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My client, Melissa, (for her family room makeover, click on the link) called me recently to come back and help her with the finishing touches on the powder room that she and her hubby had been working on. Melissa is great to work with. She knows what she likes and gets my advice on how to achieve it, then does the legwork herself. So, I went back recently to help her with the accessories in the powder room. As you can see here, they had some work to do to get off the old paper bag faux finish treatment that was glued to the walls. Anyone remember this brilliant decorating idea from a few years ago?
This is an example of what not to do! Old World gone terribly wrong. I’ve seen this method done before and often wondered how it would be to remove later and from what Melissa said, it was a bear to get down. The sheetrock had to be repaired before any painting could be done, so they ended up using a textured paint to help hide the flaws. And it turned out beautifully…
AFTER: Melissa chose a soft blue for the walls and accented with black and white and orange. I advised her to decoupage her trashcan, so she picked a pretty zebra scrapbook paper and it looks wonderful.
They are dog lovers and found a really nice original doggie painting at an art show and had it framed to go with the flow of the new look. Replaced the old mirror with a black oval one, and added a cute zebra nightlight. The orange accents really pop in the room.
She found a nice glass-front cabinet that fit nicely in the corner for storage, along with the orange vase and berries. Rolled up orange towels look great through the glass. She already had the other metal Chihuahua sign, so I used some ribbon she had on hand to hang it with.
After figuring out how we wanted to hang the shelves, her hubby put them up for us to accessorize and the prints and other things were added that Melissa had collected.
As you can see, this is a major difference in this small powder room with only a change of paint, new mirror, and a few added accessories. A real budget-busting makeover! Hope you got some nice ideas from it too.
The 2008 Top Projects Party is next Wednesday, so I hope you’re getting your posts together. Click on the button to the left for all the details!
I have some other exciting news. One week from Saturday (Jan. 10th), I’ll be heading to Atlanta to shop with Eddie Ross in his Scott’s Antique market shopping trip! I can’t wait for that and of course, I’ll be blogging all about it.
Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says
Hi Rhoda…great redo on the bath…love the new look. I’ve been hearing about the upcoming trip to Scotts. I used to go all the time when it was down in ATL. I guess it’s still in the same place, though Lakewood Antiques Fair had to move a few years back. Scott’s was always a lot nicer than Lakewood. Do you know what the $40 includes? I can’t remember what it used to cost to into Scotts since I haven’t been in a few years. Susan
P.S. Wouldn’t it be fun to go and get a pic of all us bloggers together! 🙂
Blondie's Journal says
Wow-what a difference! Just goes to show that when two talented women put their heads together-watch out! Great work!
What great changes. It looks so much brighter and softer. Amazing what a few simple changes can do. And it was worth all the work to get rid of the wall treatment!
The touch of zebra is perfect! It looks great as all your designs do. *smiles* Happy New Years!
Becky K. says
I wasn’t sure I was going to like the orange…but I love it!
Bella Casa says
Happy New Year!
I just love this bathroom, it’s so classic, yet fun, too!
My office/playroom (big mistake with that combo, lol) is light blue with dark brown furniture and white/silver accents, too, but I think orange would be a nice pop of color in there…as soon as I get the toys into the basement…but the basement needs a total redo as well..well as soon as I get all of that done…then I can go shopping for some ORANGE!
Thanks for sharing your great makeover with us!
[email protected] of Homemaking says
Very nice Rhoda! I’ve often wondered about removing that type of wallcovering too. Definitely not something to do unless you want to live with it forever!
Gosh, I haven’t been to Scotts in forever! I always preferred Lakewood. I can’t wait to hear all about it. I wonder if a lot of the Lakewood vendors decided to do the outside of Scotts or if they all moved up to the new location?
Southern Fried Gal says
How fun to get to shop with Eddie Ross! He was such a hoot on the show. I can’t wait to see your post!