We're in this long, painstaking process of redoing our upstairs bathroom ourselves. We're still no where NEAR done, and it's been a royal pain to say the very least, but I wanted to share this because it's the BEST best best part of the bathroom...if I do say so myself, baha!
I started reading through a blog called Sawdust and Embryos and saw a tutorial on there for painted backsplashes. I loved them right off the bat! I couldn't get them out of my head. Well, in the process of redoing things, we removed this terrible wainscoting from half of the wall in our bathroom, which looks like this:
It's very hard to actually tell how bad our bathroom was from this photo. We found mold under the floor, walls warping..it's been rough, and we've been doing it on a tight budget so we've had to make some sacrifices here and there.
Anyway. We get the wainscoting off and we're left with a blank wall. We painted it white and my husband mentions "It looks unfinished."
CLEARLY, he doesn't know me at all, because not 10 minutes after he said it, I was planning for a trip to the store.
I picked up some bottles of acrylic paint that I *hoped* would work together, some thin painters tape, and a sponge brush. And then I got home and started working.
At this point, my husband suggested throwing on a coat of poly over it and leaving it like it is. "IT LOOKS LIKE YOSHI'S BATHROOM!" Man, he almost had me with it, but I had to keep going. And then, 3 painful hours later...
WHEW. Took a lot, my back was on fire for a week (I have a bad back as it is), and I hate painting. But it was SO worth it.
Thanks for looking and letting me share!