Wednesday, February 13, 2013

One Room Challenge - Week 2 - The Powder Room Gets a Fresh Start


It all started when I saw this Ralph Lauren fabric St. Honore a while back. I had no place to use it, but made a mental note of it. When I decided to do my powder room for the One Room Challenge, I remembered this lovely gray and ivory Chinoiserie toile and decided I'd love to use it in my powder room, perhaps with pale pink. Here are some inspiration photos below from my files as well.

This week has been a whirlwind in the powder room. My plumber installed a new sink and toilet. I have a funny story about the sink. The only pedestal sink I could find that would fit is the Kohler Parigi but it retails for almost $800 and I am doing this on the cheap! The best price I could find it for was about $550. But Lowe's online was selling the pedestal and basin separately for $220 for both with free shipping. Strange, but great. I love its shape and the size is so much better in this teensy powder room. To jazz up the rather dull toilet that again was all that would fit with my sub-standard rough-in, I used a black wood toilet seat that I think looks great.

My painter spend mucho hours prepping, priming, and painting the room in my "go to" gray - Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray in Aura Bath and Spa Matte. It looks wonderful! The trim and ceiling are my "go to" Benjamin Moore Decorators White. We also put in a beautiful brushed nickel faux bamboo faucet and a brushed nickel door knob and switch plate. The pair of sconces are from Restoration Hardware that I put in a while back. I am very happy - ahead of time and under budget!

This is going great. I HATE having workers in my house and now I have the house to myself and I have 5 weeks left in the challenge to make it beautiful. I am ready to go hunting in my own house, thrift stores, and favorite haunts for some accessories. Next week will be the reveal on how I am using the Ralph Lauren toile in the room. It will be quite dramatic, trust me.

In my sidebar you can always click on the One Room Challenge button to go back and review all of my previous posts on this project. Click here to see what it looked like a week ago - yikes! At the bottom of this post are the links to my fellow participants - please go check out what they have been up to.

My powder room inspiration board

Mary McDonald

Charlotte Moss

Joe Nye

A pink and gray bedroom inspiration board of mine

Collage Vintage



Kohler Parigi Pedestal Sink

Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray














28 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

What a difference, already. I love that sink...yeah, Lowe's. That faucet is perfect. You have me really curious about how you will use the fabric.

StagerLinda said...

Love your brushed nichel faux bamboo faucet! Aren't you smart to find the pedestal and sink separately. Everything looks great. You work fast!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

This is going to be beyond fabulous! Love the
Paint colors you chose!

Kimberly said...

The faucet is divine. Love all the inspiring photos - this is going to be dramatic!

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Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

It already looks so different! I'm in love with the floor and (this sounds weird) the toilet seat! :) Your faucet is fab too.

pam {simple details} said...

That little powder room came a long way in one week! Fabulous faucet!!

The Pink Pagoda said...

It's already such a transformation! Looking great! Isn't it a great feeling when the workers leave?! Can't wait to see the toile!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

What gorgeous fabric and color combo.

Landon @ The Gilded Stag said...

No more toilet tank within the wall! That was the strangest thing I had ever seen. Glad you were able to find a solution. Can't wait to see the finished room.

Nicole Scott said...

Wow Beth! It is really coming together. The new fixtures and paint look terrific. Fresh and clean. Your before and after shots are going to be so dramatic!

Nancy said...

Love the sink and faucet Beth. Under time and budget? unheard of, lucky you!
xo Nancy
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Junell said...

Love, love the fabric! Just finished a pink & grey bath & it is so soothing.

LindsB said...

What a deal on that sink! Seriously though, the before and after from last week is already amazing- I cant even imagine what the end is going to look like!

Eda. said...

Such fabulous interior inspiration darling. I am loving the sink's tap lovely.

Eda x

www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

What a difference! Love the faucet.

Design_Fluff said...

The faucet is nice and can't wait to see what happens with the Ralph Lauren toile.

Kim said...

Okay ... You rocked it this week with all you got done!! Going to be stunning ... I wouldn't expect anything less from you!!! xo

SHERRY HART said...

Holy Smokes...you have been a busy girl! I can not believe how much that space has changed already. Boom!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

All the inspiration is perfect and nice deal on the sink! Small powder room sinks are tough. Wish there were more options out there.

Tiffany said...

I love that faucet and all of your other choices. Can't wait to see your progress.

Bourbon & Pearls said...

Pink and grey are so divinely Dior, I can't wait to see the end result.

westernreservebutlerspantry said...

I love the flooring. That's a great idea with the toilet seat. I can't wait to see the room when the beautiful wallpaper is up.

barbara@hodge:podge said...

WOWZA - what a difference. I love Stonington Grey too, have it in two rooms of my house. And I LOVE that faucet!

A ndrea said...

Wow, major improvements since last week!! Amazing! I have always loved pink and grey together… this bathroom is going to be so gorgeous!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

René said...

Here's to progress! Love the pattern/color ideas. Looking great so far!

Kathleen (Pacific Family Homes) said...

The faucet rocks! Can't wait to see more progress!! xo, Kathleen

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Awesome faucet! It's going to look great!

Heather Moore Grahling | Vivid Hue Home said...

Love where you're going w this! I hope you plaster that fabric to the wall like wallpaper! That's what I used to do in college with starch and it was removable! Any way you use that fabric will be awesome! Can't wait