I know, I know it doesn’t look like much. But just trust me, it was a lot of work! The blue walls were textured by some texture-in-a-can garbage and had the consistency of sand paper. I cut my pinkie knuckle on the wall once and it actually bled!
I used my electric hand sander and sanded all the walls (huge mess!). Then I scraped all the popcorn off the ceiling. I gave the ceiling a fresh coat of white and then I painted the walls Kilim Beige from Sherwin Williams. I also painted all the molding white and changed out the hardware and the sink fixture as well.
Next on the list is to replace the floor, hang a curtain, and add a thick white molding around the mirror so it looks framed.
I’m also going to paint the linen cabinet and the cabinets white.
I love that huge window seal! Jami
I had that same texture on my guest bath wall when we moved in. Who ever thought that stuff was a good idea? Looks wonderful.
I know! That stuff is so gross! It sanded off pretty easily, but sanding an entire bathroom with a small hand sander is still a total pain!
I think that looks great and painting the cabinets will make it look brand new. I just did something similar to my parents bath, check it out on my blog. It is alot of work but worth it. Yours looks great.
Laree @ Ever Heard of Euless says
I’ve debated about following your blog on and off over the last 7 months or so – it seams I’m always clicking over on your links at the parties I look at. I clicked today from the lettered cottage and decided I should just follow already. Then, after looking at your post, I realized it was YOUR blog that gave me the inspiration to do my biggest craziest hardest project this year. I also sanded down a horrid texture, but in a slightly bigger room, with a bit more of a dramatic change. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for the idea!
I blogged the full redo here: http://eulessnotuseless.blogspot.com/2010/08/living-room-before-and-after-finally.html
And just the horrific sanding portion here: http://eulessnotuseless.blogspot.com/2010/04/now-i-am-so-happy.html
which I’ve now given you credit for the inspiration!