Sunday, May 18, 2014

Laundry & Powder Room Combo

 Happy Happy Monday Y'all! I hope everyone had a restful and fun weekend.
  Thank you to everyone who kindly left notes on last weeks post about the living room. I made a few new blog friends and I was able to visit blog friends that I hadn't visited ever since the move and remolding took place. I have really missed everyone!
As promised from last Monday's post today I would share the room behind the kitchen. Its our laundry room and powder room combo.
Lets go I am ready to show you, so come on in....
 Before picture, the remolding consisted of replacing the flooring and duck covers, doors, lock sets, hardware, wood trim, paint, pluming, sink, faucet, electrical and potty. I guess you can say everything was replaced.
 During construction, the new floor being laid with travertine tile.
 The door leading into the laundry room and powder room was replaced with a glass door, I must tell you although it looks really cool to have the glass in the door...you have to remember when its closed, cuz well I kind-of ran into it, and hurt my nose...yep I did, not looking and "BAM" "SMACK" right into the door I went.
Of course I blamed Gary, he was the one that closed the door and didn't tell me, so how was I to know it was closed, Right! That's my story.......
We do have plans to have a stain glass made to put into the glass opening.
 Lets go in and the door is OPEN...I'm nice enough to tell you when the door is open or closed..hehehe

 Originally there was a sliding pocket door into the powder room, it did not close well so we thought about a sliding barn door. That was the ticket! For hardware we used a fence door handle. The door to the left leads out to the back yard.
 In the summer when the kids are over swimming this is going to be wonderful, no more running through the house wet when they have to go potty. They can come in this door and use the powder room.
 The door to the right leads to the garage.
 Bead board paneling and trim brightens up the space. Art by Catherine Holmen 
 A closer look at the barn door hardware. Also the curtains you see to the left are revisable, I made them with a bright cheery floral on one side and other in polka-dots. They are simply rolled up and tied with a bow.

 I bought a new washer and dryer for this space, the folks that purchased our last home also bought the washer and dryer.
 The paint color we selected is called Ocean Air by Benjamin Moore.


 Custom wood trim around all doorways.
 The before photo of the sink and cabinet. It had been designed and built on a angle, also it closed off the room. It was a bit weird.
 New sink with all shiny chrome fixtures. The sink has an industrial look to it. It gives more openness to the powder room and is working out great for us.  Also the lock we used is a latch used for fencing, its a simple and inexpensive way for privacy  while in the powder room.

 New potty is manufactured by Toto. It fits very nicely behind the door. We did not want to see the potty sticking out into the doorway. It's tiny but effective! LoL
 Before photo of potty.
 After photo, the Toto potty has a slightly rounded tank and a self close lid (perfect for the boys)lol 
The sea-shell wreaths I made a few years back and was able to re-use them in the powder room.
 
 Another before photo, the toilet paper holder was set into the wall now its  a prettier more updated holder.
 The mirror with frame dresses up the powder room and the lighting we choose was two crystal pendant lights in green that are halogen.  They have such a pretty glow at night. I wish I could have captured it better for you.
 One of my favorite pictures hangs in the powder room. To bring a smile to everyone who see's it.
So that's it the tour of the Laundry & Powder Room behind the kitchen.

Enjoy your week, see you all next Monday!


Joining in with the following link parties:

Susan-Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Mary-Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday 

Kathryn-The Dedicated House Make it Pretty Monday

Brenda-Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday

Marty-A Stroll Thru Life Inspire me Tuesday

Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW Us Wednesday

Sherry-The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Party Friday

Alison-Nancherrow Life at our House Fridays Unfolded

Courtney-French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

33 comments:

Pammy Sue said...

Okay, that was the most fun I've had looking at someone's laundry room and bathroom! Ha-ha! That barn door is just way too cool, and I also love the curtains you made for the door and the new hanging lights in the bathroom. All of it is just perfect and so lovely! Thanks for the visits and comments.

sissie said...

Wow your laundry room and powder and powder room are gorgeous!!!
Love everything.

Hugs
Sissie

Linda said...

This looks AMAZING!!! I love every bit of it!!! You guys will so enjoy this beautiful 're do!'

Jan Tanis said...

Loved your Living Room and Kitchen post from last week and I see Shiloh has grown alot!! Everything is just so pretty!

Your Laundry and powder Room are beautiful too. I love the paint color, the barn door, the travertine and thinking about the fact that you didn't want to see the toilet from the hallway (and that it's self-closing too).

Great job!

Jan

Kim M said...

