Before & After: A Haberdashery Bathroom

Before & After: A Haberdashery Bathroom

Geoff Bentz
Feb 25, 2010

My rental apartment was blessed with powder blue tiles, a powder blue sink, powder blue tub and a powder blue toilet — basically my grandmother's dream bathroom. But with a little help from some red and white striped wallpaper, it's now a gentleman's loo with the look of a barber shop.

I definitely learned a lesson with wallpaper. Because the walls are so old and not quite smooth (even with major sanding) it was tough getting everything perfectly flat and neat. However if you let go of the little mistakes I guarantee you'll be happy with the finished product.

The wallpaper came from Janovic and the towel bar is a vintage Hewi found on eBay. The porthole is from an attic in North Carolina.

Images: Geoff Bentz

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