I am so pleased to finally show you our new powder room! It took longer than I anticipated, but it turned out just as I hoped. I used lots of silver in this small space, to make it feel brighter.
We did not want the hassle or the expense of a full renovation, so I did not take out the walls or floor, even though they were far from perfect. I worked with what we had and
- hung silver imperial trellis wallpaper
- installed a chair rail and extended the baseboard
- painted (tips to come soon)
- and, finally, changed the sink and fixtures and added accessories
I’m very happy with the result. Before, the room felt unfinished (because, as hubby points out, it was unfinished) and plain. I would actually avoid it and go upstairs to a “real” bathroom. Now, it’s still small, but it feels polished and pretty, and I occasionally peek in just to take a look (okay, that won’t go on for long, I hope).
I got the help of a handyman to change out the old pedestal sink for this new vanity. Our half bath is very small, so I looked for a long time to find a small vanity that didn’t feel undersized. I am happy with the look and functionality of this Covus vanity found on Overstock. The new towel bar and toilet paper holder add a shiny touch in polished chrome. The art is a print from an Henry Evans calendar (more of those to see in upcoming posts, too). I picked the color of the flower and picture mat to tie in the old floor colors. The frame was a thrift store find and brings more silver into the room.
Here are some more views of the finished room:
I’m very relieved to have this powder room off the to-do list. It was getting embarrassing! Now, I can get on to some more fun projects that I’ll post soon.