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Fresh & Modern Powder Room Reveal

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Today’s the big day! The powder room is completely finished and it’s time for the reveal! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to show you the new and improved space.

If you’re new to the blog, in 2015 we moved into our townhome! It’s a new build home so we started with a totally clean slate. Since then, we’ve been updating the house little by little to make it more our style.

Psst: You can check out our home tour here!

Our most recent project was renovating the powder room.

Styled shelves in a bathroom

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I’ve been dying to update our powder room ever since we first had guests over to our house. The powder room is the main guest bathroom, and it was looking pretty sad at first.

Here’s what the powder room looked like right after we moved in.

Powder room design plans, renovating a powder room, shiplap and modern classic style

Last week, I shared with you two of the major DIY projects that we completed in this room. If you missed it, you can check out those posts here:

Today, it’s time to reveal the finished space and share all the decorating details! Eek! I can’t wait.

Welcome to our new powder room!

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.
Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.
Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.
Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.
Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Isn’t it like night and day from where we started? I can’t believe how different this room is now.

No more boring, basic yellow room from move-in day! It might not be a large room, but the powder room is now one of my favorite rooms in the house.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

The powder room feels so much brighter now with the addition of the shiplap wall treatment. The white paint helps the small amount of light that we get in this room bounce around. And, the crisp contrast between the white shiplap and the light gray walls keeps everything looking fresh.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Now that you’ve taken a quick tour, let’s get into all the details!

Right when you come into the space, you’ll notice that we replaced the old mirror with this beautiful, gold circle mirror. We also replaced the old light fixture with this cool, industrial-looking one to bring a little character into the room.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Gold Mirror || Light Fixture || Paint Color

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Next to the sink, we added a modern soap pump and this pretty, matte black hook for hanging up hand towels.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Soap Pump || Hand Towel || Matte Black Towel Hook

I’m in love with these hand towels! I wanted to add some pattern but I didn’t want anything too crazy. The pretty geometric pattern in neutral shades looks modern and fresh without being too bold. They are also really plush, which is always great in my opinion!

I snagged them on clearance at Target and unfortunately, I couldn’t find them online. But, if you can find them in stores, grab them while you can!

Psst: Check out that outlet! Ben figured out a way to frame it into the shiplap without making it look awkward. All the details are in the DIY Modern Shiplap Wall Treatment blog post.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

To ground the space, we added this pretty, vintage blue rug in front of the sink. I love mixing modern design with some traditional pieces. It really helps create that modern classic look in our home!

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Vintage Rug || Wooden Crate

To corral all of those extra toilet paper rolls, I picked out this natural wooden crate. The texture of the light wood adds warmth and interest to the room.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Above the toilet, we got rid of the old towel bar and added this fun shelving unit (this shelving unit is a great alternative to get the same look). I was kind of nervous about how this would fit into the room, but once we got it up, I loved it!

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

This is where I really got to exercise my design skills and try to decorate shelves. And in case you are wondering, decorating shelves looks a lot easier than it actually is! 

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Shelves

UPDATE 2019: Unfortunately, the white shelves that I originally bought are no longer available for purchase. I’ve contacted the manufacturer and they don’t make them in that color combination anymore :(. You can get the same look by purchasing the all-white shelves and spray painting the hardware. 

UPDATE 2020: I also found this shelving unit which will give you the same look.

I’m always amazed at how shelves can look put together and full, but not cluttered. It took me some trial and error, but I finally came up with this design.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Wooden Box (TJ Maxx) || Faux Air Plant || Gold Lantern (Target Dollar Spot)

I found that it was helpful to have a number of different decorations to swap and test out as I was trying to come up with an arrangement.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

I probably tried at least 10 different arrangements before I got one that I really liked. Shelf decorating is harder than it looks! 

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Faux Plant and Ceramic Planter (IKEA) || Hand Towels 

I’m still learning, but I think I’ve come up with a few tips and tricks. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see a post all about decorating shelves.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Gold Sculpture (Hobby Lobby) || Glass Jar

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

On the opposite wall next to the window, I put up two botanical art prints. I really like how the blue ties into the rug.

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.
Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.
Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Botanical Framed Art (Hobby Lobby)

I’m so happy with how the powder room came together! All of the finishes and decorations create a fresh and modern space that I was hoping for. It’s even better than I imagined!

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.
Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

I hope that you love the room just as much as I do! I am so happy to finally have a finished bathroom on the main level. It makes the main living area feel so much more cohesive.

If you’re familiar with our floor plan from our main home tour, you know that the powder room is visible right when you come up the stairs. And now that it’s finished, we don’t have to see a boring yellow room.

Instead, we have this view!

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

And now for the before and after…

Check out this beautiful powder room reveal! This tiny bathroom was transformed from boring to fresh and modern! I love the shiplap and the modern classic decorations.

