Monday, May 2, 2011

Powder Room Gets Face Lift

Have you heard the expression, "The apple does not fall far from the tree"?  Well, there is truth to it.   Guess what our youngest daughter wanted for her thirtieth birthday?  Some accessories for her powder room!
We happily obliged. In a short weekend we were out to celebrate her milestone, the powder room got a face lift.  Originally, the small space was painted a pretty shade of blue/green, but had builder-grade accruements.
At Mission Road Antiques Mall, we found some wonderful accessories to upgrade the room.  Our first reclaimed treasure was an antique leaded-glass window.
The rich, dark gray lead provided a color scheme for accessories, while the pattern set a somewhat Gothic theme.  We found a miniature lead French "laver" for above the commode. The top portion has a detailed spigot and the bottom basin is clover-leaf shaped and decorated with the French fleur-de-lis perfect for French-milled soaps!

In the same mall, we spied a French wire basket to provide a home for magazines. Notice how the color and lines repeat the color and pattern of the glass?

Finally, the builder-grade mirror was replaced by a lovely antique gold-leafed mirror, and the light fixture was  upgraded with Circa lighting.

Without changing plumbing fixtures, the interesting accessories create a delightful place to powder one's nose.


  1. ...and I am sure you enjoyed the process of finding them together. That is sweet!

  2. Great Post and great make-over Maurie!
    I see my favorite magazine in the basket!! :)

    Happy Mother's Day...I hope you are enjoying all the Mother's Day blessings you so deserve! xoxo