Powder room

Yes, I guess I’ve been on a bathroom tangent lately.

I blame Cathy at Hyde Park Paint & Paper – if she didn’t show me the grass cloth books and then show me this amazing alternative – I wouldn’t  be on Hubby’s shit list right now (or have this gorgeous new powder room to show off…)


It’s not bad, but it’s dark.

 I’ve loved the red for 9 years, but my heart has been pining for grasscloth.

Cathy showed me a faux-grasscloth that was within the realm of reasonable.

It’s vinyl, but it looks almost exactly like grass cloth.

I went with a grey with a slight metallic sheen to it:

This is a product that you will have to hire someone to hang.  

The gentleman that did it for us said that it was a great product, but a beast to hang.

Our bathroom mirror is siliconed to the wall so he had to cut around it, and the lights and the cabinet – and still it looks seamless!

What he also said, which never occurred to me before, was that this was a better route to go for a powder room

Reason being; if any urine were to get on real grasscloth, you could never get it out.
With this faux version – you can just wipe the walls down.

Don’t you love it when someone reinforces that you made the right decision?!
(not that urine splashes would EVER occur in my powder room!)

I repainted all the trim before the hanging, so everything is crisp and clean and fresh.

(and through gritted teeth, Hubby admitted it does look good).


It does come in different colours as well – call Cathy and she can give you the deets.  (Tell her I sent you so she can refer back to the product I bought)

Thank you so much Cathy – and Hyde Park Paint & Paper!

Have a great one!

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2015-01-28T15:12:52-05:00March 15th, 2014|HOME TOUR|9 Comments


  1. Jeannie Clarke March 15, 2014 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    What a dramatic change, and I love it! “Posh” is the perfect word to describe your bathroom now.

    • Shelly March 15, 2014 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      There’s just something about grass cloth (or grass cloth lookalikes) that is very elegant isn’t there. That’s why I was through the roof when Cathy showed me this alternative which was much, much, MUCH less expensive.
      Thanks for checking out the blog! (pass it on!)

  2. Jackie Geeves March 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I love this! Been trying to work out what to do in our downstairs WC for ages -this could be it – thanks!

    • Shelly March 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      It comes in other colours as well – call Cathy – she can give you the deets on all the colours and sheens.

  3. LIsa Hodge March 15, 2014 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    Amazing. Love the new look.

    • Shelly March 15, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much – I’m pretty excited myself… I’ve been pining for grass cloth for ages!

  4. Lynn Grushka March 15, 2014 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Looks great Shelly. And yes, the girls at Hyde Park Paint are terrific! I love the Aura paint at BM.

    • Shelly March 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Lynn – you’ll have to come by and see it in person! Welcome home!

  5. Anonymous May 11, 2014 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    thats from our book called Cortina III pg 103 and produced by Provincial wallpaper company :) Come on in and check it out!

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