Wednesday, January 18, 2012

House Tour: Powder Bath -- Before & After

Moving right along... 

This little jewel box was my personal design victory in the remodel. When deciding on the look of the powder bath, I knew two things: 1. The walls would be light blue. 2. The floors would be concrete and have an etched checkerboard-ish pattern. When we met with the concrete contractor, he questioned my coveted checkerboard saying the room was too small for it to look good and he didn't recommend it. Argh... Of course, I pretended to take his expert opinion to heart, all the while dismissing his words the second they left his mouth and hit the dust-filled air of our disaster zone. Poor guy didn't have a chance. 

What once was a green/burgundy/brass/wallpaper catastrophe (are you seeing a whole-house theme with the previous color scheme?) is now a sweet room and the perfect place for guests to powder their noses. We used a light aqua/turquoise wall paint, painted out the cabinet black, replaced the pedestal sink for a more substantial model, and recycled the existing mirror with a coat of silver leaf. A new faucet, vanity light, and of course, the acid-stained concrete floors brought this room into the here and now. Buh-bye yesteryear. 

The details:
Walls: Sherwin Williams Waterscape
Trim and Woodwork: Sherwin Williams Dover White
Cabinetry: Sherwin Williams Tricorn Black 
Vanity Light & Faucet:
Pedestal Sink: Home Depot
Concrete Floors: Black and Vintage Umber Concrete Stain *I wanted to use Amber instead of Vintage Umber, but I actually did take the contractor's advice that the Amber would be way too light and look more like plain ol' concrete.

Holy moly, are you dizzy with this paper?

Hollywood lights...sweet!


Still to-do
Add towel hook/ring, toilet paper holder
Cabinet hardware

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