Captions are underneath each of these “After” photos of the powder-room/toilet side. Click to enlarge and read if you wish!
old napkin holder, weathered for shelf, above pieces of old weathered ladder for another shelf and a snaffle bit as towel/hankie holder
the new light fixture that the previous owners had JUST put in before we bought the farm will have to stay a while so… how to make them more rustic/outhouse-themed? Take the middle one out, tin-punch a design in a can and replace!
some rustic boxes and crates, with my Montana row-boat shelf add to the decor around the toilet
“Don’t Squat with yer Spurs on…” I painted/crackled, but the quote isn’t original – fits well for an ole cowgirl, and one who has lived in Montana as well, though!
inside the former closet, on ONE side, another bit for towel holder, and a curling iron/make-up station
old lamp I’ve kept for this very room adds to the colour scheme
on the other side in the closet are my Great Aunt Ila’s cheese boxes, stacked on the existing shelves. I painted the reclaimed wood that Richard bashed out and replaced the 1970s moldings with, by mixing two grey paints and a stain, applying it quickly, then sponging off, quite hard in places, so the knots still showed through.
This “Outhouse” board was a funny finger-pointing piece I picked up while living in the Rockies in Montana over a decade ago. Finally found a room that fits it perfectly!
I painted the folk-art, which says “Reich Reading Room”, since Richard spends so much time in there with his book. Below it are the weathered old crates that HOLD his books.
Love the ship-lap we found under neath the layers of decades of different wall-paper. Ship-lap is a big ‘trend’ right now, so we left as much of it as we could, despite needing a fairly big door-way to make the two rooms now seem one. I hung one of my precious burlap bags on the wall behind the bathroom door, as a laundry bag.