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Style Guide: Summer 2012

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When you think of restful beach vacations, shades of aquamarine and cobalt inevitably flow through your imagination. That’s because no color feels more relaxing than blue, which makes it the perfect shade for your guest bathroom or powder room. Impress your guests with a beautiful, soothing respite with azure mosaic tile, entrancing stone with flecks of sky, or statement-making wallpaper in cerulean. Browse these three looks and find your favorite style, or pinpoint details to create your own look.

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    Small spaces are perfect for weekend wallpaper projects. Splurge on a pattern you really love and surprise yourself everytime you open the medicine cabinet.

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    Put a few extra pennies in your pocket by switching out your bathroom faucets with WaterSense water-saving options.

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    Don't forget the ceiling! Here, a darker shade creates a cozy vibe in the guest bathroom – making it stand out from the pack.

    Entertaining in an instant can leave you scrambling, so have pretty soaps, clean hand towels, and any extra essentials in the powder room on hand. When guests arrive, you can rest assured they’ll have everything they need.

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    The powder room is one room you definitely you want well lighted. Use mirrors to angle and echo light throughout the space. The light will look elegant and flattering, and this method adds brightness without the glare of extra bulbs.

    How-To
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    Chandeliers – a hot 2012 design trend – lend unexpected panache to powder rooms.

    The finishing touches are often the most important, and the details rarely go unnoticed. Topping your wall tile with pretty tile moulding will lend a polished look to your guest bathroom.

    If there’s a window in your guest bathroom, consider adding a little something extra as a window treatment, a café curtain, woven blinds, or a roman shade can really elevate the style of your space.

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    Consider incorporating metallic's in hardware and accents. Golds and silvers reflect light making your space seem larger and more luxe.

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Frame for Bathroom Mirror

How-To

Dress up a mirror with a custom made frame. Our instructions will take you through all the steps of this easy DIY project.

Skill Level
Novice
Time
4-6 hours (including paint drying time)
  • Step 1

    Measure the length and height of your mirror to determine how large of frame you need to create

  • Step 2

    Select the trim you think best matches your bathroom or interior space. Consider combining multiple types of trim such as chair rail and wainscoting to get a layered look.

    Purchase moulding from The Home Depot where an associate can cut it for you for free.

  • Step 3

    Measure your mirror and materials again to ensure a proper fit. Select the wood you would like to use on the outer frame. Then measure the wood that you will want to be your outer piece. Mark the wood measurement on the outer edge of the wood. You want the corners of the molding to meet at a 45 degree angle, so keep that in mind when you're marking it.

  • Step 4

    Cut a 45 degree angle cut using the miter box and saw. Use the mark you made as the outer part of the cut then cut inward. Cut the 45 degree cut going the other direction at the other end. Continue measuring and cutting all four sides.

  • Step 5

    After cutting all the wood, use a high-grit sandpaper to soften the edges. Then use wood glue to attach the four pieces together.

    Do NOT worry if they don't fit perfectly - you can use paintable caulk to achieve a professional and seamless look.

  • Step 6

    Prime and paint the frame. Being in a humid environment like a bathroom, we suggest priming and painting both sides of the wood. Consider using spray paint to achieve a high gloss finish, or consider interior paints such as Martha Stewart Living specialty finishes in a metallic gold as an alternate way to add a luxe, gilded look to your frame.

  • Step 7

    Arrange the pieces to mount to your mirror. Glue the middle of the back of each strip of moulding. Install by putting your wood onto the mirror.

  • Step 8

    Fill any small gaps in the corners with caulk. Once that's dry, paint it to match.

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