CrestwoodTransitional Bathroom, Little Rock
Walls are handpainted. Photography by Nancy Nolan.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
The term “polka dot” was coined in the mid-19th century amid the polka dance craze. Although it’s a centuries-old pattern used in many cultures, it really took hold in the U.S. in 1928, when Disney introduced Minnie Mouse in her signature red-and-white polka dot dress and hair bow. The cheerful pattern has adorned America’s apparel since the ’30s. Jude Stewart, writing for Slate, sums up our perception of polka dots today as “optimistic, prosperous, ostensibly prim, but also dizzyingly energetic, the Atomic Age dissolving into particles before our eyes. … What could be a less complicated, less loaded pattern?”
9. Hand-painted dots. Bright, candy-colored polka dots are hand painted onto the walls of this colorful bathroom. While not easy, hand painting a simple motif like this is a bit less intimidating than tackling a trickier geometric pattern (as seen in No. 6), and is less costly than wallpapering.What if you make mistakes while hand painting? First, take a deep breath, and stay calm. Don’t let one slip-up turn you off the entire project. Don’t try to fix or cover the mistake right away. Move on, and when it’s dry, paint over the offending area with a bit of the background wall color. When that dries, go in with the color and try again.