We have been living in this house for over a year now, but I was too scared to do anything to the walls. I finally got over it this weekend and decided to paint my bathroom blue!!!
We have only one bathroom for our whole family, so I wanted it to be fun, but not too "kiddish"...THE BEACH-perfect! Only one problem...the hideous wallpaper border from the previous tenants.
not a problem anymore...
That's my hubby peeling off the first layer. It was a vinyl-ish paper and after we peeled away the top layer, we removed the adhesive layer with....
WATER!!!!!! Yep, we just sponged on plain ol water! Then scraped lightly with ice scrapers and credit cards. Even the kids got to help with this part! Look in the bottom corner, you can get a glimpse of the paint swatch from Kilz I wanted.
I wanted to paint the bathroom Kilz Sailing Day blue BUT it was a bit pricey, so i searched oops bins instead, and I found 5 fun colors at Home Depot! $1 each!!!! I got a peanut buttery tan, a jelly smear/berry stain dark magenta, a soft yellow, eraser pink, and a bright baby boy blue. I knew we'd be chancing it with only a quart of paint, but I figured, even if it didn't work we would only be out $1, so why not! The blue was a tad brighter than I wanted, so I mixed my own color by adding a splash of tan (another oops). For $1.25 in paint I got...
My blue bathroom
complete with cheapy beachmat shades. This is one of those dollar store grass mats! ( the round thingy is where the woodstove pipe used to be)
Our shower curtain is dolphiny
I want to add a teak bench under the window to use as a shelf, and maybe add some sawgrass baskets. We already have some blue mason jars with shells from our previous beach trips, and a basket full off cool sponges, corals, and driftwood. All and all I am SOOOO pleased with my new blue beachy bathroom!!!
What do you think???