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An outdated bathroom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.

                            Linking with Debbiedoos newbie party


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

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

  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 :)

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


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