Friday

Powder Room Reveal


Calling this project a "Powder Room Makeover" sounds WAY more elegant than saying
"Hey, look at my toilet!" 

I'm fancy like that.

The most used room in the house was SO boring.  Cue facelift music!!


 I scored this great mirror on Craigslist and it became the inspiration for the room.


I read up on how to remove a builder-grade mirror and even texted a few friends for advice.  Piano wire?  None handy.  Pry bar?  Nope.  Picture wire?  Too thick.  Then it hit me - what I did have available on a Friday night around 9pm, was 14 flat-head screwdrivers and a rubber mallet.  Tap, tap, cringe, tap, tap, cringe, this went on for about 30 minutes then - pop!   The whole thing came off without any bad luck involved!

 Just ignore that mess in the background.
 
 Then I repaired and repainted the walls and hung the mirror.


At this point I had one gold mirror.  I also had an oil rubbed bronze light fixture, towel ring and tp holder.  Add in chrome knobs, door handle and faucet.  Too many metals for my taste.  So I did what any perfectly sane woman would do and I got out the spray paint.






So, I painted the faucet, the doorknob, the toilet flusher and even that little chrome stopper thing-a-ma-bob at the bottom of the sink.  (I did this back in November and still not a scratch!)  Here's the process... tape well and cover everything in sight.  Turn on the vent fan.  Spray a light coat.  Run and shut the door behind you!  Repeat several times over a 24 hour period.

  
 Then one wall got some serious va-va-voom!!


I borrowed a stencil from a friend (thanks Jaylee!!) and used a gold paint pen.  Please take my advice and do this the easy way = buy gold paint and use a roller.  Your writing hand will thank you.


I'm crazy about this wall!  The way the gold reflects the light is amazing.

View from the floor (completely unnecessary in real life, by the way.)



You might remember this sneak peek.  We put adhesive-backed vinyl mustaches on the mirror for Christmas and New Years' parties!  Okay, I admit it, the mustaches are still there.


I'm still in search of a few more accessories, but I consider this small makeover a success!!
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Linking here:
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Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A 2 Z
Craft and Tell at Cherished Bliss
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
Weekend Warrior Mondays at Ask Anna 
Trash 2 Treasure Tuesdays at Kammy's Korner
Restored it Wednesday at Restore Interiors
Thrifty Thursday at Thrifty Decorating
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage 
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple 
Crafty, Scrappy, Happy Me Thursday 
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Share Awesomeness at 36th Avenue
Thingamajig Thursday at Radcrafter 
Link it up Thursday at Seven Alive 
Show and Share at Vintage Gwen 
Inspired Creations at Embracing Change 
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors 
Repurpose Remodel Reveal at The Rooster and The Hen

53 comments:

  1. Wow! The stencil is beautiful, love your choice of gold! What a gorgeous score from Craigslist!

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    1. Pam, thanks! I'm loving the gold so much!! - Lori

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  2. The powder room looks amazing, Lori! The stenciled wall is gorgeous and I'm so inspired by your spraypainted faucet!!!!! Thanks for sharing at Before & After.

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    1. Lisa, thanks for stopping by! The stencil was a lot of fun and completely addictive - I want to stencil everything now! - Lori

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  3. Very pretty! I sense some walls might be screaming my name in the near future. Your powder room is beautiful!
    ~Andi

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  4. I can't believe you did the wall with a paint pen! You are CRAZZZY! Looks great!

    Holly

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    1. Holly, I know, right? I had also decided to go back and fill in the little 'gaps' left by the stencil. I'm rethinking that one - ha! Thanks! - Lori

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  5. the mirror.... the MIRROR...OMG! THE MIRROR!

    okay, i'm good now. the bathroom, the gold, the the the the....it's beautiful. really. simple, lovely and elegant.

    ...but i can't believe you painted the hardware. i'm so impressed.

    soooo.

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    1. Amy, I love the mirror, too! Did I mention that it was $18? Painting that faucet was the scariest thing I've done in awhile. I really need to get a life, but now I'm not scared of nuttin'! - L

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  6. The mirror looks great, it adds the drama, and the wall, seriously woman - you penned that? I won't be doing that anytime soon, however this is the second faucet I've seen sprayed this week and I'm thinking that I can do!

    ~Bliss~

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    1. Here comes the peer pressure - everyone's doing it! Ha! Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, don't pen!! - Lori

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  7. You are incredibly talented! The powder room is stunning! I'm so glad I found your blog, you're truly inspiring & and motivating. Craigslist, here I come.

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    1. Thanks!! I'm laughing now at how stubborn I am - I just refuse to do things the easy way sometimes! - Lori

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  9. What a huge difference a mirror and a stencil make! Love it!

