Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Take A Look.

Here's our powder room!
Remember the mural I did? Well the long hours paid off. You don't know how good it feels when people ask me about the "wallpaper" in the powder room!
This room began it's life as a closet. Our foyer had two identical coat closets and we decided to convert this one into a half bath to up our count from one full bath to 1.5 now. Here is what it looked like mid-demolition.

A total mess. Here are some of the steps it took to get the powder room up and running where it is now.

We had to bump the walls out a few feet each way. My office became a bit smaller because of the addition, but we gained a powder room and the foyer became larger as a result.

This space truly was a labor of love. I painted the mural. I laid the subfloor. I installed and grouted the tile. These little hands were busy and in desperate need of a manicure, but it was all worth it. It saved a lot of money and I have a special place in my heart for this bathroom now.

I am not claiming to be a tile expert, far from actually, but not bad for a first attempt. I will admit I planned on tiling our master bath as well, but after realizing how long this petite space took and how physically demanding it is (honestly harder than you would think) I decided to leave that one for the pros.

I added a graphic punch to the otherwise dark floor. The natural woven waste basket helps soften all the tile.

This pendant was a cheapie from Home Depot. I debated between a clear glass fixture and this one, and am loving the way the dark iron grounds the space. And the powder room is the perfect space for the soft light of an uber cool Edison bulb.

Thanks for stopping by! Many more reveals coming your way soon!

P.S. Do you know how impossible it is to photograph a 4 ft. x 5 ft. space with no natural light? #Notaphotographer Apologies for the grainy quality.


  1. Oops, the base color for the mural is Barberry by PRATT & LAMBERT, not Sherwin Williams. I had SW match the P&L color which is what caused the confusion above.

    Live Inspired,

  2. Beautiful!!! I love the green! Where did you find the mirror?

  3. Thanks Krista! The mirror was an estate sale find! Serena and Lily make something similar in feel, but the mirror is aqua. I've been on the hunt for an affordable version!

  4. Looks really great. I like the dark fixtures(they pop against the bright white and green)!

  5. IN- CREDIBLE! WHOA! totally blown away.

  6. I just stumbled upon your blog, so glad I did...your bathroom is gorgeous! I love the mirror and bright green walls!


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