Asked on Aug 23, 2019

How can I cover pipes in the upper corner of the bathroom?

Shore grandmomEmilyLifestyles Homes


We bought a 1939 house on the beach that was a vacation rental and we are trying to repair and fix it up, yet keep it as it originally was with it’s 1939 the bathroom there are two pipes coming out in the upper corner of the wall. Without going through the expense and work of removing them, I was hoping I could get ideas on how to camouflage them.

I hope this picture is good enough to see the pipes protruding.

I will be painting the walls navy blue and adding a lighthouse theme.

Any ideas will be appreciated!

4 answers
  • Lorraine
    on Aug 23, 2019

    Well, maybe you could put up something like molding all across that wall. Like a short valance. I drew a picture😜. You could put fairylights behind it for extra lighting. Or add a bottom, so you can’t see up underneath it. But you’d be able to add like hooks to hang plants, or other hanging ornaments. Hope you can picture what I mean.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Aug 23, 2019

    Yes. Moldings.

    Hows about a corner shelf with a pot on it?

    Or some other corner unit.

  • Emily
    on Aug 23, 2019

    It's too bad you did not take a pic of the whole corner here as it would be easier to advise. I am assuming that these pipes are still active? Still attached to something that would preclude their entire removal? Anything you do to camouflage them would only call more attention to them. I would leave as is., except for painting the same color as wall. Looking more closely I see that your molding is simply quarter round and that the pipe caps don't need to be painted white but instead the wall color.

  • Shore grandmom
    on Aug 23, 2019

    Are the pipes still being used, it makes no sense for them to be there just cut off like that? If they're not in use, cut them into the wall and repair the wall. I don't think the ceiling and corner trim are from 1939, so when you remove it you'll be able to finish the wall properly.

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