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Finally!! Bathroom wallpapered!

February 25th, 2012 at 02:16 pm

Finally! It's done.

What I'm referring to is the long overdue completion of my bathroom wallpapering job:



I actually started this job about 3 years ago (!!!) and suddenly lost my enthusiasm for the job about mid-way through. Let's face it...wallpapering is an awful job. You can't see it here, or even if you were really inside my bathroom, but there are many imperfections in this job. But at least it's done.

I WILL NEVER WALLPAPER ANYTHING AGAIN IN MY LIFE.

Since this was a 2nd, seldom-used bathroom, it was all too easy to just close the door and not think about it. The only way I was able to FORCE myself to tackle this project again was to:

1. Tell myself that all I had to do was hang ONE piece of paper on a given day...that way, no pressure to do the whole dang thing.

2. I also told myself that Spring is just around the corner, and as soon as it started getting a little warm, I'd be outside in the yard doing stuff, planting my veggie garden and once again would have little time or interest in finishing the wallpapering.

So I worked on it maybe 4 more days, each time for no more than 2 hours. I BARELY had enough wallpaper, and after using up 2 full rolls for this tiny room, I was not about to plunk down another $50 for a third roll.

All I have to do now is hang a small curio cabinet on the wall with wall anchors (a little nervous about doing that) and a towel bar. It goes above the toilet, a white, cottage-look thing I like which I put seashells on. Am wondering if it might be nice to get a new towel bar; maybe I'll browse Home Depot.

In other news...

The check I got from deadbeat client CLEARED. At least, I think that happened. When I check my account online, initially, it will tell you a check is "in process," but now it just shows it's deposited, so I'm guessing that's good.

So can forget about this lowlife and focus on more productive stuff.

Man, I'm soooo happy about that bathroom. I think I'll be using it a lot more often. I guess you could say that room got a mini makeover, not just the wallpaper. The light fixture over the top of the mirror is new (from a few years ago) and replaced 2 small fixtures on either side of the mirror, which looked really, really odd becus there was no room for the light fixtures on the sides and it cast a glare in the mirror....so much better to have the larger fixture above the mirror.

The other thing I did was replace the old window in the room with a vinyl replacement window. the window looks out onto my sun room and allows added natural light to come into the small bathroom. But i had the lower half of the window frosted for privacy purposes. I think it worked out well.



When I was putting the room back together, I realized that a pair of stone goblets I got from a museum in Washington, DC would mimic the pattern on the walls. They were surprisingly affordable at the time. Luther broke the base of one of them, but I glued it back together....




16 Responses to “Finally!! Bathroom wallpapered!”

  1. LuckyRobin Says:

    It makes the bathroom look very rich and warm, almost luxurious.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Very pretty!

  3. Petunia 100 Says:

    It looks very nice! Congrats on finishing this chore, it must feel great to have it done!

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Happy dancin' that you accomplished this big task!!! Congratulations. It looks beautiful.

  5. Dido Says:

    Looks very nice! Congrats on getting it done!

  6. PNW Mom Says:

    Looks really nice....great job getting it done!

  7. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Hey, that looks really great. I love the idea of frosting the lower windows. Clever! Congrats on getting it done and on the cheque clearing.

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Well worth your effort IMO. Nice job!

  9. baselle Says:

    It looks great and I really like the color scheme.

  10. snafu Says:

    Great job, looks elegant, you should be proud of yourself and give yourself some type of reward. What color towels do you use? Would you consider rolling a few hand towels in a basket on the vanity?

    If a towel rod is preferred why not spray the existing towel rod black or the metallic that matches the light fixture or a color similar to the window frame?

  11. patientsaver Says:

    Snafu, those are actually all good questions I hadn't thought of. I like the idea of rolled up towels, except that there is no shower in here so i really just need a hand towel for use at the sink.

    As for color of towels, I definitely don't have the color! Didn't even think of that! My current towels are purple, sage green and white. Something in the ivory family would be nice.

    I'm on a strict, no-spend budget for anything other than essentials, though I have collected about $30 in Amazon gift cards from doing online survey stuff. (Soon to be $45.) Though I was saving that for a nifty adapter that instantly changes a recessed light fixture (I have one over the kitchen sink) to a pendant lamp, no tools required.

    I think I'll stick with the towel bar, partly becus its placement to left of vanity will help camouflage an imperfection in my wallpapering. Smile Don't want to spend on a new one, but i think i still want to look and see what's available. If it's just your average run-of-the-mill stuff, I'll stick with what I have. Will only buy if it really wows me.

  12. CB in the City Says:

    Very nice!

    I, too, will never wallpaper anything again.

  13. Looking Forward Says:

    Very pretty. Smile Wallpapering is a big task.

  14. Traffic Courts in Texas Says:

    Where exactly in Washington did you get those two stone goblets? I like them! How heavy are they?

  15. PatientSaver Says:

    Can't remember exactly, but it was a museum in Washington, D.C. They're pretty heavy as they're stone.

  16. Why Protect America? Says:

    I love the stone goblets! They really match your wallpapers. Love it!

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