Warming Up the Powder Room

Warming Up the Powder Room

As I was pulling things out and making our home a bit warm and fuzzy for the holidays, I decided to give our first floor powder room a little cozy update.
I used many elements that were originally in the room to begin with and pulled in a few extras from around the house. It is always such a fun challenge to not spend any money and give a room a little updated look.
This is what I started with. If you missed my original post on the powder room you can find it here. Even though I did not make any major changes I did bring in a few items with natural hues to give the space some much needed warmth for the holidays.
I first started with the wall hangings. These were purchased several years ago from Marshalls/TJMaxx. The details on them caught my eye. They originally were gold; then sprayed a combination of satin nickel and chrome. I left the color the same but distressed them just a bit using a wipe on wipe off glaze treatment.
I love creating little vignettes and the back of the toilet is a perfect little spot.
The book tree was made from a recycled paperback book I had. Remember my recycled magazine tree? I used the same process but with a old book. You can find my tutorial here.
The glass apothecary jar had a broken lid and I am so glad I have trouble tossing things away. It made an adorable little perch for this nested birdie which was once used in an Easter Tablescape. I filled the jar with left over pine cones from thanksgiving. Never toss anything away =)
Inspired by the original Living with Lindsay Book page wreath, I decided to make mine a little bit more like the one found in the PB catalog.
I have seen a few of these posted around, You can find a great tutorial over at Mustard Seed Creations by clicking here.
The small white shelf posed another opportunity to bring in some color with a second vignette. I took the third wall hanging and gave it a coat of heirloom white distressed with acrylic paints. Oh the power of paint – it provides so many options. Remember the canvas that was originally sitting on the back of the toilet? I hot glued a piece of scrap burlap around it and added upholstery tacks to each corner. Using an ornate rubber stamp I had, I lightly applied some acrylic paint and gave the burlap a little design. The ‘L’ was a mishap. I had a word art ‘faith’ piece that originally sat on this shelf. Upon the re-arranging it fell and broke. Not a bad thing though because the ‘F’ made a perfect ‘L’ with a little cutting and some paint.
The tree was a dollar store find ~ remember the mirrored trees? This one received a wrapping of twine and a set of keys I pulled from the dining room.
This little silver cup was the perfect size for some hand soaps. I found a whole set of them at GW for 25 cents a piece. They have come in handy for so many things!
The large finial was borrowed from the dining room and scuffed up a bit with sandpaper.
and my last re-used item here is the vinyl saying that once made up the lovely Dollar Store Wall Art Piece found here. I was amazed that once I removed it from the canvas that it still had enough sticky life left to dress up the door. It has been there now for a few weeks and still perfectly in place.It feels good to spruce up a room without running to the store, especially because I get tired of things so quickly. What have you repurposed & re-used lately? Enjoy!


  1. I love the way you have pulled the natural elements together. The book tree is just awesome! Happy New Year.

  2. The redo looks GORGEOUS!! And I love fund projects that use books, I will have to mark these down!!

  3. So pretty! You have a gift in putting decor together.

  4. Your creativity really paid off in this room! I can’t believe that you did so much without spending!!

  5. You are truly a clever and creative girl!

    I am on my way to view your book tutorial now.

    Thank you so much for visiting me. I have found a new blog to love.

  6. What a great “shopping the house” makeover! I love the way you dressed up the apothecary jar. Thanks for the visit! 🙂

  7. I love the little changes you made in your bathroom. So many great ideas that we can all steal 🙂 Thanks for sharing your redo.

  8. So very pretty. Thank you for the inspiration. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  9. Beautiful! I love that white wooden wall thing on the shelf. I saw a brown one the other day, and I almost bought it. Now that I saw yours, I’m going to go get it and paint it white. I enjoyed my visit. You did a fabulous job.

  10. Love your creations! Bravo! 🙂

  11. You did a fantastic job at warming up the space. I love your style and creativity!


  12. I love makeovers that don’t cost a lot of money but look like they did. Thanks for sharing. Love the wreath too!

  13. Wow, talk about texture! This room is loaded with interesting things to look at. I love everything you’ve done. Also, your blog looks great…isn’t this a new look?

  14. I love the message craved on the door, I has a deep meaning which would be great if everybody were aware of it.


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