Powder Room Pizazz

The powder room is a space in your home where you can have A LOT of fun – take risks – and in this case perhaps make your guest dizzy in the design.  I wanted to do something bold in the powder room, incorporate a pop of color and perhaps drive the mister crazy on a Saturday night (or two) with taping, painting, taping, painting, well, you get the process.

First, paint the walls the color that you want the lines of the herringbone print.  In this case it was simple white.  Start taping the vertical lines a foot a part.

Powder Room - DIY Painting Project

Powder Room – DIY Painting Project

Next – the tricky part of measuring out the necessary angles for the tape to create the herringbone print.  Keep in mind, you can use this same method on many different scales.  If you want a larger scale of herringbone make the vertical lines farther a part and same goes with the diagonal lines.

Powder Room - DIY - Herringbone Paint Project

Powder Room – DIY – Herringbone Paint Project

I would like to pretend that this takes 20 minutes or so…try 4 hours or so and can’t all be accomplished on one night.  The massive taping job we did do on one night and we may had a bottle of wine (or two) during this process so the time flew by – or I may have blocked it out of my memory.

Powder Room - DIY - Herringbone Painting Project - applying paint

Powder Room – DIY – Herringbone Painting Project – applying paint

Add your first color of paint – for this project I wanted the pattern to be bold so I chose the herringbone print to be the statement and chose a neutral hue to tone down the print.  Many people ask me why we didn’t just wallpaper – well for one, paint is much more inexpensive than wallpaper and in a month or two when I want to change things up I can simply paint over this – whereas removing wallpaper would have been a more larger burden of removing.

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The next step was to add the second color -which was very similar in hue but it has a metallic sheen to it which I love.  (Sorry it is hard to tell from this pic – this was pre-having-an-awesome-camera-to-take-pictures).

Now time for the pop of color and some fun decorate details…

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Powder Room - Decorative Items - Pop of Color

Powder Room – Decorative Items – Pop of Color

Powder Room - New Hardware

Powder Room - Wall Art - Live What You Love

Powder Room – Wall Art – Live What You Love

Powder Room - Candle Display

Powder Room – Candle Display

And you have yourself a fun, funky and hopefully unforgettable powder room to enjoy…and perhaps make your guests a bit dizzy in dynamic design.

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    June 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm (4 years ago)

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