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bathroom renovation before and afterThis Delta Faucet sponsored post is by our friend, interior design blogger Rachel Pereira. Thanks to Rachel for always sharing her inspiration and beautiful work. See more from her at

Our basement bathroom—which is technically a powder room—has needed an update for about three years. It wasn’t in a brutal state, but, like most basement bathrooms, the fixtures were cheap and the vanity was builder-grade.

The bathroom used to have cream-colored tile, but knowing this bathroom was on my list to update, I had the flooring replaced at the beginning of summer with this luxury vinyl by Mannington Floors that looks like classic cement tile. I set out to give this room a budget makeover by doing most of the work myself and investing in the right fixtures and features.

First I came up with a plan. I knew I wanted classic vintage vibes, to be cohesive with other rooms in my home, but I also wanted this space to feel markedly more modern and updated. I immediately fell in love with the vintage-modern vibe of the Delta Dryden collection, with its clean lines and simple design.


I replaced the faucet with this Delta Dryden Two-Handle Centerset faucet in Champagne Bronze. The clean lines, paired with the modern, luxurious finish, made the fixtures pop.

Next, I removed the doors and drawer fronts of the builder-grade vanity and replaced them with Shaker-style doors and drawer fronts that I built from plywood. Once I reinstalled them, I painted the vanity black, using Magnolia Home paint by Kilz in Blackboard. I also added brushed gold/bronze pulls and knobs to match the new bathroom fixtures.

I’ve long wanted a pair of sconce lights in one of my bathrooms, so I had my single over-mirror light fixture removed and replaced with two sconces. Once the electrical was completed and the wall was patched, I installed floor-to-ceiling board-and-batten to add subtle texture and character to this tiny space. After that, I gave everything a fresh coat of paint—Magnolia Home paint in Shiplap for the walls and True White for the trim.

delta Dryden centerset faucet

The once-homely bathroom was already looking much better, but good design is all in the details, so I incorporated some key accessories, such as the Delta Dryden towel bar and tissue holder in the same Champagne Bronze finish.

Finally, I painted a vintage mirror I had in my garage with the same paint I used on the vanity to give it a more modern, updated look. Finishing touches included a pop of green from a fresh plant, a pretty glass jar of soap and a crisp white towel.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this small-bathroom makeover and feel inspired to make some budget-friendly and stylish updates to your own spaces!