Everyone, I have another update to share with you! Along with renovating the kitchen, we decided to tackle the adjoining powder room; Jon wasn’t totally for it, but I just couldn’t imagine looking from my beautiful new kitchen into that old, nasty powder room. We had to take the existing toilet and vanity out while the floors were being redone anyway, so in the end he was won over to my way of seeing things. So, ta-da!
We kept things very simple and tried to work as inexpensively as possible. After trying five different shades of dark blue or turquoise, and with a lot of input from Jon, I finally chose Sherwin Williams’ Tempe Star. I am so glad I did! Their online color swatch looks a bit dull, but in person its really beautiful and full of depth. I can’t get enough of it.
In place of the old, sea shell shaped, glittered little monstrosity of a vanity, I opted for a clean, white pedestal sink. Because the room is so small we were a bit limited, but it played out in our favor – the sink that worked cost only $85! While I was at Lowe’s buying the sink I spied this Moen faucet and fell in love. So I snapped up that, as well as towel and toilet paper holders from the same line. And, get this, they were all on sale. Ka-ching!
The one thing we decided to keep was the toilet. Its old, but looks fine and works like it should, so we couldn’t justify the expense. I did buy a new seat for it, but it looks a little funky so that will probably get replaced at some point. Other than that, we still need to repaint and hang the mirror over the sink and replace the trim. We’ll be using art we already own over the toilet, so no cost there – I can’t believe how fabulous this room looks/will look on such a small budget.
What do you guys think??
If you’re interested in seeing some “Before” photos of the powder room, check out this post.