Compact Nautical Powder Room and Mudroom Makeover

A small main floor powder room gets a major update with DIY shiplap, reclaimed wood shelves, champagne bronze fixtures and a touch of mid-century flair. Love this bathroom? You may also like this large shiplap bathroom makeover or my tutorial for DIY shiplap using ¼” plywood.

While functional, this compact powder room was lacking personality. 

Before Photo of compact powder room

As the main bathroom used by guests my clients wanted a space that had more style. Living near the beach (and having a pool in the backyard) they loved the idea of nautical white and navy and a shiplap wall treatment to hide plaster walls that had seen better days. 

Nautical powder room with white shiplap and brass accents

A new faucet, towel rack, and mirror will all added in a brass finish to add some modern touches to the space. Due to the curved, uneven top of the pedestal sink, a small corner shelf was added to hold hand soap.

Small shiplap powder room pedestal sink

A mid-century inspired “Sputnik” light fixture creates drama while also adding more sparkle and shine.

small powder room

Above the toilet, two shelves were created from reclaimed barn board to hold bathroom essentials and small decorative items.

Rustic barn wood bathroom shelves

Around the corner from the powder room, the back stairs from the kitchen received a similar update when the original wood paneling was discovered behind old plasterboard.

Split level mudroom storage

Split level back entrance stairs

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