With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Powder Room

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Powder Room

This is the color of our dining room and it is my favorite in the whole house.
I remember having many paint chips taped to the wall for days viewing them in the various light throughout the day.  I settled on Aqua Frost (from Valspar) and have not grown tired of it since 2007.
I had some leftover paint and used it in the powder room.
I needed an additional quart and just squeaked it using every drop in the can.
nothing new (except the dried hydrangeas from the garden) ~ just items from around the house


 a tassel from long ago
 a simple lace panel
 a mirror that was originally gold 
 towel bar removed from the main bathroom that wasn't needed there any longer
 Eggs that usually sit on the dining room table each Easter
 a vase from the family room
 from the fireplace mantle 
 from the dining room side buffet
 potpourri ~ a birthday gift from a friend a few years ago and still fragrant
 tiny petals
 tea pot doing double-duty and some berries stolen from a foyer arrangement

68 comments:

Suzanne said...

So pretty Lorraine!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Love the blue and all the textured details!

Heather M said...

visiting over from organize and decorate everything link party. LOVE the wall colour and all your delicate details!

Barbara F. said...

Such a pretty shade of blue. And those hydrangeas are gorgeous. xo

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I love the color...its so soothing.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

oooohhhhh, that blue is lovely!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Deb Hen said...

Hi love your blog!!! Hope you can join my linky party Welcome Home Wednesday at www.vintageonadime.blogspot.com Thanks Debbie

myletterstoemily said...

i love the teals and greens in your lovely
home!

i have combined light blue and green in
colorado and find it restful.

Susan said...

So many pretty images, LDH. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Great job! Susan

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marie said...

It's such a pretty room Lorraine...so fresh and bright! Love the lacy curtain on the window.

lindsey said...

This colour is lovely and you have a beautiful home. I think I could sit in the powder room all day....with a good book :)

Natasha @Bite and Sip said...

Absolutely love it. Every small detail. I am gonna share this link. Lorraine, you have a beautiful taste!

Maryann said...

it is such a fresh, crisp clean color, I really like it.

Cheryl said...

Perfectly beautiful!! I love your color, Aqua Frost. It is telling that you have not tired of it, but love it more over the years. That says that it is "right."

You have so artfully gathered from the rest of your house to make a lovely room. Gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Just beautiful! Love the color and all your pretty accessories.

Flourchild said...

Love it!I love how your gold mirror is white now..I love updating old to new!!

Sangeetha said...

Beautiful. The different items have come together in a lovely manner. I have already said "graceful living".
Love.

podso said...

Looks gorgeous and I too love that color. I tried so hard to use it in the guest bath I'm redoing but it just wasn't right with the countertop my son put in. I love the mirror and have been contemplating doing the same thing with an old gold framed mirror. I like the idea better than going to buy a new one. It all looks great!

Laurie said...

What a pretty, inviting space! I love how you used items you had around the house to make this room fresh and timeless. The wall paint is a lovely blue with the white blue, it all looks perfect!

Debbie said...

Oh my I just love it. soo soft and fresh!

Ann said...

Very nice. That is a great color and it looks marvelous with the greens. What a pretty room that is

Maple Lane said...

It's very pretty and your photos are lovely. I especially like the milk glass bowl.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

It's beautiful, and I love the wall color.

Babs said...

So pretty! Love your color choices, and photos.
Babs

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

I'm so impressed with the way you were able to decorate with items you already owned. That's my kind of recycling. Love the paint color, too.

Heather said...

Oh so pretty love the white and light colors ~Love Heather

EMMA said...

Very beautiful! it all goes together so perfectly.

Marla and Steve said...

Every single detail is gorgeous! I wish I had a window in my little powder. It's perfect.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Everything you have displayed in this Bathroom is gorgeous and beautifully presented. Love the little touches, the soft delicate tones and overall loveliness of this room. TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Kathy said...

Beautiful Lorraine...
Love the color.
Painted our bedroom a little while back approx. the same color...
So peaceful and calming.Love your bath too!
xo, Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornngs...

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

I love the color and the hydrangeas look great against it!

Amy said...

so pretty! I have a hard time picking a color to commit to. I painted my dining room and living room the same color when we moved in in 2008 and I'm tired of it already... I'll have to think about this color if I decide to redo it :)

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Such a beautiful space!

Donna McMorrow said...

