Turning an ugly duckling powder room into a French Country Cinderella!
A couple of weeks ago, I showed you the before pictures of our little ugly duckling powder room, along with some inspiration photos of how I would like it transformed.
This is one of the inspiration photos that I absolutely love!
This last week we’ve started the tear down, removing the wall tile and popcorn ceiling. The mirror also came off of the wall very easily, and the shower door will be removed this week.
Unfortunately, like so many other rooms in this house, the wallpaper is not coming off. So I will remove the border at the top and wallpaper over the top of the existing paper. After removing wallpaper from so many rooms, it’s hard to believe that I’m adding wallpaper, but a powder room is the perfect place to use wallpaper in a pretty, updated pattern.
For weeks, I’ve been tossing different ideas around in my head, trying to design a look that would be easy on the (almost non-existent) budget, and yet achieve the French Country look that I love. Fortunately, the perfect design arrived in my mailbox!
A sweet follower and friend of my blog, is a very talented artist. Cynthia read my post about the look I wanted for this little bath and understood my conundrum of dealing with a tiny renovation budget.
She created the perfect design and sent it to me, capturing on paper exactly what I was wanting! Her suggestions were spot on! Thank you, Cynthia!
We are leaving the blue honeycomb floor tile, and yes, we’re leaving the shower. I’m not up for removing it!
Where the wall tile has been removed, we’re adding board and batten. I’ve picked out the wallpaper that I would like to use, as well as the coordinating fabric for the shower curtain.
The outside of the shower will be framed out with moulding, and I may even add small crown molding around the edge of the ceiling.
The existing vanity and sink will stay and I will add feet to the cabinet, as well as paint it in one of my chalk based paint techniques in a gray color. I am hoping to find room in the budget to replace the dated sink faucet, but we will see.
A trumeau mirror will be added above the sink. I’m sure I can make one like I did here. The old ceiling light fixture will be replaced with a frenchy chandelier. I happen to have a small one stored in the attic that came out of the breakfast room.
Since this petite powder room sits in the laundry/mud room, we will continue the board and batten in there, which will be next on the renovation list.
All of the board and batten and trim will be painted in Sherwood Williams Snowbound, and the door will be painted in Sherwin Williams Pussywillow, which are two of the colors that we used consistently throughout the house.
I hope you can see the direction we’re going in! Thank you again to my sweet friend, Cynthia, for her fabulous design! Stay tuned for updates on the progress!