I know – not a great name for a post – but yes – I have thoughts about a facelift for my bathroom – and I want to use wallpaper. So many choices – and there is always something interesting and new! I loved the samples from Michael Penny’s blog post (you can link to it on my blog roll – and I also posted some on my blog here as well). I have been thinking about this for a long time – and just need to decide and do it!
I bought some wallpaper many years ago on sale for $5 a roll – can you imagine – and it is beautiful – but quite bold and bright. Take a look at two different portions of the paper above and below.
As you can see it is very bold – but very beautiful. I would only use it on the top half of the wall – and put bead board on the bottom half in a creamy white colour.
I also purchased a shower curtain on sale from Restoration Hardware when I was in NYC before Christmas – an it would look great together with it.
It is a butter cream yellow colour – I love the texture of it.
It could look fabulous – but is it what I really want – and should I go ahead with it because it is inexpensive – and because I have it?
My mother decorated many a room choosing what was on sale – stretching the dollar and making what was affordable look amazing. She really knew how to make the dollar go a long way.
But it costs time and energy to make this happen – so should I go ahead with what I have or look around and see what else might be out there that might be more current. I guess the question is – what is current? I think you can take something classic and make it look original and your own and that makes it current.
And then I also have a small bathroom rug – rubber backed and perfect for bathroom use that I bought at Costco – and yes it would work perfect as well! Decisions – decisions. I know if I don’t use the wallpaper on the walls in the bathroom – it will make amazing wrapping paper – it is vibrant and perfect for using with different coloured ribbons and bows. That is how the creative mind works – always thinking – and not quick to make decisions sometimes! (my mom would use wallpaper for wrapping paper – and as I child I always thought this was strange – but now I completely understand it).
Stay tuned – I will make a decision soon I hope – I am sure it will be beautiful whatever direction it takes!