Monday, October 19, 2015

The powder room: (pretty much) ready for its reveal

When we moved into this house about two and a half years ago, we knew we wanted to renovate the main floor powder room. But as life goes, there were things that held up this renovation (more important house projects, having a baby, money, time, etc). 

So we made small temporary updates in there (like paint, changed the faucet, did a DIY window treatment) to hold us over until we could really do what we wanted in here.

This past spring we were finally able to really get going on making this space more "us" and I've been sharing the progress along the way on this blog. From DIY tiling to planking the walls, it was a long road for such a small space but it's finally (pretty much) complete!

At the end of this post, you'll find a source list and an explanation as to why I say it's pretty much complete.

But first, the before pictures...
Here are a few to show you what it looked like when we moved in:

...and here it is today:

So what's with the "pretty much" complete part? 
Well, we have this huge blank wall that I'm having a difficult time figuring out.
I was originally going to do a grouping of three gallery frames but once we held them up, it looked too cluttered and busy. 

So, now I'm on the hunt for a piece of art that fits the aesthetic of the bathroom, that is large enough so that it doesn't get lost on the wall, and that covers that outlet cover. 
I think I'm getting close and will share what I end up doing!

Despite all that, I'm sooo happy to finally have an "after" picture of this project.

Source list:

faucet - Rohl
window shade fabric - Thom Filicia
hand towels - Serena & Lily
vase - Pottery Barn (no longer available)
soap - Home Goods
silver gallery frame - Crate & Barrel (on clearance!)
picture in frame - personal iPhone photo turned watercolor using this app
toilet - Toto
mirror - garage sale
fresh flowers and succulent - Trader Joe's
planks - Home Depot
grout - Home Depot
wall paint color - Benjamin Moore Horizon
plank paint color - Benjamin Moore Decorator's White

- Caitlin


  1. Beautiful transformation! I love that vanity :)

  2. It's gorgeous! Every detail is so well done.

  3. I need you to come to my house!!!!

  4. You have the perfect powder room. I love all of your choices-it looks beautiful. Thank you for always inspiring me.

    1. Wow thanks so much! What a nice compliment :)

  5. Gorgeous as always, Caitlin!!! So in love with your floors and vanity. Your taste is perfection!!

  6. Love this! The vanity is my fav. Definitely would like to add that to our bathroom!!

  7. Hi! First time reader from CT as well :) Did you make the shade yourself, or have it made? Looking for something similar in our kitchen and that is PERFECT! xo

    1. Hi and thank you! My mom actually made it. I wish I inherited her sewing skills but did not!


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