Half Bath Reveal {powder room}

The half bath/powder room reveal is finally here! Woohoo! Today’s post is going to be filled with a ton of pictures and not a lot of words. I will be doing a few tutorials next week on how we made this happen, but today is all about the eye candy!

This space is hardly big enough to turn around in, and I don’t own a wide angle lens so please bear with me as I try to show you all of the details!

powder room

We replaced the faucet, mirror, and lighting and I couldn’t be happier with my selections! One of our friends happens to be an electrician and he was an absolute God-send for this project. He rewired my fan so it doesn’t automatically come on with the lights. He installed a new halogen track light on the ceiling which gives off the most glorious light on the shelves, AND he installed the two sconces for me. There was a lot of patching of drywall that had to take place and he did the job perfectly!!  I wanted the sconces about six inches lower, but I totally failed to communicate my plan to him so they are a bit high.

powder room

Here is a better picture of how gorgeous these sconces are. Sigh. I love them! You can find them for yourself by clicking here at Lowes.com.

The mirror reminds me of a Venetian mirror and fits this space perfectly! It’s from Allen & Roth at Lowes and costs around $70.

I will be devoting an entire post on the installation of these shelves. I didn’t want any corbels, and I wanted minimal hardware, and I wanted them to be cheap! We figured out a way to accomplish all of my many “wants” ;).

powder room

Styling the shelves was what I was most looking forward to! I used items from around the house and raided my craft room for the two baskets. Storage in this bathroom has always been a problem. Now our toilet paper has a home, my girly toiletries have their own basket, and extra hand towels are easy to grab.

I made the little sign for my Valentine’s mantel so just repurposed it here and the infamous Walmart pet aisle faux coral makes another appearance. The pewter creamer came from a thrift store awhile back.

And here are the shelves in all their glory!

decorated bathroom shelves

  One more reminder of how far this tiny space has come….

I’ll be back soon with some further tutorials and cost breakdown for this bathroom. Thanks for letting me share it with you!

Update:  To see the tutorial on how I installed the “floating shelves” please click here.

Dis­clo­sure: I am a mem­ber of the Lowe’s Cre­ative Ideas Cre­ators & Influ­encers Net­work and received a Lowes gift card to com­plete this project. All opin­ions and expe­ri­ences are my own. 

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  1. says

    Oh so pretty, Beth!!! I LOVE the mirror and the sconces are really cool too. The color on the walls and the shelves are perfection!

  2. says

    • Beth @A to Z says

      Ugh. That part was not fun. It was definitely tricky! You can caulk and paint beadboard wallpaper, so I was able to hide most of my cuts but it’s definitely not perfect.

      • gina bierman says

        Hi, I am adding a small bath where a laundry closet is currently. Your bathroom is inspiring! Can you share the dimensions of this room with me?

  3. Becki says

    So much brighter and I love the color. The sconces are gorgeous! Worth the wait to see the transition.

  4. says

    I have been waiting for today FOR-EV-ER!! It’s to die for GORGEOUS! I KNOW what a tiny space this was and Beth, you’ve really made it look so much larger than it is! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shelves, sconces, and mirror! (I recognize a few Christmas gifts from yours truly on those shelves!) It turned out so beautiful Bethy! Great job!

  5. says

    Great job! Love the shelves. In my old house I had a bathroom with wains coating and blue and white wallpaper. This reminds me of it, and now I miss it.

  6. birdsandsoap says

    Looks SO MUCH bigger. The air is even lighter in there, I love it! I love the way you used moulding at the top to break up that wonky ceiling you mentioned. I’m guessing you left it as is. Nice treatment!

  7. Cara says

    And you my dear Beth are utterly amazing. It is gorgeous. Don’t know what I love the most…sconces…maybe. Wonderful DIY.

    • Aspen W says

      Hi, where did you find that gorgeous wallpaper, and what did you use on the walls above and below the printed whitepaper?


      • Beth says

        The blue print wallpaper was found at Lowe’s but they no longer carry it online. Below the trim is beadboard wallpaper painted white. On the other wall I just painted it blue with a sample paint I had on hand. I don’t remember the color.

        • Aspen W says

          Thanks for replying to my note, Beth! Darn on the wallpaper. It’s lovely. How about above it? It looks like you added some molding a quarter way down and pained it white above that. Is that correct?

  8. Beth McHale says

    Absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to read all the details! One question for now though, what are the dimensions of the room. I’m trying to rework our 1st floor powder room and I really like how yours is laid out.
    Oh, and while I’m typing…you amaze me! Between the projects, your photography, the blog and being a mom…wish I could get done 1/2 of what you do!! ROCK ON WONDERWOMAN!

  9. says

    Beth, It’s absolutely breathtaking. I love the sconces, the board & batten + wallpaper (DIVINE!!), the shelves, and the mirror! Oh, and the door color change is brilliant! Seriously…wonderful! Great job on styling the shelves too! Always one of the most fun parts of any project! Love love love what you did! I just recently redid our own bathroom, and I may have to go back and add in some board and batten now! PERFECT! xo~ Virginia

  10. says

    Your bathroom looks gorgeous. What a huge change. I love it. I especially love your shelves. We have a very small bathroom which we’ll be doing over soon and I think I might use your shelves as inspiration.

  11. Jen says

    Please, please, please post WHERE that gorgeous wallpaper is from!! We are redoing our Master Bath in similar colors and I am having a terrible time finding the right silvery-grey/ blue color….and your paint colors? Thank you! Beautiful!

    • Beth @A to Z says

      Hi Jen,
      The wallpaper came from Lowes and it is called Spanish Tile. I bought it site to store online.

