I can’t think of any sorrow in the world
that a hot bath wouldn’t help, just a little bit.
Too bad I didn’t have a BEFORE photo to put with this. I’d found myself apologizing every time a visitor asked to use my bathroom so I’ve spent the past three weeks sprucing it up with the help of my handy lady. She did plaster repairs, painting and anything that required the use of power tools. I did the cleaning, wallpaper and trim. Since my house is 80 years old, the ceilings are high. We painted the ceiling and about 14″ down the wall navy blue. Then I hung white wallpaper that is textured like beaded board, and edged it with wood trim. One of my favorite things about the makeover is the new curved shower rod—no more sticking to the shower curtain.
I like the bath so much that I’m toying with the idea of doing my kitchen in a similar manner. That style of wallpaper was very easy to hang and my kitchen is as sad looking as my bath used to be.
Meanwhile, I’ve been knitting lace and will post photos soon. As I knit, I’ve been thinking about knitting a lace curtain for the bath. I could put some of that frosted treatment on the window for privacy. On the other hand, I found white lace curtains with light houses on them. Their price is reasonable so I have to think this over.
Your bath looks wonderful — like a remodel job from DIY network!
Funny I should stumble across this today, my errand list includes a trip to the hardware store for a curved shower rod for my husband’s birthday on Saturday.
I love your bathroom. It turned out great!!! I hope you enjoy it!
Love the new bathroom. Isn’t that shower rod great?
You did a great job.
Cheryl Spieth gardiner said:
Katherine, I looks great! So clean and fresh. I am impressed, especially since I did see it before. Good work!
Thanks for giving me an idea of what to do with my bathroom.
Sue Mauer said:
That looks wonderful!
If I ever finish my living room . . . !
Wow, your bathroom looks great! We just finished a huge bathroom remodel so I know how you feel 🙂
Katherine Misegades said:
I bought the wallpaper at Lowe’s and it is so inexpensive that it only cost $40.00 to do the whole room. The paper is paintable but I left it white. I like it a whole lot better than the beaded-board paneling.
I see on your blog that you do hardanger embroidery. I learned as a child and love to do it. That was my other consideration for the bath. I could do a straight shade with a hardanger border at the bottom.
I love your new bathroom. I need to find some of that paper for my bedroom, it is really good looking. We must have similar tastes; I’m thinking of knitting lace window coverings. . .