Karianne's bathroom was looking dark and dated. Between the wainscoting that had been stained a dark color, the striped wallpaper, and the shell toilet seat, this bathroom was in desperate need of a little updating…
This bathroom before and after from Thistlewood Farm is a perfect example of workin' with what you've got. Karianne's guest bath had good traditional features (hello, gorgeous claw foot tub!), it merely needed some updating. (All except for that scalloped toilet seat. That had to go!) Instead of ripping anything out, Karianne brought the old fashioned room into a new light.
Adding white paint to the wainscoting instantly lightened up the room considerably. And then of course the striped wallpaper had to go, too. I mean, wallpaper with stripes that are the same width as the wainscoting?! Oof! Replacing the wallpaper with blue paint brings a very soothing quality that is perfect for this bathroom.
Check out Karianne's post about the makeover on her blog — Thistlewood Farm.
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(Images: Thistlewood Farm)