Powder Room - Thirty Dollars Update

Did you ever start a project that took forever to finish?  Well my powder room was that project for me.  I started the room way, way back when here.  I was dying for brown room but I after I painted it, I didn't love it but I kept it for at least a year thinking it would grow on me and it didn't. 

 After living with it for over a year, I still wasn't happy (the dang thing refused to grow on me). While I shopping in Walmart, I bought a gallon of discontinued paint for $4 (Can you believe that price?) and immediately I thought of my powder room.  Yes a plan was forming.

After painting, I loved the color but I felt it was missing something so tada, I thought why not use the stencil I used in the guest bedroom.  Stenciling the wall in the bedroom was easy compared to stenciling the bathroom.  I did a lot #^%$@# when I got to the corners and behind the toilet.  After three days (I took a lot of breaks), I was finally done and it's so worth it and the best part is I only spent $30 for the drastic change. Yes, $30, I love a good bargain.



Cost breakdown
Paint $4
Frames - $11 (I bought them at Michaels for $2.50 a piece when they had the $5 coupon)
Stencil - Free
Gold Paint Martha Stewart - $6
Shade - $8 - Target
Art Work - Free (made by me)


Doesn't my fake flowers look good? #Don'tjudgeme


 Loving my free artwork and my $2.50 Michael frames






Now this makes me happy so much better than the brown, what do you think?

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30 comments:

  1. Oh my, you did it again. This powder room is sooo lovely and sweet. Looks very English. I'm stealing your artwork ideas, btw!!

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    1. Thanks Topaz, I was worried it might be a little too much but I figured hey it's a powder room, it can be a little bit over the top. The "free" artwork turned out well, I was going to buy some prints from Etsy and then figured I'll try to make them myself.

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  2. I really love the new look. How did you get a free stencil? This gives me some ideas. We have a small 1/2 bath in our house that I painted brown. I hate it. I want to stencil now. haha

    http://leeanderin.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Erin, I say "free" but I purchased it last year for my guest room and I was going to throw it away because cleaning the stencil is no joke. I'm happy I cleaned it off and kept it because I was able to reuse it for "free". :)
      I feel so much better when the brown was repainted, I can't wait to your transformation.

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  3. Looks wonderful! Pure inspiration.

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  4. Looks really beautiful! I would love to try to stencil but I may wallpaper instead.. Great job!

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  5. Wow the after is beautiful and looks very fresh! Great art very creative. I am sure you are loving your new update.

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  6. Beautiful! What a great job. I love the gold on the blue. I stenciled my powder room too and I love it.

    I'm a new follower through GFC and I hope you'll follow me back!

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  7. Just found your blog while on HGTV's Rate My Space and I LOVE it! Just joined your site and am now obsessively perusing your fabulous blog!

    Tina :-)

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    1. Hi Tina, Thanks for visiting, welcome to my blog, feel free to poke around.

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    2. Thanks Michelle!

      I'm inspired! You're very talented & I love that you're so creative that you can do it all in a very thrifty manner! LOVE!

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  8. It is so much brighter and lighter. I also have a dreaded brown bathroom and I think I agree with you.. it may be time for it to go.

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  9. Love the wall color, the stencil pattern and your hand made artwork. I'm looking foward to seeing more of your creativity and style as a new Linky Follower.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  10. oops, I meant RSS feed/ google reader....not Linky Follower.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  11. Wow, what a great transformation! It's like a little jewellery box inside. I'd love for you to stop by Etcetorize to share, the party is still going on here: http://etcetorize.blogspot.com/2012/03/make-it-great-monday_11.html . Hope to see you there~

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  12. So beautiful! Your stenciled walls look like high end wall paper. So chic!

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  13. Great makeover, Michelle! I'm so impressed that you were able to do so much with the budget you set. You are truly amazing!

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    1. Thanks Brandi, I didn't want to spend any money since that's not a well used bathroom. I'm so happy with the way it turned out.

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  14. Beautiful transformation, and a great price.

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  15. Michelle, the stencil looks amazing! I love the gold against the wall color!

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  16. This bathroom looks amazing-the colors and stencil are divine-following you from TDC-stop on over for a visit!

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  17. LOVE IT. I have been procrastinating on doing my stencil wall---it's so scary, and I have been afraid that it may take me hours! But, I think you have given me a little bit more of a push to jump in!

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    1. Ebony, jump right in, the hardest part is getting started.

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  18. Hi, I am pretty hopeless at paint and decoration but your blog inspired me to give it a try. All your rooms are beautiful. Can you tell me what paint colors you used for the bath?

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    1. The paint color is Icy Teal from Glidden

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  19. What Martha Stewart gold did you use? Hope you are still answering comments. :)

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  20. What Martha Stewart gold did you use?

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    1. Trish, not sure if you still need the information but I used the color Golden Pearl

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  21. I want the before and after picture ♥

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