Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Powder Room - The Big Reveal

Remember way back on January 24th when Matt and I started ripping off wallpaper in the powder room?  Well, here we are almost 3 months later and it's finally done!

I learned a lot about myself during these weeks.

-I have no patience for painting.
-I do not like to make decisions.
-I do not like to buy things sight unseen.

I learned some other thing along the way too.  Did you know that you cannot paint with latex paint over something that was previously painted with oil-based paint?  Well, you can't.  What I still don't know is how you're supposed to tell if there is oil-based paint on said doors and trim.

I also learned that blue painters tape really only works if you're able to put it on straight.  And, if you're able to do that, you're probably able to paint a straight line anyway, so why not just forgo using the darn tape in the first place?

Another thing I learned is that electricians charge WAY too much to install a ceiling exhaust fan.  And why do I need one in the powder room anyway? It's not like anyone is taking showers in there!

So, without further ado.....

I do love it and it was worth the wait.

The picture above the toilet is actually an Andrew Wyeth painting called Geraniums.  My Dad bought it for me a few years ago and was a little hurt I think that I had it in the powder room. Now, I think it looks great with the paint color and the farmhouse feel I was going for.

I am still trying to decide what to put in the 4 framed one.  Any ideas?  Something with the four seasons maybe?

For a trip down memory lane, here are Day One, Two, and ???

I'll sign off with a Before and After Shot.




  1. SPEC TAC U LAR!! I LOVE the sink and wooden vanity. May I come over and wash my hands? :)

  2. Kathleen! I LOVE it!!!! It looks wonderful...and before I even read your description, I thought it had a farmhouse feel! (my fave!!)

    It is beautiful...and I agree...something 4 seasons would be perfect in that frame.

    Yay you!!! Project complete. Winning! : )

  3. Awesome. I love that you call it a powder room, so classy!

    As for the 4 pictures, we have one like that, and I have a picture of where Phil and I met (Austria) then a picture of where we were engaged (Steubenville) and then one of our wedding day and one of our kids (that one keeps getting changed as we add more!)

  4. Beautiful! I love the sink. Great job!

  5. I love it and I love your honesty about the project. I have a love/hate relationship with home remodeling.
    As for your picture frames, find some favorite pictures of the family at a farm or during the fall. They are great reminders of wonderful memories. Miss you Babe

  6. Love it!!!I love the sink and mirror.

  7. It's beautiful, Kathleen! (And I hate painting too!)