Monday, April 26, 2010

Powder Room ~ After


The powder room is done! I'm so excited to show it to you. It was difficult to take pictures in such a tiny space but I did my best.


If you missed the "before" pictures, click HERE .


And here it is now.....



The sink was a craigslist find for $50....


Ever notice how the magazines rarely show the toilet? Well, it's a part of life and here is ours....


I'd like to find some antique brackets and put a shelf on the wall above it. I've been hesitant to hang much on the walls so far because of the wallpaper.



The old trim was standard stuff so we installed all new moulding and added crown. "We" meaning my hubby, you know the drill. ;)






The towel holder was found on Ebay and the soap dispenser is from Target.














Ruffle towel from Target and the holder was found on Etsy.











So that's the bathroom! We're so relieved it's done because we've begun other projects.




A few things we learned on this room:




~ Wallpapering a tiny space is more difficult than a large room.


~ Decorative plumbing parts are expensive. I wanted nice shut off valves with the cross handles since they would show behind the pedestal sink. The plumbing supply had beautiful ones in nickel but they would have cost $120. For $40 and some wonderful free advice we ended up with something just as nice. We purchased the shiny silver ones and used a Scotch-brite pad to create a nickel look. The scour pad worked wonders and now we have "nickel" shut offs for a fraction of the price.


~ It doesn't hurt to ask about display items. Our toilet paper holder was the last of the set so we were able to purchase it for $30. It retails for $146.


~ Be sure to measure carefully and not rely on the store employees to figure out what you will need. With both the wallpaper and the tile we had to order more after starting because it was underestimated. This ended up costing us more time and money.



Overall it was a really fun room to do!


If you've done any wallpapering lately, I'd love to see pictures! I certainly have a weakness for it.






Hope you all have a wonderful week! Our oldest left this on the chalkboard for us:






You can't possibly have a bad day after a chalkboard love note like that.

41 comments:

Jill said...

Oh my! So lovely!

Kathysue said...

Congratulations on a job well done. I love, love your wallpaper, it is so pretty and the color is serene,Great job!! Kathysue

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

It looks so pretty, I love the wallpaper, the flooring, the pedestal sink, well I love all of it!!Great job (;
Hugs~Kelly

samanthakae12 said...

This room is GORGEOUS! You've covered every square inch in details that make the room perfect, Congrats!

Christina said...

The room looks amazing! Love that wallpaper, I would never be able to commit to it, just love to paint too much.

My Yellow House said...

OMGosh! I love every detail! It is absolutely gorgeous - If I had a powder room, I would copy every last detail of it! :)
I love the sconces - are they antique?
You did a fabulous job - I am very envious....:) I love that you even wallpapered the ceiling!
Sarah

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The bathroom is so lovely, stunning, gorgeous!! I need more adjectives! WOW! I love the wallpaper so much!! Congrats and enjoy!

Melissa Miller said...

Michelle this is amazing! Love the wallpaper and all of the special touches. ~Gorgeous! :)

tara said...

oh michelle, your bathroom looks beautiful, I love the wallpaper and the little accents, now 146.00 for a toilet paper roll seems alittle outrageous, glad u got a rockin' deal!! thanks for sharing, looks great!

Amy R. said...

Such a sweet note! I love those!
The bathroom is beautiful! I have been admiring that soap dispenser at Target too. I like how you wallpapered the ceiling. My mom wallpapered my toilet closet for me. I will post pics soon. I am trying to finish those last details and I will do a final bathroom post....soon.

Sunshine's Design said...

Your Bathroom looks Beautiful! Love the wallpaper!!!

beth said...

Beautiful job, Michelle! I love every detail!
I also love that sweet message from your daughter. It would be weird with other parents. How cute! :)
Hope you have a great day. Beth.

Katy said...

this bathroom is absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Victoria said...

GORGEOUS! I love it.

a little bit vintage said...

Love, love, love it! Adore the mirror and the wallpaper!

Rachel

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The bathroom is just stunning. I havn't wallpapered anything in years, but your paper is so pretty. Love the new moldings too. Everything looks beautiful. The chalkboard note though is by far the best of all. What a precious and sweet not. I hope you don't ever erase it. Hugs, Marty

Pine Tree Home said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing the tip on the fixtures. Love hearing about ways to save! I am very jealous of your sink. I've been scouring Craigslist for months.

Frugal Home Designs said...

That is gorgeous! You did a great job. I bet it feels great to be finished.

A Very Fine House {Katrina Chambers} said...

Michelle this looks sooooo good! Clever! And very classy. Love the chalkboard note too - cute.

I would love it if you were featured on my new blog? Pop over and let me know if you would like to. This powder room would suit our new Wednesday Walk-through posts. Drop me an email :)

Katrina.

Darlene said...

It is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! Y'all did a wonderful job on it. AWWWWWW what a sweet chalkboard note. Just melts your heart doesn't it?!?! Hope you are enjoying your Monday.♥

mishebe said...

just lovely. I love the wallpaper. And that towel holder..

Nancy said...

It's so great! I just love your entire home.

Nancy

Cindy said...

It is gorgeous! I really love your wallpaper, your sink!!!, your towel holder, oh just everything, it is perfection!!! And your floor tile, so pretty!
Thank you for visiting my blog today, it is so fun to find new blogs and make new friends. I will be back to enjoy yours, I hope you will revisit me some time. Hugs, Cindy S

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

This is just so lovely and gorgeous! That wallpaper is so beautiful. I love how you searched everywhere for just the right detail. The toilet even looks good and I've never seen a finer looking toilet paper holder! :)

What a lovely inspiration!

Dawn said...

What a sweet note! The bathroom looks beautiful, of course!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Job Well Done!!! That wallpaper is GORGEOUS!!! And I couldn't help but notice it matches your blog background. : )
Great tip about the Scotch-brite...I'll have to remember that one. What a classy bathroom now!!!
And as for the message on the chalkboard...priceless! : )
M.L.

Sherri said...

Michelle, the wallpaper in your powder room is beautiful!! You did a wonderful job-it looks great! I love the chalkboard message-how cute!

Pamela said...

Soooo very pretty! Love it!

mrso' said...

lovely! now i'm wanting to wallpaper mine!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh my, it's beautiful! As soon as I saw that wallpaper, I was in love. Looks like an old house eighty years ago, done up in style.
Brenda

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

So smart to wallpaper the ceiling too. Now it is a complete jewel box. Well done! Glad I found your blog!

Robin said...

Oh so elegant! Once again you have worked your magic and the results are nothing less than gorgeous!

Denise Marie said...

gorgeous job!! looks better and better every time you show it.

A Gardner's Cottage said...

Great job...That bathroom looks amazing! Love the wallpaper. Who wouldn't want to get a love note like that!

Online store said...

It's incredibly gorgeous. Good job!

LillySue said...

I love wallpaper in a bathroom. Yours is beautiful...Great job, I bet you LOVE it!
Blessings~LillySue

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
What an AWESOME job you do...and I mean with everything you do!!! The bathroom, as well as the rest of your home looks GREAT; and your family is gorgeous.
~ Dawn Kolbicka

Wendy said...

Its gorgeous! I cannot wait until we can redo ours.

Simony said...

Your project turned out beautifully!
And I LOVED the wallpaper! Good job.

Marie said...

Hello sweet Michelle - wow what a beautiful bathroom makeover! I love it. Every detail has been given so much thought and love! The chandelier is fabulous. And the hand towel holder on the sink is so unique. You've done a terrific job!

I'm headed to Target to see if they have any ruffle towels left.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

It's gorgeous, Michelle! I love that wallpaper. So pretty!