Monday, April 16, 2012

An outdated bathroom

 Like I said last time, the house needs TLC and updating. Especially the bathroom - we're talking
dark rose bead board, purply-pink cabinet, and wall paper. Yuck. Take a look:

check out the ceiling fan and yes, that's a wine rack.


yikes! rose bead board and a purply-pink cabinet
There are a few good things - nice hardware, pretty stained door and window trim, and I like the mirror. However, the curtain, shower curtain, ceiling fan, and wine rack (it's too small to hold towels) have to go. Needless to say, this is the first room I am tackling. So to work I go. First I clean:
cabinet doors removed -
everything is so dusty!
  Next I strip the wallpaper. Thankfully it's a small bathroom:
starting to remove wallpaper
Then I prime the woodwork:
ceiling fan is gone - replaced with a simple light
fixture - much better! Wood is primed.

That was it for day one. Already looking better with the rose paint covered up and the wallpaper removed. The next day, I textured the walls:

I use joint compound applied with a plastering spatula. I put it on until it looks the way I want. After it is all applied, I let it dry. Painting is next! I will be using a white on the woodwork and a nice neutral on the walls but that is for the next post.  I'll see you next time on the "B" Farm.


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4 comments:

  1. I love a good reno! How exciting!
    Looks great so far!
    dee dee

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    1. Thank you dee dee! I'm having fun with it. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. We are redoing our bathrooms too. Thankfully, they have been updated since the '80's but are definitely due for a little tweaking. You got a lot done in one day! I am still stripping wallpaper-ugh. Have fun :)

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  3. ugh, hate stripping wallpaper! Can't wait to see how your bathrooms turn out - please share!

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