Powder Room Reveal & Addition Update

5 Jun

Finishing off the four rooms of our new addition has been slowly coming along, and I can finally call the powder room part of it complete!

The last time I showed you the powder room it was in the early stages looking like this:


And here it is now:

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Starting at the bottom, we used a ceramic tile from Lowes called Leonia Silver. It was very reasonable at $2.50/square foot.

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We had a hard time finding a vanity since the room is so narrow at only four feet wide. We found a small black one at Menards that I gave a makeover with new knobs and a coat of Benjamin Moore Fieldstone paint. The candle, hand towel and mercury glass soap dispenser are all from Target.

New Zealand 1031On the walls, you can see we did white beadboard on the bottom and the top half is Arctic Shadows by Benjamin Moore.

In such a small space, I didn’t have to much decorating to do, but I placed a large glass vase that we already had from Home Goods in the corner and purchased some tall, faux flowers from Pottery Barn.

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On the wall opposite the vanity I added some art from Garden Ridge that used to live in the bathroom at our old house.

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Moving next door to the new laundry room, last time it looked like this:

IMG_4193It is far from complete, but now it looks like this:

New Zealand 1032We used the same flooring as the power room in here (but ran it the opposite direction) and painted the walls Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams. The washer and dryer are new to us that we actually got used for $100/pair! This is the first time we’ve had front loaders and so far, so good.

We hung a cabinet over the washer/dryer that Ben had left over from one of his jobsites. I will probably end up painting it. Inside the cabinet Ben built a laundry chute that starts up in our future master bedroom closet.


You can hardly see it in the photo but we made the front of the chute out of clear plexiglass so you can see what’s in there.

We plan to add a countertop (maybe butcher block?) and some shelving in here.

There has been much less progress on the addition rooms upstairs, but that isn’t a huge priority for us right now. Our main focus while the weather is nice is outside.

So here is the future master bathroom right now, which has drywall, framing, plumbing and electrical.

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And next to that is the master closet which is painted and carpeted.

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They aren’t finished yet but we hung french doors to these two rooms which we plan to frost.

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We plan to focus on these rooms after the summer and then move into our new master by the end of the year.

Next up on the blog… chickens! Yep, we had our chickens arrive in the mail yesterday and we built a beautiful coop for them to live in.

6 Responses to “Powder Room Reveal & Addition Update”

  1. Lisa @ Modern Hen Home June 5, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    Beautiful job! The bathroom is lovely and I like your paint and surface choices. Also like the laundry chute idea! Great job there. Can’t wait to see the finished master. Best wishes…

    • 12oaksblog June 5, 2014 at 9:44 am #

      Many thanks Lisa!

  2. Shey June 5, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    I’ve had my eye on the Leonia Silver, too! I want to put it in my kids bathroom. I’m still undecided on the tile for the tub. I was thinking a white Carrera marble, but I’d love to hear what you think! And then should I do the same tile for a backsplash around the sink?

    • 12oaksblog June 5, 2014 at 10:10 am #

      That sounds really pretty. I love Carerra marble I want to put it in our master bathroom.


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