FRENCH COUNTRY POWDER BATHROOM

FRENCH COUNTRY POWDER BATHROOM

A few months ago, my husband and I renovated our small powder bathroom. It originally had blue walls, a pedestal sink, and baseboards that were tattered from new flooring being installed last Fall. I’m going to show you how we transformed this tiny space. However, I’m going to apologize up front for the photography. The room is very tiny, and it was difficult to photograph. I do not have a before picture showing how the room looked, but hopefully you get the idea from my description.

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Here are photographs of the room completely empty.

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You can see the plumbing for the sink. Also, from the picture, you can see that we painted the walls a neutral color to match the other walls in the house. We also painted six inch stripes two shades darker to give the room a little more drama and impact. It gives the illusion of a tone on tone wallpaper without having to worry about taking it down if you get tired of it. It is much easier to paint the wall than remove wallpaper.

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We also added new baseboards to the space and painted them an off white to match our other woodwork throughout the house.

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This is where I left my comfort zone. I spent months looking for the perfect vanity that was in my price range. One day while looking online this vanity appeared. It was just what I had pictured in my mind. However, I just didn’t know about ordering a bathroom vanity sight unseen. It also came with the sink and marble top. Well, after much contemplation, I took the plunge and ordered it, and I’m glad I did. It came from Chan Furniture. It arrived perfectly packed with not a scratch one.

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After shopping several plumbing stores and having a great deal of sticker shock, I decided to order my faucet, flusher handle, and tissue holder online. I ordered them from Wayfair, and they were most helpful. They even have a plumbing specialist you can talk to if you have questions when you are installing your faucet which was most helpful since my husband was our plumber to save money.

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We added a new mirror that I found at Hemispheres.

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I loved the light fixture that was already in the bathroom, but it was pewter and didn’t match my oiled bronze motif. So, I decided to spray paint it black and apply metallic craft paint to the embellished features on the fixture. I was very happy with the way that it turned out, and it matched the mirror perfectly.

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I ordered my rug from Overstocks. I like the way the colors tie back to the vanity.

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

42 Comments

  1. Beautiful Shannon…Love it all…from the gorgeous vanity to that pretty soap dispenser!…..

    • Thank you Shirley! It was really hard to get very good pictures of the area because of the room being so small. The soap dispenser matches the trashcan. I found them at Horchow on sale at a really good price.

  2. Absolutely beautiful and every detail is perfect.
    Thank you for sharing this loveliness with us at TOHOT!
    Jemma

  3. Shannon, you have a beautiful powder room. It is such a good feeling to do the work yourself! I love the vanity that you chose! Just lovely! Pam @ Everyday Living

  4. Gorgeous!!1 I LOOOOVE that vanity! Where did you dind your blue and white trash can??? I need one for our guest bath! The rug is PERFECT! I just had one thought, I might consider painting the cabinet above the toilet, maybe black with gold accents??? Just a thought:)

    • Thank you for the sweet comments Pinky. The trash can and matching soap dispenser came from Horchow. I ordered them online, and they were on sale for a really good price. The brand is Kassatex. I thought about painting the cabinet, but I wanted the vanity to seem like a piece of furniture in the room. I didn’t want the cabinet and vanity to match. I like the mix of furnishings.

  5. Your powder room really is pretty … well done! (I love the overstock rugs….)

  6. Oh my goodness, that’s just gorgeous! I love the black with accent colors and French country is my fave.

    Happy Thoughts of Home. Pinning. 😉

  7. Nice job! I am so glad I get to visit your house virtually, because we go for the very same style. Your flowers are so fresh and pretty, too.

  8. Your powder room looks charming. Love the vanity, and nice it came with the sink and top.
    Love the florals you put in there too.
    Blessings, Nellie

  9. Shannon, your powder room looks wonderful! I love everything; the vanity and mirror and the light fixture that you painted to match the faucet. Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  10. Dear Shannon:
    You definitely did a great job creating a “french” personality in your powder room! Love the vanity! So glad you shared and linked.

  11. Oh Shannon, just swoonworthy! I love it. The black is so elegant and your little touches add so much style to an often forgotten area. Gorgeous. Mimi xxx

  12. Beautiful I love everything. I have been looking for new light fixtures for the bathroom. The style you have is what I have been hoping to find.

    • Thank you Theresa! The light fixture came with the house when we bought it. It was exactly my style. I love the detail that it has. I wish I knew where it came from so I could tell you. I’m so glad that you stopped by, and I hope that you have a great week!!!

  13. Gorgeous bathroom! The floors are pretty too….Christine

  14. Simply stunning!! Love it!

  15. Shannon, what an amazing job you did. Your powder room is lovely! Loving your choices, the cabinets is so pretty. It all came together perfectly. I am loving the mirror as well. I have never heard of Hemispheres, so I shall be searching. Thanks for sharing your lovely powder room at DI&DI.

    • Thank you so much Linda! Hemispheres is a really neat store. They are owned by Hobby Lobby. We have 2 in Oklahoma and both are close to me. I know they have an online site that tells where they are located. However, I know there are not many stores in the U.S. You might check it out. They have really beautiful furniture, wall decor, mirrors, lamps,and accessories. I could spend a day in their store! Thanks so much for hosting the party, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  16. It is so pretty! Love that little rug! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  17. Shannon your powder room is so lovely! It’s amazing the things you can find online. isn’t it? It all came together beautifully. Well done!

    • Lisa, thank you so much for the very sweet and kind comments! It is amazing the things that you can find online. I’m so glad that you stopped by, and I hope that you have a wonderful day!!!

  18. How lovely! I just love how you have decorated it and those fresh flowers added so nicely. Visiting from Thoughts of Home today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  19. this is a lovely transformation.thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things link party. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo

  20. I love everything about this room!

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