Powder Room Palooza

I am up to my eyeballs in beadboard wallpaper right now, as I continue getting ready for my cookie exchange last month.  working on my kids’ Jack & Jill bathroom, but I have another bathroom space to share with you in the meantime.  I knocked this bad boy out when I was in Tazmanian-Devil-Decorating-Mode,

I know I’m not the only one who gets crazy insane highly motivated when a party is on the horizon.  Right?  I think there’s a 12-Step Program for people like us.  Err, me. 

Anyway, since this bathroom is in the basement, and is the one people use when we entertain, I figured a quick spruce up was in order.  Plus, it’s a small space and would be a quick and dirty makeover.  And what’s not to like about that?

So, to begin with, the bathroom was the same baby poo brown as much of my basement.  

(FYI – this bathroom also doubles as my son’s bathroom, since his bedroom is in the basement.  Thus the maze of doors.  Door #1 – Powder Room.  Door #2 – Shower.  Door #3 – Vanity/Sink that connects to his bedroom.)

I told you this makeover was quick and dirty, but did I also mention that it was cheap?  Yes, cheap!  I had paint leftover from my kitchen overhaul, and since this is such a teeny space, it seemed criminal to buy a whole gallon of paint just for this room.  So, hello again Mountain Laurel.  

Pretty, yes?  I am totally digging on this color, let me tell you.  And I really love the pop of raspberry red in the throw rug I scored for a cool $30.  Holiday festive, but still bright and cheery to use every day.  I switched out the artwork with a picture that I already had.  The colors in the painting just work with the paint color.

The only problem we ran into was a minor mirror mishap.  Despite the fact that my husband and I hung the mirror back on the wall as a team (and even pulled on it to make sure it was secure), shortly thereafter I heard a terrible crash, and knew immediately what it was.  The mirror.  On the floor.  Shattered.  So, while you can see it in the photo (hanging on for dear life apparently), it is no longer with us.  

Mirror incident aside, this was essentially a $30 makeover.

So, a quick Room Evolution view for you:

Speaking of Room Evolutions, don’t forget my Room Evolution linky party on Tuesday, January 31st!  I can’t wait to see your evolving spaces!

Linking up to:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia – Tuesday’s Treasures
Thrifty Decor Chick – February Before & After Party


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    January 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    No need for a new paint when you have the perfect color…looks great Jenny!…Mariaelena

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    Maury Kilgo
    January 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Looks great! I love that color and I'm still quite jealous of your pretty doors everywhere. I love the detail on them!

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    Lisa Scibilia
    January 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    That Mountain Laurel really works well in a lot of different spaces! Perfect in there – totally changes the feel of the room!

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    January 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Oh my, that color is gorgeous. Isn't it amazing what paint can do? Great job.

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    Dixie Sargent Redmond
    January 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    It's lovely. I'm planning on a bathroom redo. That's a lovely color!

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    January 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I'm awaiting some new towels from PB (which I spent way too much money on, but had to have) before I show off my horizon grey potty. I love the blues, and I was just thinking that hits of red look so great with it =) ps I'm having a blogger over to my house tomorrow, so naturally I'm working on some reno projects today in preperation-you're not the only one !!

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    January 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Love it! The color is just perfect! Sorry about the mirror!

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    January 19, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Love that blue color!

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    Pine Tree Home
    January 20, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Power of paint and using what you got! Two best things ever.

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    Stacy Curran
    January 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    HAHA Love your description of what I would have called "gold" paint 🙂 So funny. I agree the blue looks SO much better. LOVE IT!

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    January 20, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Oh man, that's a bummer about the mirror. I love that color too! You are a very good painter. I should hire you for my next job!

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    January 20, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Looks beautiful! What a perfect shade for a bathroom. Love the rug too…unexpected and cheerful! Sorry to hear about the mirror. Hope you were able to find a good replacement.

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    Jennifer L. Griffin
    January 30, 2012 at 2:50 am

    It's amazing the difference just a paint color makes! It looks like a BRAND NEW room! So fresh and clean…beautiful!

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    Andrea @ Decorating Cents
    January 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Love the color. It looks great.

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    SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
    January 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Love the color! It makes a huge difference in the room, great job! (popping in from the party over at 'it all started with paint.")

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    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
    February 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Bummer about the mirror but that paint color is the bomb! Thanks so much for linking this up too! Karah

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    Linda @ it all started with paint
    February 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Love the color change! And the pops of raspberry are wonderful ..

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    Jena @ Involving Color
    February 9, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Jenny, your bathroom is beautiful and the new color looks amazing! I LOL'd at the baby poo brown, ha! I'd love to do a feature on your bathroom and kitchen and add these to my paint color galleries, similar to the one I did awhile back for a few of your other rooms :). You have such a beautiful home! Let me know if you're interested!

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    Charmaine H.
    February 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    I love this blue!

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    susan young
    December 12, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Love the paint color and that rug. Where did you find it?

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    Laura Houston
    August 6, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Jenny! We are remodeling our bathroom and I found this post and was so inspired by the Mountain Laurel color! I got a sample and found it looks so green in person. Is that the case for you?

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    August 27, 2016 at 4:56 am

    What is the name of that paint color please? Ive been looking for a color just like that for a year…

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      August 27, 2016 at 8:47 am

      The color is Gentleman’s Gray by Benjamin Moore. It’s a great color!

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        Judy Pribanic
        March 6, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        Jenny, is the blue green “Gentleman’s Gray ” ? I currently have a medium cream on all of my living room and dining area with Terra Cotta accent walls.. My furniture is dark mahogany with a wall full of cocoa silk panels, it is a very pretty room but I went from Flowers and checks, off white furntirue , very Cottage looking , I was never a fan of dark but it is rather classy looking … Oh well, I cannot change my furniture again therefore, I have to paint and I was thinking of the light Teal accents and tan or cream walls, your thoughts or anyone else’s would be appreciated . Or would you stick with the old Terra Cotta ( not the name of the paint but close)

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          March 6, 2017 at 9:14 pm

          The color in my basement bathroom is Mountain Laurel (Benjamin Moore). My powder room on the main floor is Gentleman’s Gray (although I’m seriously contemplating painting it Naval (to match my laundry room). 🙂

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    Judy Pribanic
    March 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Please, what color is the blue green and who is it by. I see so many colors i love on Pintrest but try to find the make and color….

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