English Baths

English Baths
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, right?  Well, what about when life gives you a purple and aqua toilet?  Then what?   I’ll tell you what.  You embrace that aqua toilet.  You love it for what it is, and you do what Jen did, and work all that aqua into a cheerful color scheme for your bathroom. 
 Then, later down the road, when life hands you a bathroom covered in floor to ceiling maroon, from the tile to the tub and fixtures, you just say screw it, and gut that sucker.  Check out all of Jen’s many before and afters HERE and HERE.










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  1. June 10, 2010 / 5:06 PM

    Too funny. This is a random request, but do you have any redos that involve wallpapered bathrooms where they dont gut it? Trying to figure out options for my own horrific “old country” bathroom.

  2. June 10, 2010 / 6:20 PM

    On the first renovation I love the teal but I think that the wall color clashes. I think an accent color would have been better. It looks more like the 2 colors are competing rather than complimenting each other. Nice jobs though!

  3. June 10, 2010 / 6:49 PM

    I LOVE that first one. I think the wall color she chose works wonderfully!

    As for Sarah’s question about the wallpapered bathrooms – both of ours were wallpapered when we moved in. Home Depot sells a bucket of texture that you can slap on. I did that with both of mine, and even thru all the humidity in there, it’s held up with no issues. I’ve even recently textured over the wallpaper in my kitchen. It’s so nice to be able to paint in those rooms!

  4. June 10, 2010 / 7:46 PM

    I LOVE European Bathrooms— When is the US going to wise up and get standard towel-warming racks?

  5. June 11, 2010 / 9:37 AM

    Aww, thanks for the feature!

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