Back in January of 2011, I had the brilliant idea of decorating our guest bathroom. It was perfectly functional but it was boring and lacked colour and life. It was just too bland for my liking.
Sorry I don't have a better picture of it. I completely suck at taking before pictures, although I am trying to work on that.
Our next "big" project was stenciling a quote above the bathtub. Which by the way, we did at the end of May. See how long this project was taking us? Little did we know we still had 6 more months after that to go! It took us
Once this step was complete, we took yet another break. Slow and steady wins the race right? Or maybe we were just plain lazy, who knows. I like to blame it on the fact that we had other important life things going on and this bathroom wasn't a priority.
Another month went by and come the end of June we decided we should try and finish it before my sister Jackie and her husband came for a visit. All we had left to do was move a towel bar, patch the wall, paint the patch and then stencil the dandelion. Seemed simple enough right? WRONG! We moved the towel bar, patched the wall and then went to paint over it with the same beige we thought matched the bathroom walls. Turns out it didn't. At all. In fact, the beige was different on the two walls in the bathroom. We had no colour to match either wall, even though we had a ton of leftover paint left by the previous owners. It was at this point that Dan decided it would be easier to just repaint the whole bathroom. So I chose a pretty green and we set to work on that.
My Jackie and her husband were arriving on a Saturday morning. So on the Thursday night (we like to do things last minute) we set to work taking things down and clearing out the bathroom in preparation to paint.
|Dan taking the light fixture down|
|Our only light to paint with|
|Painting the door and trim|
Bright and early Friday morning Dan woke up and sanded the walls down and got the first coat of green paint up before I was home from work. Isn't he awesome?
|Putting the second coat on|
|View from inside the bathroom|
|Clutter everywhere! (but you can see our new mirror)|
|A toilet in the middle of our living room|
Come back tomorrow to see how it turned out!