Although I may not spend a whole lot of time in the first project room - it is a room that should look nice, since it makes maybe just a small impression on all who enter my home. The downstairs guest bathroom. Ahem. I had noticed it was starting to look shabby and not in a chic way. I think in a bathroom, paint has to be refreshed more frequently than other rooms - or at least in my house with 2 little boys. There were drip marks ALL over the walls by the sink, there were nicks and chips and it wasn't cute anymore.
This is a RE-HE-HE-HEALLLLLY difficult room to get a picture of. It's really tall, and narrow, so you either get a shot of the toilet. Or of me taking a picture of the mirror...by the toilet. So you ready to see a whole bunch of pictures of my sink and toilet? Let's get going!!
The color was fine enough - it was an oops paint from Lowes in a nice blue. At the time, I thought it was 28 million times better than the pinky pig beige the builder chose for every. single. surface.
Once I realized how bad it was, I ran out to the garage and grabbed one of my 50 tester pots left over from painting the core of the house. Those are gray. And the more you test gray. The more it all just looks like you could just throw in the towel and go with a chartreuse or fuchsia. Because it's a heckuva lot easier to choose than GRAY. The top and bottom are Hazy Skies and the middle is ...I don't remember. Both by BM.
Hazy Skies won - it looked fresh and nice with the tile. So busy I got. First I purchased a brand new-sed mirror from Craigslist. For $20. Yay.
See what I mean about taking pictures. It looks so much better. But do you see it? Do you see that giant tall wall taunting me? It said, "just try to hang something on me. I'll look ridiculous and you will be the ridicule of town". I agreed. So...busy I got.
It was really alot of fun wedging myself between the toilet and the wall. Let me tell ya. But...I am really happy with how it turned out. It brightened up the space, calmed the chatty wall down, and made me realize that now the shelves need a whole lot of somethin'. And I don't know what it is. But, I think it's good for now. maybe. Ideas for the shelves behind the toilet? Share!! :) Ok- here it is.
Sick of pictures of either my towel bar or my sink...ok, here are the details and cheapo price breakdown.
- Paint- Gray-Hazy Skies (BM) - Mixed at Lowes in Olympic $25
- Paint - White- French Linen (BM) left over from stripes in hallway $0
- Mirror - $20 from my friend Craig(slist)
- Stencil - The Hobby Lobby - w/ 40% off coupon. ~$8
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