Modern Powder Room Reveal


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February 6, 2020
Zoe Hunt

Black, white, and gold powder room transformation

Disclosure: I received paint from Sherwin-Williams as compensation for the post. All views and opinions expressed in the post are my own and no other compensation was provided. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link, I earn a small commission, but it won’t cost you a penny more)!

modern black and white powder room

Three weeks later and our powder room transformation is officially complete! Like every project, we had a few hiccups along the way (mostly relating to our non-American sink), but in the end we are so excited about the final result. Before we dive into the reveal photos, let’s take a trip down memory lane and take a look at what this powder room used to look like.

There was absolutely nothing wrong with our original powder room, but it was as builder-grade as builder-grade gets. I bet if you bought a new home in the past 5 years, you have a powder room that looks almost identical to this one!

bland builder grade powder room with pedestal sink
small builder-grade powder room

Once we removed the old sink and the back of the toilet, it was time to get this thing started! First up: the beadboard. We wanted beadboard that was taller than the sink, but not 2/3 of the way up. I eyeballed it to pick a location and it ended up being exactly 50% of the height of the room.

We painted the beadboard Caviar SW 6990. It’s a deep, rich black with a hint of a warmer undertone. We wanted something that was almost true black, but wasn’t as cold as a true black can sometimes feel. This color is appropriately named. When I think of caviar, I think of elegance and that’s exactly what this color added to our powder room!

powder room with black beadboard and hexagon shelves

Next up was the marble wall! This was the part of the room that I was most excited, and most nervous about. I have created a marble look on a much smaller scale, but could I really make it a whole wall?

We painted the base Extra White SW 7006, then added veining and color using Passive SW 7064Gray Matters SW 7066, and Cityscape SW 7067. Overall, the sea sponge and feathers worked to create a marble look! The only problem? It’s way prettier in person that what I could capture in photographs. These pictures don’t do it justice!

DIY painted marble wall with gold light
close-up of DIY painted marble wall
Painted marble wall with gold and glass light fixture

Once the marble wall was painted, it was time to move onto the vanity! We designed and created this vanity from scratch and finished it with Jasper SW 6216. We were originally going to paint the vanity black, but picking a deep green added another layer of interest and elegance to the space.

gold vessel sink
dark green modern DIY vanity in black and white bathroom

Finally it was time to add in all of the final touches! From a beautiful gold toilet paper holder to a solid brass sink and a matte black faucet, the details really take this room to another level.

gold vessel sink with black Pfister Contempra faucet
Pfister Contempra matte black towel ring with white towel
Pfister Contempra gold toilet paper holder

Our overall vision for this room was to create a classic white and black powder room with a modern twist. We wanted the space to feel contemporary and elegant. But most importantly, we wanted it to reflect our style more than our builder’s style! So tell me, what do you think of the overall design?

overhead view of gold vessel sink sitting on herringbone wood countertop

Paint colors

For everything in this powder room, we used the Sherwin-Williams Emerald paint line. 

modern black and white power room

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black and white powder room with gold accents
modern black and white powder room with black beadboard and gold vessel sink
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  1. Ashley says:

    Oh my goodness your makeover is stunning! Did you have to sand your beadboard before painting, or were you able to just prime and paint right over it?

  2. Lisa says:


    I LOVE your remodeled bathroom! I am looking to redo mine and would like to mimic your bathroom, if you don’t mind! Can you please tell me where you bought your vanity hardware and can you please tell me, with your sink, did you buy the waste plug or not? It gives the option to, but not sure if I need to? Is your sink about 30-35 cm around? Is your sink hard to clean? Sorry for all of the questions. I have two younger kiddos so I’m trying to make sure this bathroom will work for my family. I’m sure it will though! Lastly, how tall are your ceilings in your bathroom? Overall, how much did your bathroom cost? I want to make sure I am within budget! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    • Zoe Hunt says:

      Hi Lisa! I’m so glad you love the design!

      1. We got the vanity hardware from Hobby Lobby.
      2. For the sink, here’s what I’ll say: when we bought it, there wasn’t an option for a waste plug and it was a nightmare to install. We ended up having to drill through it ourselves to get it to work. I talked about it a little bit on Instagram (it’s about 2/3 of the way through this story highlight: The sink tarnishes very quickly. It’s still beautiful, but definitely not shiny like it was when it first arrived. I clean it using a steel wool scrubber and it’s not too difficult to clean, but I’ve also given up on it being super shiny.
      3. The ceilings in our bathroom are 8’4″ (strange) at the highest point and 6’10” at the lowest point of the angled ceilings.
      4. I really can’t remember how much the total update cost–I always try to keep an eye out for a good sale!

      Hope that helps!

      • Lisa says:

        Thank you so much for writing me back! Do you think a white bowl sink would look just as good or would you still suggest the sink you bought? Thanks again! Lisa

        • Zoe Hunt says:

          There are so many great vessel sink options that don’t require crazy workarounds for plumbing, so I’d recommend looking for another option. Wayfair has a bunch of great vessel sinks!

  3. Lisa says:

    Hi Zoe! Well, I finally got my powder room completed. Just need a couple odds and ends. Thanks to your vanity plans, my father-in-law was able to build ours and it looks just like yours with the same paint color, pulls, paint color, vanity top, and everything! I wish there was a place to upload pics to show you! Thank you again for giving me the inspiration and answering all of my questions!

  4. Ashley says:

    Hi there! Do you have a direct link for the light fixture? The one currently linked just takes me to the Wayfair homepage. Thank you!

  5. Justine says:

    Hi! Your bathroom is beautiful! We’re going to try the marble look in our master bathroom and appreciate your tutorials so much! 😊 However we’re wondering what color white you used on the wall above the beadboard — is it the same white as the marble base? Would love to know, thank you so much!

    • Zoe Hunt says:

      How exciting! Send me a picture when you’re done! The color above the beadboard is Sherwin Williams Frosty White and the marble base is Extra White. Usually they have some good contrast, but for some reason in that space you can barely tell the difference, even in person. It’s so strange!

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