Bathroom Makeover

When our house was on the market, it was listed as having 1.5 baths. As it turns out, that isn’t entirely true. It’s really 1.25. Apparently back in 1929 they didn’t think all bathrooms needed sinks! Here it is in all its unsightliness.

Brown splatter paint wallpaper? Check. Squishy old toilet seat? Sure thing. Fake stick-on tiles? You bet!

I thought about adjusting the picture so the lighting was better but then I decided against it so you can see how dark and dreary it really is!

This is part of the reason it’s so dark. This lighting fixture is worse in person, if that’s even possible.

Then there’s this. The giant wooden thing that covers a rusty, hot pipe. Jealous?

In a month or two we’re having a few rooms painted and some other unsightly wallpaper taken down. I want to use wallpaper in this bathroom, change the window treatment and replace the light fixture. The problem? I can’t choose! Actually that’s not true, this wallpaper from Ballard is what I want to use:

Pretty, right? It’s $119 for a double roll and I need four of them. I’m not really interested in spending $500 to wallpaper an itty bitty bathroom.

This one from Graham and Brown is similar but it’s a little more mod and I don’t know that I want that. It’s $60 for a double roll and that’s a lot more palatable.

Walnut Wallpapers has really unique and fabulous papers but they’re $156 a double roll. Here are a few I love:

I know it’s weird, but I love these whales. Especially for my tiny little bathroom.

Gorgeous green trellis is very Kate Spade/country club.

Parisian carnival, soft, airy, pretty.

On American Blinds and Wallpaper they have a few from INK that are ok:

These are all about $50 for a double roll so we’re talking less than half the price of the paper from Ballard. Hmmmm.

Which ones do you like? Leave a comment and let me know!

2 thoughts on “Bathroom Makeover

  1. i vote for the whales. no one will have anything like them. plus, they are the classiest whales i have ever seen.!

    1. I guess it’s a good thing you and Doug are married – that’s what he picked too! I LOVE the whales, but I think we’re the only ones…

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