Sunday, August 30, 2015

Powder Room

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm back today to show you our little downstairs powder room. It's teeny weeny too. This is not a grand house, kinda simple as is this little bathroom, but we like it.
 Look at this snap and then I want to show you how it looked when we bought the house.
 See that 1980s wallpaper? Well, it was a complete booger and did not want to come off the walls. Our painter brought some stuff and sprayed on it and tried again to get it off. It was stuck! Needless to say, he continued to work on the other rooms and then cam back to this one last. The mirror was old and lots of the mirroring was coming off around the edges and the hollywood lights over the mirror were just too bright!
 After the wallpaper finally was all gone, the room was painted Biscuit by Sherwin Williams. Most of the rooms are painted this nice yummy color. All of the doors, window trims and baseboards were just wood and dark so that got a good white washing. We don't get a lot of natural sunlight inside because we have so so many trees. We needed to make the inside as bright as we could.
 We took the large damaged mirror down and bought this cute little round one from Lowes. I think it fits the space so much better.
This is a horrible snap and I tried to fix it better for you to see, so excuse it, but...you can see the mirror and the beveled edge and the new light fixture we bought also from Lowes. The owners had put in this cute little faucet and we left it.
 Also the vanity was nice as well as the cabinet top with the sink included in the cut.
 I know, I'm not really good at decorating bathrooms. I kinda go simple so it's easy to clean. I probably need something like a little shelf to hang under the red wreath. Suggestions?
The little curtains were used in my old kitchen in our Texas home and the plates just go so well with them, they were poked up on the wall. They were in the kitchen too! ;) I just love red and have to have some around me and since this is the most visited bathroom I get to see my red a lot! :) 
Thanks for popping in and be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Lady In  Red

 I've never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright
I've never seen so many men ask you if you wanted to dance
They're looking for a little romance, give'em half a chance
And I've never seen that dress you're wearing
Or that highlights in your hair that catch your eyes, I have been blind
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me, it's where I wanna be
But I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never forget the way you look tonight
I've never seen you looking so gorgeous as you did tonight
I've never seen you shine so bright, you were amazing
I've never seen so many people want to be there by your side
And when you turned to me and smiled it took my breath away
And I have never had such a feeling
Such a feeling of complete and utter love, as I do tonight
The lady in red is dancing with me cheek to cheek
There's nobody here, it's just you and me, it's where I wanna be
Well I hardly know this beauty by my side
I'll never forget the way you look tonight
I never will forget the way you look tonight
The lady in red, my lady in red
My lady in red, my lady in red
I love you
~ sung by Chris De Burgh


57 comments:

  1. It is very pretty! Much nicer than our one! I like to keep things simple in bathrooms too. The red goes very nicely with everything and I much prefer your mirror and light choices! xx

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  2. Great transformation. Wallpaper, good wallpaper from years back is impossible to get off. I've been in your situation before, and it is a dreaded task. It look fabulous now, you sure brightened it up.

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  3. I love the red color ,so pretty look so nice!
    Blessing
    Isora
    XO

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  4. Hi Sheila! I love the red and the fabric is gorgeous, especially with the dark vanity. I have those same little plates - adore! I am a big fan of Sherwin Williams Biscuit, lovely. Have a great day, Lady in Red! Jane

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  5. I love it, so pretty and fresh looking. Perfect.

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  6. Pretty bathroom, not that the wallpaper is gone and you have your red in there! Very well done!

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  7. Old wallpaper is such a pain in the behind. Love the wonderful light fixture. Looks bright but warm and very lovely!

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  8. Shelia, I think it looks great! Simple in a bathroom is perfect to me. Love the red!!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  9. Shelia, it looks lovely! The red is just the pop it needs without being overly bright. Great choices!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  10. So nice and cheery! Love the curtains...and plates.

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  11. I love the transformation Shelia! A small shelf would look great under the wreath.

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  12. I haven't seen your kitchen in Texas, but seeing the reds, gorgeous I bet! A little shelf will be a cute accent. Kathleen in Az

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen, I'll be on the lookout for one! Thanks for popping in to see me.

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  13. I do remember the curtains. They go well in the powder room. A cute shelf would do, maybe a red or white one.

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  14. Your bath looks wonderful with the cream walls and pops of red!

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  15. Cute little powder room and I love that song!

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  16. So glad you found a home for those curtains.......they are one of my favs from your old home!! The room is so pretty......a little shelf or small cabinet would be cute. As for me, I always have to have some flowers on the counter......xoxoxo

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  17. What a beautiful transformation, it is so rewarding to see the before and after. Simple is perfect and your touch of red it just the right amount of color.
    Have a Lovely Sunday evening!
    xo
    Jemma

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  18. You did a terrific job on that bathroom. It looks so good and of course I love red. So glad that the wallpaper came off.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  19. Shelia,
    Your 'red' Powder Room makes me feel warm and happy, too!!!
    The vanity is in great condition, dear friend!!!
    The biggest change, other than the wall paper, is that fabulous round mirror!!!
    I adore your red plates!!!
    Well done!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  20. Love the fabric you used in there. Looks great!

