Our Black Glossy Powder Room: Before and Afters

Powder Room Before and Afters
This post was originally posted back in 2016, but I’ve updated it…a lot!:)


Powder Room Before and Afters



Our dark powder room is one of my favorites. I love how this whole space came together!

It’s dark and dramatic-exactly what I’d envisioned.

As you can see from the one “before” photo below, that’s not how it started out.


Powder Room Vanity Lucite Leg Sink


I get a lot of emails with questions about the sink in this bathroom.

That was reason enough to write a post about this space.

I LOVE the look of our powder room sink, however, it didn’t come easy.

I’d originally seen similar sinks with Lucite legs on a few blogs and over on Pinterest. I sent some images to Muse Interiors, hoping they could track down the manufacturer. This turned out to be a dead end.

The sink I was hoping to buy didn’t exist at the time. So frustrating!

What we were able to find was a company based out of Texas, Palmer Industries. They specialize in custom sink legs, including the Lucite ones I was looking for.

Thankfully, I had the team over at Muse to help me navigate the rest of the parts needed to put together an actual working sink!

Once the legs were sourced and ordered we still needed a bowl, faucet set, vanity counter top and pipes, not to mention a plumber to put it all together. 

At the time I was surprised that a home decor company like Waterworks or Restoration Hardware hadn’t come out with an easier “ready to wear” version…but now, sure enough theres one on the market!

I found this beautiful sink over on Wayfair.

I WISH this existed a few years ago. It would’ve gotten us to the same look for less money and a lot less time! Oh well!


Powder Room Decor


Back to the powder room as a whole.

The gorgeous wallpaper is Farrow and Ball’s Lotus print, the mirror is by Carver’s Guild and the black glossy paint is Fine Paints of Europe.

I’ve listed a few more sources for the little decorative accessories at the bottom.

If there’s still some questions about this room, please let me know in the comments.




Powder Room Before and Afters



Powder Room Before and Afters

PS: Be sure to check out these tips for making a small bathroom look larger and our master bathroom before and afters too!




third photo by Lesley Unruh, fourth photo by Nicole Cohen, remaining photos via @zhush
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  1. Jill wrote:

    Stunning and dramatic. What was your window treatment?

    Published on 1.27.20 · Reply
    • Sue De Chiara wrote:

      Thanks! It’s a fabric shade, I’ll put a photo up on my Instagram stories!

      Published on 1.27.20 · Reply
  2. Ashleigh wrote:

    One more question! Did you also wallpaper the ceiling?

    Published on 3.5.16 · Reply
  3. Ashleigh wrote:

    How does the wallpaper hold up to a bit of water spray? My kids have made a mess out of our painted powder room walls and I'm wondering if wallpaper might be a better choice. Looks beautiful – what a transformation!

    Published on 3.5.16 · Reply
  4. A WOW!

    Published on 2.25.16 · Reply
  5. Sue, the powder room is stunning, and I love all of the fabulous elements!

    The Arts by Karena

    Published on 2.25.16 · Reply
  6. Dori wrote:

    It's gorgeous and the restoration one does not come in brass

    Published on 2.25.16 · Reply
  7. Emily wrote:

    Every bit of your time was not wasted on putting together that fantastic sink!

    Published on 2.25.16 · Reply