Powder Room Transformed with Molding On Walls

See how a powder room took on a new look. It went from old out dated wallpaper, to new crown molding and wainscot molding on walls.  Molding on walls always adds a lot of character to a space. 

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 Submitted By Aimee At Sixteen Fourteen

I am brand-new to the blogosphere, recently launching Sixteen Fourteen as a way to document the highs and lows of a gut renovation to a 1982 Americana-style Colonial.

My husband Brian and I are long on ideas and short on time, squeezing in one project after another when the kids are asleep or otherwise occupied.

Brian does it all: demo, electrical, drywall, molding, and painting (well, everything except plumbing, that is!) and I take photos of the projects every step of the way, including this “country to clean” renovation of  our powder room.  We also did our kitchen and our home office you can see here.

Powder Room Before

Can you even believe this is the best I could do for a “before” shot of our powder room?!
That’s shameful, is what it is!
But I think this photo probably gives you a pretty good idea of what was going on.
I remember stripping this wallpaper like it was yesterday…ahhh, memories.


The Lowdown:
Cream wallpaper with red and navy stripes
Floors: Faux-wood laminate
Vanity: Large, dark wood vanity with cream sink {visible in the photo below}
There was also a a soffit with a can downlight which hung over the sink.
Look at that crowbar!  We are hardcore. 😉 Well, Brian is.


This is how it looked for over a year…down to the studs, folks {and not the good kind}.




Powder Room After With Molding on Walls

Here are some after shots, and you know what? This is one of my favorite rooms in the house
{yes, I know that’s sad!}
It was totally Brian’s idea to do the vertical boards and the double crown molding…I have to admit, when he tried to explain it to me I didn’t even understand what he was talking about, but I was SO READY for a bathroom on the main floor that I probably would have been OK with going back to striped wallpaper and stencils at that point!






We still need to add the toilet paper holder and the towel rod,
plus some black & white sketches, but otherwise…that’s a wrap!

Project Summary

Floors: Brazilian Cherry hardwood from K&K Floors
Paint: Ralph Lauren Pale Gray
Sink and Toilet:  Lowe’s {Kohler}
Mirror and Lighting:  Restoration Hardware

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I am the husband of the amazing Cassity of Remodelaholic. I love to problem solve and to design and build things inside and outside the house to make life better. I am a professional Landscape Architect by trade and love the outdoors.

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    1. Thank you so much, Telisa! Honestly, hanging the drywall took more time than the trimwork, so if you have walls…that’s a good start! 🙂

  1. Beautiful Aimee. Looks like a professional design and execution. I have the same sconces toilet and sink. I recommend R.H for the other stuff you mentioned getting. They are my favorite parts of our bathroom reno.

  2. Gorgeous! We’re updating a powder room now and I’m totally inspired by your reno. Can you tell us about the molding and wainscoting itself? Where did you get it? How was it to install?

  3. Hi Aimee

    I am using your bathroom remodel as a big part of my bathroom remodel. I love your style. The question I’m running into is how the wainscoting meets the doorway in your bathroom. How does the molding around your doors interface/meet the wainscoting? Happen to have any advice?