Sunday, June 28, 2015

Powder Room Painted

Back in February I finally painted the powder room. It had been sporting some odd brown wallpaper with love sayings that was supposed to look "Victorian" I guess. I don't exactly know. But it wasn't my look. Plus, I'm trying to banish beige in this house, so it had to go.

I pulled down the wallpaper months before, but then couldn't decide on a color. I threw up a few test colors and then it sat like this for a while.

Finally, I decided to go with the same charcoalish color that's in the kitchen. Martha Stewart's zinc. I worried that a dark color would make this tiny, no natural lighting bathroom look even smaller, but oh well--I just went with it.

Because it's so small, you'd think the powder room would be easy to paint. But there was so much maneuvering and climbing. The ceilings are tall and the ladder barely fit. Very tricky. But I got 'er done!

Recently I picked up some coral accent towels and this gold tray on clearance at Target. The fixtures in here are two-toned chrome and gold. Not my favorite, but until I can afford to swap them all out, I'm trying to make it work. I used to hate gold, but it has really grown on me lately. And since it's popular these days, it is easy to find.

I also framed a few coral, floral pieces of art from Etsy. This 11x14 is on the wall by the door.

And these two 8x10s are over the toilet.

This room is so tiny that I can't really get a good picture. But you get the idea. The last thing left is to frame out the mirror with white wood. I took my measurements but haven't had a chance to do it yet.


  1. love the prints! looks great! i will purposely come over with a full bladder to be able to enjoy this bathroom facility!!

  2. like the coral with the dark gray. Was surprised at the gold at first due to your previous love of silver, but it looks good with the coral. Good job to get it finished and not stop at 80% like we are so good at. Kuddos!

  3. Looks great! Painting bathrooms are the worse though, like you said, so much maneuvering to do!