There has been an unplanned powder room makeover happening over here. Not because it was next on the list but because the toilet sprang a leak. This resulted in a ruined floor and a wet vanity. The main floor powder room was on the list for a simple spruce up before listing the house for sale but it has turned into a full on transformation. Let’s start at the beginning.
This is what the powder room looked like the day we had the inspection. It’s taken on a tablet so the quality is poor but you get the idea. A vanity in the corner and a toilet under the window.
This is what it looked like after the guys pulled the toilet out and I ripped up the laminate floor. How do you like that wallpaper? At least they primed it before they painted it….I guess. And they left the old vinyl floor soooo…
Yeah. I hadn’t touched this room. Partly because it was functional and just not very high on the to do list and partly because every bathroom in this house has painted over wallpaper and I just didn’t want to deal with another wallpaper removal just yet. You can see one of our previous wallpaper removal lovelies here. It’s a messy no good not fun process. So I’ve been procrastinating doing anything in the bathrooms.
In this powder room the previous owners not only painted over the wallpaper but they left the border up and painted over it as well. Can you see the little seam? And the paint on the trim?
I’ve been wanting to work with the EverTrue wall panels to see how they might do to cover some of these popcorn ceilings, so I decided to try them on a wall first. These panels are beadboard on one side and a solid plank on the other. I used the solid plank side.
They look great! If you overlook the wonky lighting. I love the knots though I know they would drive some people nuts. And if one wall planked looks great how about doing all of them? OK, why not? So I did.
A few more afters:
Thankfully my crown molding has a rather large flat bottom so the planks butt right up against it and I still have a good size crown molding overhang. I did not remove the door or window casing. The planks are just butted right up against them and then I’ll caulk and paint. I used quarter round in the corners because I already had some on hand. I’m not sure I love it but it’s there for now.
I had considered leaving the wood raw and just sealing it but this is a bathroom and I wanted to easily wipe down the walls, so I’ve decided to paint it. The existing baseboards were reinstalled after shaving a bit off for the width of the planks. I could paint the trim but I think I’m going to leave it for now. If I hate it I can always paint it later.
And then there’s this:
Bleh. This is such a small room I could have scraped the popcorn off and painted but I had the planks on hand and I do want to know how easily they go up on a ceiling so…..that’s happening. I’ll use the beadboard side and we’ll see how it looks. I’ll be sure to update.
I plan to get the beadboard up, caulk and prime today. Tomorrow I’ll paint and then we can add the light and install a vanity. I have the light but the vanity I purchased is going back because it’s damaged so now I’m looking for another option. The floors won’t be done until we do the kitchen which will hopefully be in the next month.
So the to do list looks like this:
Install beadboard on ceiling
Install some type of trim around beadboard ceiling perimeter
Prime and paint
Change out outlet and light switches
Flooring and quarter round around baseboards
I’m hoping I can finish this little powder room in the next couple of days so I can finish up some of the other projects in various states of undoneness.