Powder Room Ideas

Like everything in our house, our downstairs powder room is pretty beat up.  When we bought the house the powder room had a lovely fleur de lis motif, with a wall of 12"x12" stick-on mirrors.  In my initial fit of destruction, I removed the mirrors and fleur de lis fixtures, leaving it looking even more damaged than originally. 
The bathroom during our final walk through.  Please excuse the gross toilet - Matt took the photo and didn't think to close the lid first!

I don't know if you can tell in the above photo, but the back of the toilet stuck out about 4" from the wall before we removed it.  After we took it out I measured the rough in and saw that it was 14", instead of the typical 12".  So we ordered a 14" rough in toilet so it should sit closer to the wall, and not make you feel like you're sitting in the middle of a room. 

We will also be getting a new sink, because I "accidentally" chipped the vanity top when I was trying to pry it off.  Luckily we were able to save the melamine from the vanity base, and are re-using it as shelving.  We ended up getting a square top pedestal sink.

Here is my inspiration for our new and improved powder room

source: http://www.houzz.com/
I love the grasscloth wallpaper with the beadboard around the bottom.  I think it makes the room look bright and sophisticated.  The brighness is especially important in our case because we don't have a window in that room.  

Right now we have the wallpaper and floor installed, and I've been working on the beadboard and trim.  It's frustrating because none of the walls are even, but caulk is my friend and I'm pushing through.  I'm really hoping to have this done in the next couple of weeks. 

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