Epic Tile Fail in the Bathroom

I'm still working on the mini makeover in the bathroom and wanted to share an epic fail project from a while back when I decided to paint over the floral tiles in the bathroom. 

I can't exactly remember what I used to paint over them, but I think it was chalk paint and then clear varnish. I know ... oh dear!

The tiles started flaking and started to look tacky. So I scrapped one wall and the others just got forgotten. For months. I don't like the tiles, but what's a girl to do? I could try proper tile paint but I'm worried the white won't be the same white (as above), or if I go coloured it will look tacky again. I think for the moment I just have to suck it up and live with them.

So I've stripped off the rest of the paint using a bladed paint scraper. I love these things. They are so effective at removing layers of paint quickly.

It was a super messy job.  Those flakes are like dust bunnies and tend to magically move throughout the house if you're not careful.

So the bathroom walls are now back to the way they were when we moved in 4 years ago and they aren't so bad. :)

I'll be doing a full bathroom mini makeover reveal tomorrow!