I’ve got a bee in my bonnet and its got everything to do with making over my powder room. This is how it looked on move-in day…
… and then I updated it to the current look …
It’s not awful by any means. But it’s also not what I ever wanted it to look like. You see, when we frantically updated our house before moving in six years ago we did pretty good. I had a three month old, a three year old, was just back to work after maternity leave, had shockingly sold our house in a week, and was living with friends. We were on a race against the clock to get the place updated before we wore out our welcome. Everything turned out just as planned EXCEPT the powder room. I loved the toile wallpaper, ordered it and had it sent straight to the house. Our contractor got it up lickety split. So fast, in fact, that the first time I laid eyes on the paper in real life it was already hanging on my walls. The scale was ALL WRONG. It was like a miniature toile. I had the matching fabric that was completely lovely (and in different scale) so I never thought the paper would be different. So, I’ve disliked it from the get-go.
I’ve got this crazy insane idea to join in on the One Room Challenge. It’s essentially a personal challenge to update one room over the course of six weeks. If I can actually pull this off, it will be a miracle. Not that I have that much to do on this particular project, rather that I have so many other things on my plate. At the same time, it’s that 6 week deadline that has me jumping in. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve thought about redoing this room…. well, I could have paid for the update.
I put this together a vision board MONTHS ago and got so far as to order the towels. Yeaaaaah. It’s a tiny room, so that’s a bonus.
Here is my to-do list:
- order wallpaper
- have wallpaper hung
- paint ceiling
- soap dispenser
- paint cabinet (can you believe I, Amanda of Dixie Delights, am going to paint wood? )
- cabinet pulls – paint or get new?
- monogram towels
- figure out frame for art
- shelves – purchase or DIY???
- towel bars & tp roller – paint or get new????
- decorate shelves
- have light box moved to ceiling
It took every ounce of energy I had today just to write this post. Here’s to hoping motivation sets in this weekend. Er… make that next week. I’m headed home for the weekend!!!!!!!!!!