Powder Room Makeover

powder room makeover

I’m so excited to share the final images of our powder room makeover with you! I had a lot of fun planning this space, a mild amount of fun tiling this space (okay, so not really that much fun— though I did listen to a lot of podcasts!), and even more fun reveling in the “after!” Check out the “before” of this space below.

I know the design of this space is not for everyone, and that’s okay! Because most of you won’t be actually using this space on the daily. :) We’re really happy with how it turned out, and I feel like it’s exactly that I was going for. A little mid century desert design in a tucked away corner of our home. I brought in elements from elsewhere, like the fieldstone fireplace, yellow accents I always love, and mostly neutrals. with handmade and textural finishes.



powder room makeover

Since we did away with a cabinet-style vanity, I added a ledge to this wall to store necessary items, such as tissues, soap, candles, and a little box for feminine products that my guests may need. Since this bathroom is across the hall from our laundry room, and major storage isn’t necessary. (Oh, and I added a chrome TP stacking unit in the corner near the toilet.)

This project was sponsored by Delta Faucets for A Beautiful Mess, so we were provided with some of the material needed, including this sleek chrome faucet that I selected for its simplicity and air of graceful and modern design. Plus— I’m all about that chrome! We also worked with J&J Plumbing to move our existing plumbing to new spots, and to hook everything up. If you’re in need of reliable and knowledgable plumbers in the Northeast Ohio region, be sure to give them a call!

powder room makeover

If you would like to check out the planning posts for my powder room makeover, check them out here and here. The full reveal, details of building, and info on working with a plumber is here at A Beautiful Mess. There are links to everything I used here at the bottom of this post too!

As most rooms in my home, I’m sure this one is bound to evolve over time, but for now it feels almost perfect. There are some things I’d like to add, like a rug that’s better for here (this one will be moving out to our garage entry), a wall-mount magazine caddy, and moving the sink and light situation to the right about three inches. I’ll be sure to share with you if I make any major changed in here!

powder room makeover

Thanks as always for following along with me! It’s a lot of fun for me to invite you all into my home and share projects with you. In case you’re curious— next up is the entryway! I’m super excited for the changes that will be happening in there. Spoiler alert: I’m have my tiling work cut out for me!

Materials:

faucet: Delta
toilet: Delta
tile: Home Depot
grout: Haystack from Home Depot
towel ring: Delta
toilet paper holder: Delta
wall hooks: Delta
mirror: West Elm
sconces: Etsy
tissue box: Amazon
soap holder: Etsy
ceramic box: Etsy
sink: vintage via Craigslist

New Slipcover from Comfortworks

Comfort Works slipcover

Whenever I finish a room makeover in our home, I’m usually on a tight publishing schedule because of sponsors or my posting schedule at A Beautiful Mess, so I usually end up photographing the room the next day! (Sometime even the same day!) Inevitably, the space ends up evolving as I settle into it and feel out how to get every detail feelings just right. Of course, the adjustments never really end! I’ll find something at an antique mall of flea market and figure out a way to incorporate it into my home. Or sometimes get the urge to repaint the walls. And so it goes. On and on and on.

When I chose the Burard sofa from Article for our study makeover, I loved it for its shape and neutral color (as well as comfort!). But I also knew that I wanted a sofa that would be easily slipcovered so I could change up the look— and so I could go for white without worrying about dirt or stains. Recently I was able to work with Comfort Works again, who specializes in replacement IKEA sofa covers (see my Karlstad slipcover here), but who also does an amazing job at making custom sofa slipcovers. Read on to hear about the process as well as to see some other adjustments I have recently made to our finished study.

Comfort Works slipcover

To get started on my custom slipcover, I sent Comfort Works images of the sofa I wanted covered. Per their request, I photographed a front view, side view, and angled shots showing the positioning of the arms and the cushions. Then the tailors took a look at the images and drew dimensional lines on them to show me where I needed to take measurements. I wrote the measurements down and sent them back to Comfort Works. Then they cut the fabric and began sewing my cover!

The material I chose was the Luna white linen blend, a fabric that blends natural linen and synthetic fibers for a really durable material. I didn’t have to worry about going with a light color, because if they get very dirty (which they really haven’t— yet!), it’s not difficult to remove them and launder the cushion covers.

Comfort Works slipcover

Three other changes I made in the study were swapping out the shaggy rug for this hide rug (the shaggy rug is in the girls’ room now), using small glass side tables and table lamps as well as swapping out the desk for this mid century style desk with a smaller footprint and a height that would balance out the wall of books on the opposite wall.

