Monday, August 16, 2010

Powder Room Reveal!

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We've lived in our house 3 years, and I've completely ignored our powder room (1/2 bath).  I'm not sure why since I use it a gazilion times a day!  Just one of those projects that got put off.

Well, I got a bee in my bonnet to fix it up!  I knew I wanted....beadboard.  Ahhh!  So lovely and fresh looking!  I was thinking something like this:



I started researching tutorials online on how to install beadboard, and I realized  I might be getting in over my head.  Especially when I read on several sites that they recommend removing all plumbing fixtures first (AKA the toilet and sink).  Ummmm. Not gonna happen.  Wayyyy too much work for me!

That's when I stumbled on THIS amazing blog.  She used beadboard wallpaper to mimic the look of beadboard for a FRACTION of the effort, and a fraction of the cost.

I'm sure tons of you already know about beadboard wallpaper, but it was a revelation to me!!

Off to Lowe's I happily went to buy myself some faux beadboard.



BEFORE:




And my personal favorite, the "Hollywood" lighting.  Ughh!  Classy, right?



I won't bore you with the details of how we did our re-do.  That will be a seperate post, so look for it!

AFTER:



Here are some close ups of the "beadboard" and the chair rail:
It looks prettttty close to real beaboard!



Here are the baseboards that I "chunked" up.  Lovely!


New Light Fixture:



Here's our new trashcan:
(a flower pot I spray painted!!)



I am LOVING my new space!




~Linking up to these great parties~

43 comments:

  1. Ooh Ooh! I love it...I'm soooo going to do this. I am literally like 3 days away from trying to decide what to do with our little hall bathroom...enter your blog. Thankyou for the ideas! :)

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  2. I love it! I think I'm gonna do it too in the guest bath. I'm sure that it will be a lot easier and just as pretty. Your bathroom looks great and I love the painted flower pot idea for the trashcan. Great idea!

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  3. GORG. love the soft blue and the soft pink touches, well done! JEN

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  4. BEAUTIFUL! I can't tell the difference. La

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  5. Hi Sarah~ ~My first time to your blog and I love your redo too! Just bought a little diddy for my bathroom too. It is so nice to walk into the room now isn't it.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  6. What a transformation! Lovin' the faux beadboard! I didn't know about it either! Love it! I might not leave the bathroom it looks so soothing!

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  7. It's SOOO pretty! Great job and cute blog!

    ...visiting you from Sassy Sites! I'm your newest follower. Come by and say hi! :)

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  8. I DIDN'T know about beadboard wallpaper! It looks great! Your powder room is refreshing, like it should be ;) Great job, it's beautiful!

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  9. It looks fantastic Sarah! You never cease to amaze me. Just one question - did you replace the light fixture too? You didn't show it in any of your pictures and I was just wondering. Carrie

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  10. I love it! I was just telling my husband I'd like to do the beadboard in our small 1/2 bath too. It's crazy how similar our bathrooms look "before" your redo. Now I'm inspired to get it done! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. All I can say is
    WoW! WoW! WoW! Great job!!

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  12. You did a terrific job with this space! I just discovered that beadboard wallpaper, too, and I am just dying to find a place to use it!

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  13. Very pretty and fresh. Great work!!

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  14. oh wow, Sarah, it looks amazing! the bead board wallpaper looks SO real! great work!

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  15. LOve the redo! I love the blue you chose for the walls. I did beadborad in my kitchen and I know where all my mistakes are and it bugs me! I wish I would have hired a professional or done the wallpaper instead!

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  16. Okay, this is exactly what I needed to read today. My half-bath needs help, and I've been considering beadboard, but wasn't sure I was up to the challenge. Wallpaper, I can do. Thank you! (p.s. found you through Tip Me Tuesday, thanks for linking!)

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  17. The bathroom looks AMAZING! Great job and way to be economical :) I always love a good "cheat".

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  18. Looks great! I have one more set of hollywood lights to remove. Jackie

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  19. Visiting from Tip Junkie! Oh my goodness! This looks amazing! And your bathroom is laid out EXACTLY like my visitor bathroom!! Like to a T. And I have always wanted to put beadboard on the walls. I had no idea there was beadboard wallpaper! Thank you so much for telling me this! It will save me loads of stress! :0)

    Jen
    http://framefanatic.blogspot.com

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  20. Awesome transformations! I love it!!

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  21. Wow! It looks so fresh.

    -Rene

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  22. SARAH! THIS IS AMAZING! I LOVE your new powder room! The colors, the mirror, all the details -- just perfect! You did an amazing job! And what a great idea for the trash can -- and on the cheap too! :)

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  23. Bravo, Sarah, it looks amazing, from the wallpaper to the flower pot trash can! I'll be back for the how-to.

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  24. I think it looks great - real beadboard or not - it looks fabulous! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

    Chelsea

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  25. GEORGEOUS!!!!
    My tiny bath is set up the exact same way but the door is on the opposite wall. I have been looking and looking and looking at it trying to figure out what to do with it. I am SO going to steal this beautiful idea. THank you, thank you, thank you!

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  26. What a beautiful new bathroom.I love all your sweet details. THanks for joining We're ORganized Wednesday.

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  27. How soothing and pretty. Isn't that wallpaper wonderful?

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  28. Hi Sarah!

    Looks so pretty! Please tell me the name of the wonderful blue!

    Thanks,

    Sue
    xo

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  29. Looks amazing!
    I love this bathroom!
    Hope you are enjoying the blog hop!
    Come follow me back and say hi!
    Frenchy

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  30. I'm visiting from NFF over at The Girl Creative. I was drawn to your redo because I too have a bathroom that needs a little attention! Yours looks great...I especially love the chunky chair rail!
    Look for my redo over at www.alliswellathome.blogspot.com ~ hopefully soon!
    Theresa

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  31. Wowzers, Sarah! Looks fabulous! Love the faux "bead board"! Great idea! The blue looks nice too!

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  32. Hi! I found your site off of Today’s Creative Blog! I love your craft! I am so jealous of your new powder room! I just signed up to be your 615th follower! Woo hoo! I hope you stop by my new blog. I just started it 2 months ago and would love new friends! Please come see me at http://www.modernfamilymagazine.com

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  33. Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello... isn't it amazing what a little love can do to a bathroom. What a refreshing space you've made!

    Looks great!

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  34. Looks really pretty! Love the chunked up baseboard. Great idea!

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  35. Wow! It looks so much bigger too! Super job. Clever idea with the wall paper, and I love the chair railing and flower pot for the trash can. I just love all of it!

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  36. I love how it turned out! Especially those little pink details - so cute :)

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  37. I have been wanting to beadboard our front bathroom also but have been putting it off. I love this. Was it hard to do?

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  38. I am so excited about this post! Your powder room is literally the same exact layout as mine, same fixtures...everything. Thank you for a cool idea to lighten the room up and liven it up.

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