The hall bathroom that my kids who are 18 and 21 use was in dire need of updating. When my husband and I built the house in 2000, I wanted to have a clean palette to work with, so henceforth, white cabinets and white tile on the floor. It's hard making so many decisions during a selection meeting when building. Over time I have grown tired of all the whiteness, if that is such a word. The bathroom needed some color for warmth.
Here are some before pictures.
|Sand colored walls with a blue checked shower curtain from Pottery Barn Kids needed to go.|
|I removed the large mirror 2 years ago and had the mirror cut at a local glass shop to fit in these 2 frames.|
I decided on Chinchilla by Martha Stewart at Home Depot. Then off I went in search of a rug and shower curtain. I had seen a rug at Target that caught my eye so to my amazement, they still had it. Next I took the rug to the shower curtain isle and what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a perfect curtain with gray and more.
|Here is what I am working with including the picture I made of our dog, Molly!|
Now the fun begins! To start off, I removed all the caulking in the tub area ~ it needed to be replaced. Because it could be paintable in 30 minutes, the task of painting began. I gathered all of the tools I needed to prep and paint.
|Paint - gallon of Chinchilla by Martha Stewart|
roller and tray
Wooster Shortcut 2 in. Nylon/Polyester Angle Sash Brush - love this brush!
screwdrivers to remove towel bar, switch and outlet plates
newspaper to sit open can of paint on
straight edge knife
paper towels for clean ups!
not pictured: spackling paste and putty knife; paint edger for ceiling line
Now the fun began! I edged the entire room with my brush and used the edger tool to edge out the ceiling. I prefer to not use painter's tape to edge ~ I just go slow with a steady hand. I emptied the closet to paint it as well. Next I rolled the rest of the walls.
|The contents of the closet are now in the hall waiting to be gone through.|
|Painted and fresh.|
|Now all is organized.|
Now here is the finale!
The bathroom came together better than I could have ever imagined. My son says he will try harder to keep it clean ~ thanks Ian! I was able to reuse the framed print, baskets, and towel rack to help keep cost down. I did pick up a ceramic flower pot for $2.25 at Goodwill that I spray painted "granite gray" to hold my son's toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss.
I am very pleased with the final product, yet I have 2 more things I wish to accomplish. The door knobs are brass so I want to replace the closet and the knob on the back of the door with chrome ones. Also, I am toying around with the idea of painting the cabinets a warm brown color. Hmmm... snow day????
Do you have a project that you are anxious to start? Do you have an inspiration piece to get you started on a project? Go for it!