Friday, April 12, 2013

Updating Our SMALL Powder Room

We will have been in our home, which we had semi-custom built, for 12 years in May 2013.  WOW is that really next month?  We have a small powder room off the entry and right across from the garage door next to the laundry room.  It is just a generic 1/2 bath with a pedestal sink and toilet.  The plans for the house originally had a cabinet with a simulated marble top but we "upgraded" to the pedestal as well as upgrading from vinyl floor to tile that matched the entry way.  Here is what the bathroom looked like before redecorating it.

The colors were Taupe, Black & Red and the accessories were dragonflies.  The vinyl on the pedestal sink has been there for about 5 years and is from Uppercase Living.  The mirror was just a builders grade mirror the was an elongated octagon.

First thing I did was paint the walls.  The color we went with was Benjamin Moore Camro White which is a Pottery Barn Spring & Summer 2012 color.  It brightened up the walls and made the room feel bigger.  Here is the after.

The first thing I did was stencil the bird on a branch and scroll at the top of the wall.  I love how it turned out.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut vinyl for the image and the placed the vinyl on the wall and used a stencil brush to paint it, the color is also from the Pottery Barn line for Benjamin Moore, Mill Springs Blue.  I hope to have a post with more details on the stencil.  I was pretty proud of myself with how it turned out.  My mom and I removed the original mirror....guess we are expecting 7 years bad luck because we ended up covering the whole thing in tape and prying it off the wall with a putty knife, it was in about a gazillion pieces.  Lots of wall repair followed.  The mirror was something my mom found at was painted exactly like you see was perfect.  I DIYed the artwork.  I found poppy images I liked and then used Mod Podge to seal them onto canvas.  The shelves were a pain...had to call in hubby to help get them just right.  For Christmas a couple years ago my MIL got me the dragonfly toilet flusher...I LOVE IT.  I also broke the toilet seat during painting so it was a perfect time to upgrade to a soft close seat.  Here are some more detailed pictures. 

I found the wire wall hanging at Goodwill it was a dark brown color so I spray painted it black and then dry brushed some of the blue from the stencil onto the birds.  It now hangs directly across from the toilet next to the door.  I am really happy with how it turned out.  It has been brightened up and is more cheerful.

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