Since 2010, I have been slowly transforming my 1985-constructed home into a mid-century showcase. I have taken most rooms from 80s "shriek" to Eames-era "chic." While most of the house has enjoyed a 50s facelift, the powder room was the "lone holdout."
Despite my frustration with the poorly-timed renovations (uh, hello, Holiday season!), I pushed the impending stress from Holiday shopping and cooking aside and focused my rage on the hideous bathroom that seemed to taunt me! It was like the wallpaper was my kryptonite, rendering me powerless to defeat it and take it down (figuratively and literally).
The bathroom in question is about 20 square feet. It has a toilet, cabinet sink, and mirror. Just the basics. Not a big deal, right? Even though the work involved many steps, I was able to complete the transformation in about a week.
After taking the gross paper off the walls, this is what the bathroom looked like:
I washed the walls again and then began the white primer coat. I got so dirty and covered in paint! But I loved it! Reminded me of art school!
After the two coats of primer were done, I painted the ceilings flat white. Then, it was time for the fun part! Color paint in a satin finish! The color I chose was a bright pink. I had read that pink or teal were popular colors for mid-century bathrooms. Despite Big Daddy's initial hesitation, he decided to let me "run with it."
The blue paint tape was applied and the pink went into the walls! Let me tell you, the bathroom glowed with Pepto-pink realness!
After the walls were dried, I began to re-do the standard brown wood sink cabinet. I painted the cabinet black and added pink diamonds on the doors.
When the clear coat was dry and smooth and the poly coat no longer smelled, I then added gold starburst transfer decals I bought off Etsy to the walls.
To finish, also purchased a bronze-colored mirror from Target and spray-painted it gold. I refreshed the caulk bead on the edge of the sink and wall and viola!, the bathroom was finally done!