In the two years that we have lived in our home, I have resisted the temptation to paint. Oh, how these white walls continue to taunt me. See, I painted a few rooms in two of our previous places and both times that we moved, Greg was stuck doing most of the repainting. Those experiences were so traumatic that I promised him that I would not paint until we became homeowners. Well, it’s kind of hard to live up to that promise with the awesomeness that is Pinterest, a desire to cozy up our home for the cooler seasons (because I get moody in the Winter), and brands like Glidden offering free paint. I lost the battle y’all. And that promise turned into, “I promise to repaint every wall as long as I’m not miserably pregnant or wearing a newborn”. Although Greg was not too thrilled with me getting my Color Splash on, he agrees that I did it up ;).
Since I am tackling paint projects from smallest to biggest, I decided to start with our upstairs bathroom. Next project will be the downstairs bath, and three of Jayden’s walls! So anyway, I wanted to choose a gender neutral color for the upstairs bath; a color that would go great with most decor and shower curtains. Eyes, dilated and all, I chose Pebble Grey. I was a little nervous about my choice, but I was so pleased after applying the first coat. I almost didn’t need to apply a second. So for only $16, I got my paint and my primer… oh, and I only used 1/2 of the gallon! The other half will go towards DIY burlap curtains for our bedroom.
I couldn’t help but to throw in some extras. We originally had a towel bar above the toilet. I removed it, bought another one, and placed it on the other wall. The rug and toilet seat cover are from Walmart’s Canopy brand; the towels and white cabinet are Mainstays. The shower curtain is from Rock Candy Life (chlorine and PVC-free!), gifted by Drea :). While I’m on the topic of eco-friendliness, Glidden paints contain no VOCS and the smell of their paints are not overbearing. Oh, and ignore the Glade. One of these days, I’ll make my own spray. I know it’s simple.
No before photos? I thought about it, but I didn’t bother. I was too caught up in the moment while painting! Ok, I didn’t feel like cleaning up until after the paint was dry. It was after midnight when I started. The second coat and touch-ups went on later that morning. Why is the Frog Pod up so high? Because the suction cups only last a few months before the toys come crashing down. So I decided to mount it with screws. What are those things holding the toothbrushes? Cell phone cups from IKEA (impulse buy). I’m loving our unique little bathroom. I can’t believe how much of a difference a can of paint made. And for some reason, it seems like we have more room in the shower. Hmmm. Illusion?
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