Sunday, January 22, 2012

Powder Room Update

I recently updated this powder room. The wallpaper was hung 25 years ago when the house was built so it was due for an update. It was very difficult to take photos of the room because it is only 3 feet by 5 feet.
Framed botanical prints provided interest on one wall.
The frameless mirror installed by the builder was replaced several years ago by a framed mirror.
The fixtures and the brass faucet and towel bar stayed. They are heavy duty solid brass and still in good condition. Never one to jump on to trends, I have not bought into the “anti-brass” trend in the blogosphere. I have stayed in some wonderful hotels in this country and abroad that had original brass fixtures and I loved them. In my opinion, the quality of the brass should dictate whether or not it needs to be changed.
The old wallpaper was removed and replaced by this Thibaut pattern. The name of the pattern is Royal and it is in the Artisan collection. The color is Metallic Pewter. I was very pleased with the quality of the Thibaut paper. It was an excellent weight and was reasonably easy to hang. A sunburst mirror was purchased and hung above the toilet to replace the bird cage.
Another vintage mirror was purchased and hung above the towel bar to replace the botanical prints. While there is still a lot of pattern on this paper, the large scale makes the room much less busy than the previous paper. This was not particularly a “budget” project. In spite of the tiny size of this room, the update cost was about $500.  However, if it lasts 25 more years, the cost will be a very affordable $20 per year! Now that is a budget update!
I will be linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.