First thing to do? Update the powder room. The original powder room was smaller in length by one foot affording only a tiny corner sink.. you know, one where you have to be very careful not to end up splashing water all over the floor! A sink that was housed in a 1980's dark brown corner cabinet. Unfortunately, I didn't take "before" pictures. Too anxious to get moving on the project. A project that had good bones! Like the curvature of the back wall and the darling little oak trimmed window. The oak grate covering a radiator. Oh, there was such potential!!
Step one was to move the entry wall back about a foot. That was my husband's idea and it was genius! Now we had more space for a proper sink. But what to set it upon? Something vintage, of course! In a salvage store, we spied a table.. one with character... one needing a bit of TLC.
The front of the antique table had these amazing turned legs with charming curved supports. No need to worry about matching back legs as the powder room did not have enough room for them without bringing the sink into the doorway. That's how small the space is! A new table top was constructed adding the simple detail of grooved trim at the top and bottom.
A white porcelain sink with flanged edges accompanied with a single faucet in oil rubbed bronze. I love it!
For light fixtures, I used what the previous owner had in the family room. They were too diminutive there but perfect for the powder room. Saved money and I was a happy camper! And resting in between the two sconces? An antique mirror that belonged to my aunt. It's simplicity fits in beautifully!
A simple cotton voile gathered curtain at the window....
... tone on tone floral wallpaper, with ceiling painted the same background color found in the paper, and the room was complete!
A powder room with enough texture and pattern to make it feel updated... warm... and cozy! One room done and more to come!!
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