When I saw our house for the first time, I knew it had good energy and bones, but wasn’t really my style. What I loved most was the amazing amount of natural light that filled each room… but there were definitely a few spots that needed a little “lipstick”. When I put the offer on the house, I started to make a list of the places I wanted to renovate. What I forgot to take into account was moving AND re-furnishing AND I was pregnant with Olivia at the time.
Long story short, the small powder room under our stairs became the last space I thought about and the MOST used room by guests coming over (since it’s closest to the kitchen). So, when BEHR asked me to partner up and re-do the powder room, I jumped at the chance! It was finally my motivation to give the space some much needed personality that it was lacking.
Now, even though I makeover spaces all of the time, doesn’t mean I didn’t run into lots of problems for this 22 sq. ft. space. Yes, 22 square feet, which you THINK would be a breeze! Well, without boring you with all of the small details…. realize I pulled ordering and shopping for everything in one day, and managed to track everything to arrive within 2 weeks and don’t forget about the very sassy and adorable 1 year old to manage while trying to paint. 🙂
I knew I wanted to use a fun, rich color on the ceilings and brighten up the walls. I also needed a color for a new cabinet that I ordered. Now, I know picking out paint colors can be a daunting task when renovating, so I am hosting a BEHR Color Clinic Event LIVE on Friday, 4/21 between 4-6pm EST. All you have to do is head to Behr’s or my Facebook Page, Instagram or Twitter during that time frame and I’ll be there to answer ALL paint and color questions for 2 hours! Just make sure to use #BEHRColorClinicSweepstakes in your question. It’s going to be super fun!
Now on to the reveal – Here was my plan….
Here is what the bathroom under the stairs looked like before…
BOOOOOOOOOORRrrring! No art… too dark… Just blah. I wanted to use this cross tile in the space that I had my eyes on since we moved in 2 years ago. I also wanted to put art up from an friend of mine, Beth Bates (she worked on The High Low project with me) and put some shelves up. The corner sink had to stay in that location, so I found a replacement to also hide the pipes underneath. By the way, corner sinks are super difficult to locate, FYI. I also finally decided on these colors from Behr and absolutely LOVE how they look in the space!
- Sparkling Emerald for the ceiling
- Silver Polish for the walls
- Slate Rock for the cabinet
The richness of the emerald ceiling is a fun use of color in the room. Plus, the Silver Polish (a very light and gorgeous grey) on the walls really helped brighten up the space which doesn’t get a lot of natural light.
Also, here is a collection of Behr’s most popular colors —-> CLICK HERE
What do you think?
All worked to plan, except the shelves. I realized during installation, the brackets only allowed enough room to be mounted almost at the edge… because of how narrow the space was. Not a big deal, but see below:
I’m super happy that I finally have a powder room that won’t make me cringe when people want to visit the water closet.
This post was sponsored by Behr.