our house: the powder room

One room I have never showed in the blog is the powder room.

Because it never really felt finished. I painted in my favourite shade of blue that is in my office (Opal Silk by CIL), hung a few pictures, put a basket of extra TP on the floor and called it a day.

our house: the powder room - the ordinary life of jannybean

our house: the powder room - the ordinary life of jannybean

Until the day that it bugged me.

With all this decluttering that is going around here in these parts, I have acknowledged that I am not a fan of having move things on floors to clean around. And that basket on the floor always attracted dust bunnies. Ugh.

But since this room has a pedestal sink, there is no storage for extra supplies that guests may need. So I decided it needed better storage.

I also decided it needed a new colour.

One thing I can say is when I find a colour I love, I LOVE it. It won’t ever make me change my mind. I have had the same colour in our master bedroom for two of our houses now (Grey Tweed by CIL) and will probably bring it to the next house if we ever move.

The master bathroom is a slight variation of that colour (Grey Mountain by CIL), to compensate for undertones in the counter and tile. Since I love that colour and had about 1/3 of a can left over, I grabbed a quart to top it up a bit for the powder room.

Oh, and our hot water tap was stuck ever since our first year in the house, so I decided while I was updating the room, I would unstick it. Which lead to this:

our house: the powder room - the ordinary life of jannybean

Yup, had to break the tap completely out and replace it.

But once I got that installed and the room was cleaned back up it now looks like this:

our house: the powder room - the ordinary life of jannybean

I was lucky enough when I measured the room, that it was the exact size of these floating shelves from Home Depot. Now, I read the reviews beforehand and was aware of the issues regarding the placement of the holes (strange spacing for hitting studs, etc) and the type of screws that were included (too soft that they stripped) so I made sure I bought better screws and used my drill to create new holes in the bracket to hit at least one stud in our wall.

You could make these a LOT cheaper, but I just don’t have the supplies, the skills or the patience, so these worked awesome:

our house: the powder room - the ordinary life of jannybean

The top shelf holds a wire basket (from Walmart) that I removed the cloth liner from, filled with replacement hand towels, a print of an ink drawing of Bath, England that I bought during our trip this summer, a photo of our backyard filtered through the Waterlogue app, and a little pottery bowl I painted a few years ago.

our house: the powder room - the ordinary life of jannybean

The bottom shelf holds another wire basket of extra TP, and awesome rusty ampersand from the Tin Barn Market, and a photo of the same location in Bath as the print above that we took during a picnic during our trip.

our house: the powder room - the ordinary life of jannybean

Now, it feels done.

And I love it!