One Room Challenge, Powder Bath Reveal

It's here... finally!  I woke up this morning and felt relief lift from my shoulders.  I didn't have to paint today!  I got to photograph everything to show my favorite people, YOU!!! 
So Thank You for showing up, leaving comments, following along on Instagram, and Facebook and supporting me.  You guys are the best!  

A special thank you to Linda from Calling It Home for organizing such a fun and challenging six weeks!  

I am so excited to share my powder bath with you.  It turned out better than I imagined.  There were definitely some days I wanted to just break out the paint roller and be done with all of this.  But I think the end result was worth it.  

Here is a little six week recap:
Week 1 ~ organize my plan
Week 2 ~ paint trim
Week 3 ~ wallpaper from down under catastrophe
Week 4 ~ shopping for items, rewired chandelier, gathered ideas for walls
Week 5 ~ Backsplash was installed, sketching out my design, and painting on the walls began

Things weren't easy along the way and my dear hubby made more than his fair share of dinners.  But all in all, he is happy with the end result and supports my little "job" here at Eleven Gables.


Let's start at the entryway.
As you enter Eleven Gables through the front door, there is a little door there on the left.  Step right through that door and it leads you to the Powder Bath, also known as the ladies bathroom because there is another half bathroom off the kitchen/butler's pantry that the boys are banished to. :)


After the wallpaper fiasco and lack of budget left for this particular project, I decided to hand paint the walls with a mural of our property, the pond, and the gazebo.  Now, you can see why I kept the vintage sink!  Surprisingly, there is no blue and white (my trademark) in this room... yet!  Although I considered doing a blue and white mural, I decided the gold tone on tone would be more fitting for the style I wanted to achieve here. 

There are a whole bunch of photos to follow, so grab something to drink, settle in, and take a look around!






I painted this existing built-in to give the look of an old, worn antique piece.  The full tutorial is on week one.  The towel stand and marble bowl are both vintage.







These gorgeous, monogrammed pagoda towels from Hempstead Thread give a nod to my chinoiserie loving self.  So many delightful towels to choose from for every occasion.  I also have some precious, monogrammed ornament hand towels from Hempstead Thread for the Holiday season.  They will be on my Christmas tour (subscribe to the blog to get updates!) and on my Instagram feed.


This gorgeous gold leaf candle is from a darling gift boutique in Edmond, Oklahoma called Desire Of Your Heart.  It is the most delicious scent and goes perfectly with the powder bath!  If you know someone in the OKC area, you must tell them about this boutique.  Laura has many lovely gift items for everyone on your Christmas list and so many hostess gift ideas! 


I wanted understated elegance when looking for a toilet paper holder.  This simple brass holder achieves that I think.  Not taking away from the overall design in the bathroom, but still providing a useful necessity at less than ten dollars.







"Happy little trees" ~Bob Ross


The view of the entryway from the powder bathroom.



Custom Belgium linen privacy curtains made by me.  


And last but not least, another happy little tree and my signature... just to put a stamp of closure on this fun and exciting six week challenge.

Let's have one more look, side by side:



Thank you for joining me these past six weeks!  I have enjoyed the "challenge" of getting this room cleared off my list of "to-dos."  Your comments are dear to me.  I read each and every one.  
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Emily


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83 comments:

  1. Emily! I am in awe by your artistic talent. That is my favorite part of the bathroom. I can't believe you drew your property in your bathroom. You are a professional, my friend! It is so beautifully done! The towels, lighting, cabinet, curtains, and even the tp holder are all perfect for the space. So glad we were able to cheer each other on through this process. Wonderful job! Too bad we don't live close enough to go celebrate all together! :D

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    1. Yuni, thank you for your sweet comment! I am in no way a professional... this was my first mural and it turned out to be way more challenging than I anticipated. ;) I loved cheering with you through this process! Congrats on finishing and a job well done! xox

