Another room knocked off our to do list in the new house… our powder room! Funny how completing such a small room can put a big smile on my face. I’m totally crushing over this powder room makeover!
We started by painting the walls Oyster Bay by Sherwin Williams and then adding bead board wallpaper and a thicker chair rail. The Oyster Bay paint color looked really dark at first, which is why I added the bead board. With such a small room, I really wanted to lighten up the space!
I think my favorite find during this whole powder room makeover was the old barn framed photograph I snagged from Hobby Lobby. The colors are so perfect for this room. It was one of those things where I was stumbling around the aisles for almost an hour and then stumbled upon it on my way out the door!
To the left of the new painting we added some Gatco 20 inch glass shelves and finished them off with some greenery, candles, and some sweet smelling soaps my sister-in-law gave me.
Our goal was to take down our boring builder grade mirror (because I hate them), so we did. In its place, we added a large rectangle tilt mirror. We also snagged a new towel hook and toilet paper holder.
We decided to keep the cabinetry our dark, rich wood. It goes nicely with our hardwood flooring and really complements the green Oyster Bay paint color.
And here’s a little before and after for you…
Such a difference!
Later this week we’ll give a little more information about working with the bead board wallpaper (why we used it, the installation process, and what we really think of it!). Stay tuned!
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It’s very beautiful. What a difference some fresh paint makes.
That looks so good! What a huge difference. I would have never guessed the bead board was wallpaper! Cool!
Thank you!! I love the bead board wallpaper. Already planning my next project with it!
It looks great! I like the paint color!
Janie Reed says
Love this bathroom. Actually I like just about all of your posts. What kind of mounting hardware did you use for the glass shelves.
Thank you! The shelves came with the mounting hardware. Super easy, although I did use my own drywall anchors instead of the ones they came with.
Janie Reed says
Thanks for the response.
I’ve never seen a mirror like that. A tilt-mirror is super smart for the bathroom. Your entire makeover is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday this week!
Thank you so much!
What a beautiful and serene bathroom! And I totally know what you mean about how transforming such a small room can make you so happy!
I love that you used beadboard wallpaper. I’ve been meaning to try that out, and yours looks beautiful in here!
Thank you, Meg!
the cape on the corner says
simple yet effective makeover. i love the wall color and the new mirror.
Carol ("Mimi") says
Super job on this makeover! I love the Oyster Bay color. The wainscoting and shelves make such a difference, too. The whole space is beautiful.
Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi
This looks wonderful. I first read your post to see how you installed the bead board around the bathroom fixtures and was pleasant surprised to see it was wallpaper.
I swore I will never join in the wallpaper trend, but this is worth making an exception. Its really nice.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank you Leanna!
Hello, Just came across your blog and I was wondering if you made the Oyster Bay paint lighter? If so, what percentage?
No we did not lighten it. I think my flash makes it seem a bit lighter than it is in person. If you’re going to paint a small room though Oyster Bay, I woulc recommend lightening it just a bit! Our larger hall bath upstairs is painted the same color and seems much lighter!
Thank you for sharing your lovely powder room makeover! Love it!
This looks gorgeous!! What colors are the trim and beadboard wallpaper??
I love the shelves. Can you please tell where you purchased them and are they still available? Or who makes them. What ever information you have I would so appreciate. Thank you! Lovely room. We just redid our master bath!