And Bouclair Canada sells it. And their customer service doesn’t care. #LAME
That said, it looked good for about a minute. I look back at my blog post about using that wallpaper, and there’s a whole lota foreshadowing going on. I wish I had taken my own advice. If you want to see, click here. In the end, all the flaws did end up driving me crazy and I was always worried people who had to use this washroom were playing Spot The Flaws, and so it HAD to go.
See this wall? 3 hours of peeling teeny tiny pieces of wallpaper. This small. Three bags full. A total of over 9 hours. Nine. Hours. But I have learned my lesson and also the lesson for you. Pay for the better stuff. Just do it. Don’t be dumb.
Does this one look a little like Italy? I was ready to go to Italy by the time I got to this point. I like Italy. I don’t like peeling this wallpaper.
Ok so enough whining. The job got done and I gave the walls a nice fresh coat of Ralph Lauren’s Pocket Watch. A creamy white.
I also painted the brown vanity white, but made the Pocket Watch into chalk paint.
Half a cup of plaster of paris, half a cup of warm water, one cup paint. Mix well. It goes a long way. Once you paint the amount of coverage you want and it dries, some people sand away edges and corners to give a weathered, antique look. I kept it solid. I then gave a good rub all over with a little clear furniture (I used Min) wax to protect it and give it a good hard shell. Like an M&M! yumm. Don’t forget the coffee…
I will show you the finished cabinet in the bathroom reveal… And let me show you my inspiration for my new bathroom:
My friend’s glasses!!
Can’t wait to show you.