Bathroom (Lavette) Revamp

  I was insIMG_0500pired to revamp our downstairs bathroom in July from a picture I'd seen from Houzz, the home design site, posted on Pinterest. I loved the wainscoting in the Houzz picture at right and naively thought that a person could buy wainscoting, (also called bead board), ready-made like that. Fortunately for me, I have a handy husband who was willing to tackle this project with me.  I picked my paint colors based on a floral rug that I found at HomeGoods that I really liked. IMG_9471IMG_9490 I'm a newbie when it comes to blogging and taking "before" and "after" pics so forgive me for not taking a real "before" picture complete with the gold swirling wallpaper and the heavy window dressing that was the previous owner's taste in decor. The "before" picture of the blank walls will have to suffice.  After stripping the wallpaper, patching the nail holes, and removing the sink and part of the toilet, I painted the walls Sherwin Williams Cottage Cream (#7678). Next, I painted the wainscoting Sherwin Williams Pewter Tankard (#0023). My husband did all the measuring,  cutting and nailing of the wood.  If anyone has specific (i.e., technical) questions, I'm sure I could cajole my husband to answer them. IMG_9878   I also picked up the picture and hand towels at HomeGoods. I love the end result and decided to leave the window bare for now.

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