Powder Puff; Powder Room Remodel: Guest
Well, the last feature led me to this remodel and I had to share. First of all, I love the cat, and I know that my cat Buddy has a kindred spirit out there. And then of course the thing we really want to see is the room, and Lisa of Lisa Goulet Design did a great job on her powder room remodel!:
I have a finished powder room!
After living in this home for three years and hating the powder room, can you believe it was too big! Just felt like a big cavernous hole especially with the puny pedestal sink. Anyways, I made do for awhile by wallpapering a couple of walls (the wallpaper from Graham & Brown called Charming – that I blogged about last week) and changing the light fixture to a much prettier one.
Here’s the before pictures:
This last one shows the wallpaper from Graham & Brown. Check out how Kelly’s used this wallpaper in her gorgeously finished master bedroom over at Design Ties.
But now, I think it is my favourite room in the house!!
So what did I do, well first I must give my hubby lots of credit as he did all the hard labour and had to sacrifice himself and go buy some new power tools – it was tough but he hung in there and finished it quickly! 😉 I was also trying to stay on a budget as we will have four children in university and college in the fall and we’re trying to be responsible parents.
A couple of months ago I found the perfect 1920’s mahogany dresser at an antique sale for the great price of $300. I had been looking for one to convert into a vanity that was the correct size, shape and finish. It looked like this when we got it.
Then I went looking for the sink and faucet. Well I wanted an oval sink to mirror the bow in the dresser and I had wanted a bowl sink but the dresser was already 34″ high so I had to find something else otherwise as a vanity it would be too high. After much looking I finally found a Kohler sink for that was oval, the right size and had about a 1 1/2″ lip to make it feel more like a bowl sink. Here it is:
Okay I have the two pieces that hubby needs to get started and here’s the work in progress. This is our supervisor Milo always at the ready to lend a paw.
>What a great redo! I LOVE the wallpaper, but not as much as I love the cat. What a character!
>I absolutely LOVE this bathroom. What an amazing transformation. I'd love to know what color the paint is… it's the exact shade I've been looking for. Wow, beautiful job.
>What a gorgeous redo! The cats pretty kool too!
>GORG-eeous!! what a transformation!!
>That's such a beautiful result!
>Such a talent…love what you came up with and how nice to have enough space to add the dresser. It's really a fabulous redo. Congrats!
>Awesome job, love Buddy's appearance! My cats would be the same way! ha! ha!
>That looks amazing!
>this is so pretty!! i think i can just sit there and read my books the whole day
>Amazing job! I love the wallpaper and the mirror, and the vanity – in fact, I like absolutely everything! Kerri
>This turned out great!!! I love it all. I especially love the dresser with the sink mounted on top. You did a wonderful job! Love & blessings from NC!
>Love the mirror!!
>amazing work,job well done!
>Wow! That wallpaper is awesome. I also loved the shiny pieces added. Great job.
>Beautiful bathroom, I love the chest. I just did one in my guest bath last year, my second one, I did one in the master bath of my old house several years ago. Great wallpaper.
>I actually gasped. Seriously. It's stunning!
>Thanks Everyone for the lovely comments! For Melissa: the paint colour is Benjamin Moore Silver Fox.
>Very fancy and upscale. I love it!! Your cat statue is so lifelike. 😉