Thanks so much for tuning in for the full powder room makeover. If you missed any of the previous posts, you can find links to them below. I hope that you have a great week!

Powder Room Design Plans

DIY Modern Shiplap Wall Treatment

DIY Modern Craftsman Window Trim

Fresh & Modern Powder Room Reveal (You’re Here)

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You can shop any of the pieces in my powder room by clicking on the images below.

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41 Comments

  1. You guys knocked it out of the park!! I love the entire room from the towels to the shiplap to that beautiful mirror!! It turned out beautifully! What is next? [You’d be forgiven for simply taking a breather 😉 ]

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks Brittany! It makes me so happy that other people love it just as much as I do. And I’m so glad that it’s all finished. What’s next? Well…. I think we are going to shift the focus to our master bedroom. We had all sorts of plans to do that room first, but then we kind of pushed it to the side. It’s in need of some little updates. So glad to have you here on the blog, friend! 🙂

      >> Christene

  2. Kathleen Doyle says:

    Love the light fixture and I am going to order it for my bathroom make over. Where did you get the faucet?

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks Kathleen! We love the light fixture too 🙂
      The faucet is the one that “came with the house.” We have a community builder home so I’m not really sure what the faucet brand is. Sorry about that.

      >> Christene

  3. Did you get the espresso shelving unit and paint the shelves? Amazon seems to only have white on white and dark on dark, but I really like your setup.

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Hi Allison,

      Unfortunately, the white shelves that I originally bought are no longer available for purchase. I’ve contacted the manufacturer and they don’t make them in that color combination anymore :(.
      You can get the same look by purchasing the all-white shelves and spray painting the hardware. I hope this helps!

      >> Christene

      1. Thank you for responding. I thought to do that, but I was able to find the combination I wanted from another manufacturer. I’m really excited to get it ????

      2. Hi Christene
        Do you think painting the brown shelves white would work? Or is it you get a better finish spray painting hardware vs painting shelves?
        Thanks
        Donna

        1. Christene Holder says:

          Hi Donna,

          I haven’t actually tried these methods, but I think that spray painting the hardware would be a little bit easier. You could definitely repaint the shelves. But I think they would probably come with a glossy finish coat (like most furniture) that you would need to sand down and do some prep work to first before you could paint. It’s just a little more involved. Either way should get you the same “look.”

          >> Christene

  4. Love the shiplap! How high up did you go with it? We are currently building and doing something similar but I’m struggling with the height.

    Thanks!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Hi Angela, thanks so much! We did 4’ high shiplap on 9’ walls. I would avoid doing exactly half of the walls. So either stay on the lower third or the upper third 🙂

      >> Christene

      1. Christene Holder says:

        Hi Ashley – the paint is Hazy Stratus by Valspar

  5. What color paint is the grey?

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Hi Caitlin,

      The color is Hazy Stratus by Valspar.

      >> Christene

  6. Do you know the make/color of the floors? They look almost cherry in the picture. Thanks

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Hi Steve, They are actually Engineered Hardwood floors. The exact color and make is Rural Living Hickory Deep Java 5″ by Armstrong Flooring.

      >> Christene

  7. Hi Christene,

    I am attempting to redo my guest bathroom now and am struggling to decorate the new shelf above the toilet. Any suggestions on this?

    Thank you!

  8. Where did you get the bathroom shelf!? I love it!!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Hey Erin – It’s actually from Amazon. There’s a link in the post. The exact color scheme doesn’t seem to be available anymore but I linked to a similar one.

      >> Christene

  9. Hiiii! Love your bathroom makeover. I just ordered the shelf on amazon to put in my bathroom, cannot wait to spruce it up! I LOVE that clear slanted vase to put some decor in. I saw a link to dollar tree but it’s not the same one? Wondering where I can find the same jar. I’m obsessed!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Hey Ashlyn – thanks so much! Bummer that Dollar Tree doesn’t have it anymore. I would say look at stores like Homegoods. Or even search on Amazon for clear angled vase maybe.

      Hope this helps.
      >> Christene

  10. We are doing hazy stratus in our main bathroom and also having an accent wall that is wood, this may be a crazy question, but what white did you use in the lower wall? It looks amazing!

    1. Thank you! So actually, it is just white trim paint that we got with our house as touch up paint. They left us a lot of paint. We have done more painting jobs with white like board and batten. We always just buy the pure white trim paint in semi-gloss. Hope this helps.

  11. Hi Christine,
    Beautiful! I have a question on the shiplap. Did you stagger the boards? I can’t tell in the photo. Thank you! Karen

    1. I did not stagger the boards. I have a small enough room that I had one piece cut to the size of each wall.

  12. Karen Kile says:

    What did you use to cap the top of the Shiplap? (measurements?

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