Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scope Creep: The Bathroom

During the course of my kitchen renovation, I mused out loud to my contractor that my next project, someday, would be the 1st floor powder room (it with the ugly brick floor, tacky fixtures, and yes, that's duct tape holding together the toilet tank).

Mercifully, Todd quickly talked me into folding this smaller project into the kitchen renovation, and I want to give you a glimpse of the work-in-progress!

The impossible-to-clean brick has been replaced with this marble weave tile, which I adore!

Bye-bye ugly yellowish pedestal sink and cracked toilet (which sent me to the E.R. once for stitches when I caught my hand on it)... new Kohler fixtures are on their way!

The last, and hardest question came to how to treat the walls.  I was sick of painted walls in there, but due to nearby wallpaper, flooring, and decoration, I knew I was limited to wallpaper that was 1.) not geometric or stripe, 2.) not printed on a cream or white background, 3.) likely large-scale and floral, and 4.) multi-colored, with green included.  I tried to deny it, but the only logical choice was, of course...

Yep, Chiang Mai Dragon in Mocha, by Schumacher.  Next challenges: it's crazy expensive, and there were only 3 of the 8 rolls I needed in stock, with no more expected for months!  Wahhhh!  Solution?  Chiang Mai accent wall on the main wall with the toilet/sink/mirror, and the surrounding three walls painted to match the background of the wallcovering...

accent wall primed for wallpaper

The Imperial Trellis cafe curtain will be replaced (anyone want it?) with a Chiang Mai cafe curtain.

The wallpaper should be hung today or tomorrow!  

Stay tuned...

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  1. You are crazy, but this look amazing..........I need you in Florida to help with my renovation.....LOL.......can't wait to see the finished project...both rooms.

  2. so exciting, i cant wait to see it all finished!

  3. Love love this idea! Can't wait to see the results.