This little project was completed in October, but I kept trying to get better photos of the After, and it just isn't happening. There is one teeny window in the shower, and even on the sunniest days, it's hard to get a good shot.
Our bathroom was a lilac color before, with one wall covered in wallpaper, and a wallpaper border around the whole room. I was just tired of it...the patterns in the paper and on the shower curtain, the excessive amount of framed prints I had hanging up...it was just too busy.
Here it is Before:
You can see the marble-y wallpaper behind the frame above.
It took forever to get the wallpaper off the wall...it was a huge mess. And it was stinky, because we used the non-toxic vinegar method. Yuck. Then after it was sanded and cleaned up, we put the first coat of paint on, and I had a panic attack.
After talking to my dad, we decided to go ahead with a second coat to see if it made a difference. And it did! It turned out to be a nice, soft grey/blue.
Here it is After:
It's hard to tell, but it feels so much lighter and brighter now. The paint color is Silver Half Dollar from Benjamin Moore. We bought this shower curtain from Target, and it really adds to the simple, clean feeling in this room.
I also recently found this soap on a Target run, and it's my new favorite! The whole bathroom smells so good, it reminds me of Bath and Body Works Country Apple lotion. That was my signature scent as an undergrad. :)
Now that we've updated the bathroom, it just makes me want to paint and redo every room! I think we may have to tackle the kitchen next, it could use some fresh paint. To see more of our home, click here.
What was your last home improvement project? Do you have any wallpaper removal tips for me for next time?