Another room makeover, the powder room is almost finished. We added beadboard wallpaper and painted the top Wythe blue from Benjamin Moore. It’s a great blue with a touch of green and I’m loving it. The previous version of this room had a harlequin pattern on the walls. I loved it too and was reluctant to change the walls because I painstakingly painted the pattern by hand, but after so many years you’re ready for a change
The vanity was black but for the redo I painted it and the frame around the mirror in Annie Sloan’s creamy white, used clear wax and distressed it just a little.
Here’s my homemade art work and an orange thrift shop vase.
For the art, or whatever you want to call it, I lucked out and found a frame in the basement that was the perfect size but it was an ugly brown. No problem, just grab a can of spray paint! DIY bloggers will spray paint anything, so don’t stand in one spot too long.
I painted the frame with Rust-oleum’s aluminum knowing it would be too shiny but wasn’t sure how I was going to get the look I wanted, so I tried Annie Sloan clear wax and it worked like a charm!
The wax rubbed off just enough of the paint and took away the shininess. You can see the shiny part on the bottom of the frame and after the wax, on the top.
I used a waxing brush and pushed the wax into all the recesses, then rubbed over it with a soft cloth and added a little dark wax in some spots.
Adding shelves over the toilet is part of the plan for this room. I’ve been looking but haven’t found anything yet. Maybe I’ll make them myself when the weather isn’t too hot to work outside. The frame sitting on the toilet is about the same color as the one I painted, it’s just waiting for me to be inspired to use it.
I found this old plate in the colors of the room and will display it on the shelves when I get them!
If you like Wythe blue, there’s a Pinterest board full of beautiful Wythe blue rooms.
There is only one more project to finish up now, the upper cabinets and then painting all the cabinets in the kitchen. I work on it a little at a time. They just need a real good sanding, priming, doors added, painted, and the trimmed out.
Did you happen to notice something wrong in the powder room?
The chair rail is upside down. How could we be so stupid??? The chair rail in the dining room is upside down too but we didn’t install that! You know I’d love to tear it all down but…..the husband is none too keen about that! What would you do?
Thanks for visiting! Debbie (((xx)))