Today’s post is more of an update, really. Back in April I shared with you that we had a leak in our main floor powder room which necessitated a ripping out of wet things and reinstalling of new shiny things. You can read that post here.
As a reminder this is what the main floor powder room looked like when we purchased the house. Again, sorry for the poor quality. This was a tablet photo from the day of the inspection. Pretty basic vanity and toilet.
I wanted to try planking a wall and this small powder room seemed like the perfect place to see if it was something I liked aesthetically and enjoyed doing. And I did. So I ended up installing planks on all four walls. Here’s a during. (You can see more in progress pictures here.)
And now here’s what it looks like today. I chose to paint the planked walls white in a satin finish for easier clean up. We did go ahead and install the new floors instead of waiting to do the rest of the floors in this area. We’ll just install a transition at this door when we do the floors through the laundry area and kitchen. You may notice that there is also a new toilet, vanity and light fixture. The mirror is one of many I’ve collected over the years from thrift stores.
The window actually looks out into our upstairs sunroom, not quite the view anyone wants to see. Instead of hanging a window treatment I used a frosted vinyl. It allows the light to come in but you can’t see in or out of the window so no uncomfortable moments for anyone. I reused the existing baseboards but need to take them back out and level them. We had company coming so I was in a hurry to just get it finished enough to use.
After putting the planks on the walls, the popcorn ceiling (Yes, it’s everywhere. Everywhere I tell ya!) looked even more terrible. Sorry for the wonky-ness, I took this with my phone for Instagram. If you’re not following me over there, you’re missing out on scintillating photos such as this. 🙂
So, as you can see, I flipped the planks over to the beadboard side and did the ceiling. I still need to put up some trim around the edges of the ceiling planks and decide whether to paint it or leave it natural.
Then I added this Rabindra Danks Blue Eyed Lion print I picked up a while back for $6 at a thrift store. I just like how the blue eyes pop.
All in all, I think it turned out really well to be working on a short timeline. No time to special order anything, everything is off the shelf.
Projects that still need to be done in the main floor powder room are:
Touch up paint
Install molding around ceiling
Move towel holder
Would you paint the ceiling or leave it natural? Have you planked any walls lately? Tell me what you think in the comments.