I love the big things about our bathroom.. the paneling, the wallpaper, the floors… But I think I love some of the “little things” about the bathroom just as much.
Next we turned our eyes towards the door hardware. It is almost 100% covered in paint throughout the house. What was underneath was pretty much a mystery.
I had been so excited to try stripping the hardware in the 1980’s crockpot I picked up for just this task.
Next up! A light! Originally, there was a (non original) light fixture above the door that led to the powder room. We decided we’d prefer a light in the ceiling, and so we pulled that fixture out and patched the wall. And then we were SO HAPPY because it meant we HAD to make a trip to the local salvage shop. This is SO MUCH better and exciting that a trip to the local Big Box Store.
So many options, but in the end, we chose the porcelain fixture and shaek on the right.
The next detail to mention is the picture rail. Our house had a lot of picture rail when it was built- there is a tell-tale grey smudgy line around many of the rooms. Someday soon, we are going to add it back to the library and living room. We had a little of some rail that was salvaged from our (you guessed it) local salvage shop, and we used it in this room. It was quite bowed, and Lance swears that he won’t go through that again… we will probably have the rail for future use freshly milled.
And that’s a wrap! At least until I hang some pictures and find just the right piece to hold toilet paper and hand towels in the corner.
We stood back and admired our work, more than I may care to admit… but then we quickly moved on to an equally exciting project , next door in the butler’s pantry.