This is our hallway bathroom.
As you can see the wall paper was curling and peeling back. This wallpaper wasn't ever top quality, even though we paid top quality price for it 5 years ago. The boys loved the fish theme and we used it for many years, and even the prints were starting to fade.
Above the shower the paper was the worst from all the moisture. I tried several times to glue it back down, without much luck. In the process of the paper curling it also shrank, so even when glued down the paper wouldn't meet. Over the years we have wallpapered LOTS, but this paper was truly a nightmare. It took Madison and I only 2 hours to peel all the wallpaper off, it went really fast. Madison took all the electrical plates off, mirror, and the hooks for the curtains down while I worked on cleaning up before Arthur got home. This was a spur of the moment idea that Madison and I started around 3PM one afternoon. After we pulled the first few pieces of paper down Madison turns to me and says "did you ask Dad about us doing this bathroom". I had a sinking feeling and had to admit "NO". Madison looked like a deer in head lights, and said "you know what Dad's going to say don't you?" Madison then said " he'll say I already have to many projects started I haven't finished and now you just got us into another one"! I told Madison keep working and he was now my accomplice. This wasn't like me to start a home project without Arthur, we normally work as a team. For some reason that afternoon I picked a new team member and we got busy. Arthur's reaction when he got home was surprised, I think mainly that Madison and I did it all ourselves. Then he said well I guess we need to go get some paint.
TA-DA....the finished bathroom!
We choose to go green this time. We have lived here 16 years and this bathroom has always been done in blue. A green bathroom without a theme, this was a big change.
The bathroom seems very calming now and not as busy. William is the only one who I believe missed the fish theme. He always referred to the fishy bathroom as HIS!
This bathroom project cost us a total of........
*Shower curtain $24.99
*Window shade $3.00
* Window curtain $14.99
* PAINT $7.00
(Paint was from Lowe's and we always go by the OOPs! paints that were mixed and then someone didn't like the color, it will save you lots of money. Each time we have bought paint this way we pick the color before we go and the Lord just seems to bless us with that color!)
We were able to makeover this bathroom for under $70.00 !
I was very thankful that Arthur didn't mind and had the bathroom painted by the next afternoon. The main reason we have waited to redo this bathroom is because Arthur really wants to pull out the old tub/shower and pull off all the old tile, placing in a new tub and sheet rocking the walls. Arthur said he was glad we went ahead and gave this old bathroom a face lift, which he says we just put a " Ban-aid" on it until we can do it the right way tearing it out down to the studs.
Until then we are enjoying the makeover :)