Did you get a chance to check out my first Before + After reveal from The Mod House Project last week?!
Well, guess what! I’m right back at it, prepping for yet another project.
Meet the Powder Room!
We’ve all seen them before: Boring beige walls. Dingy tiles. Dated pedestal sink and faucet.
Just another typical space BUT with a dash of creativity and a little elbow grease, this powder room is about to undergo a major transformation.
The above images were taken just before we started demolition at our home. If you recall, we got rid of that tile floor right from the start (which means half the work is already completed).
This tiny space gets flooded with tons of natural day light. With a small window on the back wall and a comfortable distance between the toilet and sink, it’s an ideal space for a powder room.
From day one, I had a vision for this powder room. A moody vision!
Keeping in theme with the rest of the house, I want to add drama. And whole lot of it!
Think dark colours and architectural details!
I can already picture my telephone conversation with mom:
“why do you want to paint a small space so dark?!”
“….don’t you know it will make the room look smaller?!”
Sighing with my usual response: “Trust me mom. . . Okay!”
To begin, we removed everything out of the powder room including any fixtures on the wall (except the toilet paper holder, we are keeping that). We prepped the walls by patching all the holes and priming with paint.
Next, I decided on a dark colour (the one on the left) called Brush Nickel (P5244-62, PARA Paints). It’s a warm hue that incorporates just the right amounts of charcoal grey and brown.
I originally planned to paint everything including trim for a monochromatic look. However, last minute I sort of decided I may want to keep the baseboards white. Hence, why you see a messy paint job.
I’m still unsure which direction to go. What do you think? Should I paint the baseboards Brush Nickel or White?
One of the reasons why I like a monochromatic look for a small space is because it doesn’t visibly define the space. In fact, there are no starting or end points of a wall. It’s an endless plane of colour which actually makes a space look bigger. (See mom!)
We have some leftover trim material that we are going to use to create the architectural wall details and as for the vanity, we’re going to build one! I wanted a very simple, open concept vanity to give an airy feel to the room. Since I was unable to find one in our price range, we’re looking into DIY options 🙂
I’m also looking to add detail to our ceiling. I’m thinking of using either a paintable textured wallpaper or MDF to create a panel effect. Can you picture my vision yet? I hope so because this 23 sq. ft. room is about to pack a big punch!