Paint & lighting - these two additions in this week's ORC update have completely transformed our powder room

The bold & the bright: paint & lighting – Spring ORC Week 5

Can you believe it’s week FIVE already?? Friends….we’re in the Endgame now. See what I did there?? LOL, not to worry – this is a spoiler free zone. 😉 But seriously….we’re down to the wire with our powder room makeover and with the addition of a little paint & lighting, I don’t think I could be more excited with how things are shaping up!

When we started this project we decided to call it a “sleek & striking” powder room makeover. Well this week, the space is definitely beginning to live up to it’s name.

For starters…we have black walls!!!!!

A first look at the beautiful modern shiplap walls painted black

And they couldn’t be more stunning. Kes and I have wanted to paint a wall black for quite some time. I do have to say though that I was initially a bit nervous when we chose the powder room. As much as I had faith that it was going to look incredible, there was also that nagging feeling of

It’s such a small room….what if it’s too dark?? What if it looks like a cave & we hate it??

But sometimes you have to just go with your gut. After all, it’s only paint right? Nothing that a little extra time & another gallon can’t fix.

And I’m so glad that we went for it!

Powder room in progress: Beautifully painted black shiplap walls gives the space a dark and striking ambiance

To my surprise, the space actually feels bigger now (though it’s a little tough to see that in photos.)

This week we also installed new lighting which we were fortunate enough to have sponsored by Kichler Lighting. You might remember that we installed Kichler lights in Kash’s bedroom and couldn’t have been more happy with them. When the opportunity arose for us to work with them again we didn’t hesitate.

Roswell 3-light pendant & matching sconce from Kichler Lighting\

I’m in LOVE with this Roswell 3-light pendant we chose.

We opted to install it as a semi-flush mount since we only have an 8 ft. ceiling height in the powder room and it’s perfection.

Kichler Lighting Roswell 3-light pendant installed as a semi-flush mount is striking against the turquiose ceiling and dark walls.

We also chose the matching Roswell sconces.

Roswell wall sconce from Kichler Lighting

Don’t they just provide the loveliest warm glow against the shiplap??

Paint & lighting makes all the difference. This Kichler Roswell wall sconce against the black shiplap walls create a sleek & striking ambiance to the powder room.

I also love that little hint of gold you get from the inner highlight of the rings. It’s going to be a beautiful compliment to our faucet once we get it installed.

The addition of paint & lighting gives the powder room a beautifully dark & moody vibe.

It’s amazing how just changing paint & lighting can completely transform the feel of a space! Things are really shaping up now and I can’t wait to see it all come together!!

Love the contrast of our DIY fabric wallpaper feature against the black shiplap walls
Everything is now so sleek and striking. The dark walls are bold & the sleek ambient lighting gives the powder room a rich and moody feel.

As always, before we go let’s check in with our trusty “to-dos”. It’s funny, every time we look back at the list, it magically seems to get longer, LOL! #renoproblems. Oh well…one last look, here we go…

Sleek & Striking Powder Room To-Do List:

  • Hang DIY fabric wallpaper as feature wall
  • Purchase new faucet & matching accessories
  • Remove vanity
  • Install shiplap
  • Paint shiplap walls
  • Re-install vanity
  • Replace lighting
  • Purchase new mirror
  • Paint mirror frame
  • Reconnect sink drain
  • Install and paint baseboards & trim
  • Install new faucet & drain trim
  • Hang mirror
  • Install towel rack & toilet paper holder
  • Hang shelf
  • Style & accessorize

Next week is the final reveal! We can’t wait to FINALLY get this space completed and share it with all of you! Also don’t forget to head to the One Room Challenge blog for one final check in with the other participants.

One Room Challenge Guest Participant

Disclosure: This post was brought to you in partnership with Kichler who provided the light fixtures for our powder room makeover. As always, opinions are our own.

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