Monday, November 9, 2009

Powder Room Project

The time has come, we're ready to get moving on the powder room. Back in June I had talked about it and it took us.....oh, only 5 months to actually begin. Let me give you the "Before" tour and then I'll give you an idea of the plan.


Last year I gave it a coat of brown paint that was leftover in the basement. It was a quick fix to cover the purple color it was when we moved in. I didn't want to replace the sink and toilet at that point so I went with the brown/blue theme.


We're lucky to have a window in this room for natural light but it doesn't have moulding around it. We plan to fix that....

Say goodbye to the blue sink! I found a new, white pedestal sink on Craigslist for a steal.









The floor is the worst part I think. It's vinyl and discolored.





The ugly fan...


My husband started taking the baseboards off and I yelled out, "WAIT! I have to take before pictures for the blog first!!" So he tried to put it back. Luckily he's understanding about just how important the before pictures are....


So that's the full tour, now on to the fun part. I definitely want to add some sparkle, love the sconces in this bath....


This mini chandelier was on clearance at Home Depot. You can't beat finding something off the rack and for cheap....


I looooooove the floor in this picture but my powder room is small....

So we ordered an all white 1" hexagon tile. My bathroom won't look this gorgeous (I NEED that chair...and the tub....and the mirror....) but it'll have the same floor.....


Being as it's such a small room, I want to make a big impact with wallpaper. I'm so glad wallpaper is back but honestly, even if it wasn't.....I'd still be wallpapering. This large print damask is gorgeous....

Target online has this paper available. It's one I'm considering but I want to look around some more first. Isn't the color pretty?


Well that's all my powder room ramblings for the day! I'll keep you posted with progress pictures as we move along. I'm looking forward to making this bathroom pretty for our guests.


(P.S. ~ The bathroom photos I used as examples were from my inspiration folder. I believe they all came from Country Living's website but if any belong to you, please let me know so I can give credit.)

34 comments:

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

I can't wait to see what you do! That hexagonal tile photo was in my bathroom inspiration folder too for when we just remodeled our bathroom. I went with the white and black hexagon tiles. Love it.

Lillie Mae Acres said...

When you're done, it's going to be beautiful. I can't wait till we get to the bathroom on our list of projects.

Stacey said...

I love your choices! The floor is perfect for your home. The wallpaper is great too. There's nothing prettier than wallpaper in the right room.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I can't wait to see the finished bathroom, I love the tile, thats what I want in my bathroom too, the chandelier is going to be so pretty and are you doing the sconces? Love love love sconces. I didn't know Target had wallpaper on line, good luck and keep us posted (;
Hugs~Kelly

Kathy said...

I'm starting a bathroom renovation too, so I'll be following your progress very closely!

Katy said...

I can't wait to see the finished product. I'm sure it will be gorgeous!

All of the windows in our house are like your window in the bathroom; no moulding! Can you explain how you replace/install moulding around the window?

Torie Jayne said...

Fabulous inspiration! Can't wait to see what you do! Have a sweet day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your bathroom is going to look fabulous. I love all of your ideas and inspiration for the remodel. Can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

beth said...

Oh, I can't wait to see the bathroom all finished! It's going to look to so beautiful!

We're going to be installing the same hexagon tiles in our bathrooms and replacing all of our dingy carpet with pine planks in a few months. I am so excited!

Have a great day! Beth.

Sunshine said...

I love the idea of the wallpaper! I too love wallpaper! I am sure whatever you pick will trun out fabulous! Can't wait to see the results!

The Whispering Creek House said...

Cant wait to see this! hurry! please do! We are so excited to see!!LOL

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

It's looking good already -- can't wait to see when you've finished -- I've always loveed the hexagon tiles too! So classic.

Rue said...

Bathrooms are so fun to work with, because you can do very little and make them fabulous. I can't wait to see it when you're done, especially after the last bath remodel :)

xo,
rue

linda said...

Good luck with your bathroom remodel. I can't wait to see it all finished.

We will be redoing our bathrooms just after the first of the year...and it's only taken us 12 years! Yes, time to get rid of the mauve sinks!

We're sprucing up our bathrooms before putting our house on the market to sell. They say you get your money back out of updating kitchens and bathrooms. Hopefully it will hold true!

Theresa said...

I love your bathroom even just as it is:) But the new design is wonderful too. I love the wallpaper and I am so under a mushroom that I didn't know wallpaper was back:) I happen to have wallpaper left from when I built the house, yeah! Have a blessed day my friend and can't wait to see all the progress!

Melissa Miller said...

It's going to be so pretty Michelle! The wallpaper and chandy are really elegant and classic. ~Lovely. :)

Lee Laurie said...

It is going to be beautiful! I love those tiles and the wallpaper too! I started my bathroom re-do but haven't been able to finish it yet. I pulled down all of the old wallpaper and started taking out the old shower stall. I even bought the tub to go in there. I can't wait to get started on it again. I will keep checking with you to see how yours goes to get inspiration. Thanks!

Darlene said...

I think your bathroom is going to be gorgeous!

Sarah said...

Great inspiration! I'm kinda-sorta thinking of what to do with my master bathroom. You have a lot of great ideas!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hi there! I think that sweet lil chandy is just like the one in my cottage~ Love your bathroom ideas too~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Looks like it's going to be outstanding! I am glad to hear wallpaper is back too, because I love it ! Cindy

Carla said...

LOVE the tile. I raelly wanted that for our bath but couldn't find it anywhere. :o(

The light blue damask is darling.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

oooh, I can't wait to see it finished. I love make-overs!!

Robin said...

Happy renovating! I can't wait to see your finished project - I know it will be fabulous!

It must be the season for bathroom redo's - - I'm in the middle of a bathroom redo also, but I won't be replacing my sinks, more of a face lift.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I'm so glad you want wallpaper! I love it, but my hubby does not!

LuLu said...

Oh it's going to look so good, i can't wait to see it finished! Your home is amazing,
xo,
LuLu

Anna See said...

that wallpaper and tile are gorgeous! can't wait to see the final product.

Ticking and Toile said...

wow looks great! Don't you just love craigslist? I love the white hexagon tiles & I really like the robin's egg blue wallpaper from Target!

Shellagh

Katy said...

Oh, heavens...what fun inspirations. Love the hexagon tiles....classic.

Reese & Marie said...

Hey Michelle,
I cannot for the life of me find your email so I am posting this here... I just received a HUGE surprise in the mail from you and I couldn't be happier! I was all smiles as I opened the box and found the most adorable items inside! I love everything - especially the sugar and creamer set! I had forgotten about the pay it forward thing and this was really a huge treat for me - it really made my day. Thank you sooooo much!

Unfortunately, my husband lost his job last month so funds are very very tight so I cannot pay it forward right away, but once we are stabilized again, I will be sure to post about it and keep it going. Thank you again so much!!!

-Kari
karifpayne@yahoo.com

Its So Very Cheri said...

I can not wait to see what you do.

Cheri

Faded Charm said...

Thanks for stopping by today. Good luck with your powder room project.

Take care,

Kathleen

prashant said...
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Kathleen said...

I wouldn't look any further the wallpaper from Target is beautiful.