My Tiny Powder Room Needs a Makeover

 

Fabulous Foyer - love the details kellyelko.com

See that closed door in my foyer?

One turn of the antique glass doorknob and you will enter the world’s tiniest powder room.

Small powder room under the stairs kellyelko.com

It’s got the bones – cool tile floor, vintage style hot/cold faucets, pedestal sink and art glass sconce.

We added the little powder room when we renovated the house – there was no bathroom on the first floor …

the former owners must have had amazing quads from running up and down the stairs whenever they needed to use the loo.

Vintage watercolor kellyelko.com

What it’s lacking is personality.

Poor little powder room is wearing beige and she needs a bugle beaded outfit for the party.

Vintage style hot/cold faucets kellyelko.com

This room fit for wee folk needs an overhaul.

She’s waited long enough.

Vintage door watercolors kellyelko.com

Four years in this house and she’s screaming for her time to shine.

I’ve been busy with other rooms like my kitchen, dining room, family room

no more excuses – it’s time!

TP holder kellyelko.com

Now if I could just narrow down my 1,001 design ideas.

Small powder room carved in a nook under the stairs kellyelko.com
S0 the next time you see this teeny tiny space …

it will be brimming with personality (and plenty of toilet paper).

 

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  1. I already like the flooring and those hot and cold handles. I can’t wait to see what else you do to your bathroom. Did you paint all of those wonderful pictures?

  2. Well, I think I may have the tiniest powder room!…It is located across from my laundry room and near the door to the garage…originally it was going to be off the foyer…..but the location is better as my hubby can come in from working in the yard and not trape through the house!….I love the floor in the powder room!!….Looking forward to the magic you will do!

  3. I love tiny little powder rooms when they are a punch! It’s a fun place to just let go and let a wild and crazy side of you loose. πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to see how she turns out! ~Tammy

  4. Brimming with toilet paper you made me laugh! I just went on auto delivery for TP from Amazon, my hubs thinks I’m nuts! So what if I am!

  5. Can’t wait to see what you come up with KellY! Funny, I just finished sprucing up mine as well (will post on Sunday)! That little ‘baby’ is definitely gonna shine soon!

  6. Kelly, i think your jewel box of a powder room needs a jolt of color! do like all the basics in there, esp. the sink and vintage faucets! also LOVE the watercolors, though they need some frames to do ’em justice. you could go so many ways…girly, chic, vintage, wow.

    BTW, is the cowhide rug real or a fab faux you made? you need to come visit my 130 yr old house in Boston to help me with some ideas.

  7. Hi Kelly … Looks pretty good to me as is … but I bet you will get some exciting things going on in there. Love your TP bucket. Hope that will play a part in the new look. Can’t wait to see.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Can’t wait to see what Eclectic Fabulousness you work in this room. Love the faucet and tile floor. Maybe it will inspire me to do something with my little powder room. Either the original owners kept their upstairs very clean for when guests came over and had to use the rest room or they never entertained!

  9. Now that at least is a project sized as something I could complete. Love that floor and those faucet handles. Just what you up to in there?

  10. I love the tile and antique hardware. My mom lives in a 100 year old house and her bathroom is located exactly where yours is but it’s actually a good size, I think it was added when the previous owners built the addition.

  11. What are the floor dimensions of your powder room. I’ve never seen one smaller then my 5′ X 5′. barely room for a tall person to sit on the porcelain goddess (as Bill Cosby called it) without hitting his knees πŸ™‚
    Janet

  12. Funny! We must be on the same page. I’m just finishing up with one of the worlds tiniest bathroom makeovers that I will be posting about next week. Can’t wait to see what you will come up with. I love the artwork on your little powder room and love the faucet fixtures! I’m sure you will give it loads of personality!

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