Ok. I know I set you up with this big title, but...
This blog post, y'all. It's gonna be a doozy.
This is the room that almost made me walk away from this house altogether.
Just so you know. Even though I didn't capture it in the pictures. Even THE BACK OF THE DOOR has wallpaper. So when the door is closed, you're in a big black ugly wallpaper box. With a toilet. And a shower.
No. No. No.
This is the hallway bathroom. And this house doesn't have a half bath for guests to use. This is it.
This is also our roommate's primary bathroom.
The first thing that had to go was the wallpaper. I started simple. Non-committal.
I covered the back of the door with white contact paper.
Isn't. That. AWESOME ?!?
Seriously. I just let it sit like that for a month or two. It was such a relief. The roommate was happy.
And I know it doesn't match the trim. But it just needed to be a door. And it matches the front of the door almost.
Anyway. Then I decided to step up my game.
With more wallpaper. The more the better.
This was a good start. A GOOD start. This is also where I ran out of wallpaper.
Always order twice as much as you need, people. Ok to get a test roll. But then, go wild. You can return it, sell it, use it for another project. But Target had run out.
Luckily, Amazon did. Lucky you.
Oh, the wallpaper. It was hard to put up at the beginning. I was begging it to go straight, stretching it out at the overlap. Until I realized I should overlap it quite a bit more so that there wasn't an edge of black underlying every panel. Then it was easy.
I used tutorial from Young House Love to figure out how to hang it, but I guess I didn't read it closely enough. The wallpaper also has a brief video. But really, just cover 1/3 of it with itself and then smooth it out really good and call it a day. And buy extra. A lot extra.
Oh, and this kit was also really helpful.
So then...while I was waiting for the wallpaper...I did a thing.
I decided that dated lighting ALSO had to go. Remember, I'm a renter. So I had to be SMART here.
Pinterest tutorial to the rescue!
Such kind clever people on Pinterest, y'all.
Oh, and then the wallpaper came! And did I mention the medicine cabinets were also covered in the wallpaper. Contact paper magic again!
So for my last and final project. I had to dress up the mirror a bit. You know how we do, right?
A little edge trim, a little miter box hand sawing (a present from the hubs that I saw @brickendhaus use on the gram and became obsessed), and voila!
I won't bug you with the pictures of that process. Cut, paint, seal, and then...staple gun the edges together and glue and clamp. Then had the hubs carve out a little space to fit it over the lights, put some 3M sticky strips on the back, and BOOM. Done.
If you want a tutorial, go check out this one from Leah Maria Designs.
So again. Let's review.
Hallway Bathroom TRANSFORMATION.