Bathroom Before and After

I can’t believe I didn’t post this when we first finished the project in the spring. On the bright side, it’s that sort of a November day when celebrating the change of a room with an explosion of colour is a good thing.


The whole house was painted grey when we bought it. Pale, chilly grey. If you’ve seen glimpses of our walls in photos, you’ll know that colour makes our world go round. When we were walking through the house considering a purchase, it seemed to ask me to buy it so that we could reclaim it and make it homey.

We bought it. We painted it. Room after room, we painted it. Only the bathroom was left. It featured grey wallpaper with pansies, a stained and chipped shell sink, and warm wooden cabinets.

This spring, its time had come. Our first project involving more than just paint. New counter top, new flooring, new low-flow, dual flush toilet.



Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before

Bathroom Before


And now, the AFTER:


Bathroom After

Bathroom After

Bathroom After

Bathroom After


We painted out the cabinets and the door, adding to the perceived space of the room. We finally found a place for the beautiful stained glass Rainer’s parents had given us – it makes a lovely privacy screen that plays with the shifting light. To make it even more of a feature, we painted the cupboard below it and the window frame around it a playful mix of blue and green.


Colour: lovely, isn’t it?


11 thoughts on “Bathroom Before and After

  1. Lisa says:

    Tres Upscale!! Excellent! I know what you mean about gray walls–our [rental] house has gray and I haven’t changed it tho we’ve been there just over a year now. It’s not as bad as the trendy sage green we had in the last house, but it could use some REAL color!

    Another great project!

  2. Cathy T says:

    Oooohhh. I love the stained glass idea and think that is what my next project will be — we’re having a new house built next to us that means we really need that privacy covering in our bathrooms now. The colors you picked for the room are great. Thanks for sharing with us.

  3. renee @ FIMBY says:

    This is amazing! Our bathroom is sad, sad, sad and it will be years before we get to it since we have to do other rooms first. But your bathroom is simply gorgeous. You did a great job and I think it’s perfect for a november post – so warm.

  4. Roobeedoo says:

    Oh lovely! I had a tomato-soup bathroom when I lived in London, with a turquoise ceiling and a rusted-metal Morrocan-style lamp. It was the hippest room in the house and I loved it!

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