Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bathroom Update!!

Hello world...I am back!!!  And I am so excited to be rejoining the  cyber world.  I think that I actually have a headache from blog/pinterest withdrawl. :)

I am a little ashamed to tell you that I didn't make it as far as I thought that I would on the basement bathroom.

I don't know if you watch Jersey Shore or not but they have a saying on that show that is something along the lines on "time to G.T.L" which stands for Gym. Tan. Laundry.  well around my world it is Gym. Dishes. Laundry.   So I have been very busy with the usual mom stuff, time spent at the gym, and cleaning...unfortunately that hasn't left a great deal of time for the bathroom.  Plus I am not sure exactly how I feel about it so I am living with it for a while.  I may need to make some tweaks. 
The good news is that the Hubs likes it... so that is step number one!!

This is what I am ultimately wanting.

 I started by selecting an Eddie Bauer color from Lowe's called Labrador.  I thought that I had asked for the paint plus primer...but when I went back to pick it up it was just regular Valspar paint.  I didn't want to make a big fuss so I took it.  The problem being that when you tint paint so dark it really lowers its coverage abilities.  BOO!  So I had to do two (in some places three) coats.  That includes cutting it took a while.  But I LOVE the color.  When I originally painted it brown I really knew that it should have been dark chocolate but I got scare to go so dark so I wimped out and went with a watered down milk chocolate and I was never happy with it.  It looked horrible with the wood work and was just a bad choice...the good news is that I finally have the right brown and it looks soooooo good!  Yay!
Don't you just love it?  Well I do!!!

Yes!!  I do believe in child labor.  Actually there is something about painting that children are fascinated boys are like a moth to a flame.  I wish I shared their enthusiasm!!!
After I got done with the brown I got out some of my artist brushes and some off white paint plus primer and painted a few trees.  I think that for this step it is super important that you use paint plus primer, just for the coverage needs.  Especially white over brown, you wouldn't want to have to go over the lines several times.

At first I was unsure how I felt about it so I have been giving it a few days to marinate, I think that I like it so I think that I will continue.  I know that I said that I was going to stencil the trees, but I never found a stencil that I loved.  Plus the ones that were decent were a lot of $$$$.  So since I have experience with painting I thought that I would just save my money and try it myself.  I figured that if I couldn't pull it off I could always paint over it and order a stencil.  But now that I have tried it I am glad that I choose not to get a stencil.

So what do you think?  Have you done any wall muralling?  If so I would love to hear about it.  Am I the only one who is so excited about "springing up" the house.  I think that we are going to get a whole new spring/summer look!!!

1 comment:

  1. I love the dark brown wall! I want to paint my bathroom cabinets dark brown, they are white now.
    I think your trees look great! Very pretty!
    Sherry's Bees Nest