A Rustic Powder Room For The World Traveler

Are you a world traveler?

I’m not, but I dream about it, does that count?

If I could just find someone to pay for my world travel, I’d be all over it.

The world, I mean.

I do love to incorporate global touches in my decor.

Like this beautiful kantha blanket in my dining room.  It looks like I brought it back from India, doesn’t it?






My love of all things worldly and travelly and rustic led me to a redo of my powder room.

You knew that was going to happen, didn’t you?


I started with wall art.  Large canvases, decoupaged with world map wrapping paper from Papersource.  I hung it on the only large wall in this tiny room.





The canvases were first painted Linen White by BM, then waxed after the decoupage with Maison Blanche antique wax.




It’s not a perfect job, so I’m pretending that it looks aged and cool.  Old maps are wrinkled, are they not?





Well, mine are.





The shelf hanging above the toilet didn’t quite fit with my plans.  I wasn’t feeling the “wave” pattern, but it’s a solid Pottery Barn shelf that I bought at a garage sale for $5, so I wanted to re-use it.


shelf before



I was determined not to spend any money, so I rooted through my stash in the basement and found a partial bag of wood shims.  The engineer measured ten times, cut once,  and brought me little shim pieces.


I hot glued them on to cover the wave pattern.


shelf during



Then I stained them with a staining wipe that I received from Minwax in my swag bag at Haven.  After the stain was dry, I brushed on a very light coat of Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture paint in Oyster.





I styled her up with a few finds from some cool person’s travels.





I like the contrast of rustic and shiny.




Here’s a final parting shot, lest you think that this room doesn’t have the functional parts.




I’d love to hear what you think!  If you’ve decorated with finds from your travels, please share your ideas in the comments!

Have a great day!


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