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If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you might have read that I spent some time the past couple of days rocking my bathroom’s world…and no, Nate, I don’t mean I was pooping 🙂 When we bought our house we were (and still are) so thankful that the previous owners were EXTREMELY clean and organized. They even steam-cleaned the carpet, filled in all of the holes in the wall, and repainted! The thing is, we moved in and never painted or did anything to make the house look like “ours,” so we’ve been living in a very neutral-colored house for a little over a year. Here’s the before pic of the bathroom (please excuse my slicked-back looking hair…we skied half a day and house-shopped the second half):
See? It’s pretty…and it’s cozy, but very bare. I’ve been itching for a while to really make some changes, but I’m starting with the smaller rooms first! I went to Home Depot and picked out the “fudge truffle” color for the walls. I think that’s pretty self- explanatory 🙂
Since I have no form of patience whatsoever when it comes to home improvement projects, I hopped right in on Wednesday night and taped everything off. I figured I bought the paint + primer in one, which advertises only needing one coat for perfect coverage.
Well, I’m sorry to say that Behr is 100% WRONG in saying that. Two coats and WAY too many hours later I determined that I needed more paint than what I had to really get the full coverage they were promising. And I understand that darker colors typically require two coats, but I didn’t feel that the color I used was so dark that I would have to go back the next day and get more. Apparently my painting skills diminish with sleep too, because I didn’t wait to pull the tape off and therefore got wet paint from the tape all over the ceiling. Oops.
A new shower curtain (I might have accidentally turned our white one pink…), and a bag of seashells that were on clearance. I had a bunch of leftover glass containers left from our wedding that I knew I could use the shells in:
I know I know, it doesn’t look like much in this picture, but there’s so much more personality to it now. I really like the vivid green shower curtain, and the little basket on the counter now keeps all of the counter items together instead of strewn around. Nate and I have always said we love the ocean, and I really REALLY enjoy the coastal look in houses, so I wanted to reflect some of that in here. The color is darker, but I haven’t noticed a difference in the space feeling smaller at all. In fact, I would say that with everything more organized it looks BIGGER!
As for food, yesterday was quite boring and I only ended up taking pictures of breakfast. I had a spinach-feta wrap from Starbucks:
Then, during some fun times at work, I snapped a couple of pictures of my fur-babies! I love when Bunker has one ear flipped back…and I love it even more when it happens by accident. Makes me wonder what he was doing to get it like that 🙂
Well guys, thanks for listening to my exhausted ramblings about the bathroom! Next up is the office, which is going to require some help from Nate and a much steadier hand with a paintbrush! Should be fun 🙂
Any tips on redecorating or painting? How do you bring your personality to a room? How do you determine the colors you want to use and how you want to use them? AND how do you get a straight line without getting paint all over the ceiling?!?! I could use any help I can get on that one!