I am not exaggerating when I say that EVERY room in my house needs some redoing. Some have projects that we thought we would get to 7 years ago when we built the place, I’m curious about trying some ideas in some rooms, other rooms have ideas I was once curious about that need to be fixed and still more projects have to do with my unquenchable desire to get things perfectly organized and efficient. This morning, feeling overwhelmed at my decidedly UNorganized, INefficient house — I decided to tackle the smallest room in the house in order to feel some sense of accomplishment. I chose the powder room. So as to demystify the design process, here’s a peak into my day.
This room contained a project that I thought I would get to shortly after we moved in when my now 7 1/2 year old was only 5 months old! I shoved all my cosmetics/hair accoutrements/soaps/lotions etc… into the antique vanity that we modified to fit the powder room sink. I’ve never once organized or purged it which I will blame for my lack of motivation to apply makeup on a regular basis.
Here’s how it looked this morning:
I took down the mirror and hung it in the entryway a couple of weeks ago. And that little shelf started to become a depository for all the knick knacks that I don’t know what to do with. And talk about dust! Part of my burst of energy with this project is that I want to get every room in order so that I can come up with a manageable cleaning routine. Ok, stop laughing. It’s a dream ok?
Originally I wanted to put up weathered boards to create a wainscotting on the bottom and use some of the vintage wallpaper that I still have for the area above. So I got out the wallpaper and went to work. Next slide please:
I finally went through the vanity drawers and was pleased as punch that all 4 drawers accommodated everything I actually need. This is MY bathroom — I don’t share with any boys! They get the upstairs one and I don’t go in there much. Plus I’ve been wanting to showcase some of the vintage jewelry my grandma gave me awhile back. So at the end of the day, this is how my spontaneously redesigned powder room looks: