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?

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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

 

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

 

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Well, mine are.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

 

 

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I like the contrast of rustic and shiny.

 

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

 

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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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