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Project Powder Room: The Plan

Hello All! If you follow me on Instagram, then you know we’ve begun the next phase of our main floor renovation, the powder room. No, the living room isn’t finished yet, but we need get the other rooms to a certain point in order for the flooring to be installed all at once. Saying it’s a bit of a mess around here is an understatement!

I always suggest having at least a basic plan in place before starting any renovation project. That way you can determine the best order of steps to take and estimate how much it’s all going to cost you in the end. I have tips and tricks for keeping it all on track (or as close as possible) that I’ll share in an upcoming post.

Before I get to the outline of what we’re going to do, let’s take a look at a couple pretty powders room for inspiration, shall we?

Colorful Powder Room - Bold Patterned Wallpaper - via Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens

Modern Country Powder Room - Satori Design for Living

Modern Country Style Bathroom

Now, get ready to be UNinspired!

Powder Room Before

Powder Room Before

Powder Room Before

Powder Room Popcorn Ceiling Before

I told you! Popcorn ceiling, circa 1980 vanity light fixture, orange trim, faux tile linoleum… How have we lived with this boring bland space for so long? Well, other spaces like our basement family room took precedence.

So, where are we going with this? I want to keep the design details a surprise for now, but I promise to share update posts week by week until it’s all done.

Here’s the general powder room to-do list:

Scrape popcorn ceiling
Remove mirror, towel bar and toilet paper holder
Remove current baseboard and door trim
Install crown moulding
Install tile floor
Install paneling and baseboards
Fill, prime and paint woodwork, walls and ceiling
Replace light fixture
Replace mirror
Replace towel bar and toilet paper holder
Add decorative details (*including a secret project)

As you can see, we’re basically starting with a shell of a room plus pedestal sink and toilet. Without giving away too much, you will see some color and pattern in the end, I promise.

Keep following along on Instagram and Facebook to see #ProjectPowderRoom updates!

Update: Click here to see powder room progress updates.

Enjoy your day,

Shauna Signature


  1. Oh I loved your inspiration Shauna! I would incorporate a little of each of those in my powder room of dreams. Yours is going to look gorgeous, you’ve got a blank slate to work with and you are so talented – I’m looking forward to seeing what you do!

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