Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Love for Chocolate inspired Our Powder Room Transformation

We moved into our 'new' house almost 2 years ago and we were left with some beautiful decor. The house was built 12 years ago but it could have been from the 70s it seemed so out of date! This project has been our biggest to date. Both as far as time and money.

This was our main floor powder room 2 years ago when we bought the house.
Don't you love the blue! It was so nice that it matched the peach and blue tiles on the floor. I failed to take a picture before my husband took a sledge hammer to them...sorry.  Let me walk you through our powder room.  The pedastel sink was so small, my 4 year old could reach the taps! Then do you see the lovely fake plant on the toilet.  Well let me give you one piece of advice when you buy a house...lift stuff like that up! We found a shattered toilet lid that was held together with packing tape. Oh yeah...packing tape. Then we had builder grade lights, and some lovely gold accent pieces.

Well my husband, boy do I love that man, demolished the bathroom and gave me the most beautiful main floor powder room anyone could ask for.

Here is my after:
 The walls look really red in this picture but they are actually Chocolate Brown. I am not 100% sure but I think the color is Benjamin Moore Chocolate Fondue.

We redid the tiles with a two tile size pattern and put a large baseboard on.
 I spray painted the hideous mirror to a beautiful black finish. This is how I made myself feel like I was saving money :) Small things I know. Oh have you seen my spray painted floor vent and door handles? Ugly brass and rusty white to oil rubbed bronze in at almost no cost and in no time at all!
We bought our new Kohler pedestal sink on clearance for $200 and the Price Pfister faucet for $65! I guess someone custom ordered them from Home Depot and then returned them. I was giddy when we left Home Depot. My husband still to this day does not know why I love the sink and toilet so much.
Oh and that is one of my refilled Bath and Body Works soaps. See my tutorial here.  
Aren't they pretty?!?
 Here is one last look :)

We are so proud!


  1. I think your powder room is lovely! I understand why you love the sink and toilet...I get it! Funny about the plant on the back of the toilet when you moved in. That is a good tip, lift things up,never know whats hiding lol.

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  2. it looks amazing! well done! found you via TDC :)

  3. Very nice. I especially love the updated mirror and the 2 tile floor design.

  4. Found you through TDC - really enjoyed your highlighted projects! I can tell you are very creative and I'm so glad you found a great way to share them with others. Looking forward to more great ideas in 2011!
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  5. I love the color, it makes everything POP! The tile is lovely, too!

  6. I love the sink and toilet! Great job on the redo : )

  7. It looks amazing really, I love chocolate color.And white very nice.Sunny days:))from Izmir:))

  8. Very nice! I love the floor tile design and the pedestal sink. Looks great!

  9. I would be so proud too!! And I also would be so giddy over the sink and toilet! Looks great, major improvement!

  10. Looks very rich!! While I do like the popular colors of the light blue/gray/tan, I will never stop loving the RICH darker colors, like your powder room. Great job!

  11. Beautiful job! Thanks so much for sharing! We just broke the back of our toilet lid too...hmm, never thought about using packing tape! Ha!

  12. Ooh La La..I love it! Great job.

  13. Was blog hopping and saw your powder room. It looks lovely. Really nice toilet and sink!

  14. Your powder room looks fabulous. We will be demoing our powder room and using the same sink and toilet so I loved seeing your redo.

  15. this looks great! I love the paint color. I want to do ours too but am struggling with color.

  16. I tried to find the paint color Chocolate Fondue but its not a Benjamin Moore color....could it be another brand? I LOVE IT!

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