Amazing!! What a fabulous job! I adore that barn door. We have been thinking about adding one, too! I love the bathroom light fixtures!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's very pretty! I love the color choices and the lights.

Kris said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for the tour!!
xo Kris

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a great laundry room and bathroom you've created! Love the glass door and the decorating you added. The window dressing you made us too cute! That exterior door you added was brilliant! You sure did a wonderful job with this house!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Gary,
You almost went back to the honeymoon stage with a complete new home. So well though of all the details that make sense for daily use. Love this powder/laundry room. Very well done.
Enjoy it together and just in time for summer around the corner!
Hugs,
Mariette

PS in The Netherlands my husband used to have a Travertine tile floor as well. I had the windowsills made out of Travertine tile...

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Love your makeover of the laundry and powder room! It looks wonderful.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Boy am I behind! I did not know you moved. Just love the blue and bead board. You did a magnificent job!

Catherine Holman said...

I love your new powder/laundry room! The paint color is so soothing. It's been fun to see where my artwork is hanging in your new home.

Marissa said...

Oh my goodness you are on a roll..
Love it so much!
Looks clean and crisp and ready for laundry.

I am still wanting that brick entry you posted the other day I,showed my husband and he just loved it too. So, that is now on my list..
Thanks so much for inspiring me.
Xo Marissa

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Stacey said...

OK, I'm loving everything you do. You made such good choices for that space. Everything is practical and beautiful. Can you tell us about the artwork to the left of the glass door in the first picture? I like the colors.

Melinda said...

NowI am caught up with last week and this week. Everything looks so fresh and cozy. Great job!

M : )

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

I love the beadboard with the ocean-y blue color above. Clean, classic and very cool!

Shelia said...

I love your beautiful space! The color, the beadboard and all of your pretty touches in the little potty room! Very well thought out and beautiful. Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Chatfield Court said...

The laundry room and powder room look great. Love the color you chose and the door with the killer glass. Love the barn door too.
Kristi

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Hi. I'm your newest follower, number 516. Love your house and improvements you've done. Can't wait to look through your back posts to see what direction your life has taken. Thanks for stopping by the cottage earlier and leaving such a kind comment. r/Sugar

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is such a fabulous makeover. I love that barn door and the new sink and flooring is beautiful. Everything is so beautiful. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Kathy said...

This is perfection, so sweet!

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Monica said...

OMG! I was not prepared to see my own photo in this post! ;) How cuute! Made me gasp!! Thanks so much for having it on your walls.
Thank you so much for your visit and comment, dear Elizabeth! It was very welcomed and appreciated, and I hope we'll manage to visit each other more now that things have calmed down a bit!
Your home looks magnificent! Truly! Have to show it to my DH- I know he'll love it!
Monica xoxo

pve design said...

Elizabeth & Gary,
Thanks for sharing all your lovely afters!
It's fun to have things fresh, clean and new~
Thanks for leaving a kind comment over at Jan's today, The French Tangerine. She is the best and so sweet of her to share my artwork.
Glad you entered my monogram give-away.
pve

Alison Agnew said...

Beautiful makeover! I love how the space is divided into laundry and bath. Plus, that sliding door is perfect! Would love for you to share at this week's Fridays Unfolded!

Alison
Nancherrow

awal.ny said...

I love the new look. We have a 1/2 bath in the kitchen entrance but I like how the door to yours is more accessible. You did a great change. Love the barn door too. I have always wanted one. Have a wonderful weekend. Alaina

Linda said...

visiting from Inspire me Tues. Love the change of corner sink to the one you got. I shared it with my kids who have similar issue. Happy Memorial Day!

Jenny Romaine said...

It is perfection! I wouldn't change a thing! I am pinning for our future bathroom/mudroom projects!

Ana said...

Don't know what to say but..."I am soooo jealous!" Your new home is absolutely beautiful. Love, love, love it.

Much love,
❤️Ana

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful results. I love all the white beadboard. I especially the barn door application. I so want to do it. I don't have a doorway that it will work. I love yours.
Thanks for sharing it. I am following you now.
Come and see me.
Have a good weekend,
Sherry

MyJourneyBack said...

Beautiful results. I love all the white beadboard. I especially the barn door application. I so want to do it. I don't have a doorway that it will work. I love yours.
Thanks for sharing it. I am following you now.
Come and see me.
Have a good weekend,
Sherry

KL Kimsa said...

Luv. Luv. Luv.
Pleeeease tell us the maker / place you
Purchased the bathroom sink from??