swirls. Yes, you read that right. It was a dark and dated room with cracked tile. Since this is our only bathroom on the main floor, I knew it needed to be updated ASAP, so it was the very first project we tackled in 2013. There was only one problem— we didn’t have the money to create the pretty space I dreamed of. With a tiny budget and some DIY skills, we transformed this space into a room that has stood the test of time!

powder room projects

Click the photos below to explore our powder room project by project.

Powder Room source list

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Upper Wall Color — Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray
White Paint Color — Benjamin Moore Simply White in Semi Gloss
Floor Tile — 12×24″ Silver
Wall Border Tile —
Window Shade —  Driftwood
Ceiling Treatment — Beadboard Ceiling Tutorial
Ceiling Light Fixture — here
Vanity — DIY Tutorial, or similar here
Vanity Knobs — similar here
Faucet — oil rubbed bronze
Mirror — Matte Black
Hardware (towel holder, etc) — here

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