Hello there, friends! I'm so glad you've stopped by today, and I've been so excited to share this room with my readers! If you're new here today visiting all of the wonderful One Room Challenge Room Reveals, welcome! I'm honored to have you here.
Many thanks go to the creator of this challenge, encouraging us all along the way, Linda from Calling It Home. It's such a great opportunity to accomplish a complete makeover in 6 short weeks, or at least get further along than you were when you started.
This day arrived quickly, and it was a total sprint to the finish line! I've worked the past 5 weeks to make over my Powder Bath. What started as what I thought would be a fairly quick and easy makeover turned into a mountain of a project (and it didn't help that one of the major design elements changed somewhere around the end of week 4).
Let's step back and revisit the room 6 weeks ago... dark, dated, and boring, and completely out of place in our home.
If you've missed any previous weeks, I'd love for you to catch up here-
Powder Bath Week 4: Sconces, Hardware, and Moulding
I added all of the custom moulding around the bottom half of the room. I lost track, I still want to go back and count how many hundreds of cuts I made!
About a week and a half ago I decided to change the pattern that I had planned to paint on the top half of the walls. After considering a few options, I landed on painting a gingham/ buffalo check pattern. Even though this room is full of walls (7!) and angles, I wanted to turn the check diagonally and wrap it around the room. Let me tell you, THAT took some doing and about a week of work, but I am SO, SO happy with how it turned out!
I knew I wanted to accent with some sort of green artwork. My sister and I brainstormed and came up with the plan to do some fun photo art with the kids. I've been dying to do these big acrylic frames for a while, and thought this would be the perfect spot rather than using a bulky frame that would take away from the pattern on the walls. (DIY Acrylic Frame Tutorial here)
SURPRISE! I don't think I gave this hint at all, but I added some fun to the back side of the door. Because black and white gingham is nothing without some pink! ;) I also added moulding to this side of the door to match what was already on the front.
We had the wiring re-done so we could switch from one light over the mirror to a pair of sconces flanking it. I could not be more in love with this pair from Lamps Plus. They are sturdy and a nice weight and are probably the nicest light fixtures in my home! I added the black ribbon to give some detail to the shade.
Since this room is so small and there's not many options for "styling" it, I made an effort to make every detail not only functional, but beautiful. We added this chunky lucite and brass robe hook to the back of the door, in case it's needed for guests to hang a change of clothes or even an extra towel.
And, I'm pretty sure you've never seen a more beautiful toilet paper holder! Like I said, even the practical can be pretty!
More details- This giraffe print makes me smile every time I see it. A sweet reader (and fellow Okie!) was kind enough to send me these custom towels just for my makeover. Since I had to scrap my plans to do spotted walls, we gave that original plan a little nod by adding some spotted trim to one of the towels, which also has my "G" initial, but in black if I want to switch them out. Be sure to stop by her Etsy shop, August Ave., for super cute towels (it's time for graduation and wedding season!).
One more lucite and brass piece to round out the hardware- this towel bar is stunning!
This pedestal sink is tricky, it is not really accommodating for any accessories. A soap pump is usually too big, and soap dishes don't fit well either. I found this fun rock shaped soap and chose to use it on it's own in the sink's small spot carved out for soap, and it smells wonderful!
Even though my design plan changed more than half way through, this Dash and Albert Rug from Mintwood Home still fit right in. That's the beauty of a classic pattern like this... it works almost anywhere.
I'm just so, so happy every time I walk by this room now! I kinda just want to stand in the door and stare...
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OTHER SOURCES (*some affiliate links used):
Small Table- old Target, makeover here || Blue and White Jar- Ross Dress for Less || Mirror- second hand || Glass Door Knob- Lowe's || Green Geode Hand Soap- Anthropologie || Small Blue and White Vase || Bamboo Frame and Milk Glass Dish- vintage || Green Candle- TJ Maxx
DIY Acrylic Floating Frame Photo Art
Hand Painted Gingham Wall
How To Add Custom Door Moulding
Lower Portion of Wall with Moulding- custom matched to existing woodwork
Ceiling and Top White Squares- Simply White, Benjamin Moore
Light Gray Squares- Agreeable Gray, Sherwin Williams
Medium Gray Squares- Agreeable Gray, mixed at 175% (plus a little more black added)
Black Squares- Tricorn Black
Mirror Frame- Rustoleum Berry Pink spray paint
Back of Door- Dragon Fruit, Sherwin Williams (darkened a bit)
Acrylic Frame Hardware and Door Knob Hardware- Rustoleum Metallic Gold Spray Paint
If you loved this space, you might enjoy my One Room Challenge project from last Spring, too- my Master Bedroom!