Project: Powder Room

18 June 2013

I have been dying to start this project, it would have done the first if we didn't have a need for a luandry room. One thing you have to understand about me is that I LOVE bold prints. I'm not sure why, but the little crazier the better.

When I was thinking about what to do with our powder room my mind went towards wallpaper! So I headed over to my favorite wallpaper manufacture, Cole & Sons. They put together some of the worlds best prints. It's a heavy price tag, however when you consider that they are still hand produced you can justify the extra dollars. At least that was my logic when I told Jes how much two rolls of paper.

From the Fornasetti II Collection, I went with Teatro 97/14043.
Picture Credit - Company Website

It might be a litte creepy for the powder room; all these theater goers watching you use "the loo".  However, I think that's why I love it - it's just very unexpected!

x, Shan
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Side Projects

17 June 2013

Remember Jesse told me I could only have one project going on at a time.... Well, he fully supported these side purchases.

Left - New dining room rug

Right - New container garden set-up for the front of the house (This of course meant we had to purchase a hose, a hose holder & spray nozzle - which Jes justified that he'll now be able to wash the car on the street. LOL!)

x, Shan
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90% Complete!

16 June 2013

I feel that this laundry room project lasted forever! Stuff that I had planned on reusing ended up not working, therefore new solutions needed to be found. In the meantime, we ended up getting side tracked with my need for a container garden and Jes' need for new power tools.

My part of the project is completed - Well, I have to clean up some old paint and drywall mud of the pipes. Also, figure out a solution for the drainage hoses. Jes owes the project a countertop that will sit over the washer and dryer. However - I'm done at 90% complete.

Before Pictures:

After pictures:
First off let me apologize for the quality of the photos, I'm using my iPhone with a wide angle lens attachment from photojojo. If you look closely you can see the dent marks on my dryer from when Jes & I tried to move the dryer downstairs by ourselves. For now, I can live without a countertop over the appliances. Once it's installed it will provide a nice clean line and countertop space for folding (ha!). I was able to find a drying rack that folds up in to itself at the Container Store (seriously, the best store EVER!). Hopefully, with the installation of this small gadget we can stop using our dinning room chairs as drying racks.

From the Container Store, I also found a great utility hook for brooms & mops. I was also able to reuse our old Ikea Kitchen items here for additional utility needs. The prior owner didn't consider a drainage for the washer machine, hence the big ugly black hose. We'll need to do something with this.... but what I have zero idea. There is also another smaller drainage hose, that we need to secure to the wall and paint over.

We had to install shelves to store cleaning supplies and stuff... nothing special ... but we did manage to paint behind the appliances! It's done rather poorly, but it's better than looking at untouched drywall. The paint color is Betsy Ross Hose Moss by Valspar, available at Lowes.

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