Hello friends! The big day is finally here! Yep, it’s the One Room Challenge Reveal Day, featuring my Powder Room!!!
Yesterday, the featured designers unveiled their finished rooms and today it’s my turn along with the other guest participants.
If this is your first visit, here’s the recaps from the previous five weeks:
- Week 1: Intro & Design Plan
- Week 2: Demo
- Week 3: Cement Tile Installation
- Week 4: Plank Wall Installation
- Week 5: Vanity/Toilet , Trim & Paint
And now it’s Week 6! It’s been a busy and challenging few weeks to say the least. This is the first space that I’ve designed and installed from scratch. With this powder room, I really stepped out of my safe zone as a designer and both Brian and I are thrilled with the end result.
In order to fully appreciate the “afters” let’s reminisce about the awful and very 60’s “befores”…
And now I present to you, our new Powder Room:
My original inspiration for this space could be summed up as light, bright and airy with a color palette of grays accented with gold. I think this space definitely delivers on that.
From Day 1 I pushed for shiplap and eventually got my way. We used plywood planks ripped down to 8 inch pieces. Each piece was sanded, primed and painted Swiss Coffee by Kelly Moore. The creamy tones of this paint color really popped out once the trim was painted a bright white.
After all the drama with installing the vanity, it’s nice to see it at home in the corner of my powder room. I love everything about it – from the shade of gray to the deep sink. My vision would not have come to life without it!
I usually like to play it safe with chrome or nickel but the Champagne Bronze faucet and mirror really are the icing on the cake. The previously nickel handles on the vanity even got in on the gold action thanks to some spray paint.
One of the riskier elements of this design was the cement tile, because of both the busy pattern and slightly trickier installation process. But, I knew that by keeping everything else simple that the floor would be a real statement piece. Plus, I figured a small guest bathroom would be the perfect place to experiment with such a bold pattern.
There’s quite the mish-mash of styles happening but repeating certain elements helps make it cohesive.
For instance, the champagne bronze is in both the mirror and faucet but is also reflected in the candle and flower holder.
The angular lines of the craftsman style window trim complement the horizontal plank walls and the bamboo shades, the wooden picture frame and the wicker basket help to ground everything and bring that natural, rustic warmth that I think every room should have.
The plank (shiplap) walls were a great DIY that saved us a lot of money. Plus, I don’t think a professional could have done a better job than Brian did!
Don’t be afraid to mix metals. Champagne Bronze or Antique Brass pair beautifully with Oil Rubbed Bronze and stops everything looking too gold. We don’t want to get into 90’s brass territory. Restraint is key when it comes to gold – a little goes a long way!
For such a small space (5′ x 5′) there’s a lot of visual interest. The horizontal orientation of the plank walls helps draw your eye around the room and take it all in.
Clearly, the wide angle lens was needed to capture the majority of these shots. And while it does make the bathroom appear larger than it is, I do think it helps to capture the feeling this space evokes – clean, crisp, warm and fun.
Artwork is always the final piece of the puzzle for me. I knew I wanted a wooden frame and while I originally had printed up some botanical prints, the colors of this print helped to add some warmth amid all the grays and whites.
Who doesn’t love fresh flowers in their bathroom?
Every little detail was carefully thought out – from the color selections to thickness of the wall planks to the ceiling light. It’s all the parts combined that make the whole, after all! How awesomely retro is this flush mount ceiling light by the way?
And one more time…because I cannot stop drooling….
Want to see the entire process from start to finish? I’ve pulled together all the highlights in video form for you:
Full Powder Room Source List
(contains affiliate links)
Floor tile: Cement Tile Shop
Wall color: Kelly Moore’s Swiss Coffee (flat)
Trim color: Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White (satin)
Basket: Home Goods
Soap: TJ Maxx
Bamboo shade: Lowes
Flower bucket: Target
Toilet paper holder: Lowe’s
Towel hook: Lowe’s
Turkish hand towel: Etsy
Light fixture: CB2
Now I’m off to relax in my tiny bathroom and enjoy the fruits of my labor! ha! I’ll be back next week with the living room reveal that I’ve been promising you!
Week 1: The Design | Week 2: Demo | Week 3: Floor Tile
Week 4: Shiplap | Week 5: Vanity, Trim & Paint | Week 6: The Big Reveal
The Cement Tile company has a minimum order. You clearly did not need 52 square feet of tile that is required for a minimum order. Did you buy individual tiles?
