Hello friends, thanks for checking in today! If you're visiting from the link-up, I'm glad you're here, even though my heart is palpitating while typing WEEK 4...eeek! Thanks to the One Room Challenge and the encouragement of Linda from Calling It Home, I'm working to make over my Powder Bath in just 6 short weeks, taking it from dark and dated to fresh and fabulous. If you've missed any previous weeks, go ahead and catch up here-
Last week we played a little guessing game of guess which sconces I ordered. There were so many good choices from Lamps Plus, and I would have been thrilled with any of them, but I selected the Hudson Valley Cortland aged brass sconces.
I'm not kidding, my heart skipped a few beats when I opened the box! I liked them in the photo, but they are SO much better in real life! The tall slim profile worked perfectly for the narrow wall they will go on flanking the mirror. My brother in law is coming on Friday to do the wiring for me, and I can't wait to see these beauties hanging!
This room is so small that I knew the details needed to be special. I'm not planning on having many accessories, so I want each piece that IS in there to be a showstopper. Enter this beautiful hardware from LuxHoldups-
Again, these are even more beautiful in person! They give just the right amount of a modern touch to the design to contrast some of the other traditional elements in the room. The quality is so impressive as well. The towel bar, toilet paper holder, and robe hook each surprised me by their craftsmanship and substantial weight. These are not flimsy pieces and I'm confident that they will stand up well to lots of use, so they're practical AND pretty!
As far as labor goes for the past week, I got the top half of the room completely painted, then worked for a few days off and on to install the chair rail and the moulding. Let me just say... I'm proud of that moulding! I can't even count how many cuts I've made.
By the way, if you're local to OKC and don't know ABC Moulding (formerly Moulding King), you're missing out! It's always my first stop to shop for moulding, or any wood accent pieces for that matter (corbels, furniture feet, decorative pieces, etc.). There are absolutely no frills, but they have a better selection and much better prices than the big box stores. Check it out sometime. If you're like me you'll feel a little like a kid in a candy store!
Remember, there are SEVEN sides to this room, and some of those angles are extra tricky when you're trying to miter edges to fit together just right.
I have one small section left to finish. This is where 3 walls wrap around the toilet and my brain couldn't take any more... I had to walk away. I might need a moulding intervention to finish up that part. ;)
I got a small start yesterday on stenciling the pattern on the top half of the room. I'm using the Royal Design Studios Cheetah Spots stencil (#6164). I wanted to copy the look of the pricey Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper, and I think this stencil will be just the ticket! Don't look too closely yet, I barely got started and have some touch-ups and edges on this wall to finish, but I'm starting to see things come together. I'll find my rhythm with the stenciling and share more about that with you on Monday.
Let's check in... I feel like there's still an awful lot to cross off of that list! Somewhere I'll find time in between every day life and hosting a church fellowship at our house this weekend and school concerts and celebrating my daughter's 13th birthday 3 times (real birthday, friend party, and family party) between now and when time's up in less than 2 weeks. Whew!