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After three going on 4 years of living in our house, I finally decided I could not take another minute of the ugly that was my bathroom. It had an outdated gold framed shower door, holes in the walls, that hideous wallpaper strip, and grout coming out of the tile floor. So, we hired our handy man to do his magic, and here is what it looks like now:
We started out with a paint that didn’t actually work for us. It left streaks, roller marks, and places not covered after three coats of paint in two day. (and yes, my handman has painted for us before, so we know he does a good job. It was the paint.) So, back to the store for a different brand, and a bucket of Kilz to cover the previous paint that didn’t work out. This set us back three days in getting the project done, and add $$ to the total price of the finished project. But, as usual, good things come to those who wait, and the finished (or almost finished) room is so pretty.
We wound up using Glidden Matte Latex paint in Orion Gray and Spirited Yellow. At first I felt like the yellow stripe was too wide, but as time goes on, it looks just about right to me. I decided to use the stripe to add some spark to what would have been otherwise dark room.
I had received all the fixtures to use in the bathroom redo from unhinge back in June. They give the bathroom a more modern look, and absolutely look so much better than the old cheapies we bought to get by with. They sent me two of the towel rings, a towel bar, a toilet paper holder, and a robe hook, all from the Austin Collection. I also received two grab bars to help make our bathroom a little safer for us.
The next thing I need to do is stencil the yellow stripe. I got this stencil at Joann Fabrics. It’s a bit wider than my stripe, but I think it will work, and be very pretty. I have some white paint, and a stencil brush, so I’m ready to go when I get the time.
So, what do you think of my updated bathroom? Do you like that stencil, or would you have picked something else, like a butterfly or a vine?