The table lamps you see here are vintage bases I found on eBay paired with custom lamp shade I ordered from Jack of All Shades. It was so satisfying to design some dramatic lamp shades that felt like a fresh take on the quirky tall shade you often see in vintage lamps from the late ’60s.

west elm mid century wall desk

Comfort Works slipcover

west elm mid century wall desk

All of the little changes have made the office feel just perfect in style and function! We’re loving cuddling up here to read together as a family, or sometimes just to steal away from chaos happening elsewhere in our house!

As usual, I’ve rounded up all of the details for you below. Let me know if you have questions!

Crispy Air-Fried Power Bowl

air fryer power bowl

Thank you to Power AirFryer Oven for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Power bowls are a great way to add nutritional and flavor variety to your meals, without a lot of fuss. Just throw a variety of tasty, nutrient-dense foods into a bowl, add your favorite topping or dressing, and dig in! It’s the perfect healthy meal to enjoy in lieu of a salad. Power bowls are, in my opinion, much more satisfying than a salad. I always crave a crispy crunch with my power bowls, so I was really excited to use my new Power AirFryer Oven to give some of my mix-ins an extra crispy texture, without all of the oil and grease that comes with deep fried food. After all, I’m going for nutritious here, folks!

I teamed up with Power AirFryer to share my favorite way to jazz up some basic foods to make them more exciting to eat. With minimal food prep, everyone in our home is more interested in eating their veggies when they’re air fried! I’ve left the AirFryer out on my counter and have literally made brussel sprouts in it every single day. Lucy even asked me to make it for a snack one day! I’ve never gotten them so crispy and light before trying this method. But since the Power AirFryer Oven comes with three trays, I can cook a variety of foods all at once to make a complete meal, without even firing up my oven.

AirFryer

What makes the AirFryer special is the super hot air that blasts around the food on the metal trays, allowing the food to become extra crispy, especially when lightly sprayed with oil before cooking. The unit comes with a rotisserie basket, or the option to use the three trays. At the bottom of the oven is a non-stick tray for catching any crumbs and oil dripping so clean-up is a breeze.

 

I’m really just getting started, learning about fun recipes to make with my AirFryer, but the power bowl is now a regular in my meal rotation! I can change up the veggies, depending on what’s in my fridge, and often choose to make my power bowls completely vegetarian. Just fill up all three trays with a variety of battered and/or oiled vegetables, select the temperature and time, and let her go! It cooks my food much faster and more evenly than the oven, which is great because I often wait too long to get dinner started at our house.

air fryer power bowl

The Power AirFryer Oven comes with guidelines for cooking times and temperatures, but when combining food types in one cook, I had to do a tiny bit of planning. For instance, when making these power bowl ingredients, I adding the chicken first, then after 4 minutes, I added the cauliflower, waited two minutes, then added the brussel sprouts. They cooked at the same temperature, but for different lengths of time. In between those times I prepped the next item to go inside the AirFryer. All said, in prep time and cook time, this meal took me only 20 minutes to make!

air fryer power bowl

air fryer chicken tenders

Air-Fried Chicken Tenders

  • 1-2 beaten eggs
  • 6-7 chicken tenders
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Combine the bread crumbs and seasoning in a bowl large enough to fit a chicken tender. Dip the chicken tenders in the egg wash, then toss into the crumbs mixture, pressing the mixture onto the tender so it sticks nicely. Place chicken tenders onto a greased AirFryer tray, leaving a bit of space between the tenders for air flow. Spray the chicken tenders with the oil of your choice.

Cook at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. No need to turn the tenders as they cook!

air fryer cauliflower

Spicy Air-Fried Cauliflower

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 cup flour (substitute corn meal for a crunchier texture)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Mix the flour with the seasoning in a relatively small bowl. Dip each piece of cauliflower into the egg wash, toss in the flour mixture, then place onto a greased AirFryer tray. Spray with oil before placing into the AirFryer. Cook at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on how tender or crisp you’d like the cauliflower to be.

air fryer brussel sprouts

Air-Fried Brussel Sprouts

  • 6-8 brussel sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a medium bowl, add the brussel sprouts and sliced almonds, then toss to coat in the butter. Add the seasoning and toss to coat again. Spread the mixture of brussel sprouts and almonds evenly in one layer on a greased AirFryer tray. Cook at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes.

air fryer power bowl

I love layering the crispy air-fried food atop a bed of spinach and topping with my favorite dressing, some tahini, or hummus. So delicious and satisfying!

You can check out more AirFryer recipes at the Power AirFryer Oven website. You can win your own Power AirFryer Oven through the Instagram giveaway I’m hosting too! I’d love to hear what kind of recipes you would try— or have tried— with an AirFryer. I feel like there are endless possibilities, and I’m only getting started!

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