When I bought the house the bathroom had really lame 80s-hotel wallpaper, but it came off easy, especially considering the wall under it hadn't been primed. The cabinet is good, sturdy wood, so I was glad to keep it, but the formica on the countertop had been fixed with an experimental glue, an experiment that failed, so Dad replaced it with a top special ordered from Home Depot. We had an intense five-minute discussion over whether to center the sink on the cabinet or in front of the mirror–we went with the mirror.
The countertop in this bathroom was white, but the one in the front bathroom was a really offensive shade of apricot, and it was cheaper to get them both cut from one piece of stock, so now they're both this neutral pseudo-granite. It wasn't easy to find a color that went with both bathrooms. This is a peek into the other one:
You can see it's the cats' bathroom, unless someone comes for a visit. The color is Dora the Explorer Treasure Hunt Turquoise (I really wanted to find somewhere in the house to use Jimmy Neutron Atomic Vomit but I just couldn't–I know it's wrong to pick colors on their names but come on–Atomic Vomit!). One of the walls in this bathroom is a sand color, but I mistakenly picked a shade that reflects all the green in the turquoise and ends up looking like poo, unless I have the brick-red guest towels hanging up. When I was done painting the bathroom I asked my folks how they liked it and they just kind of looked at each other and changed the subject, but that's okay.