#thisoldtudor Powder Room: Before + After

It’s here! Our first somewhat big project in #thisoldtudor.  I was really excited to tackle this first floor powder room.  It seemed like such a small room and how expensive could it be?  Well, let me tell you: it adds up quickly.  However, I was able to find some cost savings by finding an extremely talented handyman who could do it all in one fell swoop.  Also, I kept the original vanity and toilet, which saved some money, too.  I also searched for the cheapest possible marble tile and it was worth it because even though the room is small, marble tile is expensive.  Overall, I’m so happy and the room packs such a punch for being so tiny.

Big, big thanks to my friend and interior designer Kira David Design for helping me design this room.  She encouraged me to mix metals, which I LOVE and will be doing for our master bath remodel, too.  (Kira will be helping me pick out elements for that, too!) . If you’re in Chicago, Kira is amazing to work with and she also does e-designs if you aren’t in town.  Check her out!

What we did:

  • Remove and replace floor tile
  • Replace quarter round
  • Paint molding, baseboards, window, ceiling
  • Wallpaper room
  • Hang mirror
  • Install light fixture
  • Replace pedestal sink plumbing
  • Total labor cost: $1,300 + one week’s time (I used a local handyman, who was incredible and meticulous – he did everything!)



Kira David Design

Photos by Iron + Honey Photography

Please contact me on IG for handyman information

Before photos (obviously taken on my phone):

After photos (shot by Iron + Honey):



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