See them? Well, mine are like that too. Originally Scott and I had talked to the contractor about moving the plumbing from the floor to the wall, but when I saw this picture I thought perhaps just a switch in the fixture would be easier, and perhaps - even less expensive? My search for lanterns went on back burner and my search for console sinks ensued.
Then, thinking that I had it all figured out with just the sink to tinker with - I went back to watch my tivo'ed Candice Olson to find her genius approach to covering panelling in this episode where she not only painted over the ugly paneling below:
Oooo, that carpet too! Eeek! But of course, Candice and her team, her amazing eye, wisdom, and budget came up with a lot of wow and drama in the space. She used wood battens to cover the grooves in the existing paneling and formed a geometric grid pattern on the wall while doing it:
The overall look, stunning. It also saved her client a pocket full of money, since they didn't have to rip the old stuff out. That got me thinking, perhaps that's how I could tackle the strange 1920's pressed concrete below the chair rail in my bathroom. Tearing it out is not only cumbersome, and frankly dangerous - but drywalling the area isn't going to be cheap. Can I fake it like Candice with some simple 1x1?