Blue Bathroom with Sky Light
Planning the Redo
After fourteen years of watching dated wall paper progressively fade, and start to peel away from the bathroom walls I knew it was time for a big change. The wallpaper had been chosen and hung by the previous home owner. I liked it the first few years we lived here, but as time went by I knew I wanted to take it down and start over.
The cream tile surrounding the jacuzzi is still in great condition, and the sky light above it lets in a great deal of light throughout the day. The shower and toilet are also in good shape so the walls just needed a major over haul.
When the roof is fixed the existing sky light will be replaced providing a better seal around the window. The seal is coming away from the edge of the window as seen in the photograph causing leaks and a place for insects to find a way in.
Downy Fabric Softener
DAP Fast 'N Final Lightweight Spackle
Seaside Classic Blue Paint (Better Homes and Gardens)
Angled Paint Brush
Ready Set Paint & Decorate
Opening up a fresh can of paint and seeing it's color on the prepared walls is one of my favorite parts of redoing a room. Changing the look of a room with color is super easy and so exciting. In this case I went with a light blue and used beach decor to decorate it.
Clear glass vases display unique shells and sit on the ledge next to the jacuzzi. A large sea shell print was placed just above the jacuzzi. This was a great find for just a few dollars at Goodwill last year. A woven basket to hold extra toilet paper was added to the back of the toilet and a small homemade shell wreath hangs above it. Plastic light switch plates were swapped out and replaced with wood ones for a more natural look.
During a brief shopping trip to TJ Maxx I picked up a fluffy two piece bath mat set by "Luxury Collection," and a blue and white sea horse dish to hold white "French-Milled Seashell Soaps." Another great find was a fragrant bottle of shower gel by "Michel" called Ocean Mist with a beautiful sea life label on it. I paid just under thirty dollars for all of these items.
Loving My Blue Bathroom
I no longer cringe when I enter this room and see everything that needs to be done to fix it. All the work I put into this project totally paid off. Sure it took some time but the end result was so worth it! Goodbye to dated, peeling wall paper and hello to a light relaxing spa atmosphere. It's now clean, light and airy.
© 2012 Laura Ross