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Monday, September 28, 2015

Powder Room: During, part 1

I blogged the other day about our powder room upgrade, which is quickly taking on a life of its own.  The electricians are coming tomorrow to actually provide power in there.  After that I figured we'd paint, tile and call it a day.  However, I've been taking a critical look at the room and it needs a lot more work than that.  The sink, for example, is really low.  We've seen other evidence that the folks who owned this house before us were probably really short and the sink bears that out.  It's like a sink in a powder room in Lilliput.  I have identified what I want to be our new sink and fortunately Paul agrees.  Then there are the walls.  They're currently covered with this odd wooden tileboard, which was obviously meant to look like tile, but be the low-cost, fake version.  Well, being in a bathroom it doesn't hold paint very well after a while, particularly the portion behind the sink, which routinely sees water.  Therefore we've decided to tile the lower half of the walls, like a great many mid-century bathrooms.  There are lots of examples on my Pinterest Powder Room Inspiration board (click here to visit and be inspired by some fabulous rooms).  This project is obviously going to take longer than we'd originally thought, but we want to be happy with the outcome.

Wood tile - a cheap solution even back in the day

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