Tiny Bathroom Update: Added Wallpaper, Trim Work and Board & Batten Work (Whew!)




Our powder room is just about done . . . woohoooo! I'm so thankful that my husband encouraged me to dream of what I really wanted instead of just settling for something done halfway, and by starting on a small room I was able to see something marked off our list.


The only thing that isn't finished is adding a small piece of trim around the chair rail – we're looking for one like this that's in our dining room . . .


but so far haven't found that match, so my husband's headed to the local lumberyard to hunt it down. Because the room is so small, it was hard to get good photos that would really let you see it, but here's the best peak I can share!




Here's what we tackled:

  • My super talented husband added molding to the ceiling as well as from the chair rail down
  • I wallpapered the walls. (Note, if you ever hear me mention papering another room, please leave a comment letting me know I've clearly lost my mind. I survived it, but it was not easy, and it's far from perfect. I do love the results though, and am pretty sure a small bathroom is just about the only place I'd ever like wallpaper in our home . . . whew!)
  • Painted the trimwork and walls behind the molding.



Here's what we ended up spending:

  • Trim wood = $151
  • Nails & caulk = $10
  • Wallpaper = $96
  • Total = $257


I can't even tell you how pleased I am with this little room (although I'd just love to see the extra molding finished up soon!) We definitely could have saved even more by simply choosing to paint it, but I'm thrilled with the way it turned out.


Have you done any fluffing up in your home this week? I'd sure love to hear about what you're up to, and if you have any thoughts on where we might find that molding, leave me a comment to share that too!

This post is linked to Living Well Spending Less Thrifty Thursday – thanks for the opportunity to link up!  I'd love for you to join me over on Pinterest (I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)


See previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing!


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  1. you go girl 🙂

  2. Kim Seneff says

    I love how it turned out and it didn’t cost much. Love all of your posts, keep up the great work!!!

  3. looks great! I love the wall paper! I agree with you about the wall paper! We used wall paper in our bathroom and I said the same thing Never Again!!!

  4. I think you did an awesome job on this! I wish I was brave enough to do this!

    • You can do it Robynn! Just find a good Youtube video first. (I’m really not good at all at this stuff, but just force myself to tackle projects because I can’t stand to pay someone else to do it for me.) 🙂

  5. Deb Bingley Kelley says

    I LOVE it!! Amazing job!!

  6. Very nice,enjoy!

  7. Classy! Love the beautiful trim work above the door too!

  8. If you have one near you..Try menards for the trim

  9. Jamie L. Richardson says

    I’m trying to get myself inspired! You helped. Great job!!

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