Let’s be real here, I’m not sure why I chose this print, since it’s not fit for the farmhouse style powder room in any way, shape, or form. I did like the color and the instant-ness of the project, and that’s probably why I picked it.
We have been putting off this room just because of the debate of removal, we asked The Big Question. Which was, “How much drywall is going to come off with this paper if we use the blow dryer?”
So your answer is, “a lot.”
In order to make this hot mess transform to a farmhouse style powder room, you’ll remember my inspiration:
Check out the full inspiration post and source list right here.
After the wallpaper came down, I started sourcing the items for much less, by shopping my house, the garage where things go to collect dust, antique stores, discount stores and all the clearance sections.
When you find something you absolutely love, but it’s so far out of the budget, you need to get resourceful: think about the characteristics of the high-ticket item you love, and keep that ‘vibe’ in mind when in the wild, hunting down the perfect substitute.
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This farmhouse style powder room was done for under $100!
The first thing we did, was install some simple shiplap to cover the damaged drywall. We have the same shiplap in our hallway, and I almost painted this white as well. I am so glad I grew a set of mossy balls to paint the shiplap to match the wall, because I love it.
The wall color is Filmy Green, by Sherwin Williams. We used the same gallon in the kids powder room, and still have enough left over for the master bath… like, whenever we get around to that. Hahahahahaha.
The towel bar is a tool box tray from an old rusty tool box I found at my local Habitat Re-Store last year.
Instead of getting a new candle for the space, I went with a plug-in wax warmer. Which I am currently obsessed with!
The mirror is from Hobby Lobby, and I totally used a coupon! Or you can watch for a sale, because otherwise, this thing would’ve been so out of budget.
Let’s talk about that light. That light is the original fixture from the builder, spray painted matte black. I almost sprayed the globes black as well (like we did here) because I like the barn light type fixture, but I replaced them with mason jars instead. I love the glow they give, and how they warm up the space. Eventually, I’d like to close the gap between the mirror and the light by using a barn light like this one, but I didn’t feel like messing with the lights!
I love a good shelfie, don’t you? This one was barn wood I found in a salvage shop, with two little shelf brackets. The stuff on the shelf literally came from around the house! The greenery is Ikea I hoard in the basement (wait… you don’t do this? Uh oh.) There’s an antique milk glass vase, a metal pitcher, antique berry basket, and an owl pepper shaker that lost the plug.
My mom gave me this antique window, and it’s been displayed in every room in our house, until finding it’s permanent place in the powder room. I think it adds so much interest and character to the room, especially with the olive branch sprigs.
This hand towel (this one is similar to the one I have) and the rug I found on clearance at Target!
So, how much did this farmhouse style powder room makeover actually cost?
Hand towel: $10
Wax Warmer: $6
Brackets: $5 (for the pair)
Tool Box: $3
Wall paint: $0
Greenery: $0 (shopped my house)
Shelf decor: $0 (shopped my house)
Mason Jars: $0 (from my cupboard)
Farmhouse Style Powder Room Makeover Total: $87
You can absolutely make those questionable design decisions right side up again, with some savvy shopping, and using things you’ve already got! My friends have done some amazing things with $100 too…