Room makeovers at our house are often a long winding road with lots of pit stops.  And my brain’s GPS sometimes doesn’t really know the ending destination.




I’m ok with that.  I like my rooms to evolve.  And I don’t know how to do photoshop, so putting a mood board together beforehand isn’t an option.



When I received this glorious floral wallpaper from Milton and King Wallpapers, I was excited to create a fresh English cottage style half bath.



Their wallpaper is thick and sturdy.  The colors are vibrant. I recommend getting samples beforehand as the colors online usually look different in person.




You actually roll paste on the wall first, then hang the paper.  This was a new way to hang wallpaper for hubs and I, and working in a small room, cutting around doors, windows, light fixtures and corners was no joke.



If you are a novice at hanging wallpaper, I would recommend either using it as a focal wall where there are no big angles to cut around, or hire a professional.




I knew we were going to do a wall treatment below the roses.  We first considering board and batten but landed eventually on beadboard wallpaper. I had in my mind painting the beadboard a pale green, and went to great lengths to find a perfect match…even painted the wall with the green before we hung the beadboard paper.


Then I got stuck. Even though the green was a perfect match, it just didn’t feel like me.


So I went with the same white as the trim in our home {Antique White by Glidden}, and I basically heard the proverbial angels singing. 🙂

In my last post, I talked about using warm wood tones to ground my cottage style rooms…and this wee half bath is a perfect example of that.

The antique mirror was my gramma’s.



I picked up the antique shaving mirror as another grounding element. {See it in the reflection?} Also the peg rack and milking stool you can see in the pic at the top of this post.



The final touch was painting the reproduction cabinet with the green I had originally planned for the walls.  I was super happy to have a place to use that gorgy color in here!




Added some vintage goodies for good measure…


And that’s a wrap for the half bath! I love sneaking a peek of the delish florals of my Milton and King Wallpaper from the kitchen….it’s a fresh, happy cottage style space now! My pattern was called Govenor’s Rose, and comes in 4 colorways.


Have you caught the wallpaper bug yet?  Do your projects take a twisty-turny path towards the end result?



Note: This post was sponsored by Milton and King Wallpapers. I was given product in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are mine. Read my full disclosure HERE.



10 thoughts on “::Cottage Style Bathroom::

  1. Kelly Howard

    Cindy, that little bathroom is perfect! Can I rent it from you? 😊 Seriously, your combination is truly divine. My room redo’s never truly end, they just morph into something entirely different way down the road, ha! I haven’t blogged in ages and have missed your style…so good to be back!


    1. cottagegirl Post author

      Thank you Kelly! My rooms are never done for long either! That’s the fun I think. I love reinventing pieces too. I still haven’t found a good rhythm with blogging again…I spend so much of my time keeping up with Instagram. But I feel like I need a space to park extra pics and info, so I keep this up and running. 🙂


  2. Lucy

    Now I’m in a tug of war between your gorgeous kitchen and this amazing bath! Bet I’m going to be in a real battle after your den is finished! Thanks for all the inspo Cindy!


  3. Coreen Olson

    This is just lovely I love everything about this and how you pulled it together
    Very well done
    I’m jealous


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