Inspiring Interiors

Bathroom inspiration.

I made a little progress with the beadboard last night. I’m going to focus my energies exclusively on getting the mastic off a little at a time, and leave the paint for later (removing it all at once is just getting way too messy). At the rate it’s going, it looks like it will take 4-6 applications of Peel-Away 7 to get it all off. I can really only work on about 1/6 of the bathroom wall at a time, so that comes out to…uh…a lot of weeks of working on the beadboard.

I really don’t want to put up new beadboard, because it will look NEW BEADBOARD. I’m not into “fake old” things. I either like things that are fresh and modern in style, or that are truly old and honest in their design. Things like pressed sheets of embossed beadboard style paneling nearly give me hives, as do faux-Victorian faucets (which tend to look more like American Colonial, honestly). I don’t want my bathroom to look newly renovated. I don’t want it to look like a Home Depot showroom (or a Duravit showroom, for that matter).

Here is what I do want. I especially adore the Starck Axor faucet combined with the clawfoot and wood floor! Much more pleasing than something fake-old, yeah?

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p.s. Hi Anh-Minh!

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  • Reply anh-minh September 13, 2007 at 6:24 pm

    hi anna! i love love love that you’re blogging all of this.

  • Reply tristen October 17, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    hi anna! i am just discovering your blog and it makes me so happy! and we did the same to our house, we painted the living room purple and after living with it for a FULL LONG YEAR it is time for white. this purple is just way too dark for those long winter months! thanks again, love your blog!!

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