We turned our client’s ordinary and rather bland water closet into a room that is worthy of any showhouse!
We began with this beige room that had all the necessities a toilette needs, except a personality. And this homeowner had several pieces of jewelry that were miniature works of art themselves and, like most women, did not wear them very often because she simply forgot she had them. So we created a way to showcase them that would serve as a functional work of art in the bathroom but also make it possible for her to wear them more often as they were easily accessible.
Our inspiration came from this photo
We wanted to add some texture to complement all the smooth surfaces that are found in a water closet as well as complement the adjoining master bath wood cabinetry and granite countertop and shower surround. She also wanted to keep the look light and bright so we chose to create a wainscoting effect using reclaimed wood pieces. However, since we live in an urban area, locating reclaimed wood was not as easy as we expected it to be and we had to come up with another solution. We opted for something that, I think, works just as well and was easier to install–engineered wood flooring.
To add even more personality to the space we chose to install it horizontally rather than the expected vertical installation and it came out perfect. My genius handyman created a top using basic floor molding that was stained to match and we hung a small cornice over the single window using a remnant piece of flooring that ties the whole look together. The homeowner’s lace panels diffuse the bright sunlight and add a feminine touch and nice contrast to the space. Here is the finished result:
To make this peg board you will need:
- a piece of standard white peg board
- frame molding
- decorative hooks-we chose various designs for an eclectic look
- one very talented handyman
This is one water closet I wouldn’t mind spending a little bit of time in!