Thank you to Delta Faucet® for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all thoughts, opinions and designs are my own.
Today I’m excited to share a bit of a whirlwind makeover with you! If you recall, about six weeks ago, I shared that I was going to demo our main bathroom. We had lived with it for far too long! After spending a few days with Delta Faucet in Chicago, I knew the direction I wanted to go with the space
My original design board was intended for our master bathroom. But, due to budgetary constraints, we decided to move our focus to the powder bathroom on the main level. The room wasn’t horrid (and even had quartz countertops), but it was very dark, beige, and didn’t flow with the rest of our home. It also happens to be the most difficult space in our home to photograph, as well!
Here is the bathroom shortly after we moved in. I had painted the walls Behr Castle Path but that was about the extent of my updates. Although the color looked great in other rooms in our home, it read a bit too warm with the brown-toned accents in the room.
A year or two later, I got a new mirror at HomeGoods (similar version here) and clear glass covers for the light fixture to replace the amber-toned ones. But you know what? My attempt to lighten the room actually made me hate it more. It was clear that until the tile and countertops were gone I likely wouldn’t ever love it.
So, when I began this bathroom design, I knew the first thing that had to go was the countertop. I visited a local remnant lot and basically told them I wanted something with white and gray tones. Since I also wanted to cover that weird “valley” in the back, we needed a depth that wasn’t typical, so the remnant lot was the way to go. I wasn’t super particular on the slab itself since it was for such a small countertop. When I saw the one below, I tagged it as mine! It’s a quartz product from Daltile called One Quartz in the Luminesce color.
The countertops were installed the weekend before Thanksgiving. I could already tell the room felt so much better! I also had the electricians out that day to convert the can light over the toilet to a regular box (so I could hang a chandelier) and I had the box over the sink converted to two sconce boxes. You can see in the photo below I had also primed our cabinets for some paint. I have also shared a full tutorial on how to paint thermofoil cabinets.
After the drywall guys came to our house no less than four times, the walls were finally repaired from those ridiculous 1×1 tiles we had to pry off. If you looked closely at my design board, you’ll see I wanted to bring in some navy to the space. So, I decided to paint the cabinets Hale Navy! It’s the same color I recently used in my office, and I love that it’s the perfect shade of deep blue. The same weekend I painted the cabinets, I also primed and painted the walls.
Kurtis and I hung the sconces and chandelier and installed our gorgeous new faucet! Suddenly it was looking like this room might actually be a finished space some day!
And now, how the space looks today! I present our new, neutral and navy, slightly glam nautical and beachy, powder bathroom! How’s that for a description?!
The Zura™ faucet from Delta in a chrome finish adds a contemporary spin to this otherwise traditional space. I love that it blends the two looks together so well! When you go fancy with all your other elements in the design, you also want to make sure you select quality fixtures. And this faucet does not disappoint! It is such a statement piece in the room and I think that we enjoy it even more because we actually installed it ourselves!
The Moravian Star pendant and sconces add a bit of whimsy to the room so it doesn’t feel quite so fancy. I love that they also help add to that nautical vibe without being so in your face.
I love how the more traditional elements like the mirror and sconces are balanced out by the more modern elements like the Zura™ faucet and the rectangular sink. I walk by the room now and just beam ear to ear because I can’t believe how different this space looks! I was able to reuse our prior mirror, but hung it vertically rather than horizontally since the light bar was removed. It makes the room feel so much taller! I also kept our original cabinet hardware, since the lucite/chrome combo handle I wanted came in pretty much every size other than the one I needed. And, because I thought it may be helpful if you’re contemplating a similar makeover of your own, I’ve outlined all of our expenses for this project below.
And, because I thought it may be helpful if you’re contemplating a similar makeover of your own, I’ve outlined all of our expenses for this project below.
Powder Bath Makeover Budget Breakdown:
This is one of the few makeovers in our home where we had to bring in multiple sets of professionals, rather than attempt the work on our own. So, the labor costs were a bit steep and not something we were used to. I also used rather expensive lights because I wanted this room completely done without a need for upgrades down the road. But overall, I would say this was a fairly affordable makeover!
- Countertop remnant, fabrication, sink and install: $550
- Drywall repair: $225
- Electrician charges: $318.28
- Moravian Star Chandelier: $297.60
- Star Sconces: $525
- Paint, brushes, primer: $125
- Delta Zura™ 8 in. Widespread Faucet (chrome): $244 – provided to me by Delta
Total cost: $2,284.88
Can you even believe this is the same room?
At this point, I may still opt to paint the walls white, but I’m going to live with the Behr Castle Path a bit and reevaluate down the road. I still can’t believe this is our bathroom. Thank you to Delta for inspiring me to finally finish this bathroom once and for all! I couldn’t be happier with the end result!
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