This post is sponsored by Delta Faucet.
Our basement bathroom (which is technically a powder room) has been needing an update for about 3 years, shortly after we moved in. It wasn’t in a horrible state, but like most basement bathrooms, the fixtures were cheap and the vanity was builder-grade.
The bathroom used to have cream-colored tile, but knowing this bathroom was on my list, at the beginning of the summer I had replaced the flooring with this luxury vinyl from Mannington Floors that looks like classic cement tile. To read more about the floors I put in the basement you can go here.
I set out to give this room a budget makeover by doing most of the work myself and investing in the right fixtures and features.
I started out by coming up with a plan. I knew I wanted something that had some classic vintage vibes, so as to be cohesive with other rooms in my home, but I wanted this space to feel markedly more modern and updated. With a vintage modern vibe, I immediately fell in love with the clean lines and simple design of the Delta Dryden collection.
I replaced the faucet with this Delta Dryden Centerset Faucet in Champagne Bronze.
You can find the Dryden faucet here (affiliate link).
Next, I removed the doors and drawer fronts of the builder-grade vanity and replaced them with shaker style doors and drawer fronts that I built from 1x3s and ½” plywood. Once I re-installed them, I painted the entire vanity black. I also installed new brushed gold/bronze pulls and knobs.
I’ve long wanted a pair of sconce lights in one of my bathrooms, so I had my single over-mirror light fixture removed and converted into 2 sconce light fixtures. I love the finish on these globe sconce lights!
Once the electrical was finished and the wall was patched, I installed floor-to-ceiling board and batten to add some subtle texture and character to this tiny space. I also put in new wide baseboards and a small crown moulding just to give it a finished an polished look. After that, I gave everything a fresh coat of paint. It was already looking much better, but good design is all in the details, so it was time to add some key accessories.
Lastly, I painted a vintage mirror I had in my garage with the same paint as I used on the vanity to give it a more modern, updated look. Finishing touches included a pop of green from a fresh plant, a pretty glass jar of soap, and a crisp white towel.
I hope you enjoyed this small bathroom makeover and feel inspired to make some budget-friendly and stylish updates to your spaces!
I would love for you to check out Delta Faucet’s blog, Inspired Living, where you can find my guest post about this bathroom!
Sources (some affiliate links used)
Faucet: Delta Dryden Centerset Faucet in Champagne Bronze (sponsored)
Towel Ring: Delta Dryden Towel Ring in Champagne Bronze (sponsored)
Toilet Paper Holder: Delta Dryden Wall Mounted Toilet Paper Holder in Champagne Bronze (sponsored)
Floors: Mannington Luxury Sheet Vinyl in Deco Pattern, Wrought Iron color (sponsored)
Sconce Lights: Adley 1-Light Armed Sconce in Natural Brass (sponsored)
Vanity Color: Blackboard in Satin by Magnolia Home Paint by Kilz (sponsored)
Wall Color: Shiplap in Eggshell for walls and Bright White in Satin for Trim by Magnolia Home Paint by Kilz (sponsored)
Door Pulls & Drawer Knobs: Lowes
Towel & Soap Dispenser: Home Goods
Mirror: Vintage (painted black to match vanity)