Thursday, September 10, 2009

Before and After

And now I will subject you to my renovation updates. First up: the Beige Bathroom.
Here is the Hideous Wallpaper Adhered to the Wall by Satan Himself:
And after spending 8 days of my life that I'll never get back it looks like this:I didn't get a good photo, but there is a new silver light fixture and a square mirror with a black frame over the sink.

So Beige!

The previous owners of our home were not only into ugly wallpaper, they were into ugly faux-finishing. A while back I posted these before and after photos of Gracie's room:
(so so wrong.)
(so much better.)

The office that I painted last week had been faux-finished as well, kind of a denim-like texture that was all kinds of wrong.

I don't have a wide angle lens like my realtor does (Dear Santa, I've been very good this year) so I couldn't quite get the whole room in the photo. After painting it, we are in disbelief at how much better it looks in there. I can't believe we lived with that blue funk for five years and didn't do anything about it until now.

My final faux-finishing photo involves my dining room. The realtor says this room needs to be beige. I say there is one wall that is wallpapered and I will set fire to the place before I try that again would prefer to not take down any more wallpaper. It does look a little busy now that I'm looking at it, but we get a lot of complements on it. So what say you, Internet? Should we beige this room or keep the faux?


  1. Sorry to tell you but you really should paint it. Then the window and flooring will stand out instead of the wallpaper.

  2. I kind of like it, but only because I can't really tell it is wall paper. It looks like a cool tile in the picture.

    I do *LOVE* those floors though. WOW! And hello? You lived with that hideous wallpaper in the bathroom for this long? SHUDDER.

  3. I do think you should paint it BUT it doesn't look AWFUL. It does kind of work but compared to how gorgeous your other rooms are - and they are LOVELY!
    ACtually, those pictures make me think that I should clean my house. They're pretty!

  4. it seems that the former residents of our home had similar tastes to yours, only ours were MUCH MUCH worse at the faux finishing thing. laughably worse. I wish I had taken before pictures.

  5. Looks great! How different it looks!


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