A powder room always gives off a first impression to your guests since it is almost always used by them! We have been wanting to completely renovate our powder room since we moved into this home. It had a very unique floor to ceiling mirror, which made for a great joke when guests used the restroom, and had an outdated flooring and vanity. In this post, we’ll go through each step we took to transform and DIY our powder room, including demo & removal of a builder-grade mirror, tiling, adding wallpaper to the entire space, installing a new vanity, toilet, faucet, mirror, and art! We will also list direct links to all products used! I always love mixing two metals in a bathroom and in this case I carried chrome and black throughout.
The wallpaper is my absolute favourite part, it is breathtaking and looks like real tile.
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This was the moodboard I drew up before beginning the project. I begin every project like this so I can visualize how each item will flow together!
Notice the outdated vanity and flooring, as well as the large full wall mirror. This is all being removed!
I have videos of this demo and the entire project saved to this highlight on Instagram. The one thing we researched that worked was how to remove the mirror off the wall in one piece. If you place tape over the entire thing in lines and “X” patterns, as well as use a hair dryer to blow behind the mirror to loose the glue, it should slide off completely in one piece! It worked for us and look at the size of this thing!
I found this tile at TilesInspired called Astoria in an 8″x8″ and thought it was such a unique pattern and design! It definitely had a touch of an Art Deco feel to it, but I thought it would compliment the black vanity we chose perfectly! I’m not going to get into too much detail on this, but we laid down Ditra, used a wet saw to make cuts, used Thinset under the Ditra and tiles, and finished it off with a black grout.
Watch this Reel for a quick before & after tile video!
When I saw this wallpaper, I knew instantly I needed to use it somewhere in my home, and what better spot than a powder room to add a faux limestone look?! It has a matte luxury finish – I truly thought it was real tile the first time I saw it in person! It is peel and stick, so it’s easy to apply, and it’s washable which is also a bonus when using it in a bathroom. Obsessed is an understatement!
I knew I wanted a dark vanity for this powder room, and when I came across this vanity from GlucksteinElements, I knew it was the one! It had a vintage, yet classic and timeless feel to it. I knew I wanted to mix two metals together and because of this vanity, chose to do that with black and chrome. It has soft-close drawers with organizers inside, and a stunning Carrara marble-look quartz top. I can’t recommend this vanity enough, the quality of the light oak mixed with the painted black gives off a luxurious feel!
A faucet is sold separately so I found this widespread faucet with the same chrome finish to match the hardware on the vanity. I loved the look of it being curved to contrast with the vanity.
From the planning stages of this project, I knew I wanted a unique mirror. When I came across this irregular-shaped mirror I fell in love with it! It compliments the space so well and is still a more dainty design with the thin black border.
We didn’t change any of the electrical for this project and all that was currently in our powder room was an overhead light fixture. I debated installing scones on each side of the mirror, but ended up deciding against it when we found this light fixture that matched the space. It’s a semi-flushmount light that has a modern-farmhouse, yet industrial design with the black metal and linen shade. I personally think it looks great in the space! They sell more options of a similar design if you are looking for sconces, flush mount, chandelier, etc.
Everything else you see in these photos that are linkable, I’ve linked below! At first I wasn’t going to add this light wood frame above the toilet, but I felt like the space just needed a little more warmth. I stacked 2 black frames above each other opposite the toilet and added a forged toilet paper holder and hooks to the wall. I loved adding 2 staggered hooks to the wall for hand towels versus the traditional towel bar.
Easy Access Links
Black Forged Hooks and Toilet Paper Holder – These are from a local shop called Centro in downtown Burlington, Ontario! I linked a similar hooks here that we used in our entryway! And a very close match here to the tp holder.
Thanks for reading! I love how this project turned out – it is now one of my favourite rooms in our home!
It’s always nice to impress your guests with a space they will use often.
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