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Creating A Moody Powder Bathroom: Progress Photos & A Mini Reveal!

This is one of the very first rooms I tackled when we moved into our new home. It’s the main bathroom for guests and our family as it’s the only bathroom on the main level outside of our primary bathroom.

I love powder rooms because they are small and can pack a big punch in the personality department. It’s an area that you can definitely take risks in and explore some design elements that you might not be as comfortable within your main living spaces. I say the bolder, the better!

I always start every room project with a design board. It allows me to see all the elements together and come up with an overall plan. It is also fun to look back after the room is complete and see how things change… because they always do – and that’s okay!

This was the original design board for the powder bathroom …… you can see my full planning post here!

All the before photos are over on the planning post but here’s a few to show you how far this space went with paint & fixtures!


The first big decision was the paint color! I landed on Intrigue by Benjamin Moore. I love matte for most of my walls but usually go eggshell in a bathroom.

I had the original idea to put wallpaper in trim boxes. I ran into a few issues with spacing and where the sink fell – so opted for a simple monochromatic look in the end… saving the wallpaper for a future project!

This is PVC trim and I typically will make the boxes and then secure them to the wall using an 18 gauge nailer. Once you caulk and paint, they aren’t going anywhere!

Taping might have been the most time-consuming part of this process! I thought it would be fun to have different sheens on the trim vs the wall to give it a little more depth. Eggshell on the walls – Satin on the Trim: boxes, baseboards, and door!

Next up, I went with my favorite Kohler Memoirs toilet for a classic upgrade – and swapped out the pedestal sink. Note: pedestal sinks help keep a small bathroom from feeling cramped!

I added some vintage digital art and found some old frames at Goodwill. I love the vibe that a few vintage art pieces can provide!

I am still waiting for a light fixture and these photos don’t showcase our new tile – so check back for a final final reveal!

Wall color: Benjamin Moore Intrigue in Eggshell

Hand Soap & Lotion
Bird Matchbox Set
Nude Sculpture Print
Nude Posed Print

Sink, console legs

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  1. Kathy says:

    Did you paint the door frame as well as the door?

  2. Linda says:

    How did you determine the size of your PVC trim boxes?

    Thank you!

    • Jennifer says:

      I think a lot of it is determined by what obstacles you have and your layout! Tape it out and see what looks best to you!

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