Monday, July 19, 2010

Powder Room Transformation

The second room in my house that I will show you is my downstairs powder room. Although small, I feel it's an important room as most of your guests will use it at some point during their visit! The 'bones' of the room were not bad, as the previous owners had installed beadboard wainscotting & I already liked the pedestal sink. We added to this by adding crown molding (something I plan to do in most rooms of the house), new hardwood flooring and new paint and accessories.


This was taken as we were touring the home before we bought it. We reno'd it in my Life Before Blogging (LBB), so I didn't take a proper before picture. The before above is just a tad too frilly for my taste. The wall colour reminds me of the colour of Bandaids. Yuck.


We opted for the colour Bed of Ferns by Benjamin Moore. I love the contrast between this and the beadboard colour (Muslin). Although I'd normally paint the beadboard more of a white colour (such as Cloud White, which is our trim colour throughout the house), I liked the pedestal sink and didn't want to change it out and it is an offwhite/cream colour. I started painting the beadboard Cloud White, but it made the sink and toilet look dirty. I actually took in the toilet tank lid to Benny Moores to match a neutral to it!

Sorry for the boring picture folks, but after all the hard work my hubby did to instal the crown molding, I just had to show it off.

Hardwood floor is generally not regarded as a wise choice in a bathroom. However, I really wanted the continuity with the rest of the flooring on this level of the house, and being a powder room, it shouldn't get too wet. We have had a few spills (unavoidable with two little munchkins) and had no problems, but I'm sure to wash it up right away. We also sealed around the edges under the baseboards, and again once the baseboards were applied.

I really wanted a medicine cabinet for this space as it's where all our medicines are kept. Normally, I'd prefer just a mirror, but I think this choice is a good one as it really looks just like a mirror, and the cabinet is 'hidden' behind it. I found this at Home Depot.

I love this adapted TP holder. I bought one for the upstairs bathroom too (from my beloved Home're all going to think that this is the only place I shop!).

Who knew I'd have so much to say about one tiny room! When I look at other peoples blogs, I sure appreciate knowing the details of their makeover, including sources. Thus, I try to ensure I do the same for you! Either that, or I like to type an awful lot!

Next room on the tour: The laundry room. We did a recent overhaul on this space and I can't wait to show you. A few more details to finish, and then it will be posted!

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Thank you so much to Remodelaholic for featuring my Powder Room!!! It is truly appreciated!


Jennifer said...[Reply to comment]

That's a beautiful bathroom!

Julie said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful. Love that Fern green color.
I have been wanting to put beadboard in the kitchen and two of my baths for quite a while.
INSPIRING!!!!thanks for sharing.

KarenHarveyCox said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, that really does make a difference, that bit of color on the wall really makes the white pop.

~~Carol~~ said...[Reply to comment]

Your powder room is gorgeous! I love the beadboard, and the color you chose for the walls. Such a gorgeous green, and crown molding always just makes a room so much more special. I bet you just love it!
Happy WW!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...[Reply to comment]

Wow! This looks great!
What a wonderful job!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good day!

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...[Reply to comment]

the mirror made a huge difference!!!
way to go!

visting from blue cricket!

Heaven's Walk - said...[Reply to comment]

Hi Andrea! Beautiful job on that bathroom! Just love the colors you chose! I'm glad that you shared the colors of the paint, too.

Am now happily following your blog!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

The Pennington Point said...[Reply to comment]

It looks wonderful! I'm with you...the hardwood was a good choice. I love it all....great job to you and your husband. Lisa~

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful choice of wall color & of course the beadboard is gorgeous!

rustandruffles said...[Reply to comment]

Love the really makes a room!
Happy WW!

Vanessa said...[Reply to comment]

Looks great! I love the mirror!

Meg said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, the color is fantastic and I love the mirror, too!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...[Reply to comment]

What a fantastic little redo! The mirror is beautiful - and I love the new color -- it really pops against the beadboard. :)

Melissa said...[Reply to comment]

That turned out amazing! said...[Reply to comment]

Great! Love the match with the fixtures and the wall color.


LMac said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! Great job - I love all your choices.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...[Reply to comment]

Outstanding! I love the muted green wall color. And I also really like wainscoting on the wall too.

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Amy @MaisonDecor said...[Reply to comment]

Really love the bathroom makeover, its very elegant in an understated way...following you now!

Michelle @ between cottage and cabin said...[Reply to comment]

Love the beadboard. Much more sophisticated, you did an amazing job.

Kacy said...[Reply to comment]

I'm coming over from Somewhat Simple. I think you and I could be friends. At least decorating buddies. We have a bathroom that is that exact same layout and ours looks almost exactly like yours! Crazy.

Kindra said...[Reply to comment]

I found your through The Shabby Nest! I love your "new" bathroom! The color and the beadboard are wonderful!

Decorchick! said...[Reply to comment]

This is beautiful!! I love you writing about all the details. I'm a detail kind of gal and want to know everything! :) Love that wall color too. Found you through Domestically Speaking. :)

Denise Marie said...[Reply to comment]

it's a wonderful job! love the tp holder too.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...[Reply to comment]

Very pretty. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by.

Pam said...[Reply to comment]

Awesome job. The green paint looks great in there. Thanks for the idea for the TP holder.

Mr Remodelaholic said...[Reply to comment]

Remodelaholic loves this party link and I wanted to let you know that we are planning on featuring this. We hope that you get a bunch of new visitors.

Andrea said...[Reply to comment]

@Mr Remodelaholic
Thank you very much....I so appreciate it, especially being a new blogger =)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...[Reply to comment]

This is so pretty. I love the color green you chose. We also have a green bathroom and it's just so soothing. I'm stopping over from Kate's.

ButterYum said...[Reply to comment]

What a lovely color, and color name! Lovely bath!!