I know it’s been a LONG time coming, but this project took on a life of its own! I thought I had made good progress in taking the wallpaper down, but I underestimated the power of the paste. Oh. my. goodness. I started painting, and discovered all sorts of little pieces of paste that I missed, and it made for a big, stinking, mess.
More on that later. For now, let’s revel in the after, shall we? The color is “Bird’s Egg” by Benjamin Moore.
I think to fully appreciate the after, we need to revisit the before:
Now let’s go back to the after again… I added this print that we’ve had and haven’t hung since we moved into the new house. The colors fit perfectly in the bathroom.
Here is a shot of the stencil. I thought about stenciling the whole bathroom, but thought it might be a bit too much, so I opted for the main wall. What do you think?
I had been looking and looking for a stencil, and stumbled upon this one in a crazy way. I was Googling rooms that were painted in Benjamin Moore’s Palladium Blue (a color we’re considering for our family room), and lo and behold, I found this ala the decorologist. Totally by accident – gotta love that.
It’s actually from This Old House – the link with the stencil download and instructions is here. (NOTE: If you decide to do this stencil, save yourself some time and don’t torture yourself with the instructions on how to cut the larger stencil. They tell you to fold it into a triangle, but you only fold it into quarters to form a square. I drove myself half-crazy before I figured this out. The instructions are a bit confusing.)
I haven’t finished the mirror area, which is why I’m not showing it yet. I went to Hobby Lobby in search of a mirror at 50% off, but alas, found nothing. So, I decided to rework the mirror that was in there already. (It’s just not ready yet). 😉
Soon, I promise.
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