I’m so excited to share our powder room refresh with a bold wallpaper accent wall.
Hey friends! I hope you enjoyed a lovely Memorial Day weekend. We divided our time between family fun and finishing up a couple of projects around the house, and I just love long weekends where I can find time for a little work and a little fun. I hope you have been surviving and thriving as much as possible with the quarantine and Covid-19. I am so excited to share our little powder room refresh with you today, and my favorite thing about it is my bold wallpaper accent wall that we hung last week! We have a small powder room right next to our front door. And from the minute we bought this house I knew I wanted to do something a little bold in this room.
When Photowall reached out to me and suggested a collaboration, I pretty quickly decided to do a fun wallpaper accent wall in our powder room. I spent way too many hours trying to choose the perfect wallpaper, and although I was very tempted to do a fun floral, I decided to go with this bold black and white called Salty Leopard. And although I think I would have also loved a colorful floral, this black and white pattern seemed a tad more timeless to me. In other words, I felt like I might want it to stick around for longer, and I thought I might easily tire of a floral print wallpapered onto my wall. So, black and white was the winner!I also have a discount code to share with you, so if you are in the market for
As soon as I went to the Photowall website to start to check it out, I discovered that they are a Swedish Company, and that made me very happy. You see, my grandfather was born in Sweden and he and his family immigrated to the US when he was a small child. So being that I am part Swede myself, I jumped at the chance to work with them. And they really do have so many beautiful patterns and prints to work from, including wall murals, wallpaper, canvas prints, framed prints, and posters.
Discount Code for Photowall Sweden
Photowall was kind enough to give me a discount code that I could share with you guys! So if you are in the market for any of the items I mentioned above, you can use the code sweetparrishplace25 to get 25% off of any product on their website. I think that is a pretty great deal!
I tend to like to do a phase one makeover on a room while I am waiting to be able to afford a bigger remodel. One day in the future, we plan to replace the sink and the flooring in this powder room as well. But since we can’t afford to renovate this entire house at one, I love to find affordable ways to make a room feel pretty. And this wallpaper did just the trick. Now that the room is pretty, it doesn’t bother me nearly as much that the floor is linoleum and the sink is not my preference.
I love this fun Rae Dunn bath mat I picked up at TJ Maxx last week. And yes, TJ Maxx has reopened in the Austin area, which is where we live. I really missed perusing the aisles, and it felt good to go shopping again after being on stay at home orders for a couple of months. It felt safe at TJ Maxx, they are only allowed to operate a 25% capacity right now, and I wore a face mask. They also had several other precautions in place to make customers feel as safe as possible under the circumstances.
Oh by the way, have I mentioned that this powder room is very small, so it was difficult to take photos in here? I feel like the room looks much better when you are actually standing in it than it does in photos, because I had to get in some weird poses to get the angles I needed for the photos.
This was my first experience using paste the wall wallpaper. And my husband and I were both a little intimidated to get started. I was nervous about trying to work around the window trim. It definitely took two of us to get the wallpaper hung, but it wasn’t nearly as bad as I imagined it might be. I did watch a few Youtube videos about hanging paste the wall wallpaper before we got started. And that was very helpful.
I also painted the other three walls, and what I did was went to Lowe’s with my wallpaper and asked them to color match the white in the wallpaper. It is not an exact match, but it is very close and I am happy with it. It is slightly lighter than the color that was on the walls before, and although this room does have a window, it is on the covered front porch, so it never gets very bright in the room, so I wanted to lighten up the other three walls where I would not be hanging wallpaper.
I also painted the powder room door and trim black, which is the color I have chosen for all of the doors in our downstairs. And actually, this was the last door in our downstairs that had not been painted. So I was glad to knock that one off the list.
The pedestal sink in this room is not my taste at all. It is actually plastic, I think. I am picturing a sink that has a small cabinet to hide some necessities in this space eventually. But the mirror and the light fixture are both from Pottery Barn, and I do like them, so they will be sticking around for the foreseeable future.
I made this little shelf that’s hanging on the wall over the toilet using a couple of corbels I had lying around and some boards from a pallet I had. I actually made this shelf to use in one of the bathrooms in our old house, and I’m glad I brought it with me.
I decided to paint the window frame in this powder room black. It was fairly simple. I just taped off the window and the surrounding wall and floor, and used matte black spray paint to paint it. I then used some black electrical tape to cover the white grids that are in between the glass. The electrical tape is the exact width of the grids, and you can’t see it from outside of the window. I also painted the window sill and trim underneath black to match the powder room door. I really love the way the window turned out!
I shopped my own home to come up with some cute things to style the shelf with. I used faux pink peonies, a Tiffany small shopping bag, some glass bottles I found at Target awhile back, and some other things I had on hand. I based my color theme on the accessories off of the colors in the artwork.
I brought this print with us from our old house, and I really hadn’t found a perfect spot for it in our new house. I LOVE the print big time, and I think it looks just perfect next to this wallpaper! So I am glad it finally found a home in this house!
I have had so much extra time during the past couple of months due to the stay home order we were under, and I have taken advantage of some of that extra time to finally get some projects checked off of our list at our Yellow Prairie House. Can you believe that we have already been living here in this house for almost a year? Time sure does fly, and yet, we still have a partially unfurnished house. I am hoping that we will have most of our furniture replaced before our one year anniversary here. I have a lot to share with you guys coming up this summer, so I hope you will join me to see more progress we have been making around here.
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