The New Powder Room
We bought a 2 story home, with only 1 bathroom - downstairs... but none where the kitchen and living area are! I immediately forfeited our pantry for a small powder room! Here's how...
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This was the entry into the pantry (and the only picture in the whole house when we bought it - so randomly AWESOME that we had to keep Mr. Tiger).
The pantry was also the home of the air conditioner, so I couldn't build a wall to hide it - but I COULD put a curtain up. First, I ripped out all the shelving and cleaned the nasty walls.
After cleaning, I painted them an army green (also found in the laundry room when we bought the home - although all of the walls were white - peculiar!).
I used all the scrap wood we took down throughout the house (some were prior baseboards and casing, some were the ugly banisters (see the first picture). I mixed a black with some paint thinner and painted it on with the brush I also used to do the stain - giving it a broken up, rustic look (I didn't want it to look "perfect"). I also wanted to have some shelving, so I found a scrap 2X8 from the deck reno, and painted it with the grey I used on the other slats.
I kept the piece of the 2X8 I cut off the end of the shelf, and stained it (and topped with a coat of poly), then added some break calipers from an old c-10 to hold it up.
You can't really see the calipers in this picture - it's a little dark. Sorry!
A pipe wrench on the shelf is our toilet paper holder. :)
Toilet went in - most importantly. :)
Add a tiny sink found on Offer Up for $20, and we've now got an upstairs Powder Room! Mr. Tiger got to stay, too! :)
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