Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Stenciled Powder Room Reveal

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I’m so excited about the way this room turned out. Never mind that it took me like 13 hours of stenciling in a 3x7 room (seriously… I’m not exaggerating)…I think in a week or two, I’ll totally think it was worth the grueling weekend. Prepare yourself for a LOT of pictures. I apparently wanted to show you every detail of the room. Click HERE for the full tutorial on the stenciling.

BEFORE:
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This is the only decent picture I have of the floors, because we actually tiled those in our first week in the house when we did the mudroom. You can see that post HERE

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We tried to salvage as much from the room that we could. The old vanity became a new workbench in the garage with a beautiful plywood top. However the old sink had to go:

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I tried everything to get those stains out of the cracks… it was disgusting. Its also probably original to the house which is 30 years old. I figure it’s lived a good life.

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and a toilet… not much to say about that, except that it would have been great for me to close the lid before I took this picture.

We did end up replacing the toilet with a new one because when we removed this one to install the tile, the bottom might have chipped off. And when I say chipped, I mean smashed.

OK… here’s the moment you’ve all been anxiously waiting for (biting your nails, sitting on the edge of your seat… I know, I can feel your tension through my computer):
AFTER!

Bathroom Makeover Stenciling
I haven’t figured out how to take a picture of a mirror without capturing myself in it…

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Look at my husband’s beautiful floors. I love the color of the gray tile with the walls. Here’s a better shot of the stenciling and a close up. I really like the way the silver paint reflects the light and catches it in some places but it’s still subtle (in my humble opinion).

The stencil is Royal Design Studio's Donatella Damask.

Powder Room After (2)

Wasn’t it so nice of Lowes to have a tiny little orchid pre-planted in just the right vase? It was $9.99 so I had to snatch it up. I got the frame and silver potpourri dish from Marshalls this week ($12 for both).

Like I said, we tried to reuse as many fixtures and things as possible. The mirror and trashcan were both Rub n Buffed. That was my first experience with Rub n Buff and I’m addicted. I seriously walked around my house last night with the rest of my tube looking for other things to silver. It’s totally my kind of DIY… immediate gratification. The mirror took me about 15 minutes and the trashcan took 5. Perfect.

MIRROR BEFORE:                     MIRROR AFTER:
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TRASHCAN BEFORE:               TRASHCAN AFTER:

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This trashcan is one of those things that I have no idea where it came from. I don’t think I bought it, but it doesn’t really seem like something John would have had in the bachelor pad. Anyway, I wanted a silver trashcan for in there and I really like the way the Rub N Buff brought out the details on the outside. I didn’t really know that it had it.

We also reused the existing light fixture, the faucet, hand towel holder and toilet paper holder. Not bad, huh?

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What do you think about the gray hand towel? I picked it up from Marshall’s yesterday for $6.99. It’s really the only color that works in there. I can’t go with white because the trim is ivory and I can’t go with blue because there’s no way I’m going to find an exact match for that grayish blue.

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This might be my proudest moment. I finally conquered the drill. I drilled the holes, hung the mounts and hunt the shade all by myself. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but I’ve always been a little scared of drilling holes in to things.

That’s it. My beautiful new powder room. Click HERE for the full tutorial on the stenciling.
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50 comments:

  1. That is amazing! I'm moving next week and if you feel like coming to DC, I'll put you to work! Congrats on a beautiful job :)

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  2. uhm, amazing! i am in LOVE with the stenciling--totally worth the hours, back aches and lost weekend :)
    rub and buff? why is this the first time i'm hearing about this?! i need to get some stat! and i love how the trashcan turned out--talk about bringing out the details!
    and the towel looks like just the right color!

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  3. This is absolutely amazing. What a stunning little bathroom!

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  4. ps: where did you get the stencil from?

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  5. This looks great. Love the stencil pattern. You should list the color and brand of paint and what stencil you used and where it can be purchased. Really great makeover. I have a powder room to tackle, too, but just the walls. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  6. what a lovely transformation, your mirror and trash can came out beautifully after spraying them.
    Very nice!
    and bet you are totally enjoying it every time you walk in there.
    blessings, Nellie

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  7. I am SERIOUSLY jealous of your know how! Gesh! Can you be my neighbor and help me?? lol It looks great!

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  8. It an amazing transformation! You did such a good job. It is seriously elegant!

    Hope you will link up to Potpourri Friday this week. Link up starts Thursday afternoon.

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  9. wow, this is outstanding. You seriously stenciled that whole thing?! that is crazy!! Looks wonderful and the colors you chose are great!

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  10. You did a beautiful job!! I love it!

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  11. So when are you coming over to stencil my half bath???

