Monday, January 23, 2012

Powder Room Makeover

This has been the longest project ever, from planning to getting it started, and done. OH, but am I happy with the results!

It is all about the details when it comes to this bathroom - those are my favorite anyway. From the cabinet knobs, the gold stencil  and the painted mirror.



I knew that I wanted a Moroccan feel without being too literal and keeping it as me as possible.
I painted the cabinets, drilled holes to add the knobs. Painted the mirror that I blogged about here. Painted the walls white (Behr - Polar Bear), then stenciled it with a brocade pattern that I got from Cutting Edge Stencils. I knew that I wanted gold (Martha Stewarts Metallic - Tiger's Eye) pattern from the moment I started thinking about doing the bathroom. This was my first time using stencils, and it was challenging at first as I was too worried about not getting it right, which ended up working out in my favor. I ended up with "different" patterns in the sense that I had some bleeding, but each one is a bit different. I really like the smudgy look as it individualized each stencil. I think it also made a very traditional pattern more modern.

I am beyond happy with the results. My older daughter who hates going to the bathroom has been there a million times today, as I type this she just said she needs to pee again :-). She goes and just sits there for a while then comes out and tells me how nice it is. I call that success!

I wish you a great Monday and week!

(Images: Fatou Bah)


Marian said...

ok this is gorgeous!!
fatou seriously you need to come do my place up! And I adore the last image, the colors of what you are wearing pop!
Well done! Utterly glamorous
Marian xxx

Fatou said...

How much fun will that be! You can style me and I can design your pad :-)