I just completed my very first One Room Challenge, and what a pleasure it has been. Over the past 5 weeks we have been working on a powder room makeover… our first room makeover in this house.
It’s the finale of the One Room Challenge. If this is your first time visiting Lemons, Lavender & Laundry, a huge welcome to you!
Our Powder Room Makeover
I’m not going to keep you in suspense much longer but, just as a reminder, this is where we started…
And 5 short weeks later… Drum Roll Please!
These pictures are hung on the wall using drawer knobs. For a tutorial on how you can do this, go here.
Adding fabric to the backing of this shelving unit gives it a fun twist. A tutorial is available here, so you can do this as well.
For a little side-by-side comparison:
I just want to end with this: I started blogging a month prior to The One Room Challenge. Over the past six weeks I have received so much encouragement and support. It has truly been a pleasure to be part of this blogging community. If you would like to see more room transformations (and they are amazing!) you can go here for the “professionals” and here for other linking participants. A huge thank you to Linda at Calling It Home for hosting this wonderful event for all of us!
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Mila @jestcafe says
WOW! I can’t believe you pulled this off your first time and no experience. I am so, SO impressed!
WoW what a great transformation. Love this look .
Erin this turned out great!! I’m so excited to participate this round!! You did a beautiful job with the transformation!
This was such a fun thing to participate in. You’ll love it! All the other participants are so encouraging.
Your powder room is fresh and lovely! The color is my favorite…thank you for inspiring us this week at Monday Funday
Thanks for stopping over Robin! And thank you for your kind words. I hadn’t linked up at the Monday Funday party in awhile because I work every other Sunday and tend to be gone. Glad to link up this week. Have a wonderful week!
Sue @ Home Heart Harmony says
I love everything about this! The paint colour, the panelling, the artwork, the backing of the storage unit! So many ideas to inspire me! Thanks so much for sharing. Visiting from the Thrifty Decor Chick link up xx
Thank you so much for your kind words Sue! So happy you found some ideas that you can use as inspiration! Enjoy your weekend!
Lou Lou Girls says
Wow! That looks incredible. I’m so impressed. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you stopping by to party with us. We hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls
Thank you ladies!
Marrianne Russell says
What a nice remodel! We remodeled our bathroom a few months ago when we first bought our house and realized how much of an undertaking it really is. Nice work. 🙂
Thanks Marrianne! You’d like a powder room wouldn’t be so hard, but it really is a lot of work. Hope you enjoy your weekend!
Sandy Sandmeyer says
That bathroom went from meh to marvelous! What a fabulous job you did. Thanks for sharing your powder room overhaul at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.
Thanks Sandy! Definitely meh! Thanks as always for stopping over and leaving such kind words. Have a great week!
I love the transformation and colours absolutely beautiful. Well done and thanks for sharing with us at #anythingGoes #8
Thank you for your kind words. I so appreciate you stopping over each week and commenting on the posts we link up at your party. So thoughtful of you! Hope you have an amazing week!
Brandi Clevinger says
I like both styles, but I’m loving the knob hangers and that faucet!!
I love the knob hangers too, probably one of my favorite things in this room. Thanks for stopping over. Have a good evening!
Wow! Your powder room looks amazing!! I love everything: the color, the fixtures, the switch plates. Nicely done!
Thank you SO much Christine! Have a great day!
Oh my gosh! I adore that wash your worries away sign! SO SO SO cute!!! Thanks SO much for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot!
I love that little sign too. I wanted some type of saying that wasn’t too “bathroom oriented” and this was perfect. Thanks for stopping over! Have a lovely day!
Love it – it’s everything I have been wanting to do to our powder room since we moved in a year ago.
Thank you so much Gina! It took me almost 5 years to change this powder room. We have NEVER been in a house this long and it was about time we did something with that boring, beige room we used to have. Have an amazing day and thanks for stopping over!
Lisa @ Fun Money Mom says
Wow…what a difference!!! You did a beautiful job! We’re doing the same thing but with our whole house (we bought a fixer upper). It’s so fun to see the finished product!
Thank you so much Lisa! Taking on a whole house sounds like so much work, but you’ll be so happy when you have a house that’s perfect for you and your family. Thanks for stopping over- enjoy your weekend!
Wow- that is a great bathroom. It looks bigger to me with the paint and the paneling added. I have a bathroom that is in need of something like this- but I rent and I don’t think the landlady would like that too much. Thank you for the share.
Thanks for the kind words. Renting does make it hard to make over a room, but I was surprised by how many people in the One Room Challenge were renting their homes. One person even figured out how to wallpaper in a rental. Hope you enjoy your evening Deedra.
What a pretty powder room! So many great details. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.
Thank you Kathy! And, as always, thank you for hosting! Hope you enjoy the day!
Rosy @ just my rosy life says
Your powder room is amazing! I really love the knob picture hangers. Great job!
Thank you so much! The knob pictures hangers are one of my favorite things in the room. I love adding a little twist to something. Hope you enjoy your day!
