Powder-room plan

Fourth of July 2016

Welcome to the week before the Fourth of July! This is probably the busiest week of the year for the Pypers because we are prepping for our annual breakfast. It’s extra crazy this year because a) we don’t have a functioning kitchen, so prep has to be done elsewhere, and b) we don’t have a functioning bathroom, and if you feed people, you need to have one of those available.

How our bathroom looked yesterday at 7:30 p.m.

So we are trying (somewhat desperately) to finish up our main-floor powder room this week. And to be honest, we do have a functioning bathroom, but it’s in the basement, and I don’t want guests to have to tromp through the entire construction zone that is our house to get there.

Planning the powder room has been pretty fun, and here’s my inspiration. It should be an accurate representation of what we will end up with since I’ve already purchased most these things. Can’t wait to see it done!

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We determined the height of the subway wainscot based on the height of the original tile  torn out when we turned our full bath into a powder bath. The finishes are appropriate stylewise for a 1930s house—hex flooring, washstand, medicine cabinet, and Art Deco sconces. The artwork is sentimental, and the Roman shade I got for a screaming deal (I think $4!).

I hope to share some “after” photos soon—wish us luck! •

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