Bathroom Remodel

March 22nd

The people who previously owned our home loved LOVED wallpaper. (And white carpet.) Come to find out, 1980s wallpaper makes a small bathroom seem much smaller. We planned to strip the wallpaper, add a fresh coat of paint and update a few of the fixtures.

And as house projects go, this took way longer than expected and required more repairs than anticipated. However, the new yellow bathroom looks so, so much cleaner and bigger.

Bathroom renovation March 2016 www.africankelli.com

Bathroom renovation March 2016 www.africankelli.com

Welcome to 1989. Bangs are big, Molly Ringwald is always sad, and Michael Jackson is blaring on the boombox. Why yes, that is two types of border wallpaper glued on top of a base layer of wallpaper. It took a lot longer to get off the walls than we anticipated. (Also, this is the kids’ bathroom, so it is inherently a bit messy.)

Bathroom renovation March 2016 www.africankelli.com

Bathroom renovation March 2016 www.africankelli.com

Week 1.

Bathroom renovation March 2016 www.africankelli.com

Week 2. Yellow paint! Leak fixed. Wall fixed. Kids annoyed to still be taking showers in our bathroom.

 

Bathroom renovation March 2016. Www.africankelli.com

Bathroom renovation March 2016. Www.africankelli.com

Done. The changes other than the paint:

  • Curved shower curtain, giving the kids a bit more space in an otherwise small shower
  • A new to us mirror I found on Craigslist for $40
  • A new catch all for all of their counter items
  • Mason jars for their soap and toothbrushes
  • New to them art — thanks to Finny

I can’t tell you how much bigger this tiny bathroom feels. The kids are happy, and we are happy to have that much less wallpaper. Win!

~K

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  1. That looks GREAT! And your yellow paint looks JUST like the paint we picked out for the one wall in our dining room, and for our Master Bathroom! 🙂

  2. I need to take down the wall paper in my bedroom. I’ve been putting it off for about 10 years now lol

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