Before and After: My Powder Bathroom Makeover

My rental Powder Bathroom makeover for Calling it Home‘s One Room Challenge™ is complete and I absolutely love how it turned out!


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For the past 6 weeks, I’ve been working on making over our Powder Bathroom for the One Room Challenge (ORC). What’s the ORC? The One Room Challenge is a biannual 6-week decorating event, currently in its 10th season. Each October and April, 20 design bloggers take the challenge to transform a space. Over six weekly Wednesday and Thursday posts, designers and anyone with a blog document their process while sharing their professional advice and sources. Following the One Room Challenge is an excellent way to learn from a talented group of interior designers and bloggers.

I'm finally joining the One Room Challenge with a Rental Bathroom Makeover! Let's see what can be done in 5 short weeks to rescue and transform this tiny space into a proper Powder Bath!

Last Spring we moved from Manhattan to Northern Virginia, where we’ve been living in a beautiful rental house. I’ve had my eye on sprucing up the Powder Room in our rental from day one, so I knew this 6 week challenge would be the now-or-never time to do it, as our lease expires in 6 months and we’ve already started searching for a new home. As per our current lease, however, the restrictions for this makeover were major:

1  – No paint.

2  – No nail holes.

3  – No changes to tile, fixtures (obv.).

4  – No permanent changes.

I’ve painted every space I’ve ever lived in, so the challenge has been real, you guys. <img src="×72/1f631.png&quot; alt="

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