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Powder room redo revealed

The powder room that was original to our 1960s home was looking a little dated. I cannot believe I actually forgot to take a picture before the demo. So sad! And annoying, because how many of these room makeovers will I do in this house without first getting the good “before” shots?? Ugh.

The bathroom was downright homely – complete with brown and yellow tiles and a “style”, if you could call it that, reminiscent of bathrooms from my old elementary school. So, we went from this two weeks ago (halfway demo’ed):


To this, last week!



The vanity is the Godmorgon from Ikea, in the white oak finish and smallest size so it could fit a tight space like this. The Odensvik sink and the  Dalskar faucet fixture  were also a steal from Ikea. After spending $330 on the Ikea goodies + our new towel and TP holders, and mirror from Home Depot ($130) + the tile from local shop Rubble Tile ($525 – hardly any materials when the room is so tiny!) and then labor, we were right around $2000 for the whole job – amazing! It’s a clean, simple, classic powder room that now blends with the style of the main floor.

Also, good progress on our exterior house painting too, hopefully I can post pics of that later this week. I’ll be glad when these items that have long been on our to-do list are finally checked off!

*A few other notes for those interested: the white tile is from Royal Mosa, the paint color on the walls is Benjamin Moore Covington Blue (looks great with the slate floor, white tile and white oak cabinet), and the grout is Dove Gray.


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