I absolutely love doing room makeovers. And you know what I’ve discovered? It’s even better when I’m spending someone else’s money to do them! HA! I had the opportunity to do just that over Mother’s Day weekend when I gave my mom’s dated powder room a bold makeover with an olive green bathroom vanity paint job and lots of new accessories.
Here’s what the powder room looked like before it got a new look (sorry the before pics are so small – she snapped them with her cell phone (also in need of an upgrade ;-)):
As you can see, the powder room consisted of a dated oak vanity and hardware, nondescript art and accessories, and a blah mirror. (No offense, mom!)
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We changed all of that in under 18 hours (seriously!), and the new look couldn’t be better.
Are you ready?
Can you believe it’s the same powder room?!?
This completely budget-friendly makeover started with my mom’s handyman changing out her faucet and light fixture.
Once he finished his work, I got painted the vanity with my FAVORITE bathroom vanity paint – Americana Decor Satin Enamels. I used this paint in my master bathroom makeover (see it here) last year, so I knew it would be perfect for my mom’s powder room makeover, too.
She selected the Woodland Green shade (which is now, unfortunately, discontinued). It’s so vibrant – it’s a wonderful olive green bathroom vanity color.
In just two coats, the vanity was completely painted and had a whole new look! We added some new hardware (knob and drawer pulls) to match the brass finish on the new mirror, while we changed all of the other hardware (faucet, towel bar, toilet paper roll, and light fixture) to oil rubbed bronze so as not to overdo the brass finishes in the room!
The new rug picks up the olive green shades from the vanity and brings in some teal, too. We had planned on using a different rug with adorable tassels, but the tassels were in the way of the door, so we had to return it. This rug was the next best thing!
We got this mirror from Target’s Opalhouse line, but unfortunately it’s now out of stock.
That wall art you see reflected in the mirror is also from Target. It is SO pretty and even has added texture to make it look like an authentic piece of art instead of a mass-produced piece from a big box store. Yay!
More wall art and a pretty new hand towel bring even more teal into the space, perfectly complementing the olive green bathroom vanity.
The whole powder room came together so nicely and so quickly! I just love it when that happens!
It’s amazing to me that in less than a day, we were able to make a dated space so modern and fresh – and it didn’t even cost a fortune!
This was definitely the most fun Mother’s Day I can remember!
If you enjoyed this makeover, I’d appreciate it if you’d pin this post to Pinterest or share it with your friends! Show them how easy it is to update a space with paint and accessories!