Wednesday, January 2, 2013

before and after: powder room

Our powder rooms was one of my favorite and most hated room to do.  I love it because it ended up coming together just how I envisioned without making any changes along the way.  Yet the hate part came in with the stencil project I decided to do on the walls.  This was one of the first projects I started and was super budget conscious at the time due to the long list of "to-do"s to the in change everything!  I knew I loved Kelly Wearstlers Imperial Trellis wall paper, yet knew it would cost an arm and a leg to complete the room.  So I started searching and came across this how to for doing a stencil version.  The directions are great and the end result I love, yet I must say if I had to do it over again I would definitely just splurge for the wallpaper and an this process involved a lot of back ache, cuss words, and thinking I should just give up and paint over this.

These are the before pictures I have.  One while the previous owners were still there and the other from the day I closed on the house.  I thought both show the true "greatness" of this orange in different lighting!

A during shot... After everything came out in went hardwood floors and the painting started.... this was when I considered doing only this one it took a full day to do, but I kept on and finished the room.

First in came a new toilet and vanity with honed marble counters.

 Then Candace Olson Margo Sconces and a mirror I found at Ikea that was originally wood and I silver leafed the frame.

The sea fan art was the DIY I blogged about with instructions here.


  1. You're amazing! I admire your commitment, I would have stopped after the "trace this pattern to make a stencil".

  2. I just stumbled across this while looking for an update for our powder room. This is exactly what I was thinking! What paint colors did you use?

  3. Can you share the name of the wall color and stencil color. They look great each other !! Thank you

  4. Can you share the name of wall color and stencil. They look great each other. Thank you


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