I'm so excited - this is officially the first "finished" room in our house! (note the quotations.. because when is a room really finished in a decorator's home?)
In December, I made the decision to do grass cloth in our powder room. Then I found those gorgeous lucite chairs, which I then sold to fund the bathroom reno. This is the design board I created for the room:
Here is the "before" shot:
What a nightmare! Original 90's wallpaper and gold fixtures. You can't tell, but that toilet paper holder was hanging on for dear life.
My husband and I decided to peel the wallpaper ourselves:
It was such a hassle, but saved us money.. so we carried on. (please note the light fixture and the faucet!)
After all the wallpaper was stripped, I re-finished the vanity by sanding and re-painting. It looks a thousand times better with a fresh coat of paint. I also repainted all of the trim.
And... here are the AFTERS!
I love how it turned out. In fact, looking back at the "before" I don't know how I lived with that for so long!
As always, I was on a budget. Here is the breakdown for those curious:
Mirror - Wistera.com - $209.50 (it was on sale and now appears to be out of stock).
Grasscloth Wallpaper - designyourwall.com - $230 (it looks like this is also out of stock. The style I ordered was Po145b)
Labor to hang grasscloth - $220
Light Fixture - potterybarn.com - $99
Faucet - Overstock.com - $70
Glass Knobs - myknobs.com - $25
Toilet Handle - Lowe's in store - $17
Towel Ring - Lowe's in store - $13
Toilet Paper Holder - Home Goods in store - $14
Art - free (as seen here)
Grand Total: $897.50
And because I created my own art, I came in under budget! Eventually we'd love to put on a granite top (we have plans to put granite in the kitchen someday.. so we'll put the same granite in this powder room).
Next up, the laundry room!
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