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  2. From the towels to the sink to the mirror to the chandelier to the towel stand – the attention to detail is incredible! And don't even get me started on the mural – such a beautiful and inspiring project that gives me the illusion that maybe I too can hand draw a mural somewhere in my house, but really, let's not kid ourselves... That ain't gonna happen. Random question, but did the toilet come with a brass lever? I've been trying to figure out how to get rid of our chrome ones because they drive me bonkers in an all-brass bathroom. So happy I got to "meet" you through the ORC and look forward to following your future decorating adventures at the Eleven Gables! XO

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    1. Oksana! We did it! We reached the end of this long and arduous six weeks! Woo-Hoo! I think you SHOULD try your hand at a mural! I mean, if you can paint that behemoth fireplace, you can do anything! The brass lever is original to the house. The lady that built my home sprinkled brass in a few areas and I have always loved that she was fearless in a time when brass was "outdated." My next project is my master bedroom, bathroom, lady's study, and closet. It is going to be a huge undertaking that my husband is not really ready for. :) Enjoyed getting to cheer you on throughout this process! Until next time! xox

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    3. Oksana, have you looked for a brass flush handle on Amazon? There are several!

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    4. Oksana, have you looked for a brass flush handle on Amazon? There are several!

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  3. Absolutely stunning! That mural is amazing Emily! Wow! Great job! Now, time for some rest ;)

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  4. Wow!!! I expected a one-wall mural.....but this??? You have no idea how impressed I am! It's absolutely the most gorgeous hand painted mural ever! And the fact that it is your property makes it all that much more special! Truly, Emily, epic transformation! Back to the mural (I can't stop), I used to be a decorative painter and I know that took you hours upon hours to complete. Great level of commitment! One more thing, I'm so glad your towel arrived. They are darling!!! xoxo

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    1. Oh thank you, sweet friend! It was a labor of love ;) The towels are the icing on the cake! xox

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  5. You did an incredible job on the mural. Love

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  6. that mural is absolutely incredible!!!! way to go! awesome work, emily!

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  7. Outstanding!! I am beside myself with glee and joy and happiness (for you!) about how marvelous this turned out!!! Wonderful vision, and you are truly a gifted artist Emily. Elegant and handcrafted, those two don't go together very often, but they sure are hand in hand in your powder room.

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  8. Holy smokes! Incredible mural....can't believe you just painted it and it is so darn gorgeous! And the sink looks great!

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  9. You are one talented lady. That mural is incredible! Loved it!

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  10. Wow, Emily I had no idea you were an artist. Beautiful job!

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  11. I am so impressed that you repurposed & actually used your God given talent to create this beautiful space!!! Most ORC designers seem beholden to sponsors giving free or discounted merchandise for a plug, which is usually unattainable to the average home decorator. Bravo, my absolute favorite space!!!

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  12. You've outdone yourself dear friend! Your labor of love is magnificent! The mirror, the chandelier, those darling towels make my heart go pitter pat! And your gorgeous mural... there are no words! Well done!

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  13. Wow! Emily, it is all beautiful, but the mural is amazing! You are so very talented.

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  14. The mural is fantastic- you did a wonderful job! The whole room is beautiful with all the little details you attended to!

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  15. Emily!! I am in AWE of your mural and artistic talents, girl! WOW!! What a labor of love for your home and family. I love the sink and the marble counters and the chandelier. It is just gorgeous-all of it! xo

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  16. Are you kidding? You are seriously so talented!!! I am dying over that mural, you better do a post about it! :) Great job as always! xoxo

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  17. I love what you did! You have a natural eye and talent for creating your vision. Impressed with how you painted the mural, especially under the hard deadline you faced. Bravo!!

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  18. Emily! You are seriously talented and I'm left speechless and swooning! What a gorgeous transformation - it looks like a totally different home! Brava, my friend!

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  19. Emily this is absolutely stunning! Happy little trees =) I love it!

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  20. That mural! I thought it was wallpaper it's so perfect. You are crazy talented. Love the bright pop of color the tulip sink adds. Incredible job!!

