The magic of paint

Our hall bathroom, as I’ve mentioned before, isn’t slated for a major reno for a few years since all our reno budget is going towards our big kitchen/dining room reno (read more about that here and here).  So we’ve been setting out to make our very dated late 70s bathroom:

hall bath before

into something more current.  We started by removing the wallpaper and adding new hardware, a new shower curtain, and a new toilet:

hall bathroom progress 3

But it took a long time even get the walls ready for paint, so for a loooong time the walls looked like this:

hall bathroom progress 1

Now we’re so excited to finally have the space painted!  It took a coat of mold-blocking primer and a lot of cutting in with my handy angled brush, but we’ve finally banished the bird-themed foil wallpaper that greeted us when we first bought the house!

hall bathroom painted

Here’s another shot where you can see the beige and brown tiled floor we’re working with:


We still need to touch up the ceiling a bit more in a few places, re-caulk the tub, re-paint the door and trim, and decide if we want to purchase additional ORB hardware to match the new pulls.  I also need to paint the door and trim–it was mold-stained and painted a rather icky yellow-y beige.  So far far I’ve only primed it because my original plan was to paint it a bright white but now seeing the room all together I’m worried it might look too stark with the rest of the room being a bit warmer.  So I may get a slightly creamy white instead.  We’ll see!  Here’s what it looks like with just the primer:


Plus, we need to decide if we want to paint the existing sink cabinet white or stain it a nice dark espresso color, but we really just can’t decide!  So the room isn’t done, but the paint has had major impact and made the space feel much more livable!  One more pic for the road:

more painted hall bath

I gotta figure out a better way to take pictures of tiny bathrooms!



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