One Room Challenge: Powder Room {Week 3}

It’s the half-way point of the six week One Room Challenge and I’m seriously hoping things start picking up or 1. I’ll never finish this project and 2. Y’all will be completely bored of seeing my same shopping finds over and again.  If you’re just now joining us, here’s the vision…

Powder Room copy

And the goals:

  1. An updated space that makes a nice transition from my preppy pink and colorful family office to the rest of the main level.  This little powder room gets a lot of use and opens onto the main downstairs hallway AND the family office.
  2. A neutral and timeless foundation with accessories that add pops of color and can be changed out as tastes change.  I have mostly used this philosophy throughout my home.  Neutral walls, neutral floor coverings and neutral furniture.  I want to do the same here, but layer touches pink (to tie in the office) and turquoise (to transition to the rest of the house.)

Last week I did a ton of narrowing down choices and ordering online.  Well, it was like Christmas in October this week with packages piling up at my stoop!!



The chandelier arrived and I am so happy with the choice!!  Always go with your gut.  The electrician comes today to move the wiring from the wall to the ceiling so, with any luck, this beauty should be in place in a matter of hours.



The Samode rug in fuchsia is literally the perfect shade of PINK!!  I should have snapped a pic but I left it with my monogrammer to match to the towels.


Speaking of the towels, they are currently with my friend for monogramming!!  I texted her this pic.  Fingers crossed she knows me well enough by now to decipher…


She will be using my monogram designed by Number Four Eleven in Savannah.

OLD-MONOGRAMS-069 pink 3


The South Seas Thibaut wallpaper is more beautiful in person that I could have imagined.  *pinch me*  It’s going to be a game changer.


The Moroccan Gilt Mirror is heavy and gorgeous and it going to make such better use of the ceiling height.  I can’t wait to see it hanging!



In addition to the arrivals, I also spent eons on the floor of my local Ace Hardware mulling over paint colors for the cabinet.  I ended up choosing the lighter shade of gray and am hoping Honey can help (ie. just do it) this weekend.



In a moment of weakness (Sister made me do it), I ordered the lucite and brass towel bar (Lux Hold Ups) that one of my fave igrammers (Susan Gentile) has in her home.  Isn’t it fabulous?!  It takes 2-3 weeks to get in so I’m really living on the edge here.

Towel Bar - Lucite w/ Modern Open Brackets (Polished Brass, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel or Chrome)

Now, one thing always leads to another.  So, after procuring the towel bar, I started looking for brushed brass hardware for the vanity.  And then I realized that I’d need to change out the faucet if I went down that route.  But the faucet is NICE and I love it.  So that just doesn’t make a lick of sense.  But I’m really struggling with the mixing of metals.  Gold mirror and gold towel bar.  Oil rubbed bronze cabinet pulls and faucet.  Yikes.  Thoughts, ladies?   (Here is a sideways view of the current pulls…)


Here is my to-do list:

  • order wallpaper
  • have wallpaper hung – will schedule today
  • paint ceiling – this weekend
  • rug
  • mirror
  • hang mirror
  • soap dispenser
  • paint cabinet (can you believe I, Amanda of Dixie Delights, am going to paint wood? ) – this weekend
  • cabinet pulls – paint or get new?
  • towels
  • monogram towels
  • art
  • figure out frame for art
  • shelves – purchase or DIY???
  • towel bars & tp roller – paint or get new????
  • style shelves
  • have light box moved to ceiling & hang chandy – today
  • chandelier

So, it seems like I’ve done a ton of thinking on the easy things and not a lot of doing or thinking on the hard things.  Yikes!


Calling It Home One Room Challenge
Week 1: The Plan
Week 2: Order Up
Week 3: Arrivals
Week 4: Good News & Bad News
Week 5: Major Progress

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16 thoughts on “One Room Challenge: Powder Room {Week 3}

  1. This will easily be my favorite room! You had me at Chinoiserie. I love that Moroccan mirror! In fact, I have it as part of my room plan, but decided to go with another option that I already owned. At least now we won’t run into the “who wore it better scenario” Lol. Good luck. Following along for sure

  2. I love how it is coming together Amanda! Your choices are spot on. Mixing metals? I know how you feel, I become anxious about that too. I just looked up your powder room on your home tour and I love your faucet! I wouldn’t change it. I think with the gold of the mirror and maybe a gold accessory on the counter you would be good to go. Even if you decide to change out your hardware on the cabinet, I think I would keep the faucet. I think it creates more interest. Just my two cents. :)

  3. I can’t wait to see everything come together! I think your sister was genius to make you get the lucite hardware. ; ) Now that you’ve seen the chandelier in person, do you think it would work for an everyday dining table? I’ve been back & forth for months about ordering it because I can’t decide if it will be too small and understated or not. Now that it’s no longer back ordered I’m thinking about pulling the trigger.

  4. Can you find lucite pulls and keep the faucet as is? That might work. I can’t wait to see the finished space!

  5. mixing metals is tough but I did it in my master bath and was so worried about it and it really turned out fine. I would leave the faucet but change the hardware on the vanity to freshen it up a bit and choose something that fits the new “vibe” and coordinates with the lucite towel bar, which I love by the way. I think it will come together beautifully!

  6. I’m loving it! That mirror is fantastic, and might be a perfect match for a client I’m working with – I’ll have to look at the dimensions. It’s going to be beautiful. I hear you on the progress thing – I feel like I’ve done a lot of shopping/planning, but very little *doing* so far. It’s going to come down to crunch time again, isn’t it?

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