Tradewinds Powder Room Mood Board // ORC Week 1

Hey y’all! Today I’m here sharing my plans for my One Room Challenge project aka our downstairs powder room. I’m super excited to get a wiggle on and spruce up this small space. I think it’s just the right size for me to finish in 6 weeks for the One Room Challenge but I have been desperate to gussy up this space since practically every guest we have over uses this room at least once. 

Let me show you what I’m working with..

So, obviously this room is…small. Like really small, but I’m sure you’ve picked that up from the photos, but the plan is to pull out that built-in vanity and replace it with a pedestal sink to just make the room feel a little less cramped. I also plan to plank the wall behind the sink to add some texture and paint the whole room and shiplap in a nice creamy white. Similar to this inspo photo from Making Manzanita.


Let’s take a look at the mood board I’ve put together.

I already own a gold bamboo hollywood regency style mirror that I got for a song at a flea market that I’m super super excited to use over the pedestal sink. I’m planning to replace our faucet, obviously we currently have a 1 hole hook up but our new pedestal sink has a three hole spread. I’m thinking this great trad looking brass faucet may be a good fit for us.

I can honestly say that I have no idea what I’m doing with lighting yet. I’m really mulling over that decision pretty hard because I want to carry those same lighting choices through all the bathrooms in the house as well as through the semi-flush mount lights that run upstairs in our home. I’d like to keep those fixtures cohesive and then choose my “wower” lights for over dining room, kitchen table, foyer etc. But here is the exciting part of the powder room makeover….the ceiling. 

I was totally inspired by this celebrity home powder bathroom seen on Cote De Texas.

I’m keeping the majority of the room super neutral and muted because the ceiling is the actual showstopper of this makeover. I’m going to start by paneling the ceiling of the powder room with wide bead board and then painting that with an ultra glossy teal lacquer. This is such a fun way to add a pop of color to an otherwise unassuming room. I like the idea of the ceiling being my pop of color especially because if I or a future owner wants to repaint it is such a small surface to cover. 

I can’t wait to show you the progress of the powder room! It’s begining to take shape and I know you’re going to love it!

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