Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bathroom Redo: In Progress

I'm a sucker for a home makeover. I've been wanting to make some updates to my townhouse for a while now but wedding planning took first place. Well now that the wedding is done, I am in need of a project.

I decided that I wanted to start with my bathroom. For some reason I thought it would be an easy room to jump right in, but as it turns out I was wrong.

Basically I wanted to paint the walls and cabinet, frame out the mirror as seen here, and change the 1980's light fixture.

Well, long story short, one of the previous homeowners put up wall paper and then painted over it. Somehow the paper was tearing around where the shower rod is so in order to do this project right, that means that I gotta take down this painted over wallpaper. I'm thinking resale baby! I have been removing wallpaper for three days and am maybe halfway finished. So far I have tried the expensive solution from Home Depot and the fabric softener and water method. Believe it or not, the fabric softener and water method has worked the best.

Don't ask me how I'm going to get the wallpaper from behind the behemoth of a mirror as that is yet to be determined.

This is the current state of my bathroom. Gasp!

I prefer to work around everything rather than remove it, lol. And also note that huge place in the drywall that will need to be repaired!

Super ugly 1980's light fixture. Atrocious!
I would have much rather been snoozin' like this little girl than attempting to remove wallpaper at 11 PM.

Stay tuned!


  1. Oh, you are a brave soul! But it will be worth it in the end.

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