Powder room renovation for under $800

I have always loved trying to create the most stylish design, for the most affordable price and this bathroom was no different. My goal was to create a simple, but beautiful powder room on our main floor and do it all for as little $ as possible.

Our powder room is pretty small, but I wanted the design to have big style. Because the bathroom is so small picking our vanity was the biggest challenge. We needed something less than 20" in depth. I could have gone with a pedestal sink, but I wanted storage for things like extra towels, toiletries and other essentials. It turns out Ikea had the perfect vanity, at the right size, and even better, it was on sale!

To dress up the vanity so it didn't look like an Ikea vanity, I added the most gorgeous glass knobs from Anthropologie. We also added a fun vintage inspired faucet which I found online and because the overflow plate and drain came with the Ikea sink which were in chrome, I spray painted them with an aged brass waterproof Rust-Oleum paint. The spray paint worked so perfectly you can't even tell the pieces didn't come with the faucet.

The last thing we added was the aged brass oval mirror which I found at Homesense for $49 and couldn't be more happy with how it all came together. All in this bathroom came in under $800 which is a steal if I don't say so myself.

There is nothing I love more than renovating a room in the most affordable way without giving up up on style.

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Welcome to the newly redesigned Lily & Twig website

Hello, and welcome to the newly redesigned Lily & Twig website! 

If you've been with me for awhile now you will know that I am very passionate about all things simple. I like to keep a simple home, live a simplified life and document my family's story through simple design. 

I think it is important to say that my family and I are not minimalists, nor do we live on a beautiful remote farm where we grow our own food and raise chickens, although that would be amazing!

We live in the heart of a big city, in a home built in 1972 in need of many renovations, and for me simplifying my life and home is about finding peace and contentment where I am at. I have 9 year old twin daughters with plenty of "kid stuff", a husband with many hobbies and then of course there is me. I like to craft, cook, garden and memory keep to name just a few, all of which require stuff, and I am not willing to purge away all the things that gives us enjoyment. However, even though our family will always have "stuff", it's my goal to minimize the amount of "stuff" we have to only what we truly need and to always keep control of the amount of our possessions so that our possessions don't end up controlling us. 

A number of years ago I discovered that just because I can organize something doesn't mean I should keep it. The more stuff I have just means the more time I have to care for it, fix it, clean it, move it and reorganize it. I firmly believe that when the "stuff" around us takes up too much room and energy in our life's that it's time to let it go.

So what's in-store for this newly redesigned website you might be wondering? Well, it is my hope that this site becomes a place for inspiration and encouragement to simplify your own life and home. We are all at different stages in our lives and our priorities will vary, but helping you find what simplicity means to you is my goal for Lily & Twig. 

Lastly, but not least, I restarted the Lily & Twig Facebook page if you wish to visit me there, and of course you can also always find me over on Instagram.

Please stop by often and stay as long as you wish. I hope I will see you often here!

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
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