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Sprucing up the Bathroom

Discussion in 'DIY Lounge' started by John Celardo, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    We haven't done any house projects since last May, so Maureen got a ceiling fan/heater for the main bathroom and we had a guy install it. We have a Cape Cod house so the bathroom is small. We wallpapered a while ago and we decided to take it down an paint. Simple right? Noooo! It turned out to be an Indiana Jones archaeological dig. Under our paper was a layer of painted paper, and under that was what looks like the original '50s era paper. We used a steamer to get it all off, but we nicked the wallboard up a bit. We have a guy coming to skim coat the walls before we paint. Here's what we think is some 60-year-old wallpaper.

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  2. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    have fun...glad it's you & not me.:rolleyes:
    what's the final color gonna be?
     
  3. Barry_NJ

    Barry_NJ Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    I like that old paper!
     
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I like it too, looks Asian.
     
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Seems very mid century. When the US was trying to be more global.
     
  6. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Yea, the house is mid century, and for that matter, so am I. We've done our best to modernize the house without messing with the '50s design.
     

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