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
That is so beautiful! I love the cabinet and the beadboard!
Thank you so much Megan! Have a good evening!
The details are gorgeous! Love the paint color, too!
Sam @ Away She Went says
It looks great! I love all of the little details and finishes you picked. The beadboard adds so much more interest to the room!
Thanks Sam! I’m so glad I convinced my husband to do the beadboard, despite meaning we had to paint the trim and door white. It was so worth it!
Pat @ Life At Lydias House says
What a great transformation! I love the beadboard and the new color and especially the fabric you added to the back of the shelving! You were very creative to use the knobs for hanging art!
Thank you so much Lydia! It was fun following the progress in your foyer as well. Got a few months to gear up for the next one in October. Have an amazing day!
Erin, your powder room turned out AWESOME! So, so cute! great job.
Candy @ Habitat2Home says
What a complete transformation! Well done! I see you did decide to go ahead and paint the door and trim white. Love everything about it!
Thanks Candy! Yes, I knew that if we were going to do wainscoting, we had to paint all the trim, and door, white. I am SO glad we did. Have a great evening!
what a great looking space! I love it! Awesome transformation
Thank you so much Veronica! Have a beautiful evening!
Fantastic transformation. I love your calming color palette and such nice details you added to the space. The fabric backed shelves and the wainscoting make a statement and elevate an ordinary bathroom!
Thank you so much Leslie! So nice to have a brighter space now.
I’ve problems when hanging my frames. Thanks for sharing the tip and well done 🙂
Thanks Ida! Hope you have some luck with the frames!
tara // by design co. says
so lovely!! what a serious change! loving how light and bright it is now. you did a great job…hope to see you in the fall ORC. xoxo
Thank you so much Tara! I’m hoping to join up in the fall as this was such a fun experience! It was so fun following your progress along the way… your entry looks beautiful!
Great work! It’s so light and bright! I love how you hung the pictures!
Thanks Kristen! It was so fun following everyone’s transformations!
sherry hart says
A little updating to get a fantastic space! Looks so much better! Isn’t it great to be involved with the ORC to get things done!
Thank you Sherry! This was such a fun experience and I would never have gotten everything done without the accountability of the ORC.
Kim Macumber Interiors says
Love this … what a transformation!
Thank you so much Kim!
Linda @ Calling it Home says
That does not look like the same bathroom. I love the wainscoting and the color blue above. I’m happy you picked the mirror I voted for in IG. Beautiful bathroom!
Thank you so much Linda! That mirror for sure was the right one, I knew it the second I could see it in the pictures. I now have to return the 7 others that didn’t work, but worth it for a good one. This was such a fun event! Thank you for hosting… I’m hoping to join in again in October.
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How gorgeous is this bathroom!! The wainscoting makes such a huge difference! And I love the blue color and styling. What a great job!
Thank you so much Kate! It was a blast going through the ORC and following your progress as well.
Angela, Blue i Style says
Great transformation, Erin! I love the color of blue you picked!
Thank you so much Angela! It was so fun being a part of this ORC with you! You did an absolutely wonderful job on your “under the stairs space”.
Always Rad says
Erin, this looks amazing! Such a great transformation!! Love the faucet and just how bright the room looks now!!!
Thank you so much. I still can’t believe the transformation. Sometimes I just turn on the light as I walk by, just to make sure it’s real. Thanks for stopping over! It was a pleasure going through the ORC with you. That kitchen you did is crazy good!
Albertina || Mimosa Lane says
It’s a completely different bathroom! It is so clean and beautiful and modern now. You did an amazing job. I also really love the cabinet and the wood panelling! great job!
Thank you so much!!! It really did change a lot. I realized the only things that are the same are the floor, sink, and toilet… every.single other thing is new to us. It was so fun to join in with everyone and get our rooms done. Your mudroom turned out beautiful… I really can’t imagine a lot of mud going on in it. Beautiful job!
Cindy DIY beautify says
Wow, what a difference! I love the color change, the bead board, the cabinet and the feel you’ve created!
Thank you so much Cindy!
Alison- The Pink Tumbleweed says
It turned out just gorgeous! I love the cabinet and you chose beautiful colors.
Thanks Alison! Just headed over to your bathroom makeover… incredible!
Tricia @ Suburban Bitches says
I love your powder bath – it’s such a calm tranquil space that looks gorgeous! Congrats on all your hard work! 🙂
Thank you so much! I sure came a long way from the boring beige.
Erin, all the details in the space are amazing. Congrats on completing such a beautiful space, and thanks for your support along the way!
Thank you so much Ellie! It has been so fun following all the transformations along the way. What a great group of bloggers!
Delia @songthatdoesntend says
Your bathroom turned out beautifully, Erin. You did an excellent job for a space so little :-). I love the fabric lined shelves. Great job.
Thanks for following along Delia!
WOW! You totally transformed the space! Love the breadboard you added and all the geometric pattern all around! Great job Erin!
