are too intimidated to attempt it yourself? Well, there is no reason to
be afraid! Everyone is capable of creating the home of their dreams
within a reasonable budget.
All you need to do is break down the room’s elements, and piece your
space together, while working with what you already have and new pieces
within your budget. I’ll show you how, with my weekly post called “Recreating an Inspiration Room”
|Patterson Construction Corp.|
You can make this room yours by keeping all the elements the same, except for the wall colour. Picture this in a soft yellow to give a more country look. A pale grey for a little industrial vibe. Or red, for a bold statement. Whatever colour you choose, this powder room is designer quality, but attainable.
Let’s pick it apart.
|Gramercy Wash Stand. Restoration Hardware. $1895|
|Moroccan Wall Stencil. Cutting Edge Wall Stencils. $39.95|
|Charcoal & White or Silver|
|Pink & White|
|White & Gray|
|White and Green|
|Orange and White|
|Black & White or Silver|
|Beige & White|
I love sconces in a powder room. This is an easy fix if you have just a vanity fixture. Just call an electrician and he can change it to 2 sconces. But make sure you know exactly where you want them before you call. I made that mistake in my Waterford house, and had the sconces installed way too high. It looked hilarious. Get your vanity and mirror first, just to be sure!
The sconces in the inspiration room run for about $540 – without the shade.
|Aberdeen wall sconce. Lighting Universe. $199|
Mirror – Big Box stores always have stuff like this for a good deal. Always double check the size before you order. I’ve also made that mistake before!! In a powder room, get as big as you can!
|Mirror. Home Depot. $55.99|
Have you heard of this crazy new trend? Ceramic or Porcelain tiles that look like wood. Generally sold in 6″ or 8″ x 20″ or 36″, these tiles have the look of hardwood, but the function of ceramic or porcelain. Perfect for a powder room, and perfect for installing in this gorgeous herringbone pattern.
|6″ x 20″ Wood Ceramic Floor Tile. Lowes.com|
|Wood Effect Ceramic Tiles|
The last element in this room is the molding. The gorgeous, over-the-top, perfect molding. Even the window in decked out in amazing molding. If you want molding like this room, do yourself a favour and call a carpenter. But, if you are willing to take it down a knotch, there are so many DIY tutorials out there.
|DIY Paneled Wall – Decor Chick|
|DIY Wainscoting – Karen at Home|
Or you can look into purchasing these convienient Wainscoting kits (I may do this in my hallway! Stay tuned!). Elite Moldings has every thing!!!!