making a house a home IV

Bathroom/Laundry Room, before
Bathroom/Laundry Room, before
Bathroom/Laundry Room, before
Bathroom/Laundry Room, before

This is the main bathroom of our rental home.  I was given permission from our landlord to repaint–which was awesome because this room was not amazing.

It isn’t that the olive green was a bad color, but with no windows for natural light, the dark color makes the whole room look darker than it needs to.  The wallpaper border was ugly—I mean, I suppose it fantastic, if you super-love fly fishing (but I feel like that is a pretty niche market).  Even if I didn’t hate the border, it was peeling, and torn away in several places, which mean it needed to be replaced.

I know taking wallpaper down can be a pain.  However, this process was tedious.  It came off in two layers, the one with the patter, and the one with the adhesive.  However, most of it came off in very tiny bits over the course of eight hours.  Eight hours.  One full day of work spent picking this hideous wallpaper border off walls with my fingernails.  Using anything else, was too harsh and dug though the paper, paint, and into the plaster of the walls.

I chose a light teal to repaint the walls.  At first, the color was a little overwhelming–I think, simply because it made the room much brighter.  However, now that I am used to the color, I am really happy with the change.

Repainted bathroom 1
Repainted bathroom 1
Repainted Bathroom 2
Repainted Bathroom 2
Repainted bathroom 3
Repainted bathroom 3

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