Painting the Master Bathroom

Painting the Master Bathroom

At a little before noon, I decided that I would scrapbook this weekend and finally start working on the master bathroom today. I started by wiping down the walls and floor which is something that was long overdue. I patched all of the little holes in the walls with light Spackle and made lunch while I waited for it to dry. Once dry it was finally on to painting. I usually trim the walls first, but wanted to see progress quickly, to keep me motivated, so I put paint on the roller and did the large portions first. Trying to cover orange wasn’t as bad as I thought, but it did take 2 coats. I just love this Sherwin Williams Harmony no-VOC paint and the color is Temperate Taupe 6037. Just a little bit of smell from the latex paint but no stuffing of my nose or headaches. I still had the fan on since I always do that when I paint since it helps it dry. I tried a new smaller roller this time and I really like it. It is lightweight and can fit behind the toilet to paint the wall that had never been painted before. I had to loaded it with paint more often, but I think I will use these more in the future. Also, with this smaller roller, there were a lot less drips. It was starting to get dark when I realized I needed to install the new vanity light so I could finish trimming. The fixture is from Lowe’s and it in the mix and match collection where the fixture and glass shades are purchased separately – so I could get just what I wanted. The shades are white but I am using CFL’s and they weren’t completely warmed up yet when I took the picture below. With a little bit of light from the bedroom, I was able to finish the area I needed to so that I could install the light. Once the light was installed I was able to finish trimming with lots of light. It looks like I might have to do a second coat of trim, but I will see what it looks like in the morning. I hope that I can install the medicine cabinet and shower rod & curtain in the next couple days maybe...

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Rustic Half Bath

Rustic Half Bath

Half Bathroom (Before) : Half Bathroom (After) A gallon of paint, a few pieces of wood, wood stain, and a few accessories can make a plain, boring half bathroom look like a mini-retreat. First, a color palette was chosen which included 5 elements: dark brown sage green white/cream medium brown chrome Changes to the room include: Painted walls and ceiling a rustic green called Pea Soup by Behr in a Satin finish. Built and installed a wood frame and stained it dark brown to make the mirror look more substantial and decorative. Removed towel bar from the side wall. Installed towel hook for hand towel. Installed candle sconces on each side of the mirror. Removed green lace curtains. Color coordinated accessories in white, green, and...

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Blue to Brown

Blue to Brown

I was visiting with friends this weekend and I mentioned painting my living room again. I started talking about what color the living room used to be and what it is now. While I was on my way home, I was thinking about the conversation and realized that I should start writing about all of the color changes of all my rooms. Most of the rooms in my house have been painted twice and some will soon be painted for a third time. I am not indecisive (well, not about interior design), I just like change. So, the previous living room color change that happened in January 2006 will start a string of posts to follow. 1st painting (Behr ShipSide) : 2nd painting (Behr Traditional/Oakwood) Paint is one of the most inexpensive ways to give your room a completely different look.  And if you don’t like it, just...

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Painting the Main Bathroom

Painting the Main Bathroom

When I first bought my house, I thought it would be neat to do an underwater themed bathroom. I painted the walls and ceiling a dark blue and that was as far as I made it. I purchased the fish decals to stick on the walls, but could never bring myself to actually stick them to the walls. A bunch years went by and the bathroom was still dark blue and very dark. A change was needed – a nice neutral change. The...

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