Our Powder Room Before & After

I'm so excited to finally share the before & after photos of our powder room! Moving from a tiny studio in NY to a house in Michigan has been overwhelming at times in terms of what project to tackle next. My husband & I had been long distance for 6 years before I moved to Michigan & in that time I grew to loathe the little mustard yellow bathroom on the first floor. So although it was not a high priority to renovate it for my husband he knew how much I hated it so he lovingly dived in to replace the sink, lighting, & fixtures. For a while before, I had been mentally keeping note of what artwork I would use to create a gallery wall so I was excited to make it come to life. 

Here's some of the before photos (apologies for the quality, and I look like a troll!):


As you can see the original sink was an outdated cabinet, the fixtures were a horrible brown – overall everything felt heavy so I wanted to create a space that felt super light, starting with the light gray paint (Benjamin Moore's Metro Gray) & a pedestal sink. With many spaces to spruce up, I didn't want this update to be a major investment - pedestal sinks are relatively inexpensive & I always think they are so versatile. This one is from Lowes. 


I searched forever to find the perfect faucet, again I wanted it to look great but not break the bank - finally scored these!


The mirror (from One Kings Lane) definitely inspired a black & white theme but I wanted to keep it fresh by layering in color via the gallery wall & mixing metals with the gold table & roman shades juxtaposing all of the polished nickel hardware. 

It was tricky finding black & white monogram towels that I loved the look of - I ended up getting ours from Pottery Barn & think they are the perfect fit.

I always wanted a ChanceLee gesture study drawing & this room seemed like the perfect opportunity to display one. 


Privacy is never really an issue in this powder room so I decided I'd do faux romans for the window coverings (DIY here). Again, I had been wanting to use Caitlin Wilson's gold scallop fabric for sometime and I loved that it would play into the mixing of metals theme.


Finally, you know I love a gallery wall & this one was definitely a labor of love! I had purchased the vintage gem prints on Ebay last year & I had always loved the blush "Love" print from SS print shop. As I was laying out the wall I saw many of the gallery wall prints read quite feminine so I layered on the sexy Marble Aestate print, an amazing cheetah from Pink Pagoda, & striking Influential Madebygirl print to anchor all of the sweetness. 


I am so in love with how it came together! It's a far cry from the sad yellow space it was!