Hi Allison. They must have changed their policies because there was no minimum order requirement when I purchased.
Could you tell me where you got this beautiful tile from?
Hi Morgan! All sources are listed at the bottom of the post.
Hi Jenna, love your name by the way. I have been looking for a special stencil to try my first stenciled floor. Would you mind sharing how to get it and the colors you used. I finally have the inspiration I needed to try this. Thank you for such an awesome redo!
Hi Judy – the floor is tile ;-)
Wow! I am blown away by this amazing transformation. So obsessed with this bathroom design. Incredible work!
Wow, thanks so much, Erica! I really appreciate it! xo
So pretty! Love the transformation.
Thank you, Sarah!
Your powder room is gorgeous and I love the colors you picked. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.
Wow! What a transformation! Loving everything about your new powder room-especially the tile and ship lap! Thanks for sharing it on Funtastic Friday!
As a military family, I’ve lived in way too many of those 60s bathrooms. I adore your new power room. Grey and white is my favorite color combo. It’s so soothing and sophisticated. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.
Thanks so much!
That floor really is stunning. I love how you’ve mixed the metallics too. To say it is transformed is an understatement!
Thanks so much, Julie!
Oh my! This is amazing! I absolutely love the tile…and the vanity…and the shiplap…and the picture. I love it all! I’ve followed you on Instagram. I adore your style. :)
LOL thanks Amy! :-)
Very nice! The floor was the first thing that jumped out at me in the final reveal picture! I love it!
I never thought about how you could spray paint cabinet fixtures. I’ll have to remember that! lol.
Thanks for sharing your crisp new space with us!
Thanks Karen! I’m a big fan of the power of spray paint lol
Beautiful! This makes my heart happy to see it now! (And give me hope for my TOTALLY PINK) bathroom. Beautiful job!
Thanks so much, Charlene!
the new look is so much more modern and fresh. Happy New Year. Popping by from Inspire Me Monday
Wow, what a difference. Great job.
This is the most beautiful bathroom I have ever seen! I love the grey and gold combination! Would you mind sharing the gold spray paint you used on the hardware? I would love to copy.
Hi Mary! Thanks so much! I believe the spray paint was Rustoleum in the color Champagne Mist.
I am totally in love with your tile floor!!! What a transformation!!
Wow, looks great! Thank you for linking up with us at #HomeMattersParty .See you again next week.
I absolutely love how it turned out!! Wanting to do my kitchen in the same color scheme and hardware ???????? This has made me braver! So beautiful ????
Great job and I love the champagne bronze fixtures and cement tiles!
Thanks so much, Jayne!
I love your fantastic design! We are now also planning to build a new house in our hometown. I think it greatly inspired me.
Hi Jenna! I just wanted to let you know that out of 227 rooms during the last ORC, your room was one of the most inspirational for me! Thank you and hope you can check the post out and see why I thought it was so! Have a great day! http://buhayatbahay.blogspot.com/2016/05/orc-inspirations-lessons-learned.html
Vel! WOW!!! What an amazing compliment!! Thanks so much for sharing my makeover on your blog – I’m in some pretty talented company I must say!!
I know this is cliche, but you seriously went from drab to fab! It looks SO amazing! I’m obsessed!!! The tile and vanity are GORGEOUS and that mirror is perfect!! Pinning!
Adorable bathroom! It is just my style! Your shiplap walls look awesome! I love the color you painted it as well!
This is spectacular! I keep thinking about the cement tiles for my powder bath. I absolutely love how they transformed your room. All your little touches in here are just perfect! Congrats!
Thanks so much Tricia! The cement tiles really are even more beautiful in person, I definitely recommend them!! :-)
It’s absolutely beautiful! What an awesome transformation. I love everything about it!
Oh wow, thanks so much, Erin!! ????????
OK, that is just gorgeous!!! I’m digging that vanity, so now I’ll go check out what all the drama was about :) Makes me wonder what the other owners were thinking by making that weird shaped vanity storage cabinet combo thingamajig!
Thanks Pam! My other two bathrooms have the same stupid vanity situation too ????
I am still crushing on that beautiful tile. Congratulations on a truly stunning transformation!
Beautiful transformation! Love that floor!
Gorgeous! I think you did a fantastic job pulling it all together. That was a big job for 6 weeks. :)
Haha yes it was! Luckily the professionals knocked the tile out quickly and it’s a tiny bathroom, really!