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  12. Wowza! This was totally worth waiting for! You did an awesome job on the stenciling! Can't wait to read all the details in a future post. I'm absolutely blown away by the rub-n-buff mirror and wastebasket. Great job, Maury, the room looks just amazing :)
    P.S. Thanks for the shout out :)

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  13. Looks great Maury! Holy smokes that is alot of stenciling! Good payoff though :)

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  14. Wow! That stenciling is amazing-your arms must be exhausted!! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

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  15. So beautiful! I'm jealous. My powder room needs help. Maybe you could give me some ideas if we have canasta here again!

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  16. that is suuuuuuch a fabulous makeover! i love the new sink and the stenciled walls.

    i can't believe all that rub n buff can do, i would have thought it was only for small things. like that mirror, i would have spray painted...but this seemed way easier!

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  17. It looks fantastic! You did an amazing job with the stenciling. And, you just inspired me to go rub-n-buff something :)

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  18. I just love the stencil. It looks AMAZING. What a difference in the makeover. I am your latest follower. I found you over at At The Picket Fence. I would love if you would come by and say hi and consider following me back. Thanks.

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  19. Eventhough I've already said it, it needs to be said again, this is such an elegant transformation. The painted stencil is amazing!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. Your participation made for a more successful party. I appreciate you!

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  20. Oh, how gorgeous!! I cannot even imagine how much work that must have been but it paid off big time. :-) Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful transformation with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  21. Fabulous!! Your paint colors are perfect!! I just got done stenciling one big wall in my bedroom and know how rough all those corners are, it's worth it though. :) Thanks for linking Flaunt it Friday!! :)

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  22. I feel kind of silly saying this, but I um, love your garbage can! ;)

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  23. Your powder room turned out beautiful. Would love to know the colors of your paint you used and then stencil. Did you "layer" the stencil? Trying to figure out the method you used! ha!
    Thank you for stopping by projectqueen.org!

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  24. Wow! What a transformation! I love the stenciling and the roman shade is awesome!

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  25. Oh I love the stencilling, you did a great job, and that trash can is a keeper for sure....
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  26. This is beautiful--thanks for sharing your great work!

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  27. WOWzer! What a fabulous looking powder room!!! I might need to stencil my powder room now :D

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  28. Stenciling looks great!

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  29. Stunning! Like a little jewel box. I'll be taking on my own half bath update soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. Fantastic room! I just love the wallpaper- it makes all the difference. Found you on Roomspiration Blog Hop. Lovely site.

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  31. OMGosh, what an incredible makeover - LOVE EVERYTHING about that powder room! And I totally thought that was wallpaper - what a great stenciling job! That takes patience! I'm a new follower - would be thrilled if you could "follow me back!" :)

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  32. Beautiful! I know how painful stenciling can be, I just stenciled our bathroom and it was horrible! I love the stencil you picked you, looks great!

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  33. Absolutely lovely! Really appreciate you linking up this great bath post at the Roomspiration blog party.

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  34. Wow, that's stunning! Looks absolutely amazing!!!

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  35. Amazing!! Your color choice for walls & stencil are perfect!! Looks like VERY expensive wallpaper!

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  36. Come stencil my powder room next? hehe! I'll cook for you! <3

    Loving your re-do and so happy to have found your bloggy! <3 def your newest follower!

    mwah!

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  37. BEAUTIFUL and inspiring! Silly I know, but I love that a trashcan can have that much potential! You made every last detail PERFECT! XO, Aimee

    PS Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity.

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  38. Wow! It looks sooo good! I don't know if I could do 13 hours of stenciling! Great job!

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  39. Beautiful makeover, Maury! I love the stencil and colors you chose!!

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  40. I cannot get over your stenciled walls. That looks amazing! Beautiful transformation, love it!

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  41. Great job and I LOVE the stencil! Stencils do take time, but they are so worth it in the end! Beautiful color palette and a job well done. Thanks so much for linking up to my first Room Evolution party - looking forward to seeing more! :-)

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  42. amazing! i love the walls, looks gorgeous!

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  43. I love it! The wall is very beautiful and elegant. Simply is truly a beauty. Well done!

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  44. What colors did you use and where did you get the stencil?

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    1. The stencil is the Dontella Damask Stencil from Royal Design Studios: http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/collections/allover-damask-stencils/products/donatella-damask-stencil

      The base color is a blue/gray that was actually a custom match, sorry. The silver is Martha Stewart Craft paint in Sterling.

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  45. Fantastic! It's so wonderful to see the good results. You really manged it very well. How I wish I can visit your bathroom! :)

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  46. Maury, your bathroom is GORGEOUS!! I never saw it before - I wonder how I missed it?! And your rubnbuffed trashcan came out great!! Thanks for linking it up - a great way to totally change up something you already had. Love that!

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  47. Stunning room, and your stenciling is amazing! Love the iridescent effect. Visiting from the R&B party.

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