Have you ever started a project, became bored of it, and then let it sit unfinished....for months? Yeah...Hi, I'm Heather and I'm a procrastinator.
I started this bathroom makeover in December. And unfortunately there is no hiding it because the only 'before' photo I have clearly showcases my Christmas tree. After a few years of my warm and cozy bathroom, I felt it was time for something new and fresh. I was so excited for a new 'light and bright' look! So excited, in fact, that I painted this tiny bathroom in one evening after work. Screw dinner, dishes, and laundry! I had a bathroom to paint!
The color I had chosen was part of Valspar's Historical Society series. They've since dropped the historical marks (shame!) and renamed all of the colors. The new name for this color is Warm Putty (6006-1A). I was first a little disappointed my paint deck was so quickly outdated, but then SUPER thankful I lucked out and have all of the historical colors clearly marked for me.
Being that our house is 105 years old, I felt that the historical color was a perfect way to incorporate the age of our home into the decoration of just about every room in our house. -I'm still working on that.
Although our rooms are all pretty small, we were blessed with 9ft ceilings. So I felt that this tiny bathroom needed an emphasis on the height since there was nothing I could do about the width or length.
I had Dane make me simple wooden shelving for above the toilet, and hung a piece of art I had from Target up high to help draw the eye up. I also scored an ah-mazing vintage mirror from craigslist. It, amazingly, looked IDENTICAL to the mirror I had sketched when planning this bathroom makeover. That never happens!
After everything was finished, the bathroom was still missing something. It didn't give me all the feels I was hoping for. It was missing texture and life! Sooo...I left the bathroom as it was until I could come up with something I loved. Eight months later....haha!
In my defense, life happened. My work schedule picked up, and our build list for our business went crazy! I'm not AT ALL complaining about it either. Building furniture for you guys is what we love to do!
But then it hit me! My tiny bathroom needed pattern! Something that wouldn't compete with the curves of my vintage mirror, or the tight pattern in my art piece. I was inspired by a wall paper I saw in one of Ikea's kitchen displays and decided to recreate it in a pattern size and color palette that worked for my space.
So yeah! I hand sketched a faux wallpaper! It took two evenings, and because it isn't real wallpaper, it'll be easy to paint over if the next homeowner isn't a fan. It was SO easy! I'll write another post on how I did it in case a wall in your house needs something similar.
I honestly couldn't be happier with how it turned out. It's the perfect pop of pattern for that space! Let us know what you think in the comments below! Do you have a wall you'd love to stencil?
We’re Dane and Heather. A husband and wife team obsessed with making (and decorating) new things. Follow along with us for all things happening here at our little house on Dresden Avenue.