We feel fortunate in our 1920's house that we had a half bath downstairs.
For many didn't - originally.
Nor did ours
What was a closet in the dining room
And the space for the "ice box" in the back hall
Became, in the 40's a small
(emphasis on small)
I've always felt that if you want to do something
creative that either a half bath or bathroom is the perfect room
to do "creative" decorating.
And 10 years or so ago we did --
in that downstairs half bath
which is about 4 foot square!
We painted the wainscotting black
And papered the upper portion with a monkey print wallpaper with black background.
And I liked how it turned out.
We even had an artificial tree with monkey ornaments in the bath at Christmas!
But it finally got "to me" -- the black and the dark.
No window either so there was only artificial light
Which, actually, made it seem dark.
I originally found some beige damask wallpaper
Picking out one of the beiges to paint the wainscoating.
But I wasn't sure I wanted to paper again.
It is a 4 x 4 foot space, after all
And the ladder goes in there all wonky.
Then, I decided I would paint.
The whole space the same color
Semi-gloss for the beadboard
Satin for the wall above.
I decided on a blue
A light blue
And one Thursday, after everything came out
(with the exception of the comode and sink)
I started . . .
Pulling the wallpaper
the ceiling a warm white
And the beadboard and walls a soft light blue
But clean, fresh, and the 4 x 4 room seems so big!!!!
And on the walls
The same pictures we had in there before . . .
A Venice etching on the right
And two engravings that we bought in England on the left.
Above the sink two old bookplates
which we've had "forever".
I like the "new" bath.
It seems fresh and clean and bigger!
I am still amazed when I go in that room as to how "big" it now feels!
I'm making some other "light and bright" changes to Linderhof this summer
So comeback and see my other projects.
Next up -- my dressing room!
It is Monday and I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday