Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One Room Challenge - The Reveal & a Surprise Giveaway

I am so happy with how my little powder room turned out. It was a disaster before. (See below). Now it is a serene little Chinoiserie gem just across from my home office. Keep in mind that this room is very tiny, barely measuring 3 feet by 6 feet and I did it on the super cheap, shopping my own house for the accessories. My favorite touch was draping two very ugly walls with Ralph Lauren duvets from HomeGoods that I simply shirred on tension rods. (Wallpaper was impossible with paneled walls, plumbing access panels, and a host of other uglies.)

Thanks so much to Linda of My Crafty Home Life (who is apparently now operating under the alias Calling It Home so beware!) for inviting me. Click on the navy ORC button in my sidebar to revisit all my posts if you would like to see the process from start to finish.

And the special surprise I mentioned in yesterday's sneak peek is this - I have a great little giveaway to celebrate the end of another successful One Room Challenge. I am giving away a brand new unopened faux bamboo brushed nickel towel rack that I didn't end up using in my powder room and two gorgeous Fromental hand painted on silk Chinoiserie wallpaper swatches from my stash that would be gorgeous framed for a powder room, a gallery wall, or anywhere you like. Just leave a comment by 11:59 PM Eastern Time tonight (March 20, 2013) to be entered and I will announce the winner tomorrow.

Faux bamboo towel rack

Fromental swatches

The Charlotte Moss powder room that inspired me

My inspiration board

What I started with - yikes!



And now ........................................

A gallery wall with art by Kerry Steele, The Pink Pagoda, and two framed Fromental wallpaper swatches

Two ugly walls were draped with Ralph Lauren St. Honore duvets from HomeGoods - a lovely Chinoiserie toile

An antique Art Deco watercolor and gouache Chinoiserie painting with its original Greek key frame

A pair of gray ginger jars was a great find at Marshalls

My black toilet paper has created quite a stir

Here you see how I shirred the duvet on a tension rod - so easy!

There are many special touches - a pink limited edition de Gournay diffuser, gray marble foo dogs, a hand painted Chinoiserie candle, Chinoiserie soap

The gray linen relaxed roman shade was fabricated by Grace at Etsy store Ideal Window Fashions

A close-up of the gray and white Chinoiserie toile

Charlotte Moss votives in the window

The faux bamboo faucet

A high gloss black wooden toilet seat jazzes up a dull white toilet

Fromental wallpaper framed in the gallery wall

Hand embroidered on silk Fromental wallpaper framed in the gallery wall

A hand painted French Chinoiserie candle and gray marble foo dogs in a metal toile tray

The walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray, the sink is Kohler, the mirror is Pottery Barn, the sconces are Resoration Hardware

A Chinoiserie toile wastebasket

Emilio Pucci slippers on a sisal rug banded in gray from Pottery Barn

A silver Chinese Chippendale toast rack holds monogrammed guest towels

A parting shot

Please leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway and then visit the reveals of the rest of the participants. Mine was by far the worst before!