October 29, 2018

Guest Bathroom Makeover – Wallpaper is Up!

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Happy Monday! I’m back with an update on the guest bathroom! We worked our bums off this weekend trying to tackle a big chunk of this project. We’re kind of on a time crunch with a little “event” going on at our house next week so we’re trying to get this done ASAP. That way our guests don’t have to do their business in the middle of a reno site. Besides, who wants to spend forever on one project? Not us. That’s for sure.

This weekend we finished probably the most difficult part of the project – installing the wallpaper. Did I mention I love wallpaper? I’m pretty sure I’ve said it a time or two. I know it relies on trends blah blah blah well I have news for you… Practically everything does. I’d rather the room “speak for itself” by using wallpaper instead of having to decorate it/find art/etc versus supplementing it with those things (that’s how I think about it in my brain at least). Wallpaper is such a fun way to add our own style and it brings us joy (Stephen even has loved all of the wallpaper we’ve installed too… Whaaa?!) so we’re doing/did it. You. Do. You.

Please excuse the bad photos (currently cringing but this is real life people). We also had to install it with only a candle and 2 lanterns as our light source since we had to turn the breaker off in there. It made it a bit more challenging but we made it work!

The worst part about installing wallpaper in our home is that every time we do, we unfortunately learn how crooked our walls are. Yes, our house is brand spankin’ new. Don’t even get me started on it. Anyway, since we learned that the ceiling is not straight, we installed the wallpaper accordingly and are going to have to add crown molding. It’s okay though, it’ll look great. It’s just something else we have to add to the to-do list.

This is the wallpaper we used. It requires wallpaper paste which wasn’t as terrible as I thought it would be but it’s slightly more difficult than the peel-and-stick wallpaper we used in here, for instance. We ended up using 2+ a little bit from the third roll of wallpaper and 2+ a little bit from the third can of paste. We love how it looks in here already!

Here’s how it looked before –

Modern Farmhouse

Here’s how it looks right this minute –

Cottage Bathroom

We have quite a bit left to do but it shouldn’t take us too long. Hopefully we’re able to get some quality time in after work this week!

To Do:

  • Hang wallpaper
  • Hang bead board
  • Hang trim on bead board
  • Paint bead board
  • Paint mirror frame
  • Paint/replace shower curtain rod
  • Replace faucet
  • Fill cabinet holes and paint
  • Replace cabinet hardware
  • Install crown molding
  • Paint crown molding
  • Decorate!
  • Learn how to compensate for the lack of natural light and take better photos

Some other posts you might enjoy:

Guest Bathroom

Guest Bathroom Inspiration
with joy
jordan jean


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