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  21. It's so regal! I love that the mural doesn't overwhelm the space and it's still so bright and cheerful. WONDERFUL!!

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  22. I was waiting for a Bob Ross quote - NOT disappointed!
    Great job with the mural, it all came together beautifully!

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    1. ha ha! I love Bob Ross. He is the best!! Thank you!

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  23. Looks amazing! You are so talented (I mean, painting that mural?!?) I love the soft tones of the space, it is so elegant. Well done :)

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  24. Can you feel me bowing down to you from Tulsa? I can't believe you created such a gorgeous mural of your property! The bathroom is such an elegant space now. I've never felt the need to complement someone's toilet paper holder before, but that one is gorgeous and I can't believe how inexpensive it is! Great find!

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  25. What a gift God has given to you. Your Muriel is absolutely beautiful! I enjoye your blog very much....Rebecca

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  26. Emily. WOW. What an amazingly beautiful room! You must want to hang out in there all the time now... except that the rest of your home is stunning as well;) Fantastic job!

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  27. My hat is off to you. That was some SERIOUS work. WAY TO GO!

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  28. Emily, I am still in complete AWE over your mural! Like REALLY blown away at your talent! You must have had some serious hand cramping going on. I hope those cute boys massaged your sore fingers...lol! So beautiful my friend.
    xo

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    1. My hand has been cramping for the last few weeks... ha ha! Thank you for your sweet sweet comments! xox

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  29. ditto, ditto, ditto ~ fabulous mural ~ and great how you antiqued the bathroom vanity! your reveal is so inspiring!

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  30. If that is your first try at a mural, honey you are HIRED!! I wish I could have you do one for me. JUST WOW. What a talent you are!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda! I wish I had time to paint for others! It is so therapeutic. xox

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  31. What a lovely and elegant room. I can only imagine the fortitude it took to finish it all by the deadline, but we can be so fueled by inspiration. And that mural is truly inspired. Just beautiful. I think my favorite thing is that you didn't do the usual chrome fixtures with subway tile, etc. (although I will always love that classic look). You made it your own, and knocked it out of the park.

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a gorgeous vanity picked out but the price tag was just way out of reach. Working with what I already had was the biggest challenge of all. Thank you for loving it as much as I do. xox

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  32. Well, this is gorgeous!! Just stunning!!! Can't believe how fabulous you can paint!!!! Just stunning. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. Emily I'm so blown away!!! I need to do my pool bath. Can you come to Tulsa and hand paint a mural for me. Girlfriend...mad talent! I need to come see it in person I think!

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  34. What can I say that hasn't been said?! I finally had the time to sit and find your post. Emily, the talent is beyond words. And the fact that you painted your own property is so beautiful, personal, bespoke, charming and one of a kind I am blown away. Congratulations, you deserve champagne and a magazine spot. A purchased mural, not matter how pretty or expensive, could never compare!!!!!

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  35. Emily, WHAT???? I can't believe you handpainted that mural!! So beautiful - your talent, the color palette, the detailing! Wow. Speechless!

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  36. I'm so impressed by your talent, you did an incredible job! Congrats on a wonderful ORC!

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  37. I love it! Can you come to my house and do my bathroom? I will let you put in as much blue and white as you like, since I love blue and white like you do. Beautiful job.

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  38. Wow the room looks so great!! I love how white and bright it is!

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  39. Wow! The mural is a really lovely idea, and beautifully executed. :)

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  40. Emily, you are so incredibly talented. I can't even get over your mural! You have inspired me to get my act together in the powder room. SO fun to do this with each other- til next time ;) xoxo

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  41. Emily....you rocked that powder room!.....I am speechless....the mural is magnificent!...What a most remarkable transformation and to think that your incredible artistic talent created such a beautiful room!!
    Bravo!!

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  42. Emily, you did such an amazing job! You are so talented! Way to go, girl!

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  43. You PAINTED that mural? That is amazing. So talented!

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  44. This space turned out fabulous. I love that mirror!

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