Thank you so much Vel. It was so fun participating in this challenge with everyone. Just went over and saw your nursery… so cute! Have a beautiful day!
So fresh and crisp!! Love the colors! Great job. Lots of personality in a small space.
Thank you Marcie!
What a pretty transformation. In love with the faucet! It looks like something out of a spa. Even love the striped towel. Design is in the little details and this came out great!
Thanks Camila! I’m loving the faucet as well. So nice to have our rooms done and something great to show for all our hard work. The guest bedroom you did for your parents is just lovely.
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Love difference! It really pops now. Great job girl!
Thank you so much Ashley!
That faucet is too good! I LOVE how this turned out! This looks like the perfect marriage of style and function! The colors really bring out your lovely wood floors, too. Great job!
Thank you so much Brittany! I love this faucet too!!! We actually had installed a different one, but the neck of it was way to tall for the sink. Return. I like this one so much more. I wanted to take a picture of the water running out of it, but, of course, something started leaking, so we had to turn the water off ’til we figure out the problem. Thank you so much for all your thoughts and encouragement over the past few weeks!
Sharon @ Pretty Practical Home says
This turned out so pretty, Erin! I love the faucet you selected, and the detail of the artwork hanging on the knobs and lined wall unit really add extra-pretty touches. Well done!
Thanks so much Sharon! This was such a fun experience. So glad we got to meet through this experience.
Tash @ The Dreamhouse Project says
What a lovely transformation! SO much brighter! And I love the fabric backing on the shelving. Great job!!
Thanks Tash! I can’t believe how much brighter it looks in this room without the boring beige everywhere. Your bathroom also looks fabulous!
What a fun facet! Congrats!
Looks fantastic! It’s amazing what can be done in just a few short weeks. And it is nice to have a ‘deadline’ as I tend to let projects sit while I am trying to decide what to do next. Great job!
I can’t imagine how long this would have taken without the accountability of the One Room Challenge. Helps to have others going through it with you, so you know you’re not the only one freaking out that it won’t ever get done. Have a great day!
Traci Hutton says
What a fresh, classic update…well done!!
Katy Lyle says
I love your transformation! I wanted to hang some pics on knobs as well but never got around to it, yours looks soo good!
Thanks Katy! The knobs are super easy to do, and I love how it looks. I might do this in other rooms too… there are so many fun knobs out there. Your office looks incredible. So glad to go through this process with so many wonderful bloggers. Have a wonderful day!
Natasha at The Simply Luxe Life says
Erin- beautiful job! I love the colors and hardware selections. Great job!
Thanks Natasha! Just saw your laundry room- so amazing!
Erin, I what a dramatic transformation! It’s been so fun seeing you go through this process and becoming ORC friends! You’ve inspired me to brighten up our guest bath/kid bath in our home! Small spaces are hard, especially with no natural light, but you captured it well! Bravo on a job well done! Sarah, (Sarah Sofia Productions)
Thanks Sarah! Small spaces really are super hard… I took on the powder room because it was small, so I thought it would be easy. Apparently small does not equal easy, especially with plumbing involved. I am so glad we did this though. It’s been a fun experience. Thank you so much for following along and always offering up such encouraging words. Have an amazing day!
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
Oh Erin, it is beautiful! Love your faucet!!! Such a huge difference! Love your wainscotting! Way to go completing your first ORC challenge 🙂 Enjoy Mothers Day weekend!
Thanks so much Kendra! This was such a fun experience. What a pleasure to meet so many amazing bloggers out there. Everyone is so incredible! A happy Mother’s Day to you as well!
[email protected] Stroll Thru Life says
Gorgeous. I love the beadboard, new color and all your accessories. How pretty is this. Hanging the pictures from knobs is genius. Beautifully done.
Laura Ingalls Gunn says
What an amazing transformation! A true job well done. I adore the color palette you selected. It feels fresh and fun. The six weeks went by so fast. I completed our entry, living and dining areas in a new to us 30 year old house. So, cheers to us! Have a wonderful weekend.
Thank you so much Laura! Cheers to us indeed!
Great powder room!!! I love all the finishing touches you have chosen. Also, fun little teaser link pic to build the suspense of your reveal 😉
Thanks for following along Darlene. It’s been a such a fun experience.
Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook says
What a lovely powder room! I’m loving all the details. Way to go!
Thanks Sabrina! You living room/dining room transformations are amazing! It’s been so fun being a part of this experience with everyone!
Mary Rekow-Braun says
Beautiful transformation on your powder room!! Love, love what you & Ron did with the color, wainscoting, shelf, very nice work!!
Mary Keller | Royal Wilde says
SO pretty and an amazing transformation. Great job!
Thank you so much Mary!
Iris Nacole says
Such a lovely transformation! Love the knobs as picture frame holders! Great job!
Thank you so much! It has been so fun being a part of the ORC with you. You did such a great job on your office. Enjoy the day!