Here was my guest bathroom in February 2011 when we moved in:
|Polygraph wallpaper. Brass light fixture. Disproportionate mirror...|
There was also a funky smell, but you can't take a picture of a smell, so I'll leave that to your own imaginings.
We tackled the kitchen and main living area's walls first, but by July, I was ready for a small, quick, rewarding project. The wallpaper could really make you dizzy if you stared at it too long. Of all the bathrooms in this house, this one had the most offensive paper on the walls (and, of course the aforementioned smell).
I don't think it's fair to just put a before and after shot. So much time and effort happens in between. But I refuse to post a pic of this room without the toilet (which was removed for quite some time). Here, instead is a pic of me convincing the wallpaper it's time to let go:
|Insert steamy online photo joke here|
|So much better, but not quite right yet.|
Removed the vases right away when I got tired of dusting them.
|Used white high-heat spray to hide the brown roses and etching on the globes.|
|This is what my bathroom looked like this morning. Not loving it. |
What I DO love are the hooks on the towel rack.
I bought them in Anchorage at the huge craft show downtown, shortly before moving away.
|Here's the mirror. $40 at Kirkland's. |
I forgot about that place until yesterday when I was going to pass it on my way to Pier 1.
I never made it to Pier 1. Maybe next time.
So, one bathroom down... two to go! Wondering if Rate My Space on HGTV would rather do them for me...