The Guest Bath Redo

I have never posted a picture of my guest bath anywhere before…and I think this photo alone will tell you why

Btw, my husband took the ‘before’ photos, not that I’m saying the pictures are crooked or anything.

The main point is, you can see the bathroom was total hideousness.  I kept the door closed at all times and cringed when guest came to stay.

Until one day we decided to attack the red and white stripes.  I sprayed the whole room down with Downy Wrinkle Release.  A tip I heard from a good friend (thanks Jessica!), was to use a mix of fabric softener and water to help soften the paper.  Seeing as I was out of fabric softener and too lazy to run to the store, I used some wrinkle releaser instead and it worked like magic (although removing wallpaper sucks no matter how good of a tip you have for removing it).

Next we had the bathroom painted a soft blue and the cabinets painted a crisp white

I added a few details like the foam wrapped burlap over the window (only I know it’s safety pinned in the back…I guess now you do, too but you could never tell just by looking at it!), plus a woven mat, and a couple of strategically placed baskets.

I used to avoid this room at all costs, but now I can’t wait to have guests over so they can use it.  I might even take a bath in there tonight myself!

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Diana
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 12:39:19

    Well done! Removing wall paper is no easy task. It looks fantastic!

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