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    1. Jean, you're so right! Thanks so much!! (and thanks for visiting!) - Lori

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  10. You have stopped me in my tracks. I did not know you could spray paint a faucet...and now that I think about it...why not! The mirror was a total score, well done. A pen for the stencil...brilliant! This looks fantastic.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so in love with gold right now and I think it looks so fun with the oil-rubbed bronze! ~Lori

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  11. love the painted faucet!! beautiful room! congrats on your win!

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    1. Lynn, thanks so much!!! And I'm so excited about the win! What a great prize package, right? ~Lori

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  12. LOVE IT!!! How cute! And congrats on your big win!

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  13. Lori, I LOVE your mirror and stencilled wall!! Such a great choice... and I'm definitely a fan of anything gold! :)
    -Jane @ urbanejane.com

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    1. Jane, thanks! So glad to hear I'm not the only one who loves all things gold!! ~Lori

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  14. What a great makeover!! LOVE the stenciled wall! Looks awesome! Love the mirror too!

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    1. Katie, thanks so much!! I love it too - sometimes I just walk in to look at the wall (I'm sure my kids think I'm crazy anyway, right?) ~Lori

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  15. So cool! I love the new mirror and that stenciled wall.

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    1. Thanks Ellie! Don't ya just love Craisglist! Thanks for visiting! ~Lori

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  16. Your wall is amazing!! And I love that you painted all the hardware and faucet! I'm always wanting to do things like that, but I'm too chicken. I'm glad to hear they're holding up well...I might have to try it! What kind of spray paint did you use? (And I love those mustaches!)

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    1. Victoria, thanks! I was chicken, too! I could just imagine having to replace that faucet if I screwed it up - but it's still as pretty as ever! I used Rust-Oleaum Universal Metallic paint & primer in one, Oil Rubbed Bronze. Can't wait to hear how yours turns out! ~Lori

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  17. Found your blog from HOH. Nice job in the powder room. I am thinking of painting ours, it is still flat white. Maybe I'll do an accent stencil wall too! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Christa, thanks for visiting! I'll warn you, that stenciling thing is addictive! I'm tempted to stencil every wall in the house! ~Lori

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  18. I would consider it a success as well!!! NICE job! :) Don't you just wanna stay on the toilet an extra minute or two now? Haha!

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    1. Ha! AS IF my kids would let me spend a whole minute alone!!! :D ~Lori

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  19. What a great makeover! Love it! Thanks for linking up to our party - please come and visit me at Embracing Change and follow along! I would love to have you and will be starting my first linky party next week - would love to have you link up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    1. Stacey, thanks so much!! I'll visit now and be at your party this week! Best of luck! ~Lori

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    2. Thanks Lori! Here is the link - http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com! See you there!
      Stacey :o)

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  20. WOW!!! I would call it a success too! Everything turned out so great! I think my favorite thin is the mustaches on the mirror though, Hilarious! I would love it if you would be willing to share at our party going on now-Monday. Thanks

    http://www.kadie-sevenalive.blogspot.com/2012/02/link-it-up-thursday-6.html

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    1. Kadie, thanks!! I love the mustaches, too and can't bring myself to take them down! I'll link up now. Thanks for visiting! ~Lori

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  21. Your wall is fabulous and I love the final results. Beautiful! Thanks for linking to the open House party this week. Hugs, Sherry

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  22. Your bathroom looks lovely. Love that new mirror and your stencil.
    Ruth

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    1. Thanks Ruth! I'm so happy that I decided to keep it gold! ~Lori

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  23. Looks fantastic! Love the stenciled wall and mirror!

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  24. Super Cute! I want to take my builder grade mirror off the wall so badly... I just might for sure now! ;) Thanks for the tutorial!! ;)

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    1. Jaime, thanks! Now that I've done one mirror - I want to get rid of them all! I do think I'll go ahead and get a pry bar though, that whole screwdriver thing just made me too nervous! Thanks for visiting! ~Lori

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  25. Wow it's gorgeous. I can't believe you did that entire wall by hand. Impressive (and maybe a little bit crazy, lol). Thanks so much for sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party.

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  26. love your wall design ... everything looks fabulous!

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  27. You did a beautiful job on that stenciled wall… I am also looking to stencil my bathroom walls, you definitely inspired me I was kind of dragging my feet with the project! Thanks for inspiring!

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  28. I love the stenciled wall! I think you may have inspired me to paint my sink and toilet parts ORB! What brand do you use? I've used Rustoleum and the one set of door hinges I've painted with it look more black than ORB. Yours are so pretty!

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