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    1. Thank you so much! Now if the photos would have only turned out better ๐Ÿ˜‰

  1. OH I LOVE IT ALL…. every tiny little touch. And tell us more about where/how you got the mirror too?

    I am definitely inspired. I really, really, NEED to paint my bathroom walls and was planning to use firring strips of wood to do a mini board and batten on the lower half and now I am truly inspired. Thanks so much.

  2. I did not realize that your “My Lowes Mirror Makeover” was hyperlinked. And I would have just cried if I broke it, but you know, I like it better with the frame part open even better I think….. decision now… liked the mirror back too… but hey you made it work and that is what counts. Or at least I think I understand about the broken part?

  3. Julia, I love it! The powder room is one of those spaces where you can go bananas (in a good way) and make a small box of a room interesting. I love it, love it, did I say that already? xo Kristin

  4. ooh yes!! i love it and i agree with kristin- a powder room is a small space and perfect for some fun! i love the dots on the ceiling. tell your mom i said so. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. I will tell her…actually I talked to her earlier and she likes it ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I guess she can change her mind too!

  5. I love those walls. I saw the sharpie tutorial on Vintage Revivals and have been seriously considering doing something similar in my hallway. Looks amazing!

    Btw- My mom is the same way. ha! She eventually comes around when she sees the finished product, but during it….she hates it. lol

    1. I’m addicted to Sharpies now. It’s cheap, easy and fun! You should do it!
      My mom does too, she likes it now.

  6. The room is so so much FUN! I love it!
    The Mom “Thing”! In my case…I’m the Mom and my Daughter is my biggest critic! She simply doesn’t “understand” my ideas! So funny, we get along great!
    Now I can’t wait for Friday!

  7. I love the dots on the ceiling, what a nice surprise when you look up! The powder room is definitely the hardest room to take pictures of, that’s why I haven’t done it yet!

    1. I know, I just can’t get the photos to look the way I want them to. So difficult! I gave it my best shot.

  8. I love it! I love polka dots, especially gold ones. And I love bathrooms with a bit of quirk that pack some punch. It’s unexpected and refreshing especially for one of our home’s smallest spaces. Nice job!

  9. OK too stinkin cute! Can not believe you used Sharpie! It looks soooo good.

  10. Very pretty–you did a fantastic job eye-balling the dots on the ceiling!! (I am very bad at that sort of thing and everything ends up crooked haha)

    1. I don’t believe it! I’m sure you are good at it too. So far everything you have done turned out fabulous ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Anonymous says:

    Love it! Dots on the ceiling is whimsical and fun…great job!

  12. I love it! It looks so fun! My mom always tells me not to do things and that it is stupid too! One time I told her I painted my foyer and hallway a goldish color (it was a goldish/tan color) and she said, “I can tell you right now that I won’t like it and never will”!!! She loved it and ended up using similar colors in her own home when she repainted! Mom’s can be funny!! (can’t we!!)

    Love you room!
    ~ Darlene

    1. LOL thanks Darlene. That’s the way mom’s work. Mine likes this too now!

  13. Seriously! Polka dots on the ceiling-freakin awesome! And I love the dot/stripe combo. Great job chica!

  14. Wow, what a fun room! Love the stripes and dots too. But I really {heart} that mirror! Where did you find it? Thanks for stopping by Finding Fabulous the other day. I’ll be back ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. It was a black painted mirror from Lowes and thanks for coming over Jane!

  15. It’s so unique, Julia!! I want polka dots in my bathroom! Great job with the Sharpie, I think they have a blog or website for diy projects, you should send it in! ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Julia!!!! I absolutely love the diagonal pinstripes! And the polka dots on the ceiling is genius.

    P.s. I came “this” close to buying a brass apple at the thrift store today!

    1. Thanks Crystal. You should have bought it. I would actually love to have another one because I can’t make up my mind where this one should live ๐Ÿ˜‰

  17. Found your blog through 6th street design school and love it!!! And thanks for the awesome giveaway your bathroom is perfection !!

  18. Hi, just discovered you blog today through 6th Street Design School. I love, love, love that you listen to your heart and go with what you love, not what anyone else thinks. That’s refreshing to see. So glad to find a new and exciting blog.

  19. You did a great job, Julia! It looks like you doubled the space. It feels lighter and open. The combination of stripes and polka dots is so fun. LOVE the metallic gold too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Love your powder room redo! I’m really loving mint and gold together lately as well. Love all the fun touches you added to your space. Thanks for stopping by my blog today – glad to have found yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Your bathroom is SO cute! Love the thin stripes AND the dots on the ceiling! I hate to say it…but your mom was wrong on this one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  22. Hi there!! Love the powder room!! Where did you find your vinyl circles? I am thinking about using them! Thanks!

  23. I know I am oh so late on stopping by to officially comment, but I just LOVE the way this turned out. The contrast of the polka dots and the stripes is perfect and the mirror looks so great with it all. Super fun!

  24. Wow, I’m totally impressed. I pretty much love it all. I’m going to start following you…and I’m buying a gold sharpie.

  25. Hi Julia,
    My name is Elena and I am curating a collection of Sharpie projects for Looksisquare(dot)com. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Looksi but it’s a lot like CraftGawker: they display a thumbnail image from your blog along with a short description and a link back to your original project. Typically you would submit your own images (like you do on CraftGawker) but they also have curators (like myself) who do theme based round ups. I think this would be perfect for my collection which will be published this Friday. Please let me know if you *don’t* want it included so I can remove it.
    Thanks!!

  26. Oh my gosh. In love. Seriously. Swoooooon.

    Do you mind if I ask how it’s holding up? I loveeee gold sharpie, but what I don’t love is how the metallic tends to fade weeks/months later leaving a flat grayish-greenish-goldish color behind. I’d love to do this in a nursery, but couldn’t live with myself if I did an entire 11ft wall just to see it go flat in a few months.

    1. Hi Jess, so nice to meet you. I have to say that it is holding up really great! I wanted to take the risk since this is the cheapest wall treatment I have ever done, so if it goes bad, then I only wasted my time.

  27. love those gold polka dots! it’s making me want to buy some for my girls’ ceiling in their shared bedroom…just scared that I’d never get them straight on the ceiling and that it would take forever!

    1. Thanks! It doesn’t take fever and eyeballing worked fine for me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Can I ask how did you do the stripes? I am struggling with how to measure them and how to get a long straight line. Thanks! Love love love the look.

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