The Second Big Project of 2012


The second big project that was done at the start of 2012 was the powder room. This was worked on at the same time as the sun room. I am a glutton for punishment. I had been longing to have bead board in this room and I finally got it. This post was also my third most viewed with over 8,000 views since 1/23 and I want to thank all of you who come back again and again to view my shenanigans.

First picture is how it looked with a faux wall treatment that I did years ago to cover up the mess the walls were in when I removed the wallpaper. Faux was in then. Don't you love the gold?
Second pic is after I worked on the walls some in order to update with a solid color and lose the faux.
Third is the addition of the bead board wallpaper which was a much easier and cheaper alternative to the real stuff.

I was honored to have our tiny powder room makeover shared in the June 2012 issue of Cottages and Bungalows magazine makeovers edition.

Oh, and let's see just how many times I can change what hangs on the wall over the toilet!

Yes, that's right the ever changing wall. What can I say, but I get ideas in my head and then I change things. If I didn't I wouldn't have much to blog about. Bet you can't wait to see what hangs here next.

Today Mr. Savvy and I are going to go find me a new laptop so we can use it on our taxes this year since my driver may crash soon, then grocery shopping which we both hate to do, but I like it a little bit better when we do it together.

Have a super Sunday!


  1. I love your bathroom Kim! I had done the same faux treatment in our bathroom as well with the gold, loved it back then, how funny. When the bathroom burned down the joke was I just wanted a updated bathroom. (you can joke about it when everyone is safe) Can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2013, I know it will be fabulous. Happy New year!

  2. Wow what a difference getting rid of the faux treatment. I love it with all the beadboard. I never realized you were published, Congrats!

  3. ohmygoodness! How many of us had that said same faux treatment in the bathroom :-) Gold was such a hit! Luv the ever changing wall. My home is like that. I paint and my home is my gallery, so the walls change a lot. Keeps things fresh I say.
    Luv it!!
    Happy New Year. Gee

  4. I love your powder room Kim!! It turned out so beautiful. I love the bead board. Happy New Year to you and your family.


  5. No way I take the husband grocery shopping with me, Kim! He wants to buy too many goodies and the bill goes through the roof. LOL Happy New Year!
    ~ Sue

  6. Good luck finding a new laptop. I have an HP with the big screen and I love it. There are so many options though now aren't there?

    I love your bathroom changes- in a small space little changes make a big impact- xo Diana

  7. LOL I like all three ways you had/have your powder room!

    I think your powder room looks twice the size, and how awesome to be featured in a magazine, such an honour - and WELL deserved.

  8. I love what you have done, and can totally relate to the "ever changing wall".
    Where is that adorable little pig now?? He is adorable! Where did you find him??

  9. Loved seeing the transformation! A little change is always good.

  10. Are you constantly filling nail holes in the wall? LOL. I like change too, but lately have been to lazy to do too much of it!

  11. Loved seeing your makeover in the magazine and love the beadboard. I totally get the ever changing wall too lol.

  12. Love the powder room and the beadboard wallpaper! What an incredible project! Happy happy New Year to you and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


  13. Loved this priject and everything you hang over the toilet:) I went grocery shopping this morning too and I hate it too!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy New Year!!!

  14. Your powder room transformation was one of my favorites!Shopping is something I never do with my husband.I would never get out of the store if he was with me LOL!

  15. I love the beadboard...hard to beat the ease of the wallpaper version! I have it in my kitchen backsplash and my dining room wainscote. Keep changing it up~I love to see your fresh looks!

  16. So pretty. I hope you have a very Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  17. I loved your amazing bathroom makeover, Kim and was so excite for your magazine feature! (Love that Santa made himself at home in there for the holidays, too!) Look forward to seeing what you do in 2013. Happy New Year!

  18. I can actually say that I have been in that beautiful and "famous" powder room..:)....I have loved all the changes that you have now I wonder what is going to replace Santa?....we shall definitely stay tuned!!!...May you have a happy, healthy, and most "prosperous" New Year!!!

  19. It's fun to have a spot you CAN change on a whim. Little room make for big impact when you do that sort of thing. Love it :)

    Have fun finding a new laptop! I've got an HP and I love it. Grocery shopping, not so much. We try to do it together on the weekends and it does make it so much better!

  20. love that beadboard wallpaper. can't wait to see what's hanging on the wall next. Happy New Year.

  21. I still adore this room and all the touches. Happy and Healthy New Year!!!


  22. I still can't believe that's wallpaper...I just LOVE it! I've got a bathroom even smaller, this would look great in! Gotta find it...can you help me out on that? Happy New Year, can't wait to see what you dream up in 2013!
    Holiday Hugs,

  23. Hi Kim! Happy New Year! I'm enjoying looking back and catching up on posts that I missed before discovering your blog! Thank you for so much inspiration! Wishing you and your family all good things during 2013! Hugs, Leena