Hello, friends! It’s Week 2! Last week I revealed the room I’m working on with all the before photos! 75% of my materials are in and I’ve started working in the bathroom.
Today, it’s all about the design plan I have for my powder bathroom. From top to bottom, I’ll be updating it all, with the exception of the door and floors. The tile currently installed is great and I still love it.
Before I share with you my design plan, let me walk you through some inspiration photos for my powder bathroom. I mostly get my inspiration through Pinterest. I’m always drawn to wall treatments that are simple yet traditional, either a wallpaper or custom moulding.
I was drawn to the spaces below and I instantly knew I wanted to add some sort of wall treatment to the room.
image credit: @jennasuedesign
image credit: @younghouselove
Initially, I planned to add wallpaper, but we have textured walls in our home and it would take more time to skim coat the walls. However, I’m hoping to one day add wallpaper to a space in my home.
image credit: @studiomcgee
My powder room is a small, narrow space with no windows. It‘s very dark at times. My goal for this space is for it to feel airy, classic, traditional and timeless.
Here is the design,
The main transformation in my powder bathroom is the custom moulding on the walls and crown moulding on the ceiling. I’ll be covering all the textured walls with a smooth panel board.
Bye bye, textured walls!
Onto the smooth panel board, I’ll be adding recessed panel moulding from floor to ceiling.
The ceilings are 12ft tall, so wish me luck! Ha!
The recessed panel wall moulding will be painted in my favorite paint color – Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace in a satin finish. Since it’s a bathroom, the recessed panel moulding needs to withstand moisture and be easily wipeable.
This paint color allows for the little light in the room to reflect, making it much brighter. The ceiling will also be painted in white to make the space feel larger.
Powder Bathroom Vanity + Countertop
The powder bathroom vanity and quartz countertop will remain the same. I love them. I will be dressing the vanity with brass cabinet hardware.
I’m still undecided on the exact style of the hardware, but I’ve ordered some options and I’ll need your help in picking which one to go with when they arrive.
Friends, I’m changing out most of the powder bathroom fixtures, from the light fixture to the bathroom faucet. Lately I’ve been drawn to brass, so to add warmth to an all-white space, I’ll be incorporating fixtures with brass finishes, which will also complement the cabinet hardware.
image credit: @studiomcgee
I’m looking forward to receiving the brass door knobs and I’m excited about the traditional details on the knob. I also selected a new polished nickel faucet and towel holder. I love mixing metal finishes as seen in my kids’ playroom.
Simple Styling Decor
I’ll be incorporating textures with home decor pieces, such as woven wastebaskets, to add a more relaxed feel to the powder bathroom.
I’m in search of beautiful gold frames that I plan to hang above the lavatory. These pieces add texture as well as warmth.
I love using Turkish towels; they come in so many colors. It’s another way I love to add color, simplicity and style to bathroom spaces.
One Room Challenge To-Do List
Over the next seven weeks, I plan to complete the following:
- Disconnect plumbing – Done! (I was nervous about this task and watched over 20 YouTube videos to guide me.)
- Remove the vanity – Done!
- Remove baseboards and mirror
- Cover the floors and prime the panel boards
- Cover the texture on the walls with smooth panel boards
- Paint the ceiling
- Cut, install and caulk baseboards, crown moulding and decorative moulding
- Paint baseboards and moulding
- Install vanity and mirror
- Install faucet, toilet paper holder and towel bar
- Finish styling the powder bathroom
- Photograph the powder bathroom
Wow! This is quite a list, now that I’ve written it out! With working full-time at home and taking care of little ones, this is going to be interesting.
This week, I plan to clear the powder bathroom, remove the baseboards and start prepping the wall to begin covering the textured walls with smooth panel boards.
If you’re on Instagram, follow me @simplicityfordesigns to watch my progress in my stories. I’d love for you to also check out updates from other One Room Challenge featured designers and guest participants!
Come back next week to see what I’ve done so far. Until then, my friends!