Last week I finished up most of our Spring decorating ( to see our living room decked out for spring see here) and there is still too much snow on the ground to start gardening yet but I wanted to share what Jason and I have been up to in our century old farmhouse in the suburbs:).
I have been working on our powder room. Yay! A few months ago I painted the walls, the trim and the cabinets. Well, Jason hated the wall color! I guess that’s what happens when I try and surprise him when he’s at work:). Apparently he has hated that color for 10 years now! I used some leftover paint from our last house, the Suburban Split. Even though he was not a fan of the color I was just happy to freshen the room up and take down the wallpaper. To see the post on our original powder room click here.
Well, we’ve let the room sit since the summer and we both kinda decided (truthfully me more than him:) that we would LOVE to have one of these bathrooms done to our liking. The only problem is we have no more money to spend right now…can anyone relate? 🙂 Budget what budget?
So here’s what I did… I painted the room AGAIN. We went with our go to color Sherwin Williams Kestral White ( I had half a can in the basement). I also painted the ceiling white which is something I should have done 1st. It is so much brighter in here:). Jason installed a new toilet paper roll holder (sorry to all the folks who used our bathroom before and had the misfortune of having the holder come out of the wall or their toilet paper fall on the floor,we should have changed this out day one)! There is new oil rubbed bronze knobs too. The mirror also got a coat of glossy white paint.
My mom spent a good part of her Saturday brainstorming and making my new fabric shade for the window allowing us to be able to finally open the casement window in here (the blind made it impossible). We used some leftover fabric from my fabric bin. It was definitely a labor of love because my mom she thought she was coming over for an hour or two to play board games with the kids. (which she did but she was here till almost 10…I did make her dinner though). Thanks mom! I love it:). To make the fabric shade she cut the panel 2 inches wider than the window and sewed the four side seams. Then she hand sewed attached rings every six inches to the back. We were originally going to use string to raise the shade but we decided that safety pins were way easier and cleaner looking:).
Jason cut me a strip of wood 1 inch short width wise of the fabric and I stapled the fabric to it. He then pin nailed it to our window.
Didn’t it turn out fabulous!!! I love that the fabric goes perfectly with my vintage McCoy pots:). I found the sign at Home Goods.
I also found some great number hooks at Home Depot to hang my Longaberger basket of potion and perfume. 5 for $2.50! For some reason this link has them for $6.88 and the store had them for $2.58…here is the link to see what they look like. I still need Jason to hang them up:). I kinda leaned this one on a screw that was already there:).
I also hung this printer’s number hook from Anthropologie on the outside of the powder room door. Sadly they don’t sell these anymore. If they ever do and someone sees them please let me know! I keep checking ebay to no avail:(.
For the final powder room reveal we are planning on adding a new wood top counter and faucet. I can’t wait to tear out the red laminate. We stopped by Home Depot this weekend to get the wood for it:).
Jason has been also plugging away laying hardwood in our bedroom.. Definitely wish we had had the ability to add the floors before moving in but the budget just didn’t allow for it. So half our room has hardwood and the other half has our furniture. Don’t worry we remove the plastic to sleep!
Jason will stain and seal the floors and then we will flip flop:). I keep asking him to write a post on installing the wide pine floors but as you can see he’s a busy guy:). To see the post of what our master bedroom looked like when we started click here for part 1 and here for part 2. Please keep checking back to see the final reveal of our powder room and our master bedroom when we are all done! Hope everyone had a good restful weekend. The sun finally came out here and it has been beautiful even with the snow:).