Posted by Michael, September 6th, 2011
Before I even dive into this post, do you guys know how hard it is to take pictures of an awkward sized powder room? An awkward sized powder room that is a bit sandwiched in the hallway between the front door and the kitchen? I had NO idea how to properly capture this space, so you’re only getting two pictures tonight!
The powder room is pretty much entirely painted. We do have some touch-up work to do as well as some re-caulking in some areas. But otherwise, the incredibly dark and dramatic paint is here to stay. The pictures don’t really do it justice, the contrast just isn’t strong enough. I’m sure once we fill the space with some accessories, the space will look incredible.
The dark gray really is growing on me though! Especially after spending a few minutes in there glazing at a wall. TMI? Too far? We’re friends, right?
Here is the powder room from the hallway. Holy dark Batman! It does look a bit black, but I swear, it’s not.
And here is from another angle. I was hoping to capture the color better against the glossy white sink. Did it work?
While spending some time in Home Depot yesterday picking up supplies, we decided to look at towel racks and the like. We found a set we liked, but for the price (roughly $25 for the towel bar and another $25 for the toilet paper holder) we just weren’t completely sold.
We both loved this towel ring as it’s entirely seamless, but after sleeping on it, I think it screams “THIS IS US!” too much. Do we really want something that screams “US!” in such a dramatic powder room? I think we can be a bit more creative in this space than going with something predictable. But ten bucks says we still settle on it.
And here is the toiler paper holder. Again, we love the brushed nickel and the seamless design — but I feel like we’ve done this before.
What do you think? Do we go with the predictable options? Or do we set out to discover something a bit more creative? My hesitation with the latter is, how creative can you really get with these things anyways?
And by the way, this was the first time I have painted where 1) I didn’t get paint all over my clothes and 2) I didn’t get paint in my hair! And Macky stayed paint-free as well!