Monday, May 20, 2013

Powder Room Makeover

Before we move, I want to show you around the home we are leaving.  The one where I spent a lot of time and energy updating this beauty that was built in 1929!  Being passionate about decorating, this home afforded me the opportunity to utilize many of the ideas that had been floating around in my head for years!  I was in heaven!

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.

 With a coat of Swiss Almond paint, distressing and a finish of antiquing glaze, the base for the counter was complete and ready for a piece of granite!  Next was selecting a new sink and fixtures.  It was a vintage look all the way.

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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  1. So gorgeous, Kadee. I love how you kept in style of your the home. Very elegant.

  2. Wow, that is one beautiful bathroom!! So peaceful and tranquil and I LOVE the wallpaper you chose. What a great solution for the vanity....just love it all and it is so interesting!! Good luck with your move...Linda

  3. Beautifully designed and decorated, I'd hate to leave. Wish you well on the 3 projects you have in front of you. Take a moment to relax and enjoy the flowers. Enjoy your blog.

  4. LOVE what you have done Kadee AND the wallpaper too!!! I'm sure you are crazy busy getting ready to move. I don't envy you there... Colleen

  5. Hi there, Kadee! I loved taking a peek into this charming, beautiful powder room. What vision you had to spy that table and turn it into this masterpiece. And what a gorgeous sink!!

    You must have lists a mile long, with all of the stuff you have going on in your life right now! Good luck with everything...hope it all goes smoothly.

    Take care,

  6. OMG - if I had a cot, that is where I would live! Seriously - what an incredible bathroom!!!!! Happy Monday, Kadee...Tanya

  7. Just adore that sink you're experiencing a bit of angst at the thought of leavin' it behind huh?

    just me...thinkin' the entire sink/pedestal notion was nuthin' short of genius...jan

  8. Very elegant. The bathroom looks gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Greetings from Singapore...

  9. This is a gorgeous and functional powder room. The sink really is unique and makes the statement in this small compact room. Beautifully done...

  10. You did a wonderful job! I love the table you chose.Those legs are amazing - with I had legs that good - lol!! the curved wall is just the kind of detail that makes us love old houses. I know that you hate to leave, but what a fabulous adventure that you have coming!!

  11. This powder room is totally amazing. I love the table used for the sink base, and the sink is unreal too. Gorgeous redo. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  12. Hi Kadee, I just love your powder room. It is so my style and I love your details. The colors are so calm and peaceful. It is easy to see why your home sold so fast. I can only imagine what the rest looks like.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  13. What a gorgeous room! I love those curved walls and all of your special touches! I know you're getting excited about your move! You have such elegant style!

  14. Beautiful and elegant as always!!!

    My warmest wishes and blessings to you Kadee


  15. This is gorgeous. I love the tone on tone wall paper!

  16. You did an absolutely fabulous job- bet you are going to miss this pretty home.

  17. Fantastic job on this bathroom! Can't wait to see your next house!! Catherine

  18. I love your sink! And you have really inspired me to get moving and start dreaming and scheming about my powder room makeover!!! Thanks for sharing all your powder room prettiness at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

  19. What a gorgeous powder room! It would be difficult to leave, but I know you have more ideas that you want to implement! This is beautiful and elegant! Love every inch!

  20. That is beautiful! I love that sink! And the mirror! I have "powder room envy"!

  21. That is a great powder room. I love the sink. Thanks so much for visiting me.

  22. WOW, Kadee, looks like you been busy! Your powder room is absolutely beautiful! The sink is perfect, so vintage and I love how you re-purposed the light fixtures!!!
    Have a great weekend!

  23. Hi Kadee, You have a beautiful home and so amazing that it sold in 3 days!! Funny because we have been trying to sell our log home for about 5 months! Guess we'll stay!
    Thanks for commenting on our blog! So nice to meet you and your blog is so cool, I decided to be a new follower!
    Gloria @The Resourceful Gals

  24. Kadee, I love it. I think it will be missed greatly. Although I know you work wonders in your new home! The table is gorgeous. Oh those legs! Our basement bath if pretty much done. Just a few little touch ups. I have tried to give it a vintage feel. Love what you did! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  25. Gorgeous Kadee! Love the vanity with marble and the wallpaper is so pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...

  26. I'm not surprised your home sold in 3 days! I bet they took photos so they could use your decorating ideas. I love your little powder room. The table was a great find and you made it beautiful. The sink and faucet are perfect.

    I will pray for you to have super energy to get the move accomplished, Kadee.
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  27. Gasp..... that is stunning! Girl you got some mean talent!

  28. Hi kadee,
    What a charming bathroom you created. Love that sink idea, so neat, and love the curved wall too.
    Look awesome.
    Blessings, Nellie

  29. Love this so beautiful what a wonderful idea! Would love it if you came by One More Time and share it
    Hope you can make it... if not this week I host every Sunday...Hope you can make it some time.

  30. This is just beautiful!!!
    Congratulations on your feature from Savvy Southern Style ( where I'm visiting from )
    Happily your newest follower!
    Big hugs,

  31. Kadee, What a beautiful guest bath! I love the sink base, sink, faucet, ...all of it...


  32. What a great bath! What fun you had, sad that you are moving on....

  33. What a charming and cozy pwder room. You did an outstanding job making over this space. I know you put your heart and soul into this home but I am sure your next one will be just as lovely and loved. I am not surprised it sold that quickly. I too have poured all my creativity and ideas into my 1920's colonial and I find it extremely rewarding with each new makeover.

  34. what an amazing room, curved...just beautiful wallpaper and that sink is perfection!

  35. are amazing! Your powder room is so pretty! I love the tone on tone wallpaper and adore the antique table and sink! So lovely!

    miss you much,

  36. This a place from my dreams :)