I love the colors and the little touches throughout the room. Just beautiful.

Melissa said...

Lorraine,

What a beautiful room you have created! Lovely! I love that you were able to create a new look using objects found around your home and from your garden. Your attention to the details of shape, texture and color really help to enhance the beautiful wall color that you selected.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Very pretty, soothing color! Love the milk glass compote with the pretty eggs! And the hydrangeas are beautiful

Susan said...

p.s. on Friday.

Hi Lorraine! Thanks so much for your visit and comment to my blog. Loved having you stop by. By the way, the room is lovely!

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

Hi Lorraine, I'm a new follower! I have a white on white with sage touches powder room, bringing this aqua in would also be perfect. I love the Candlewick? footed bowl! It so reminds me of my dear grandmother, who I will see again someday.

Have a good day, Nancy

Walking on Sunshine said...

I absolutely love the colors in your powder room! So beautiful and everything is placed perfectly!

Debbie Huffaker said...

It all looks so fresh and neat and clean. Wish I could say my own home looked that way, but alas...I can't seem to get anything done these days!!! :( I'm in HOPE's that when hubby goes back to work (prayers, please) I can find the time to clean house!!!

Vintage Street Designs said...

Stunning! Beautiful color and I love the accents you incorporated from around the house! Hopped over from Potpourri Friday and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Blessings ~ Judy

Tammy said...

So very pretty. I like that pale shade of blue. It's always a wonderful thing when you can shop the house for a new look. :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

Casandra said...

Your powder room is so lovely! I really like the way you reuse your decorative items from other rooms in a thrifty yet elegant manner. I am your newest follower! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Katie Drane said...

I'm so glad that I'm following you! I LOVE your powder room!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Beth said...

Beautiful paint color. No wonder you've never tired of it!

Debbie Petras said...

You have a talent for decorating! I love the light and airy look of this powder room. The white curtains remind me of a summer bungalow; love them. The color is amazing!

Cristina Garay said...

Beautiful color and details, and I love how airy and full of light it is!

Brandi said...

Such a beautiful bathroom. I love the soft colors in the room.

Danice said...

What a lovely color. Valspar paints are just awesome. The rooms look so pretty :)

blesid thrifter said...

OH THAT COLOR! I can totally see why you have not tired of it for so many years. I am your newest follower and completely delighted to do so! So wonderful to find another sister in Christ out in blog land. Have a wonderful coming week... blessings to you! jules

Moni - Zuhaus at Home said...

Thank you for your sweet comment ...I appreciate it.
Have a nice week!

corners of my life said...

Such a cool, calming color.

mrsseenaraj said...

good morning. happened to come across ur blog while googling images for 2 Chronicles 7:14..i used the pic of the falgs and this verse from a blog u wrote on July 4th..i was wondering if that was ok..loved it, uploaded it as my cover pic on facebook and then thought-oh i should ask..wondering if you minded?thank u!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Very pretty and fresh!!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

very sweet and pretty!

Kristy LifenReflection said...

In one word - GORGEOUS!

Olive Cooper said...

Your images are wonderful. Love your whites. Visiting from Brenda's.

craftyles said...

Beautiful bathroom. Love that calm blue! Great accents throughout.

chateau chic said...

Beautiful wall color! Lovely accessories and perfect touches in your bathroom.
Mary Alice

Katherines Corner said...

priceless, lovely, thank you for sharing. xo

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a pretty, pretty room! I love the blue! It looks so serene. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share it at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-20.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Catherine said...

Dear Lorraine, You have a gorgeous site. Beautiful pictures...your decorating and detailing is stunning. I love that shade of blue it is so tranquil. I am now following. Blessings, Catherine

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Lorraine,
Thank you for your visit...
I love the color of your bathroom I would not grow tired of it either. I bet it looks so pretty in your dinning room. All the crisp white really brightens up the room.
I have enjoyed my visit with you today and look forward to reading more of your posts.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Richella said...

Your powder room is just lovely! No wonder you like that paint color--it's beautiful. You've done a great job of making this room special by shopping your house!

Just a little something from Judy said...

If I had the privilege of going into that room, I know that I would not want to come out. You sure did a beautiful job, so soothing and peaceful, with all of your creative touches. Thank you for sharing it all with us. I really like the wall paint color.

Alderberry Hill said...

Thanks so much for linking to Make the Scene Monday, you are being featured later this evening!

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