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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.