Tween Girl's Glam Powder Room Makeover

A few quick changes made in a single weekend take an outdated girl's powder room from gloomy to glamorous.

A Glamorous Space for Her

In a single weekend, this dated space was transformed from a lackluster powder room into a vogue-inspired girl's vanity complete with gilded gold touches, black-and-white typography wallpaper and a mix of metallic elements.

Before: Dark and Dated

From its contractor-grade, redwood cabinets and its beige floor tiles, this en suite tween girl's powder room was lacking in personality. In order to make it more youthful and sophisticated, the cabinets were painted glossy black, the tile was covered with vinyl plank flooring and it was given a timeless black and white color scheme.

Make a Statement

When looking to update small powder rooms or bathrooms, keep in mind that wallpaper often makes the biggest impact with minimal cost.

Stylishly Stored

It's common to run out of concealed storage in a small tween girl's powder room, especially when a hefty stock of nail polish and hair accessories is concerned. Free up precious drawer space by putting colorful items such as nail polish on display in clear glass containers. Not only will this keep a girl's most precious colors within arm's reach, the nail polish bottles will serve double duty as colorful accessories.

Sleek Updates

Buck the trend of stainless steel or polished-nickel fixtures and instead bring something unexpected into your girl's powder room with anthracite. Available in a variety of metals, smoked fixtures — classified as anthracite — are charcoal in coloring and commonly found in satin or polished finishes.

Gilded Layers

One of the most iconic color schemes for glamorous interiors is black and gold. To mix these colors in an easy-to-change-up manner, a gilded gold vanity mirror was hung on the wall and satin brass accessories were used along the countertop, layering different intensities of the same hue. Should a tween grow tired of the gold by the time she's a full-fledged teen, all gold elements can easily be swapped out for something new without any need for a major redesign.

Chic Underfoot

If you're looking to make dated ceramic tiles disappear without major demolition or labor costs, vinyl plank flooring may be the perfect solution. Available in a variety of colors and looks, vinyl plank is installed by simply cutting planks to size with a utility knife, then laying them side-by-side with attached adhesive strips, securing each plank to the other. The installation process is simple and the finished look is crisp and beautiful.

Industrial Accents

Modern glamour suggests pairing sophisticated, dramatic styles with unexpected elements. Rather than replacing the contractor-grade light fixture with a chandelier, a golden-toned farmhouse pendant was installed along with a formal ceiling medallion. The laid-back, playful and industrial vibe of the pendant puts a fresh spin on the otherwise girly and dramatic style.

All Glossed Up

When looking to update existing cabinet door fronts without major costs, keep in mind that glossy black and glossy white paint instantly modernize almost any style door front, resulting in a much newer look. In order to properly refinish old cabinet door fronts, first, remove them from the casing, marking the back of each door front and the inside of the cabinet with painter's tape marked with coordinating numbers. Next, remove the existing finish with fine-grit sandpaper and wipe away dust with a damp cloth. Add an even coat of primer to the front and back of each door front as well as the fascia of the cabinet casing. Lastly, use a professional-grade, two- or three-inch angled brush to apply two coats of a high-gloss latex paint, as well as a clear coat of polyurethane. Keep the space well-ventilated for 24 to 48 hours to allow fumes to subside.

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