September 3, 2013

Decorating….a Small Bathroom

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People have been wondering what I’ve been up to lately….Well, it was time to do something about this College-looking bathroom.  That pedestal sink didn’t leave me much room for storage.

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Scored the old wallpaper then proceeded to remove…..joy!



That wallpaper has been up since at least ‘98 when we bought this house.  As you can see, it was a bear to scrape off.  The existing paper and paste had settled in quite comfortably and did not want to be removed.



I came across this embossed paintable paper from Lowes.  I was a little scared to hang it since I’ve never done any wallpapering before (other than borders).  It had a bit of a learning curve but it went up very easily.  They say you don’t even have to paint the paper but I went with a light yellow.



Had a little bubble in the second long sheet of paper I put up which I couldn’t remedy…..so I just placed a “happy” sign in front of it Smile



Changed out the fixtures to polished nickel and thought this light fixture was pretty cool.

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Wanted to use red as an accent, so this little Red-Man found at TJ Maxx fit nicely.  Since the paper is thick and it butted up to the end of the wall where it turns, I put up one of those plastic guards on the edge of the wall so the paper won’t peel back or rip.

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I love the cubby-rage that all the stores are endorsing, and these fabric cubby’s fit perfectly in the open area of the vanity under the drawers.

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Ta-Da!!  This whole project was completed in well under $1000.  I feel so grown-up now!

P.S.  I’m working on a new portable project, so I should have some fun doodles to post soon Smile

7 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

That turned out so great!! LOVE that sink. I used to work at Lowe's a few years ago and i remember that textured wallpaper. I always thought it would be a lot of fun.
Hugs! deb

Eden said...

Hi Deb! I love our Lowes :)....and I thought the paper would be a lot harder to put up and paint than it was...what a relief :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE your bathroom! AWESOME! And I think you're SO BRAVE to do the wallpapering!
TFS
Grandma Nancy Sapp

Eden said...

Hi Nancy!! I agree about the wallpaper....but I tried to measure twice and cut once :D

Jocy CP said...

I think the new look makes your bathroom look bigger! Good job :)

Jocelyn

Eden said...

Hi Jocy!! Yea me too!! Thanks :D

Serena Lewis said...

What a wonderful transformation and that embossed wallpaper is gorgeous! I think it looks larger too. Well done to you!

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