Bathroom Re-do

After about 10 years I grew tired of looking at the same old blue wallpaper in our bathroom.  There is so much moisture that the seams had started to come unglued.

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I needed a change so I decided to strip the walls. Little did I know that this was what I would find underneath…

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UGH.

I thought about just re-papering but didn’t want to bother with the hassle knowing, that too, would need to be stripped again some day, so I decided to skim coat the walls. Luckily, they are small and the bottom half is wainscoting so it wasn’t too terrible of a job.

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While searching the internet for ideas for the wall I found this lovely stencil from Royal Design Studio. I had planned on going with a dark wall color and lighter stencil color but everyone voted me down on that idea because they thought the bathroom was already too dark and small. So, I went with Swiss Coffee on the walls and a light gray for the stencil.

I got to work this afternoon stenciling the bathroom walls.

IMAG0707It wasn’t too taxing, but since the stencil was so large it was tough to fit it into the corners without making a mess so I only stenciled two walls, leaving two small sections plain white on either side of the window. I am very pleased with how it turned out.

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new (old) kitchen cabinet

I’ve been searching for the perfect sized cabinet to go in my kitchen…and I finally found it! It’s a vintage Hoosier-type go along cabinet. My friend has a great antique barn business and I just happened to pop in one day and there was the cabinet, sitting right in front of me.

My kitchen walls are a dark brown color so I knew the yellowy-beige & white color combo on the cabinet would work well. It did, however, need a little tweaking so I decided to hand stencil the front panels.

I found a template online and reduced it to the size I needed. I then simply traced the pattern on the cabinet with a pencil…

Then used a small flat paintbrush and followed along the interior of the design.

It was time consuming but oh, so worth it. I love the final result!

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