Blogging about my plans to paint my boys bathroom last week gave me the kick I needed to get started after putting it off for the last ten years. Yes, ten years! This is the only room in the house I've never touched and it really, really showed. I considered taking a before picture, but I could not embarrass myself that way. Just picture lime green walls made special by my little Picasso that even magic erasers could not fix. And, the previous owners loved to faux paint everything. And, I mean everything! Towel holders, the toilet paper holder, light switch plates and even the light switches themselves had splotches of lime green paint on them. I can't tell you the joy it brought me to throw those suckers in the trash. Oh, happy day!
Even though I wimped out on before pictures, I do have progress pics. You may have seen this one on Instagram. The walls and vanity have been primed white in this picture and a new mirror frame was installed by my handy husband who vowed to never use a saw again. Sorry, honey...kind of. He just shouldn't do such a good job and I wouldn't ask. ;)
It didn't stay primer white for long. Despite having a "pitch white" house as my seven year old says, I do like other colors. Since this is the boys bathroom I decided to go with BM Rockport Gray on the vanity and mirror frame. It's a mix of tan and gray, which reminds me of those sweet, dirt covered boys.
I know it looks like a train wreck right now with the paint supplies everywhere and cabinet doors off, but I have a vision! At least that's what I keep telling my family. I'm planning on painting the walls an off white color. I picked up BM White Dove and I'm going to try that out today. Here are a few pictures with light walls and darker vanities that are similar to what I'm planning.
I know it's an office, but I took one look at it and thought the colors would be perfect for the boys bathroom.
This is going to mostly be a paint makeover. There won't be awesome wallpaper, wainscoting, or lighting like in these rooms. I'd love to at least replace the countertop one day, but sometimes you've just got to work with what you have. One benefit is that this will be a quick makeover and I should finish this week. I can't wait to be done so I can go shopping for accessories!