Budget Powder Room Makeover

It’s so nice that spring is finally here. I almost died this winter. Okay, maybe not really but it was the longest winter here. It even snowed here in Louisiana. That’s a rare sight! Now that spring is here I’ve been having fun in the kitchen and even, with the help of my handy husband, did a makeover in our powder room.

Along with 13 other bloggers, I joined the “Spring into Action” blogger collaboration, in which we all worked to complete a project around our home. So, if you’re visiting from Carli at Made by Carli…welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. I was torn on what space to work on but with the votes of my Instagram community decided to work in our powder room. Here’s what it looked like before and some of the projects we completed to transform the space.

It was very important that I complete this makeover on a budget. I had limited funds to make a big impact.

The first thing you should do when completing a budget makeover is see what you have on hand.

To start, I had a couple of cans of paint, some plywood strips, scrap wood, and some extra accessories around the home. After polling my Instagram community, though it was close, Sherwin Williams Alabaster won the vote. I was very happy with that choice because the powder room is small. I definitely didn’t want it to appear too dark or drab. Since I wasn’t updating the dark wood floors I determined that the white was really the best choice. Even better, I had enough paint on hand to complete the entire space. Yeah, for money saved!




Next, I pulled, yanked, and removed the marble toilet paper tissue holder from the wall. We had a scrap piece of sheetrock that Brandon cut and installed to replace the hole. Then I patched it up with joint compound, sanded it, and then it was ready for painting. This mini project was very messy. Sheetrock work is messy, dusty, and I have no plans of doing it professionally. However, it was so gratifying to pull the last outdated toilet tissue holder out the wall. There are officially no more of these in our home!

In looking for ways to make an impact in the space, I knew that an accent wall was needed. I had some plywood sheets in case I wanted to do a faux shiplap wall like I did in the laundry room. After measuring the space, we would actually need another 2 sheets of plywood sheets just to plank this one wall. But I really felt it would make an impact in the space and add a ton of texture. So, if you’re completing a budget makeover, know when to spend money.

Know when to spend money and make an impact in the space.

In this budget powder room makeover, the faux shiplap wall was a very affordable way to make this small space attractive. Because I have a small space, I decided to also paint the wood SW Alabaster. But don’t limit yourself with this fun accent wall…black, gray, and blue are all good contenders. It simply depends on the overall look of your space. Don’t be afraid of color!

There are parts of this space that I knew I could easily address like the vanity. Since we decided on a white for the walls, it was an easy decision to go with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite. I previously used ASCP Graphite on my fireplace and it’s been one of my favorites ever since. Plus, I had the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on hand so no money was spent on this portion of the makeover either. I also removed the hinges and knobs so I could spray paint them.

The best advice I have for you if you’re on a budget with a makeover is – color and texture. Make an impact with paint and texture. They are your best friends. Thankfully, I spent no money on paint so that heavily influenced my color choices. This makeover would have cost $45-60 more without using what I had on hand. When you’re on a budget, that’s major savings.

BUT, paint is a very EASY way to make a big impact so know when you have to spend the money for the design.

Lastly, the space needed something on the walls, so I decided on a DIY Chalkboard and DIY shelves. We bought one stain grade panel, which I cut it in half and stained. Then I hung it on brackets I purchased. That’s an easy project I also completed in the laundry room too.




Brandon trusted my DIY Chalkboard idea and brought it to life for me. We used scrap wood to make a rustic chalkboard to serve as art for the powder room. I knew it may not come out right but it was my last hopes in making art large enough for the walls. Art is very expensive or not my style. Thus, the reason for going the DIY route.

Are you ready to see everything come together in the space? I’m very happy with the results and Brandon says it’s doesn’t even look like our home. Special thanks to my husband for believing in my ideas and helping me bring them to life. Here’s what it looked like before.

Introducing the most used room in our home…our powder room.




Wondering what I spent? Here is the price breakdown…

Budget Powder Room Makeover Cost:

  • (2) Plywood Sheets – $30
  • (4) Arch Brackets – $25
  • Stain Grade Panel – $12
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Graphite – Free
  • 1 Gallon SW Alabaster – Free
  • (3) Target Dollar Spot Planters – $3
  • Threshold Decorative Wall Mirror – $40
  • Threshold Decorative Basket – $20
  • Project 62 Bath Rug – $20
  • (2) Brass Hooks – Free
  • Scrap Wood Chalkboard – Free
  • Plants – $20

Total: $170

I actually spent more on decor and accessories for the space than I did on actual DIY supplies. Again, I used what I had on hand, and tried to make the best use of the money I needed to spend. It’s hard to work on a budget, but it can be done. Hopefully, this powder room makeover proves that you can transform a room even if you have a small budget. If you need help, I’d be glad to help. Just shoot me an email.

