Woodside Show House - "Beginning the Transformation"

Stripping out the old and bringing in the new is very gratifying.  After hours of planning and designing a project I love seeing the transformation begin.  What is important in this process is determining what stays and what goes.  In the bathroom the round medicine cabinet, sink, toilet, and pink flowery sconces were begging to be replaced.

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The walls needed a fresh coat of paint and some fun wallpapers from Lee Jofa.  An oversize paisley, "Rajapur", by Cole and Son was chosen for the dressing room while the bathroom was covered in "Raindrops" by Threads.

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OOPS...The picture is a little fuzzy but this is definitely not the color I specified for the ceiling!  Time to repaint it in the soft lavender  "Slip" by Benjamin Moore.  It looks much better, you'll see.

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Oh, I love the soothing "Pale Powder" by Farrow and Ball on the bathroom walls.  The tub was refinished in a porcelain white by Miracle Method.  It was a miracle to cover those ugly gray tiles (what were they thinking back in the day?).  It looks so fresh and clean now...almost ready for someone to take a nice long bubble bath!

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 I was so pleased how the old closet doors looked when we "lacquered" them with a Benjamin Moore Advance High Gloss paint named  "Cotswald".  Sometimes you don't have to rip out and replace to get a sleek look.  Here it only took a fresh coat of paint and new hardware to bring these closet doors up to date!

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We did the same here with the vanity; applying new color, a White Macaubus granite top, and new glass knobs.  Benjamin Moore's " Inspired" makes these cabinets lively and fun.

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After all the construction, painting, and wall papering we are now ready for my favorite part...adding the accessories, furniture and art.  Here Janet and Julie from The Studio Shop are hanging "Portrait of a Woman" by Komar, behind them is an abstract by Darino Marko.  I hung dresses and placed shoes in the closet for a "lived in look".

Stay tuned for what you have all been waiting week is the Finale!