Friends! It’s been really busy with life this week for me and I couldn’t get far along with my powder room project. Am I going to have this room completed for reveal, next week? Let’s see.
The weather in Texas has been extremely hot and working in the yard out in the sun has been really tough.
I could either put in some work very early in the morning or in the evening when the sun sets.
This week, I’ve been working on the finishing details with the recessed panel moulding in the powder room.
The brass cabinet drawer pulls I purchased for the vanity are finally here. I cannot decide between them. I love to know your favorite.
Here are the cabinet hardwares,
I want something simple, yet transforming the vanity into a custom furniture piece. I’m leaning towards option B. What do you think? Here is my design plan from Week Two. Let me know in the comments below.
Last week, I shared that I’m using a trim board to create the recessed panel moulding. I’ve finished installing all the trim boards. Refer to Week Six to see my layout plans for the trim boards in the powder room.
Powder Room Door
This week I removed the powder room door and repainted it with Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace in a satin finish using a Wagner Flexio 3000 paint sprayer. I cleaned the dirt from the door and used a 120 grit sanding block to sand down the door.
Then cleaned off the dust using a shop vac and a tack cloth before priming the door. I applied one coat of primer to both sides of the door. After priming the door, I used 220 grit sandpaper to smoothen the door surface and wiped the door clean.
I applied two coats of Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace to finish the door. The powder room door looks great and now I can’t wait to install the brass door knobs on it.
I also shared my process and some few tips using a paint sprayer on my Instagram stories, so stop by and check it out. I have it saved as an highlight.
Door Trim and Baseboards
Next on my list was to prep and install the door casing and baseboards. With the door trim, I wanted it to protrude a little past the trim boards so I cut and glued a wood board of ¼ inches thick to the back of the door trim boards.
I used spackle to finish the trim end facing the door opening only. The other end will be covered with a trim board, placed vertically. I also primed the door trim boards and the baseboards using the same process as prepping, painting the powder room door.
Next step is to install the door casing, baseboard and caulked the seams. I like to caulk right after nailing boards instead of waiting at the end of the project before painting. This is a tip I learnt from a finish carpenter.
To install the baseboards, I nailed a 1×4 trim boards in the space below the 1×8 trim board around the room. The 1×4 trim board serve as a surface to secure the baseboards.
Ready for Reveal?
As you can see I still have a lot to finish off before I can start photographing the powder room. I’m going to pull an all nighter to finish off items 11, 12, 13, 14. So will I be ready to reveal next week?, probably not but I’m determined to finish this project. I appreciate your continuous support during this challenge and I hope you come back for my final reveal.
One Room Challenge To-Do List
Disconnect plumbing Remove vanity Remove baseboards and mirror Locate studs Finalize placement of trim boards Cut and prime smooth hardboards install smooth hardboards on the wall Cut, install and caulk trim boards Remove the door and repaint it Install and caulk door trim and baseboards
- Install and caulk decorative moulding
- Cover the floors and paint the ceiling
- Install and caulk crown moulding
- PAINT, PAINT, PAINT
- Install mirror, toilet paper holder and towel bar
- Install vanity, cabinet hardware and faucet
- Style the room
- Photograph the room
That’s it friend, another week in the books. I have enjoyed updating our powder room. As always, check out other spring 2020 One Room Challenge guest participants and cheer them as they prepare for their reveals.
I’m so excited to see everyone’s reveals and the featured designers’ spaces. Thank you for stopping by!