We looked at Mary’s retro kitchen transformation on Monday, but I held the bathroom for its own story — because, golly, doesn’t the “Grete” wallpaper from Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers look fabulous in her original peachy pink bathroom? Photo viewing tip: Click on the photos in this and any other story, and the photos should enlarge onscreen to 1000 pixels wide, so you can see more detail.
The original bathroom is also intact. I found some great Bradbury & Bradbury ‘Grete’ wallpaper in Earth Green to watch the style of the bathroom.
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I’m not sure you can see it in the pictures, but I also had the cabinets repainted and replaced all the hardware including the hinges which had layers of paint on them. Drawer pulls, hinges and cabinet hardware came from a local hardware store that carries vintage hardware, and it’s surprisingly inexpensive. You can find reproductions at Restoration Hardware and Rejuvenation, but some of the simple hardware is still carried at hardware stores and even Home Depot, and it’s usually less than the newer designs.
Bradbury & Bradbury just introduced a new 1950s wallpaper collection — there are 52 patterns in this beautiful collection. So nice to have so many more options!
- See the listing for Mary’s colorful retro 1950s home in Dallas, Texas
- Thanks to realtor Paul Carper and to realtor Bart Stockton for the great photos, both of Carper Miller Real Estate Group.