Vintage Powder Room

$200
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We wanted a small powder room with a big sink - It is near the outside walkout door and my art room, so I wanted a big sink, but I still wanted it to be a nice room and not look like a laundry tub in a box.
We started by framing in the room, including the space behind the sink for a shelf.
More framing
and then.. drywall. I was not too worried about having lots of seams because I was going to use a hand applied faux finish, out of plaster. So we used up a lot of scraps.
Hand applied finish..
We cheated and used "MDF" bead board. and upside down baseboard for our trim.
I painted everything, including the floor and we installed the toilet.
and the sink, I was lucky we found this unit complete with the laundry sink and taps for under$75. (Canadian) because it had a flaw on the left side,
I hung a shelf I made and a doll I made over the toilet. I also painted all my racks and toilet paper holders to be dark since I had a dark cabinet.
This is my mirror, comes of a non-existent dresser. I picked it up cheap and refinished it as it had been painted green. Then We used a piece of fir, stained to match and put a shelf on the bottom of it.
And hung it upside down over the sink - I left the original mirror in and you can see where the reflective qualities have been aged ( the 2 dark rectangles in the mirror)
and I put some old knick knacks up - made some antique looking labels and
The shelf is an old ornate photo frame that I attached to a frame and put bead board paneling behind and painted to match with a faux wood grain.


Materials:


Toilet


Sink/faucet/cabinet


drywall


bead board panels


plaster


baseboard


paint


paintbrushes
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  • Karen Kidwell Karen Kidwell on Nov 05, 2016
    Looks amazing! Great job! How did you do the hand applied plaster finish to make it look like that? What kind of plaster, etc... Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Rachael Fennell Rachael Fennell on Nov 09, 2016
    What paint did you use for the floor please ? Many thanks

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  • Karen Kidwell Karen Kidwell on Nov 05, 2016
    Looks amazing! Great job! How did you do the hand applied plaster finish to make it look like that? What kind of plaster, etc... Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Teresa Teresa on Nov 05, 2016
      Thanks Karen! I answered you question above, if you need a post I can do one for you!

  • Rhonda hughes Rhonda hughes on Nov 05, 2016
    Awesome job....Bravo

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