Last week I filled you in on my inspiration for my French country powder room makeover for this spring’s One Room Challenge. This week, I’m going to give you the rundown of all the steps I need to take to make it happen, and share my mood board for what I want the finished space to look like!
So, to give you an idea of what I’m trying to improve, here is a before picture (taken from the realtor’s photos from when it was listed):
Yikes, right? Clearly, this is not my preferred French Country decor style. CLEARLY. My mission is to take the powder room from “murder room” to French Country inspired spa-like space. I’ve got my hands full, don’t I? Here’s my mood board for what I’d like the space to resemble:
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Keep in mind, because my house is a rental, I am limited by the type of renovations I can do. Basically, I am able to work magic with paint and non-permanent improvements (like changing the light fixture), but I can’t do major things (like replacing the sink or the tile) unless I want to sink that kind of money into a house that’s not actually mine (the tile shown in my mood board will actually be a stencil on a feature wall!). So that is my true challenge for this makeover: making the most impact with cosmetic changes alone.
Here is the grand plan for my powder room makeover:
- Paint ceiling white
- Paint feature wall White Dove; stencil tile pattern with Gauntlet Gray
- Paint other walls Repose Gray
- Lime wax old mirror, add hardware and hang
- Change light fixture
- Add faux roman shade
- Custom artwork
- Accessorize with decor
You can see that I have a lot of painting ahead of me, including the ceiling. I’m dreading that the most, so I’m going to get it out of the way first. Besides that, it’s just a lot of re-decorating! Oh, and a note about replacing light fixtures or mirrors in a rental: always keep and store the original fixtures so that you can put them back before you move out!
So that’s the plan. I will be using a lot of decor and things that I already have, so this project should not cost much more than the cost of paint. Woo hoo! Be sure to check out more participant’s projects over at the One Room Challenge home page and come back next week to see how far I’ve gotten in my makeover!