You know, I should really know better by now - things take 10 times longer than you plan, always. I painted the girls' bathroom this weekend!
My plan was to have it all prepped and ready to go by Friday evening. I'd paint the first coat while the kids watched a movie with Dad, paint the second coat Saturday morning, the trim at nap time, then get it all put back together before bedtime Saturday. Hah! :)
The reality of it was, we didn't do ANY prep on Friday, so I spent most of Saturday washing the walls & waiting for the spackle in the holes from the old towel bar to dry. Went to paint the ceiling & realized we didn't have any roller covers left so I gave up Saturday as a lost cause. I took William to see Alice in Wonderland & we went to Lowes after the movie.
So I spent pretty much all day on Sunday - the most beautiful day of our weekend, thank you very much - painting. 3 coats of paint in all. We tried to not have so much left over so we only bought 2 quarts, but that was just barely enough to do 2 coats of this pale, pale pink over a darker blue, so Matt ended up running out Sunday afternoon for more paint. I should have primed it, but hindsight is always 20/20. Anyway, on to pictures!!!
Here's mostly what we started with. There was a duck shower curtain in here, but I'd pulled that down before the yard sale, and Matt had already replaced the shower rod for me with one of those curved hotel ones. What you can't see in the pictures is how beat up and chippy the baseboards are, and the funk all over the walls from Evie's hot showers. This was one of the first rooms we painted & after 7 years it really needed a do-over.
And the after! I wish I had a better lens to take better pictures in this teeny tiny bathroom, but we work with what we have. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out! I picked out the shower curtain (Target!) first, and then went from there. I think the wall color (Quebec Calm, Lowes) looks a bit darker in the pictures than it actually is. We replaced the double towel bar with hooks I found at Target on clearance for half price. The frames were in the dollar section at Target (can you tell I like Target?) in a 3 pack for $1.50. E for Evie, S for Sarah, G for guest...
Two things I haven't finished yet, I'm working on some pictures to hang over the hand towel where the prints of the ducks used to be, and I want to do something with the new towels so the girls (and we) can tell them apart - maybe some colored stitching - we'll see.
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