Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bathroom Re-do

It's done!  Our downstairs bathroom is done!

This is Before.  The walls had a suede finish, and you can see where I tried to paint over the places where the kids pulled the toilet paper holder out of the wall.  The little ledges over the toilet have been empty since early January.  I used to put seasonal decorations on them, but I didn't really have enough to make it a go year-round.  Ditto with the pictures on the wall--they're still from fall.  This room needed a freshening up!

So here's a During picture.  I primed the walls.  This was taken after I was done with the cutting in.  I like to paint secret pictures on the walls before I go over them with the roller, besides, it's fun to hide hearts on the walls!

I applied two coats of paint.  This room is so tiny (like 5' x 5'), that it really took no time at all to paint.  The color is Morning Lake, and I bought it from Lowe's.

And here is the After:
I am trying again with a wall-mounted toilet paper holder.  The kids are older now, so I think I can trust them not to rip it out of the wall.  And I could go on for days about how much I love the new art on the walls.  They're reproductions of old WPA posters, and they were quite affordable.

I am hoping to purchase a small cabinet to put opposite the toilet so that I can keep spare towels and toilet paper in the bathroom.  The sink is a pedestal, so there's no storage.  Even without a cabinet, I love it!

Now it's time to start getting ready for the parties--I have to start baking cupcakes and cleaning this house!  At least I don't have to worry about the bathroom!


Journeying Five said...

So nice and bright and great artwork. Love the changes.

stitching under oaks said...

LOVE how fresh and bright looking it turned out. The art work is just the punch of color that it needed. Great job girl!

Larissa said...

oh, you chose the perfect color! Your bathroom just sparkles. Love the artwork too. Have fun at your parties and enjoy your weekend!

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Your re-do looks so clean and fresh. Here's hoping that tp holder stays in place. That would totally bug me, but then that's my OCD kicking in.

Meredith said...

I have been taking down wallpaper in our kids' bathroom for over 2 yeras!! I still can't decide on a color. This is inspiring! Good job!