The one thing I like about LJ, from back when I used it, is that LJ allows you to put a bunch of pictures behind a cut so people who don't want to have to load 50 photos don't have to. But if you are reading this, IT'S TOO LATE and your browser is churning along trying to download a lot of pix of my boring bathroom. Sorry about that.
I forgot to take before pictures, but here's a photo that shows you the ugly light fixture that was in there before, the weird shade of brown on the wainscotting*, and the struggle I had getting all the wallpaper and glue off the walls.
This project has taken me weeks. Once I got the wallpaper off, it took me hours to get all the glue off too. I got it done, though. I was motivated. I wanted the bathroom to look fantastic. And it does now, because BEHOLD the after picture:
To get it this way, I had to put about 400 coats of paint on every flat surface. I ended up going back in last night and repainting the wainscotting* a different shade of white, because the shade I chose before actually looked gray.
I also repainted a little blue table that's been in one bathroom or another in various family members' homes for probably my entire life. It was dark blue and now it matches the aqua color on the walls:
The bathroom is probably cleaner than it has ever been, even right after the house was built. I still need to scrub the floor, but everything else is sparkling. And I am exhausted. Because look at the mess in this picture and realize that that was the first of three separate painting events. Also, you can't see that the tub was still full of gummy, snot-like pieces of glue I'd scraped off the wall and hadn't cleaned up yet.
Here are a few more pictures of the glory that is my clean, fresh bathroom.
The new light fixture casts interesting patterns on the walls because of the faceted shades I picked. I like it. Incidentally, I installed the toilet paper holder myself. I am handy that way.
Oh, and the final picture is me, originally taking a picture of the light fixture but it looks like I was trying to determine some setting on the camera. This one's not very flattering, either to me (my hair needs brushing, for one thing) or the reflected living room, which looks like a disaster zone (the rest of the house has had no love since I've been working on the bathroom). But I never post pix of me so this is what you get.
*I'm not sure I have that word right. It looks funny.