Powder Room Make Over with Home Depot Canada

As many of you know we moved last year, making the move from Cloverdale to Chilliwack, you can read a little bit more about the reasons and decisions around our move here and here. As I mention in the last post on our move we opted to buy a new house, instead of an older previously loved one. One of the reasons for that was just the amount of time and money we would put into updating a house were exceeding the cost it was for us to purchase new. It seems weird but thats just how the market was going. The only down side to purchasing our new house was that it was a spec home, which meant we had zero say in any of the design, paint colour or even adding little upgrades. This meant that in order for us to make it our own we would still have to put our little touches here and there, and we certainly have a few on our list! One of those little touches that was at the top of my wishlist was a powder room make over.

One might think it was odd that I wanted to make over our powder room right away but truth be told our powder room was boring. Our powder room is located just off of our main hallway from the foyer to our main room. It’s long and narrow, featuring a pedestal style sink, a toilet, window and some boring beige paint. Meanwhile our hallway has beautiful wainscotting all along it right up to the main room, just adding the perfect amount of detail to make it pop…along side that boring beige paint. (Can you tell I have a love for beige paint yet?) Anyways there was nothing fun about our powder room, nothing really making it stand out, which is one of the reasons I knew I wanted to give it a little make over right from the get go. 

powder room make over

I actually got really excited during one of our walk throughs before we moved in as they had accidentally broken the mirror and removed it from the wall. This was my chance to have them just finish the wall and leave it as is but alas, they were much quicker on the draw than I was and the mirror was replaced asap. And boy did they go the extra mile to ensure it was not coming off the wall again, something we found out when we went to remove it. One win I did have pre move in was having the builders refrain from installing any hardware in any of our bathrooms. I didn’t want towel racks hung at odd heights or toilet paper rolls drilled into my cabinet. I wanted us to move into our space and figure out what worked for us before creating extra wall damage…. and then we moved in and I realized we have kids, wall damage below three feet is a thing!!

When it came to giving the powder room a make over I had a few ideas in my head. I knew I wanted to bring the wainscotting into the room, so it flowed from the hallway. I knew that I wanted to replace the mirror with something that wasn’t permanently attached to the wall. I also knew that we needed to install some sort of hardware to hang towels, as we weren’t going to be replacing the pedestal sink anytime soon and often the kids left the towel in the sink… soaked… groan. And lastly I knew I wanted to place some sort of shelving above the toilet. What I couldn’t decide on though was if I wanted to wallpaper or paint the top half of the wall a bold colour. The decision on paint versus wall paper was quickly put to rest when our friends at The Home Depot put out a challenge this month using BEHR paint products for an at home DIY. I quickly asked Ev if he was up for the challenge, we all know he does most of the handwork, also being pregnant I should probably limit my exposure to paint fumes and with his approval I jumped on board with the Home Depot BEHR paint challenge.

With my love for navy still burning strong, I think it’s safe to say it’s my favourite colour, I had my heart set on picking out the perfect navy for our powder room. While it is dark, I still consider it fairly neutral, I just won’t ask Ev to paint over it anytime soon, haha. After browsing the BEHR paint selections we settled on an appropriately titled colour, Inked and off we went to get started. The powder room makeover went exactly as I had planned, wainscotting on the bottom, with a fresh coat of white paint to match the hallway. The mirror came down and after lots of sanding on the wall it was replaced by an antique finished mirror. We hung a small towel ring near the sink, making sure it was heavily anchored into the wall should the kids decide to swing from it. Lastly I opted for the same shelves (also found at Home Depot) I have in the master bathroom for above the toilet. We are both so happy with how our powder room make over turned out. It’s crazy how a few small changes like a fresh coat of paint can really transform a room. Now I can’t wait to get started on our next project 😉

powder room make over

powder room make over

powder room make over

powder room make over

powder room make over

powder room make over

Xo. Andria

{Disclosure, we partnered with Home Depot for this post, however all opinions stated are my own.}

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