    Judy

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  21. Wow you did a great job redecorating the bathroom. It looks pretty with the new paint, mirror, and wall plates and curtains.nhave a nice Monday.
    Julie

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  22. It came together beautifully Shelia, I love the pops of red! The mirror looks much better, and I never would have thought to put plates in a bathroom, but I love it!!

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  23. It looks so much better. I had the same red fabric and loved it! The mirror makes it look so much more updated. Great job.

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  24. Another great job, Shelia! Wallpaper is so tough, I hate doing it and taking it down. Yuk! Love your colors and the curtains are so bright and fun! Love it!

    Jane x

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  25. I know you're enjoying all the wonderful and fine job you are doing transforming your new house. It's looking prettier and prettier and so much with your seal of good taste sweet Shelia. Love the little bathroom!
    Have a lovely week.
    FABBY

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  26. Simple is all you need. It sure is pretty though. I love the decor!

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  27. Simple is all you need. It sure is pretty though. I love the decor!

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  28. This thing ate my comment again! I just said God bless your painter for his perseverance. I like your new mirror and light, and yes a red shelf would be cute. You know me though -- I would probably paint that cabinet red too!

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  29. Good Morning Shelia, Love your pretty powder room and the re-love you gave it is beautiful. The decor, the color and the simplicity is perfect. You just know how to pull it all together to be special.
    Love the mirror and light fixture. Have a blessed day.
    Hugs, cm

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  30. Sheila, ya'll have really done a lot of work on your new home and the transformations have been wonderful! The bathroom looks so much prettier and fresher! The mirror and lighting fixture were great choices. And I love your touches of red! Hope your week is off to a great start! ~Rhonda

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  31. I love it, Shelia! The red is just beautiful and I loved the wall color too.

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  32. You have so many beautiful things Sheila, and showcasing the reds here is just perfect!

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  33. Oh it looks so so so much better now!!! And I like the red!

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  34. Oh it looks so so so much better now!!! And I like the red!

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  35. A great transformation....I love the colors and pattern in the room...It is not so teeny...mine is teenier!!!

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  36. Hi Shelia, your powder room is wonderful....so fresh and lively with the pops of red.

    You did a great job. Getting wallpaper down is awful, isn't it? No more wallpaper for me. Yikes.

    Barb ♥

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  37. Hi there! I'm happy to see some of your red from the old house. I loved it there and now in the small bathroom. Bathrooms are hard because they are teeny. I think what you did is just right.

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  38. It's charming! Love the warm and cozy red accents!

    Just the other day I was reading about the drought in California and some people being out of running water...it kind of puts things into perspective. You have a lovely home and spare bath, it's lovely and it's a blessing and your photos are fine ! :)

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  39. Love the new look Sheila. Nice and cheerful. I have those red plates on the wall. I loved red, so seeing it here is fabulous!

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  40. Shelia, what a wonderful new look! I love the bright reds and oh my, the plates on the wall just make such a beautiful statement! You did great, love it all!
    Nancy
    xo

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  41. I love it Shelia! I used red in my hall bath too, makes me happy!

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  42. I like the improvements you made on this room. The mirror looks great- I like that better than the traditional large mirror. I agree making the walls bright is a good idea. I wonder if it was something in the wallpaper from the 80's that made it so hard to get off. I had an awful time with mine in the bathroom and swore I'd never put wallpaper up again after getting it off. The red curtains look cute in there. Maybe a decorative white wood wall shelf unit would be cute on the wall above the commode.

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  43. Oh this powder room is just so lovely! That fabric is very similar to what I have in my living room/dining room areas...love the colors. I also saw those very dishes on facebook just the other day and shared them to my page, saying that I needed them...REAL BAD :) Another great transformation!

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  44. I love the red curtains Sheila! They just make the whole space happy. The plates do go so well with them.

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  45. It's not tiny at all...very spacious...you should see ours; no better not!!! I love how you are using the curtains from the old house, and making this bathroom look so fresh and bright!

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  46. Love it all Sheila and I think the red is the color! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  47. What a difference. I shiver just thinking of removing old wallpaper as we've done it many times! Your bathroom turned out very very nice. Love the mirror and new light fixture.
    Jeannette

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  48. You really did an awesome job bringing that cute little powder room into the 2000s, doll! It's light and bright and looks fabulous. Well done.

    If you choose to hang a shelf, don't forget to hang it high enough that a tall person won't hit his/her head when "thinking" while "sitting."

    Also, those nice racks that go from floor to high up are nice for storage (even celaning supplies and extgra tissue) and can look really nice. There are some nice wooden ones out there. Hugs.

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  49. That's an amazing transformation with just some paint and decor. I had flashbacks looking at the before LOL

    I feel for the painter that had to remove that wallpaper. Yikes.

    Anyway, I love it :)

    xo

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  50. Your powder room looks BEAUTIFUL now!!! I love, LOVE the red! That fabric is so pretty and the plates are perfect. A shelf would be real nice. XO

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