Before we purchased our current house, we knew there would be some changes we wanted to make pretty quickly. Quickly has turned into over five months, but better late than never.
The house was in great shape and was move-in ready. However, as is the case with most home purchases, our style is not their style. Take the hall bathroom. This is the one the guests use, and Rose and William share. It's nice and light, but something odd happens when you walk into this bathroom.
Here is a picture of the bathroom from the hall. This was taken almost a year ago when we were first looking at the house. So what you will see, was NOT our bathroom at the time.
Exhibit A: A seemingly innocent, albeit dated, bathroom.
Exhibit B: You walk in and WHOA! My eyes are going buggy and I'm suddenly dizzy.
I kid you not. This is the reaction from EVERYONE that has ever walked into this bathroom.
Exhibit C: From here, it looks ok again. It's just those stripes on the left when you walk in that make your eyes go wonky.
So we call this bathroom, the fun house room. The stripes are a royal blue and from straight on in a small sample (as I'm sure the previous home owner saw), it looks nice - mid-90's nice when burgundy, forest green and navy blue reigned supreme in home decor. However, once they got this puppy on the wall, something went awry, which is too bad for us, the current homeowners.
SO, I go to work. Having stripped wallpaper before, I know the horrors in store. I thought I'd try painting over it this time. WELL, two coats of oil-based primer later, my walls look like this:
You can see on the left where I have put on a second coat as opposed to the right, with one coat.
I can't get rid of those **** stripes!
I don't know if I should call it quits and try to strip it off or paint it and hope the stripes disappear. At this point, I still don't have a color picked out. Either white or a pale gray.
I have made this bathroom unusable, so I'd better decide quick!