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The big day is finally here! Yep, it’s the One Room Challenge Reveal Day, featuring my Powder Room!!!

In order to fully appreciate the “after” let’s reminisce about the awful and very 60’s “before”…

A bathroom with pink tiles halfway up the wall, a wooden cupboard under the window, and small orange and brown tiles on the floor
A pink sink in a bathroom with pink tiles halfway up, and a medicine cabinet with sliding mirror doors
A pink toilet with wooden seat and large, square pink tiles on the wall
A floor with orange, pink and brown tiles, a wall with large, square pink tiles and the edge of a toilet with a wooden seat

And now I present to you, our new Powder Room:

Glam farmhouse powder room makeover. Shiplap, cement tile and champagne bronze accents. Perfection!

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.

A close-up of a white sink with antique gold faucet and two handles

From Day 1 I pushed for shiplap and eventually got my way, even if it did mean getting creative with our own budget friendly DIY shiplap. 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.

A grey bathroom vanity with a white sink and gold faucet, pink soap, tan towel and a basket below with extra toilet paper rolls

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!

Stunning details abound in this powder room makeover

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.

A close up of simple, antique gold handles on the vanity in a bathroom

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.

Grey and white tiles on a floor underneath the wooden feet of a grey vanity

There’s quite the mish-mash of styles happening but repeating certain elements helps make it cohesive.

Gold mirror in powder room

For instance, the champagne bronze is in both the mirror and faucet but is also reflected in the candle and flower holder.

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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.

Shiplap wooden walls, a large antique gold framed mirror and wooden blinds in a window
Shiplap walls meet white wood trim and a grey and white floral tile floor, near a toilet (wooden seat is gone!)
A window in the corner of a bathroom with shiplap walls, decorated with a rolled-up wooden blind

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!

A tan hand towel on a dark, metal towel hook, mounted onto shiplap walls

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!

A new roll of toilet paper on black, metal hardware mounted onto shiplap wood plank
Shiplap walls with a towel hung on a dark towel hook, a roll of paper on matching hardware, and a toilet tank with flowers on top

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.

A white toilet with a short vase of flowers on top, and a tan artwork in a wood frame above

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.

A close-up of the artwork in the wooden frame

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.

A pink vase of flowers on top of a toilet, with framed art above, on shiplap walls

Who doesn’t love fresh flowers in their bathroom?

A top view of the flowers in a vase on top of a new, white toilet

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?

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And one more time…because I cannot stop drooling….

Those floors…swoon…

I want this tile! What an stunning powder room transformation!

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

  • Floor tile: Cement Tile Shop
  • Wall color: Kelly Moore’s Swiss Coffee (flat)
  • Trim color: Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White (satin)
  • Mirror
  • Vanity: Wayfair
  • Faucet: Amazon
  • Basket: Home Goods
  • Candle: Target
  • Soap: TJ Maxx
  • Bamboo shade: Lowes
  • Toilet: Amazon
  • Flower bucket: Target
  • Toilet paper holder: Lowe’s
  • Towel hook: Lowe’s
  • Turkish hand towel: Etsy
  • Light fixture: CB2

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  1. designingvibes says:

    Wow! I am blown away by this amazing transformation. So obsessed with this bathroom design. Incredible work!
    Much Love,

    1. Wow, thanks so much, Erica! I really appreciate it! xo

  2. So pretty! Love the transformation.

  3. Your powder room is gorgeous and I love the colors you picked. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  4. Wow! What a transformation! Loving everything about your new powder room-especially the tile and ship lap! Thanks for sharing it on Funtastic Friday!

  5. 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.

  6. That floor really is stunning. I love how you’ve mixed the metallics too. To say it is transformed is an understatement!

    1. Thanks so much, Julie!