As a blogger, I always enjoy participating in blogger collaborations. I always get a ton done! This “Spring into Action” was no different. Thanks for stopping by for my powder room makeover! Now, please head over to Nicole at Home on Poplar Creek for her pantry organization project. 

 

Here’s the full lineup for the blogger collaboration:

Erin

Live Pretty on a Penny:  Upstairs Hallway


Carli

Made by Carli:  Mini Mudroom


Crystal

The Holliday Collective:  Budget Powder Room Re-fresh


Nicole

Home on Poplar Creek:  Pantry shelving and organization


Ola

J’Adore Le Decor:  Quest for a Hypnotic Bedroom 

N’Ckyola

4th House on the Right:  Decked Out Apartment Living Room


Kenyatta

My Design Rules:  Diy Front Door Decor


Arie

Delightfully Styled:  Master Bed & Bath Refresh


Nicole

She Does a Bunch:  Kitchen Update


Mimi

Unlikely Martha:  Entryway


Kendra

Three Bean Circus: Pantry Organization


Whitney

Whitney J Decor:  Hallway Update


Carla

Carla Bethany:  Home Office/Guest Room Update

Nikki D

D Violet Interiors

What’s your favorite part of this budget powder room makeover? Let me know in the comments below. 

-Crystal 

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    • MJ
    • April 6, 2018
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    Wow this came out so beautiful. My powder room is such a sore spot for me. I’m inspired to get it together now. Honestly all three bathroom need work but the powder room and the kids bathroom can definitely happen on a budget.

  2. Reply

    I really loved the chalk art and the shiplap! You were able to encorporate shiplap in a way that wasn’t farmhousey (not a word I know) lol

  3. Reply

    I’m still so in love with your makeover! You inspire me so much and I love that you share budget friendly projects!

    • Andrea
    • April 5, 2018
    Reply

    Wow wow wow! This looks amazing. I love the faux shiplap. The fact that you did this with a budget makes it even more fantastic. Great teamwork. You should really be proud of this space.

    • Andrea
    • April 5, 2018
    Reply

    Is this even the same room? Wow! It looks so good and the fact that you stayed within budget is even better. I love the faux shiplap. Go team!

  4. Reply

    HUGE difference! Awesome job. My favorite part(s) – the hooks & the (repainted?) cabinet pulls. Those look totally different on the newly painted cabinet. Love the shelves too! It really looks so great.

  5. Reply

    I love how this turned such a major impact for small amount of cash. The chalkboard and shelf stain looks awesome.

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  7. Reply

    It looks like a total different powder room.. and for the budget!! Good grief – excellent way to get a bang for your buck! the chalkboard added the perfect rustic charm to the entire space!! Kudos to you and hubby… teamwork made the dreamwork

  8. Reply

    You did such a fantastic job! I always love a ship lap wall. Great work lady

  9. Reply

    It’s so pretty, Crystal! I voted black on the walls, but I’m so glad you went with white. It’s so fresh and bright!

    • Arie
    • April 4, 2018
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    I am amazed at how wonderful this turned out! I mean can you come and complete my downstairs powder room for me! You are so talented girl!! My boo! I am loving the chalkboard wall a lot, and I also can’t get over how that SW Alabaster brightened it all up!

    • Erin
    • April 4, 2018
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    Its so beautiful Crystal! I love all of your details and the cost… wow! The white paneled walls are beautiful and I am always a such a sucker for stained shelving. Oh and send me that mirror. I love it too!

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  11. Wow! You did so much to this tiny space! Looks awesome!

  12. Reply

    Crystal!!!! Wow this looks soooooo good! I’m in love with this little bathroom! I seriously can’t get over the cost of this makeover! unbelievable!

  13. Reply

    Crystal!!!! Wow this looks soooooo good! I’m in love with this little bathroom! I seriouslt can’t get over the cost of this makeover! unbelievable!

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  15. Reply

    This looks like a totally different powderoom Crystal. The whit paint was perfect and the wood accent wall made the white not look like the safe color but intentional for this design.

    1. Reply

      Saidah, thanks for stopping by to check it out. I’m glad it looks intentional too. Thanks for your comment!

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  17. Reply

    I am in love with the makeover, and my mouth is open based on the budget. You have made magic with a little bit of paint and some hard work. I adore the wall treatment the most, and the shelves are everything to me. And why did it snow in the south this winter? It snowed here in Georgia as well, and we typically don’t get snow south of Atlanta.

    1. Reply

      Yes I’m happy to know I’m not the only one who is happy it’s spring. I was completely over winter! I’m happy to hear that the space looks nice for the budget. That was a concern of mine. Thanks for your comment Carla.

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I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm Crystal and I write.

I'm a Louisiana native who loves to style food and drinks, take photographs of non-moving things, and I'm also a Houzz Writer. Family and life keep me busy but that's the way I like it.
I'm Crystal and I write.