Last week we were stuck inside for the day, thanks to a crazy spring-time blizzard, so I spontaneously decided to do a quick makeover on our powder bathroom. It’s actually been on my list of projects since the day we moved in, but it’s just one of those things I never prioritized. But the day has come! And I’m so happy I finally got around to doing it. Here’s how it looked before:
And here it is now:
This is definitely a small bathroom, but doesn’t it seem so much bigger now?! What a change a little paint can bring. The paint color on the walls is Autumn Blonde by Sherwin Williams. This is the same color used in our living room, dining room, and breakfast nook area. I may be a little biased, but I think it’s the best color ever–and definitely a lot more soothing than the red that was here before. You can read more about my love for this paint color here.
I absolutely love this “toilet” sign and I want one for every bathroom door now! I found it on Amazon for a great price.
I used Annie Sloan Pure White chalk paint on this vanity cabinet with clear wax. I have never painted a cabinet with chalk paint, so this was a first for me. I used the same technique I shared in this post on chalk painting tips. So easy and fast! And what an amazing difference from the black we had before. I then lightly distressed the edges with a piece of sand paper.
Let me take a minute to rave about this soap from Hannah Jane Soaps. This stuff is AMAZING! I seriously cannot get enough of it. Not only does it smell absolutely incredible, but each bar of soap is made with natural ingredients, including coconut oil, and is completely unprocessed. Living in Colorado means my hands are always really dry, especially in the winter, but when I use this soap they are soooo soft and moisturized. I love it! The two I have here, Lemongrass and Meadows, are perfect for Spring. My bathroom smells like a field of flowers! You can order online here and also find Hannah on Instagram here.
I found this little hook at a local antique shop several months ago. I love it so much more than a traditional towel ring, which is what we had here before.
And of course I have to add in a bit of vintage goodness with this old, galvanized can for toilet paper. Isn’t it unique? I have never seen a can like this one, with the handle on top and wide mouth opening. So I did a little research and found that this can was made by Cream City in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 1930’s – 1940’s. It actually has “Cream City” stamped under one of the “ear” handles.
Apparently this can was used to separate the cream from the milk. It has a handle on the back and the top, as well as two “ear” handles on the sides. Unlike most buckets, more than half of the top is covered. Such a cool piece!
Well that’s my farmhouse powder bathroom! I plan to do a few more updates to this space. I want to change out the mirror and light fixture eventually, maybe even add beadboard. But for now this is soooo much better. Let me know what you think!