It’s powder bathroom reveal day! Wahoo! I always get so excited to show you a new completed project. I really appreciate you following along with the progress these last few weeks. If you missed it, you can see the plans HERE and the progress HERE and HERE.
My head has been all over the place with this makeover. First of all, let me remind you where this started…
It’s been completely untouched since we moved in, in 2009. I made no-sew roman shades, and filled it with accessories that are most certainly no longer my taste. So, when I had the opportunity to team up with six talented bloggers and several awesome companies to make this bathroom spectacular, I jumped on it! Let’s get to the “after” photos, and then talk about the design process. Friends, I proudly present to you, a bathroom with a bit more style 🙂 …
Where do I begin with this? I feel like I’m looking at a bathroom in a high end Parisian restaurant, and that makes me so happy! I’m often asked where I start when designing a space, and that’s hard to answer because it can be different in every room. But I had a different vision for this room, and that completely went out the window when I came across this portrait art by Janet Hill from Artfully Walls.
I was really drawn to the expression on their faces, what they’re wearing, and just the general feeling they evoked. When it comes to art, especially portraits, I have to feel something when I see it, and these pieces did that for me. They almost take me back to a different era. Which leads me to the wallpaper from Thibaut. I LOVE this paper. It’s an old world architectural cityscape and I can’t help but think that the people in these portraits attend parties in these pretty buildings. Is that weird? Lol! I just love how whimsical yet formal this print is. So, with the art and wallpaper picked out, it was time to figure out what pattern to pair it with on the custom roman shades, and then pick a color for the walls.
I love mixing patterns, and I thought flowers would look so lovely with the black and white graphic paper. I was right! I love this gorgeous fabric I found from Spoonflower! And I LOVE this shade from Sew Lovely by Kelly! Our old blinds were cheap and broken. This shade was incredibly easy to install, and it opens and closes so seamlessly. I’m thrilled with it! Truly makes such a statement.
So, once the art and fabric arrived, I could start to narrow down the paint color. My brother-in-law installed beautiful trim work, and I envisioned it all in a high gloss, deep blueish-green. If you recall from last week’s post, I brought home four samples of BEHR Paint: Abysse PPU12-01 , Sequoia Lake PPU12-02, Antigua M460-7, and Ocean Abysse MQ6-01.
A deep, rich teal can be tricky to find, and I was very drawn to Abysse PPU12-01 and Ocean Abysse MQ6-01. When it came down to it, Ocean Abysse MQ6-01 was too blue, and Abysse PPU12-01 didn’t have enough blue, so I did something I’ve never done before. I had Home Depot mix three quarts of Abysse PPU12-01, with one quart of Ocean Abysse MQ6-01, to make the perfect blue-green combo!
I gotta say, with my paint color indecision, the wallpaper ended up being installed prior to the painting! Not the most ideal order of operations. I was worried about using painter’s tape on the wallpaper. I didn’t want it to tear once I peeled the tape away. I should’ve known better than to be worried, because I used Frog Tape®! Piece. Of. Cake. Did you know they have a tape for delicate surfaces? Perfect for things like this!
There’s a late night progress shot from my phone- lamp on the toilet and all:) And a screenshot from a video I posted on Instagram. Everyone LOVES watching the paint being pulled off! So satisfying…
Just be sure to remove the tape when the paint is still slightly wet. And pulling at a 45 degree angle works best! I also used Frog Tape® along the floors and windows…
Can we talk about the heart of this bathroom? A superstar, if you will? This console sink from Signature Hardware!
It’s exquisite! I love the brass legs and I think it looks so beautiful next to the deep, rich color of the walls. So sophisticated! And I’m obsessed with the faucet! Seriously, obsessed. it’s such a beauty. All the heart eyes!
More warm gold/brass tones in this fabulous mirror and vanity light from Build.com! I’ve been really drawn to curved edges/archways, and I love that this has a subtle egg shape. Makes it a little more interesting than just a simple oval.
Initially, I was hoping to fit two wall sconces on either side of the mirror, but space was tight, so I opted for a three bulb vanity light instead, and I love it! It’s just modern enough to balance the traditional elements of this space. I’m all about the mix! And speaking of, I came across this tree stump stool at Home Goods recently and thought it’d be interesting to have a little rustic warmth added to all the “glam” in here.
I feel like it grounds the space a bit. Makes it a little more “home” and a little less “fancy restaurant bathroom.” (Although I LOVE that it kind of feels like a fancy restaurant bathroom!) Besides, it’s the perfect little spot to set a book or magazine or your phone. It’s a bathroom, guys. Let’s keep it real here.
I’m so proud of this space. I really followed my gut here. Poured everything I had into drawing up this little 6×6 room in my head. Rooms don’t have to be big to make a big impact. This room is a tiny BOSS. Is it everyone’s taste? Probably not, but everyone is inspired by their own stories. For me, this bathroom has a museum-like quality that takes me back to my college days. I studied art at the University of Toledo in Ohio and the Arts building was attached to the Toledo Museum of Art. I have fond memories of roaming aimlessly surrounded by old world paintings. And I was married there! So this wasn’t just “Hey, let’s throw some faces up on a wall.” This was was a love letter to my past.
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Ok, friends. Now comes the fun part!! I am SO PUMPED to see my friends’ bathroom reveals today! I’ve followed their makeovers over the past month and they are so good! Can’t wait to visit all of their posts below!