  12. Suzanne says

    I recently put the same mirror in my full bath. I love it! The shape really floats my boat. Your remodel looks awesome!

  13. says

    AH-mazing!! I LOVE everything about this new room. You did a fantastic job putting it all together to look glamorous, but not overly so. It truly is beautiful. I think I would spend more time using the bathroom if mine looked like this :) You might need to give your guests a time limit!

  14. says

    Absolutely fantastic! I cant wait to hear more about how you installed the shelves! Our toliet is in a small cubby and I would love to add something like that to the space!

  15. says

    Looks so fantastic! Like a breath of fresh air! LOVE LOVE those shelves! Might have to do that in our remodel – whenever we get to it!!

    Thanks so much for inspiring!


  16. says

    I love it! It’s so light and airy now! Great job. I assume that’s wallpaper? Otherwise, it’s a crazy intricate stenciling job. Either way, it’s gorgeous. And I can’t wait to hear about the shelves. I’ve been wanting to do the same thing w/ my 1/2 bath to give all my extra makeup a home. Again, great great job.

  17. Dana Moore says

    This is so inspiring – I’m going to do my bathroom as soon as I get the rest of the house don. Ha!

  18. Karen says

    It’s beautiful. The colors are so serene and elegant. I love the shelves. They look like they should have always been there.

  19. Kate says

    I love the entire bathroom – you did a great job! My favorites are the shelving and the colors of the wallpaper! Where did you get it wallpaper?

  20. says

    I’m excited to hear about your shelves. I have a water closet that is just screaming for storage like this! Turned out great! Love the lighting!

  21. Jennel says

    I LOVE your powder room makeover…..it turned out so beautiful and functional!! Could you please share where you got your wall paper from?

  22. says

    I LOVE it Beth! I really liked the before…green is my favorite color. But, it is so light and bright now, and so functional with those fab shelves. Love the styling…and the walls with the chair rail. Beautiful!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  23. says

    Oh how I love this space! We just finished our master bath reno(in fact we’d painted the walls only three days before our fire in January) and now Im making plans for the powder room off the kitchen. This gives me great inspiration.
    Ive drooled over that same mirror many times on our Lowe’s excursions. And those sconces are perfection.

  24. says

    Just found your blog and this was the first thing I clicked on….I thought it looked pretty darn good before but it is really super cute after. Nice work!

  25. maureen jackson says

    Just came across your blog this morning….love it! In reguard to your lights, why not try to turn them upside-down and see if they look a bit lower?…cheers!

  26. sl says

    Love it!! How did you hang those adorable shelves above the toliet? I do not see any bracets. I wante dto do that in my bath but do not know how to hang them w/o big shelf bracets. Please share. Thanks!

  27. says

    This is absolutely beautiful! I love the curvy mirror. The colors are so calm and serene. Can’t wait to read about the shelves because they are the perfect solution to the storage problem in our powder room. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  28. carol jane says

    I just love your powder room. I have a small one like that to, and now I want to redo it! I love how the grays and blues are so popular now. A very refreshing change from all the earth tones of the 90’s. A breath of fresh air. Love it!!!

  29. Megan says

    Hi Beth! Just wondering about the measurements of the shelves above the toilet. Did you have someone sit there so they wouldn’t hit the lower one :) Also, how much space is between each shelf?

  30. Danielle says

    Hi! I love what you did with this. The space looks amazing!
    Did you use beadboard for the bottom or just paint it?

  31. Garielle Blackwell says

    Just a thought here, but you can flip your sconces ‘up side down’ and they will be closer to the finished height you had wanted and the light will fall onto your face and sink instead of reflecting off the ceiling. I’m doing a hobbit size bath myself and I’m loving the vertical mirror and wall paper; they expand your space and are so pretty. I’m stealing a few ideas — hope that’s OK!

    • Beth @A to Z says

      Steal away :)! And yes, we originally had the lights pointing down but I didn’t like the way they looked. I don’t even notice now that they are a bit high and am thrilled with my new bathroom.

  32. Sarah H. says

    Actually, the higher placed sconces work very well! I’m not sure if you bought the mirror to compensate for the height or if it was purchased prior to their placement, but if the sconces were lower it would look very crowded. I agonize over things like that, and usually in the end realize things turn out for the best. It certainly draws your eye up to the beautiful crown moulding and I am sure gives vertical height to your room. Great job!!

  33. Sarah says

    Hi Beth love the bathroom! what did you do to the walls, other than the wall paper? Is that white paint then a chair rail and then is that blue paint on one wall? Did you not run the wallpaper to the ceiling? Help Im trying to figure out mine :)

    • Beth says

      Thanks Sarah! I placed beadboard wallpaper around the bottom and then the Spanish Tile paper above that. Our ceilings are around 11 feet and so I “dropped” the ceiling by placing crown molding where I wanted the wallpaper to stop. The wallpaper was really expensive so I only bought one roll which with pattern matching ended up covering three wall. I painted the remaining wall blue. You can see more of the “before” process here and here

  34. Jill says

    I looked at Lowes’ and the Spanish Tile wallpaper I see doesn’t look like yours. Are you sure that’s what it was called?

  35. Tricia says

    Lovely space! Do you mind sharing the dimensions of your room? Wondering if I too have space for the mirror with the sconces mounted on each side. thank you!

  36. Jacki says

    Hi-Love the bathroom wallpaper. I see that you posted that it is spanish tile by allen and roth at Lowes, however, something different comes up on their site for that name. Is it perhaps called something different, or do you have a style number? Thanks so much!

  37. says

    What a beautiful home you have. So bright with fresh colours. Wish I had your taste, it shines through your home. Maybe I can make little changes and brighten up some of my home just by changing colours here and there.
    Thank you for the tour.


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