Monday, March 23, 2015

[ powder room update ]

I LOVE that our home has a main floor powder room {something that many of our previous homes didn't always have}. What I didn't love was the cramped and dated feel of it...


Because the room is so small and narrow, the pedestal sink was much too deep for the space which required some awkward manoeuvring around it to reach the toilet. While the sink and toilet were in perfect condition and actually very nice, they were bone in colour and had gold fixtures which was adding to the dated feel of the space {and while some may argue that gold is back in, I wasn't feeling it!}...


We had already swapped out the mirror so that was the only thing we were keeping in this space. Oh, and the custard paint colour which I did actually like. Other than that, time to update!

While removing the pedestal sink, we discovered some old wallpaper ~ thank goodness the previous owners had already removed it...


We shopped around for some smaller pieces to make the space function better. We were lucky to find a cute vanity that is only 9 inches deep...


I like the modern, clean lines of the pieces which helps to bring the room into this decade...


Some new chrome fixtures add sparkle...


and the addition of simple wainscotting adds a nice detail, while visually expanding the space...


Some new chrome lighting is the finishing touch...


I love the way this update turned out! It's amazing how swapping out a few things can really make such a difference. This room feels huge now and while this home may be almost 100 years old, it doesn't need to look dated!


We donated everything we removed to Habitat for Humanity so nothing went to waste. You never know, someone may be thrilled to find some gold fixtures for their space!

lisa

4 comments:

Leanne said...

Looks great! We still have one bathroom reno to tackle...we've lived with the world's ugliest vanity for almost 8 years. We ran out of energy a while back. xo

flowers on my table said...

Great job!A lot of people would have put up with it because it looked o.k., but you really have improved the space and as you say probably made someone else's day into the bargain! Hope all is well with you Lisa, love Linda x

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos Home said...

Looks great! Perfect vanity for the space. Hope you are doing well!!

calihulahips said...

Wow! I didn't know they had small sinks like that and with a side faucet. Nice replacement!

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