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Powder Room Plans

July 6, 2012

Aside from adding some soap, a hand towel, a candle, and some toilet paper, we haven't done anything to our powder room since we moved in a month ago.



Because the room is tiny (AKA super hard to photograph), I thought it would be a good place to start decorating/experimenting since there isn't much to mess up and since it's not going to cost and arm and a leg to do.



I've never had a powder room to decorate before (our old condo had 2 full bathrooms) so I'd like to add a hint of drama to the space since I'm planning on keeping the rest of our house neutral and on the semi-safe side because I'm scared to do anything else because of its open floor plan. But don't get your hopes up because "drama" to me means a dark paint color or a funky wallpaper/stencil but that's about it haha

That being said, here's what I'm thinking for the sink area:



I'm planning on adding a board and batten treatment that will wrap around the bottom 1/3 of the walls. Then I plan on painting the top 2/3's a dark and moody color.



I'm leaning towards navy (Benjamin Moore's Old Navy to be exact) since I'm going to have other navy items scattered elsewhere throughout the house but I think chalkboard paint could be cool too. Guests could leave messages whenever they visit and I could draw my own art on the walls and change it up as much as I feel like! Is that weird?

Anyway, I'd also like to replace the light fixture that we have now for something modern but that has a rustic/industrial touch to it.



Maybe a barn light fixture like I've shown in the mood board above? Or maybe a simple sconce? I haven't actually decided on anything yet but all I know is the basic builder fixture needs to go.

I'm also toying with the idea of replacing the mirror with something rustic and wooden but again, no decision has been made on that either. Sensing a theme yet? ;)



Are you still with me? If so, this is what I'm thinking of doing with the toilet nook:



The same board and batten/paint treatment will continue in this little nook and, since the ceilings are so high (10 feet if you're wondering), I'm planning on DIYing some chunky wall-to-wall floating shelves to, not only fill up the space between the toilet and the ceiling, but also to add extra storage and some visual interest.



I'm going to stain the shelves dark walnut and plan to accessorize them with some artwork, a mix of bathroom necessities (toilet paper, extra hand soap, hand towels, etc.) and decorative items I already have.

What do you think? What would you do if you were decorating this room?

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