Twenty Five Dollar Powder Room Reveal

Gosh, when I promised to redo my powder room for twenty five bucks, I didn’t think it would take TWENTY FIVE YEARS to get it done.

I’m exaggerating, of course, but this was a SLOW project.

That’s why PATIENCE is surely a virtue when decorating on a budget. If you’re in a hurry, you’ll spend more money.
I know, ‘cuz I’ve decorated in a hurry before. I’ve stood in a department store and talked my hurried self into a purchase I later regretted.
Not this time. I started with primer and paint that I had leftover from other projects.

The shelf in this picture was a $5 garage sale purchase over the summer. It was white originally, and good quality, so I spray painted it to fit the cream and black color scheme.

The towel I already had. Love me some scrolly designs.


These adorable little birdie tealight holders were from the Dollar Tree. The apothecary jar I already had, and the shells came from North Carolina. The miniature fishing basket was a quarter at a garage sale. The tile my son made in art class, I like the little punch of blue and green.

So…now we’re up to $7.75.

The window mistreatment was already there from the “Cherry Cobbler” wall days. These little plaques I found at the Goodwill for 59 cents a piece. I used a 50 cent piece of polka dotted scrapbook paper and two more shells for one dollar art.

Since I can’t cut a circle to save my life, I hot glued some jute string around the edges That was free.

Now we’re at $8.84.


I shopped the house for this wall pocket, the color was perfect. Remember the switchplates? That fancy paper was $1.59, but I used less than half, so let’s go with 80 cents, okay?

One half off canvas and a half yard of burlap = $17. I haven’t decided what to put on the canvas yet. Maybe beachy postcards or photos?

Or maybe I’ll stencil it.


I used existly nail holes to hang the canvas (secret amateur designer trick, you don’t have to fill the holes if you’re going to reuse them!).

Then I decided that it was hung too high, so I added a piece of scrap molding underneath, painted with chalkboard paint. This wall is opposite the toilet, so we can leave each other loving messages.

TOTAL = $26.64. Oops. So I was over a little, please don’t scold me.

I’m linking this post to Sarah’s Before and After Party, at Thrifty Decor Chick, Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch AND Kimba’s DIY day. Be there or Be square! If you want to see my BEFORE picture of the powder room, click here.

Also linking to Frugalicious Friday. Check out Jane’s fabulous Pottery Barn find!

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29 thoughts on “Twenty Five Dollar Powder Room Reveal

  1. Love the colors you used in there, and all the unique decorating touches you added. Being thrifty causes me to be more creative, and it certainly looks like that’s what works for you too :O) Great job.

  2. Hi Kimm,

    Awesome makeover for $25.00 oh I’m sorry $27.00! Love the color combination and what really puts the finishing touch in your powder room is your son’s art project….love that!

    Have a wonderful day.
    Gail

    P.S. Happy Halloween

  3. What an excellent re-do! Love the color combo, black and cream. Also love that you added your son’s art work in the space! Kids art work can add so much joy to our lives! Thanks for sharing… Dee Dee

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