The Powder Room…the forgotten workhorse…

My powder room is by far the hardest working room in our house. We live on a street with over 50 kids under the age of 12—it is in use constantly! Sometimes–it is one of those rooms that can easily be forgotten. It isn’t very big…the door is usually shut–and hey, it’s a bathroom—just do your business and leave, am I right??
Well, most people comment on my powder room when they visit my house…so I thought I would share with you all…it all started with this light…I found at Lowes..

I thought it was so cute and fun –and unexpected for a powder room. I didn’t want to call in an electrician; so I used the hardwire that was already there and then placed a hook on the ceiling where it would hang from. Love it!
Then there was the ceiling…I fell in LOVE with this wallpaper. But, to do the entire small powder room in this paper—it would have been really overwhelming. So–I decided to just get one roll and put it on the ceiling (I hired out on that ;) And I really love how it is so unexpected and people look up and say–that is so fun! I think so too!
I took the apple green color from the wallpaper and I painted the walls. It really plays well against the black accents (light, counter and wallpaper)
I had a mirror–so I painted it black and handpainted some leaves to resemble the wallpaper. And then for the show stopper—THE SINK!
My honey built a counter top and I painted black high gloss. We found this sink and faucet on ebay and loved it! We did have a plumber install it because the fitting was very specific. (needs to be cleaned ;–sorry!!)
It is a water fall faucet and the kiddos LOVE it!!!
And the room is finished off with a piece of art from TJ Maxx !
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-Tracie
About Tracie

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. Creative Ambitions says:

    Tracie… love the wall paper on the ceiling… it really does add alot of interest and the perfect touch! Love the color and the fixtures… great room!

  2. Molly Mudra says:

    Really great bathroom. Does the wallpaper come down onto the top of the wall a bit?
    Molly

  3. cleverlyinspired says:

    Thanks girls! The Wallpaper is just on the ceiling. The wall itself it just painted.

  4. Renee @ where the grass is greener says:

    Love it! The ceiling is super and the sink…I'm so jealous!

  5. I LOVE your wallpaper on the ceiling–what a great idea! It looks beautiful, and what a good conversation starter! Well, I mean for conversations for AFTER people have visited your powder room, not for conversations IN the powder room. Anyway, it looks terrific!

  6. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    What an interesting way to feature wallpaper! I bet it starts a lot of conversations with your guests. Very neat.

  7. Carrie @ Dittle Dattle says:

    I'm smitten with this powderroom!!! I adore the wallpaper on the ceiling. I must try this :D

    My boys bathroom has the exact waterfall faucet. Anything to encourage them to wash!!!

    The whole thing is fabulous. Excellent photographs too. I know how hard it is to photograph such a small space.

  8. I love the wallpaper on the ceiling. It looks awesome. I linked over from Censational Girl. I've been a follower of yours for a while but I never saw this transformation. Love it.

  9. Amy @ 11Magnolialane says:

    I think that is so fabulous! I love the unexpected and the powder room is the perfect place to pull something like that. Truly Inspired!
    Amy (of)
    http://www.11magnolialane.com

  10. What a beautiful room! I'm redoing our powder room right now and this is such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

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