I love this! I’m gonna go look at your vanity post (so I might get my answer there), but what color did you paint it? I absolutely love it. Such a gorgeous space.
The vanity was purchased gray! One less project to do ????????
I love it!! Goodbye pink tile and hello beautiful! I love the vanity and the peaceful, neutrlal palette you created…I might want to camp out in that bathroom for a long time! Congrats on a beautiful makeover!! :)
Thanks Kristin! I’ve been spending way too much time in that bathroom for a good reason l, I guess! Haha
I’ve been following you with interest for the last six weeks because we have similar taste in floor tile. :) It looks fantastic!
Thanks for following the entire process,Jeannine!! Xo
What an amazing change!!! It’s gorgeous from the tile to the walls, the whole thing! Congrats!!
Thanks so much, Heather! That means so
Much coming from you! Xo
Jenna!!!!!!!!! (me screaming) this is gorgeous and that floor is everything. Love it!
Hahaha thanks Jess!! Xo
Oh I love this. It’s such a great improvement!
So pretty. I love the floors and everything else about this bathroom.
Thanks so much, Amanda! Xo
Jenna your powder room is dreamy! I love everything about it especially the shiplap, tile floor and mirror! Stunning!
Aww thanks, Lisa! Xo
Those floors are amazing! They are definitely on my wishlist! And I love how your shiplap turned out, so pretty! And I love the gray vanity, especially with the gold hardware and faucet. I pretty much just love it all!
You’re almost as excited as I am!! Hehe thanks, Tilisa! xo
Great upgrades! I love the flooring especially!
Thanks Krystle!! xo
This did not disappoint! In the slightest!!! Babe, I LOVE! And I miiiight’ve just gone to your shiplap DIY post and emailed it to my hubby. That would be the EASIEST way to solve our glitter bathroom wall problem!!!!! (Yep. Glitter walls. WOOF!)
Cheers, beautiful!!!!! It’s so amazing! xx
Glitter walls!?! That I HAVE to see!! And yes, it was a super easy weekend project, you should definitely do it!! Thank you so much for your kind words, sweet lady! xo
Jenna, you make me want to gut my powder room now! WOW! I love all the updates you made! Perfect choices from flooring,to the walls, vanity, everything! Congrats and Cheers to us for another room done!
hehe thanks Vel! I’m so disgusted by my other bathrooms that I want to gut those now, too!! xo
Love it and pinned it.
Thank you!! xo
Amazing makeover! Love the gold touches!
Thanks so much, Kendra! xo
This is so good! I love it all!
Thanks Danielle! xo
Yes, those cement tiles feature so perfectly against the bright walls and neutral tones. Love.
I’m so obsessed with the tile! Thanks for stopping by! xo
This room is so calm and serene. Love the brass mixed with grey. A lovely transformation!
Aww, thanks so much, Jennifer! You’re too sweet! xo
Love the planked walls. And we just bought that same fixture in the darker color for our kitchen above the sink! Cant wait to get it up :)
Those fixtures are awesome, right? We’re going to buy more for our hallway I think!
So, so pretty. I really love those cement tiles paired with the shiplap. Well Done!
Thanks so much, Erin!! xo
This reveal is stunning! Can’t get over the floor tile! Love!
Oh wow! Thank you for your kind words, Sabrina! xo
The plank walls and the floors look amazing. I can’t believe it’s the same bathroom. Well done!
Thanks so much, Tiffany! xo
Your bathroom turned out so beautiful! I can’t believe what it looked like before! Love every bit!
Anything would have been an improvement on the before lol :-)
LOVE this room!! The cement tile and shiplap are absolute perfection, y’all did SO good!
Aw thanks so much, Cait! ????
WOW! that flooring is amazing! we had the same tile (the before) in our old house… wish i had changed it to this one! ;)
Ugh that before tile. But wahay for our new tile! ????
The room is so beautiful! I adore the tile so much!!
Thanks Lisa! The tile is my favorite part, too!! Xo
This turned out so beautifully!! I love the mix of styles and how the room looks so fresh and bigger now! Great work!
Jenna, I loved your makeover so much – may I link this in a roundup of my favorites? Thanks :)
Ellie! I’d be absolutely honored ????????
Thanks Jenna :)
Jenna! It looks so great! What an amazing transformation. You go girl!