Sunday, April 17, 2022

1954 Bathroom Makeover Using Paint

Happy Easter!  I hope you are all doing well!

I finally have my bathroom the way I want it, I think! Lol!  There's actually still more to do.

Since before I moved in I knew I was going to change the very dark paint in my master bathroom.

Do you adore my original 1954 tiles like me or is it a NOPE for you?

This picture is the end result of all my efforts to make my bathroom brighter and happier.  It's been a journey for sure.  I tried peel and stick wallpaper that would not adhere to the walls.  Why you ask?  I believe its because the wall texture is too rough and porous to for the paper to get a good grip.

Look how pretty this wallpaper is!  I really loved it!  Find it right here.

I had originally only ordered one roll. I loved it so much that I ordered two more rolls to finish the job!  I was so sad when I came home from work the next day to find it peeling off the wall!

At first I thought maybe I had over handled this piece of paper and it ruined the sticky.  Nope!  The next day it was another piece and another piece and well, you get the picture.  I was so sad that I sent the rest of the paper back.

NOTE: The wallpaper is very nice quality and I do not believe it was any fault of the paper at all.

Back to the awful dark, light absorbing paint on the walls for another month.  Finally I went out to the garage and went through the paint stash that the previous owners left behind.  I found white paint!  Only bad thing was, it was not a primer and paint in one, which is what I really like using because its normally two coats and done!

It took me the better part of a day to get 68 thousand coats (3 coats) of paint with LOTS of touch ups to get it looking like I have it today!  I LOVE IT!  It's so bright in there now.

 See more videos on Instagram.

No really, I love it!  To finish off the fresh paint, I ran a bead of caulk along where the tile meets the paint.  Perfection!

I used my one leftover panel from my bedroom curtains to make a matching curtain for the bathroom window. See the details about my bedroom right here.

Zoomed in on the window ledge to my vintage kitties and mouse from my childhood.  That's all!  Or is it?  I'm contemplating painting the ceiling a very pale pink too!  Whatcha think about that?

See more pretty pictures over on my Instagram page.

If you loved any of these ideas and want to save them for later, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board.  I have a Pinterest board set up for all things in my bedroom and its called Master Bedroom Ideas I Love! I'm pinning something new on Pinterest every day. Won't you join me?

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  1. I love the new bathroom. I would copy it. I love the 1954 tiles. I hate to see the old bathrooms destroyed for new modern chain home improvement store bathrooms. Pale pink on the ceiling would be nice. thanks

    1. Hi there! Thank you s o much for your kind words! :)

  2. The wallpaper was pretty, but I really like the white paint, too. It makes the bathroom look clean and refreshed.

    1. Hi Carol! I'm right there with you! Thanks so much! :)

  3. Your bathroom looks great! And yes I love the vintage tiles and would have worked around them as well. Too bad the wallpaper didn't work out because it was so pretty. Thanks for sharing the struggles and the journey. #HomeMattersParty

    1. Hi Donna! I agree girl! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! :)

  4. I love the transformation, it's brighter and fancier! Thanks for sharing it! I'm featuring you for this week #HomeMattersParty

    1. Hi Mel! Oh my goodness! Thank you so much sweet friend! What an honor. :)


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