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One of a Kind Ceiling and other Changes

Long time ago when I just moved to my new house, one of the rooms that I couldn't wait to transform was this little powder room.

It's so small, only 90" x 32".  It can only accommodate the lavatory (to one side of that door), and a small sink (to the other side).

This is how it looks now when the door is open and you just enter the main door!

At that time I wanted to create drama. I was loving all kind of strong colors. Being this, such a small room I decided to go bold with its decor.

How about a textured golden ceiling and red walls??

Yes!! That's what I did. :)
All plain white walls and ceiling were no more.  I also replaced a towel bar for a gallery of pictures from a Paris calendar.

A Paintable Textured Wallcovering with a gold leaf kit and crown molding transformed the ceiling from blah, to aha!

Check the corners on the crown molding. My FIRST attempt to install crown molding!
Those corners remind me how much I failed that first time. :/
After trying all day long, I decided to go and buy those corners instead of wasting the molding, and money.

Well, that was like 9 years ago.  The golden ceiling and red walls stayed for quite long. Two years ago I was ready for change.
I went back to white and I really love how it looks with all that texture!

That back wall was painted the same color as the rest of the others rooms, SW -Requisite Gray.  I still love the Paris gallery wall. ;)

On that small wall behind the jhon I installed those cubes that I found at a thrift store.

But, this is not a reveal.  Right there is where my latest problem occurred.

When I was installing a shelf in the closet right next to that right wall, the vibration from the hammering made a bottle fall from the top cube right inside the jhon! >:(
It got damaged!!  I need to go toilet shopping. Not fun.

To the other end of the room is the pedestal sink and mirror, and that's it.  Oh, wait...  Can you see what the arrow is pointing at?? Well, it's a big hole that little Matt created when pulling the towel from the ring. :s

Overall I like this room.  It needs storage solutions though,  new toilet, perhaps a new mirror and a new light.

Of course, installing the ring for the towel is a project that little Mat is going to help me with.  That would stop him from using the towel as a swing.

New floating shelves were built to replace the storage cubes, click HERE for the tutorial.

And changing the toilet was easier than I thought. Click HERE for some tips on how to do that!

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  1. Oh Christina, such a wonderful inspiration!! I love it, it has class and I love the elegant sooo talented!! I have a sicial, LITTLE bathroom like this for visits and I need to do something to make it look special and here is your great idea!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love the transformation! I love that wall gallery too!!!


  3. I do believe my powder room is even smaller than yours if you can believe it - I call it the room for wee people! I really like the lighter and brighter look.

    Love the Paris prints and the papered ceiling! Here's to finding the perfect child proof towel holder!

  4. too funny I have the exact size bathroom in the entry way too! Except yours look much nicer!
    I am planning on getting new light and mirror too, but I need to finish some other projects first.
    Great inspiration, looking forward to seeing what you are going to do! Beautiful ceiling and molding as usual..

  5. Oh, I really love it! Love the prints.

  6. Love the embossed ceiling and the black and white prints, those caught my eye right away!
    Your noodle wreath in your last post is fabulous, I may copy it, it's so darn cute!

  7. Hi Cristina, Your Paris prints gallery wall is a terrific focal point from the entryway. Your powder room looks very classic! Love what you've done.
    Thanks for helping me make the connection of you and your blog, which I enjoy visiting.
    Mary Alice

  8. Oh this is absolutely the cutest. Love the ceiling and the gallery wall. Fantastic. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  9. Well, it might be little but it is mighty cute! Gotta love those wall climbers and towel bar hangers! You did a great job in there- love the soft grey- xo Diana

  10. The room looked bold and dramatic and now it still looks gorgeous with those amazing prints. Such a nice gallery wall. The room does not come across as small - you have great pics. Visiting via Savvy Southern Style. I love your style. A new follower.

  11. I love the gallery of prints! The space is beautiful:)

  12. I am loving the gallery but I cannot close my mouth at your ceiling. Everything is just gorgeous. This is such an inspirational post. Thanks so much for sharing! I would love it if you would link this to our What’s It Wednesday blog party. Hope you can join us!


  13. Stunning! Very dramatic and right up my alley. Visiting via Room with a view! New follower :)

  14. Hop over and grab my starfish featured button for your blog. Yes...I have featured your cute wreath:)


  15. Lovely and elegant...especially the ceiling! My youngest thought everything was intended for him to swing from, too!

  16. WOW! Cristina you just always amaze me! I am seriously in awe of your skills and talent and this room is beautiful. The cubes in the wall are fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday! :-)
    P.S. Have you ever heard of It is an amazing site and your projects would be PERFECT to share there. It focuses on DIY and home improvement and we just became ambassadors for them. Let me know if you end up sharing something there! :-)

  17. Wow, this is amazing. I would love to see you at my backyard party. Have a lovely weekend.

  18. Love the brighter whiter walls and that ceiling is fabulous.

  19. Ha! My powder room is the same size as yours! I call it the world's smallest powder I love what you did with yours. It looks fabulous!

  20. I love the new colors and the gallery wall is stunning.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  21. I love the collection of Paris black & whites - it makes such a statement in your powder room! The ceiling is gorgeous too….what a creative idea to use the textured wallpaper up there!

  22. I love both versions of your powder room. The grid of Paris photos really makes a lovely impact. You have quite an eye. Found your blog via your link up at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and I'll be visiting again!

  23. What a stunning transformation! Love the gallery wall in both!! Thank you for sharing at Uncommon!

  24. Love this lovely transformation! Our first home I was all about super bold colors, too, but in our current home I've gone totally opposite, with lots of white and gray... so I love your new color choices :)

    I host a (Heart)&(Home) Link Party and would love to have you share your pretty room with us there! You can find it at


  25. I love your post! The bathroom tranformation is well on it's way! I love the ceiling and color and those prints are gorgeous! Little boys...I have two...LOL...they keep life full! Haha! Featuring you on Saturday! XO, Aimee

  26. The powder room is beautiful both ways - love the ceiling treatment and crown molding and the Paris gallery wall and the new lighter color is just as awesome. Great job!

  27. Love that gallery wall and wow what a change with just a little paint!

  28. Love the idea of the textured wall paper and both ceiling and wall treatments! You gallery wall is charming! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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