Before and After: Glamour Shots of a Victorian Bath (Audio Slideshow, included)

The color of the sconce shades compliments the yellow tile, rather than fighting it. Click photo to watch an audio slideshow on the new bathroom.
AFTER: The color of the sconce shades compliments the yellow tile, rather than fighting it. Click photo to watch an audio slideshow on the new bathroom.
BEFORE: Wallpaper from the bargain bin at the Grossman's Outlet adorned the walls of the bathroom. Click photo to watch an audio slideshow of the new bathroom.
BEFORE: Wallpaper from the bargain bin at the Grossman's Outlet adorned the walls of the bathroom. Click photo to watch an audio slideshow of the new bathroom.

(Watch an audio-slideshow of the Bathroom Makeover Project)

Before, we were surrounded by the world (wallpaper). And it was dark, cold, and dingy.

After (our bathroom remodel), we are surrounded by more genteel times, Victorian era charm to be exact.

About three months ago we decided to give the bathroom in our 1848 home a makeover: nothing serious. We weren’t planning on gutting it. And we decided we didn’t want to spend the money to get rid of all that yellow tile. So we needed a plan that would fit the historic nature of the house and would also give the illusion that we actually chose that shade of yellow on purpose.

With your help, we picked out a wall color (a lemony shade of antique white) and made some adjustments on what fixtures we’d use.

The result: A Victorian-inspired bathroom that uses a bold shade of lavender to bring out the bright side of the yellow tile.

But you be the judge. Does this bathroom makeover make the grade? How would you rate it?

Read about some of the details of the makeover here and then watch this audio slideshow (be sure to watch it full screen by clicking on the four arrows in the bottom right corner). Don’t forget to turn up the volume. And then let us know what you think works, or doesn’t.

Read about the details of the Bathroom Makeover Project

Watch an audio-slideshow of the Bathroom Makeover Project

See “Bathroom Makeover Part 1

See “Bathroom Makeover Part 2

See “Bathroom Makeover Part 3


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