Thursday, January 9, 2014

A new project for a new year ~

Behind this door in the media/library is a dismal secret and my first project for the new year...
...a very tiny powder room.
 Originally this space was a closet. The former owners of the house converted it to service the adjoining bedroom which I now use as the guest room.  There isn't much wiggle room here: the sink with a window above is on one side, the commode in a recess on the other side, and doors on the other two walls. A further complication: the crawl space to the attic is located in the ceiling.

As you can see this room is badly in need of attention, I think this wallpaper was put up almost 20 years ago. I hate the imitation plastic tile on the walls, in the past it was always painted over but this time it is going, along with the old commode, wallpaper and fixtures. I  plan on adding interest to the cabinet doors with new moldings, something I have found amazingly easy and effective to do. And definitely all new brass hinges, oh how I dislike painted-over hinges!

I took these photos before Christmas, the wallpaper is now off, the ugly tile is gone, and new wall board has been put up. Throughout the past few weeks I have been researching paint, lighting, wallpaper, and fixtures, in my next post I hope to share with you some of the choices I have made. The major challenge was to create continuity between this room, the media/library on one side and the guest bedroom on the other side, but I think I found a good way to make the transition.
what is on your agenda for the new year?


  1. What a fun project! I can't wait to see all your wonderful transformations.

  2. I am slowly painting my bathroom...very slowly. This I weekend I am finishing it!!!
    I hope!

  3. Thank you for your kind comment,Adrienne. I enjoyed reading about your current project and look forward to seeing your completed restoration. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Gayle.

  4. I can't wait to see it when you finish Adrienne! It will give you so much pleasure when it's done I imagine. I can see you now...up to your elbows in paint. :)))))
    Thank you for your dear comment, it warmed my heart to read it.

  5. I wonder what it will look like after you will be done with all the work. I have to admit that I think the wallpaper is actually quite cute.
    Our big project for this year is building a fence. I am so tired of dog owners who let their pets poop in my flower beds and not cleaning it up afterwards. Yuck!!! I had thought about building an arch at the gate to the house, but the building permit is a little bit too expensive for us at the moment, so I let that go. The fence will wonderful for some vines as well.

  6. Your project sounds great. I am anxious to see the finished project - I know it will look lovely.
    My project for this year is to de-clutter and have organized closets. Time will tell.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. That's quite a project! I look forward to watching the transformation.
    Moi? I'm having a very lazy day - a little tea-sipping, a little ironing and then a little blog-reading.

  8. Hello, Adrienne! A bit late but Happy New Year! Your project looks challenging but your creative skills are definitely up to it. I really look forward to seeing the transformation. All the best, G


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