Many of you know, that the Campbell Clan i.e. Kevin, Maisy and myself, got some new digs earlier this summer and are finally starting to feel settled in one room at a time. One of my favorite spaces is the dated master bath. But that wasn’t always the case. When we moved in I was drawn to the original baths and sinks throughout (even the master bath in it’s mauve-y state), but there wasn’t much more about the bathrooms that spoke to me. Nonetheless, I knew they had hope.
The master bath had tan linoleum floors, a different tan colored vanity, a different tan colored tile, and to top that, a different greenish tan wall color. Add in a mauve tub and… well, I don’t know, but it certainly wasn’t my favorite space. I knew, however, if we could get rid of all the tans, add in white, and add in peachy tones to take the tubs hue more in that direction it could be real good.
Enter paper from Teresa Roche, my good friend and now wallpaper mogul. I saw this print and knew that it was exactly what I needed. It had lots of yellow (my favorite hue) along with a myriad of peachy/orange tones that gave the tub some energy and life. You know, kids, it’s all about who you surround yourself with.
I painted the linoleum floors bright white using a couple coats of heavy duty primer and then a few more coats of porch and deck enamel. It brightened up the place and made a huge difference in our goal to make the tub pop. Along with white paint on the vanity and trim and a new white shower curtain with a topper to disguise and distract from the tile, these additions highlighted the paper and made it the star. This floor treatment may not be a forever situation with wear and tear, but it certainly will elongate the life of that linoleum.
Images by Luke Cleland
We kept art and accessories to a minimum but added in plants and bath salts and candles… you know, all the good stuff that makes you feel like you’re at the spa on the daily.
Moral of this blog post is A) wallpaper is the bomb, B) Teresa Roche’s wallpaper is the bomb of being bomb and will give your old bath NEW LIFE.