Monday, March 18, 2013

Updating Yet Another Bathroom

Top o' the morning to you! Hope you had a fun and festive St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Somewhere between green beer and the Irish jig, I started a new room makeover.

Meet my latest victim ...

Oh yes. Another bathroom. This one is so small it's difficult to photograph.

This is the "jack and jack" bathroom (we have no "jill") that lies between two kids' bedrooms. It basically consists of a shower, a toilet and a linen closet. The sinks are in the bedrooms.

The bathroom had shiny brass fixtures and typical 1980s wallpaper, complete with decorative "rope" border. But, honestly, it didn't bother me. It's a boys' bathroom after all. We're having a good day if there isn't pee on the floor and walls :)

However, there was recently a towel bar mishap that damaged the wall and ripped the wallpaper.

Darn ;)

So, the wallpaper came down and the walls were painted "Revere Pewter, " which is what I used in one of the adjoining bedrooms, the tween bedroom.

Then, this weekend as my husband was installing a new tissue paper holder in the room, I got a wild hair and removed the ugly shower door.

It was surprisingly easy to remove, and I love how much larger the room looks without it.

I'll be back soon with details on how to remove a shower door and repair holes in the tile. Had I known how easy it would be, I would have done it 5 years ago!

Have a great day :)


  1. This is the first thing I do when I move into a house. Amazing what it does to a bathroom! Then it gives you the opportunity to intoduce any color and pattern into the room through a shower curtain. Aren't we smart?

  2. Love the changes so far. Can't wait to hear all of the details...

  3. Removing the doors is always a good idea. It makes the room look so much bigger and if you have little kids, makes it so much easier to bathe them. Can't wait to read more.

  4. Looks so much better already! Love it!

    We're making over a teeny tiny bathroom too (though your before looks much nicer than ours). Come by and see if you'd like -- just posted about it today.


  5. I removed the shower door in our old house after living with it for five years, too! Like you, I had no idea how easy it would be! Can't wait to see what else you do!
    ~ Wendi

  6. It is looking good! I am debating whether to take down the doors in the upstairs bathroom....we are getting ready to sell. I think I probably should.

    That wall paper with the rope border was absolutely from the 80's. My son had it in his bedroom when he was a kid- xo Diana

  7. I have a door, too, and I just covered it up with a shower curtain. I can't wait to read the details of how to remove the door. I would love to get rid of mine!!

  8. That sure makes a huge difference!!1 Can't wait to see the rest of the make over. XO, Pinky

  9. Such a great idea and it really does open up the room! I loved your comment about all the boys.. and there's a little cutie peeking at you in the first photo:)


  10. I've removed those before really is amazing how much it opens up the bathroom. Looks so much better!

  11. oh I'm excited to see how you will replace that wallpaper (that I LOVE(d))...I have lots of faith in you girl!

  12. Such a great idea! The shower doors really dated the room. It already looks updated!