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Pursuant to this post, I finally finished our Powder Bath remodel.   We prefer to have very easy & casual, bright & cheerful surroundings, while feeling warm, so a coastal vibe was a natural choice for us.

New floors were put in about 2 years ago and I have been building off of it every since.   The floors are a 16 inch ceramic tile and I liked the beige sandy tones, it's not too slick and hides the foot traffic wonderfully.  This sized tile was the right price and the right size, it enlarged the space without being too big.  With this budget friendly tile (I think I paid only $1.50 per tile), I decided to be more creative with a brick, offset pattern and a v-groove grout like which gives it some depth.   It's a weird shaped room, so the off set pattern helped with this.

The walls are papered in a raffia-natural colored grass cloth.   I like the seam lines, all grass cloth will show seam lines, but a uniform or flat colored one like this one, shows it especially so.  This grass cloth almost has the appearance of a slubby linen.  If you don't like seams, it is not for you.  For me it adds more character, it appears fabric-like.  It's great to see all of the wall paper finally up after sitting in my closet for nearly two years! 

The beadboard is plank sheeting and it is from home depot which is a fantastic way to get a plank by plank look without the time and cost.  The sheets come in 8 x 4 (I flipped mine to run horizontally) and are pre-primed MDF and cost only about $23.00 per sheet.  I  chose a basic square chair rail topping midway up the wall (about 42 inches).   The light fixtures were from Lowes and I loved their pattern (I had NO budget) and as I mention in the previous post, the cabinet front was refaced and completely trasformed thanks to my friends at Fretworks Designs (thanks Donna!).  

I changed the knobs on a basic medicine cabinet to a colorful sea glass green found at my favorite source for fab details, Anthropologie.  

I filled a Orrefors vase (given to me by my mom from Sweden) with beach glass we collected from Mendocino on a family vacation with friends.  Every single piece of this glass has meaning and I love that it isn't store bought; we earned each and every piece!

The planter box (fern) was a fab find at The Container Store.  It was already painted in a greyish green,  almost exactly what I painted my sea shell mirror.  What luck!   I oiled it with mineral oil to bring out its rich grain line and warm tones-it needed a little bit more contrast.  

The vanity top was a awesome remnant find through my friends at Alpha Stoneworks near Portland.  It is a really unique piece of Calcutta Marble.  It has greyish green swishes and veining.  There is one vein front and center, that when the light is on, it is transluscent and looks like a piece of ice. 

 The faucet was a find via Overstock, and the soap dispenser from Target (but the other two that I have had in my house have broken, FYI so buyer beware).

Candle from Anthropoligie-smells like Heaven in French Cade.  The little white striped votive candle holder from a local store here in McMinnville is from Roost Home.

The little cabinet was a hand-me-down (thanks Cathy) and I sprayed the glass with water spritz and "Looking Glass" mirror spray from Krylon ( go to Amazon to buy) to acheive an antique mirror look.  This little cabinet hides my cat stuff and TP...if you care to know! :)

Thats it!  If you have any other questions, just send me an email and if you want to hire me out to help you with your bathroom remodel (or any remodel!) give me a shout!

Thanks for reading!

XO

Kari

 

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