Welcome back to Week Two of the Powder Bath makeover. This week is all about progress, and sadly I don’t have as much as I’d hoped, and I’ve even got a minor hiccup.
As you recall, I’m taking part in FrogTapes’s Paintover Challenge…where six bloggers are given three weeks and $1000 to completely make over a space. And of course I had to make it harder on myself by taking a two-week trip in the middle of it! Oh yeah, plus they assigned us each a 2017 Design Trend to incorporate into our rooms! I got lucky and drew ‘Modern Morphing’, which essentially includes bold or statement walls. Hello?!?! That’s perfect for me.
I immediately knew I’d be painting the ceiling a fun accent color, and everyone knows the ceiling is the fifth wall, right?! Okay, now that I’ve got that part figured out, let’s look at progress and plans. First up…ripping out the floating cabinet over the potty. It was really dated, and wasn’t housing anything relevant to the bathroom anyway…so down it came. Uncovering some sweeeeet wallpaper underneath! I love this part!
Sidenote: I’m well-aware that someday, some future homeowner will discover my wallpaper, and likely have a good laugh! Isn’t that fun to think about though?!
Now the new wallpaper will have a full, unobstructed wall!
The ceiling and baseboards are getting painted, so we prepped the room with none other than FrogTape® Multi-Surface. It will protect the floors, and allow us to get a clean, sharp line with it’s PaintBlock® Technology.
We also used it to determine the placement of the mirror and sconces, and then my amazing contractor removed the old light, and wired the wall for two new sconces!
Sugarplum Tip: I’ve been known to tape off an entire room with FrogTape Delicate Surface to test out potential rug sizes, and furniture placement!
We considered painting the baseboards the same bright color as the ceiling, but I think white looks so crisp and pretty against the paper and dark floors. But as you can see, they definitely need a fresh coat (and a good scrubbing!). #thatsembarrassing
Next up, we patched the old holes, and sanded out any rough patches so the paper would lay smooth. Or smoothly. Which is it?
I actually ordered the wallpaper sight unseen (due to that whole deadline business!!), and was so relieved to find I love it even more in person!! #whew I used it for paint inspiration…looks like these from Sherwin Williams are my winners.
And that little hiccup I mentioned? The mirror and sconces arrived…and I’m obsessed with them both! I mean, check out these sconces…and you won’t believe the price. But sadly, the sconces don’t fit the space (it’s the teeniest-tiniest room!), and the finishes don’t mesh very well. #wompwomp
Now I’m scrambling to find replacement sconces, and still stay within budget! And paint the ceiling and baseboards. And get the wallpaper hung. Then style the space. Oh yeah, and photograph it!! All in the next week! But this isn’t my first rodeo, so I’m not tooooo terribly worried. Okay, maybe a little worried.
Be sure to check out my fellow FrogTape Paintover Challengers to see what progress they’ve made this week: