Saturday, September 18, 2010

Powder Room

Our powder rooms was dead. It looked plain. It looked like a hospital bathroom. It needed to be resuscitated with LIFE! Here she is all pale:
Using a defibrillator we resuscitated her. Sticking to our beach house naturals I went with sea grass wallpaper. The powder room took 3 double rolls. 3 x 2=6 good job!

Here is the big reveal:

This is what you see from the little hallway.

Walking in you are greeted with the original pedestal sink and toilet.

I had this mirror in our home in Portland. The frame was gold so I decided to tone it down a bit with a soft white. I added a little mantle which provides room for fun decor.

I purchased these Anthropology spice jars and made a couple of sea arrangements out of them. I got the jars when they were on sale so the numbers were limited. They were sold out of #1. I could not resist, I needed my 1 2 3 4. So I bough two #4's, came home pulled out my number stamps and stamped #1 on the opposite site of the extra #4.  I love when I come up with brilliant ideas : )

                                                      Nightlight shine bright!

For extra dimension and texture I added six Ikea plates to help emphasize the corner on top of the toilet.  

Since we lack storage in this powder room, I grabbed a fabulous idea from the amazingly talented Sherry and John (Don't forget Clara and Burger) at I found a wide mouth glass vase and stack the spare toilet paper. Brilliant!  

On the opposite wall is where the towels spend their life! We wanted to get a bit silly and added a vintage aluminum sign. To make the sign pop, I added an empty frame.

Lets Just hope the toilet doesn't get clogged.

Fresh flowers!

So whatchya think? 


  1. Very nice, the seagrass in particular is lovely.

  2. Thanks! I am glad you like it! Thanks for visiting my blog! Come back soon!

  3. I just ADORE this wall paper. So eye catching and beachy! You are giving me ideas for our retro-80s bathroom. Remodeling is a bit far off, but redecorating is right around the corner!

  4. Tami, I am pleased you like it! We really did not feel the need to remodel since it had all the elements we needed for a powder room (toilet and sink)! With just a few sheets of wall paper and some new accessories we were able to go a long way.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, please do come again : )

  5. Wow! I love it! What a great job you did. Love the idea of chargers as art too... brilliant. Thanks for dropping by Moth Design. I'm glad I was able to discover you as a result. :)

  6. Erica, thank you so much for becoming a follower. I have been drooling over your blog and designs for some while. I am honored that you like my design as well : )

  7. came from the lettered cottage, and WOW! this room looks incredible! you did such a great job! love the anthro jars. :)