30 December 2015

Powder Bathroom Reveal

5 May 2015


Powder Bathroom Reveal

It's been a while since my last post!

Many of you have been asking about other projects, and yes, we are still working on things!

One of our bigger projects in February was finishing the powder bathroom, and I'm happy to share with you that we're really pleased with how it turned out. I've been anticipating this reveal as it's probably one of my favourites.

I've had visions of how different rooms would turn out, and some have turned out slightly differently than I had imagined. But the powder bathroom is truly the bathroom of my dreams!

Let's start with a "before" picture, so that you get the full picture...


Oh that glorious 80s wallpaper!

The first weekend we had at the house, one of the projects I tackled was the wallpaper. Here's an instagram shot that I took that day


While we renovated the rest of the house, this bathroom stayed in a functional state. I can't believe I don't have a picture of it, but this bathroom was fully demo'd except for the toilet. That way all of us working at the house had a functional bathroom to use.

But it was primitive. There was a door and a toilet, but everything else was removed. Plywood subfloor, no trim, no vanity. We used the laundry tub around the corner to wash our hands!

Once the upstairs bathrooms were functional we took out the powder bathroom toilet, and the empty room became our tool closet!

It actually remained a tool closet until February. That's embarrassing...

Anyways, in February we finally had the time and cash to tackle this last bathroom. My brother and his girlfriend came up for a weekend visit and I successfully managed to convince them to help me with the tile!


 

I was so excited to tackle this job with my brother.

However, we got about this far when I had a bit of an accident...


I fainted. Between the small space, the up-and-down nature of tiling, and my ever-low iron levels, I fell face-first onto the subfloor. Thankfully, I hit the subfloor between the freshly laid tile and the pipes sticking out from the wall for the sink. It could've been much worse for both me and the tile!

Needless to say, my day of tiling came to a halt.

However, my brother's girlfriend came to the rescue and helped my brother complete the job!

A few days later we grouted the tile with a white, unsanded grout


I just LOVE my white porcelain hexagon tiles! We actually ordered them from Home Depot in the US, and they can be found on their website here


After the tiling was completed, the trim and painting was done.

I'm not a great photographer, and it's hard to capture paint colours, but the colour I chose for the bathroom was Sherwin Williams' "Sea Salt". A very popular colour, and I'm so pleased with it - it's the perfect shade.

The rest of the finishes came together quite quickly...

This mirror came from HomeSense, and the light fixture was from HomeDepot


A fun element is this nightlight from Scentsy


The pedestal sink was a kijiji find! I like pedestal sinks in powder bathrooms as they're small spaces to begin with. This sink allows for more floor tile to be showcased!


The faucet was actually the only original fixture that we kept!


And my very favourite drapes that I made for our last house, and took along with me.

The fabric is  Garden Crewel in Sea Glass by P. Kauffman


And a fun art piece that I found at HomeSense

Indeed, my home...


Thanks for letting me share this project with you!

Alicia

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