Sunday, December 06, 2009

I was Painting

When I dropped Kenton off at his Cub Scout meeting Thursday night, I noticed my friend's newly finished bathroom. I've been hating our powder room ever since we moved in 6 years ago and was motivated to GET IT DONE NOW! (I know, it's really bad isn't it. I can't believe I left it so long.)


Amy recently posted about painting wood with the new Behr paint & primer in one stuff. And I remembered that Camille had some wonderful paint colors and kindly put the chip names in her FAQ, so I gathered a list and Becket and I went shopping Friday morning.

By Friday afternoon I had broken the top of the toilet back and sliced my hand open on the super sharp porcelain. I put steri-strips on my hand, (I have a mini ER in my bathroom closet. Have to with three boys) But everything was nearly done!

I hadn't even mentioned any of this to my husband, so he was a bit surprised when he got home. Being a tiny powder room, I just couldn't get a good picture. So these will have to do to give a hint of the before and after. I totally love it.

18 comments:

Jenny said...

Congratulations on getting the job done!

Life of Joy said...

Looks great! I was a bit worried when I saw the first photo and thought that was what you had painted. I could not figure out how someone who designs such beautiful quilts would like a green sponged wall.

BTW, I am always doing stuff like that when the husband is gone. He never knows what he will be walking home to.

Jackie said...

The white makes it look bigger and brighter. Great job!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Oooh I hope your hand's healing well!! The bathroom looks so much nicer with the new paint job! I've hated our kitchen cabinets since we moved in and I'm dying to paint them white... I just have to muster the strength to do it hehe

Kris said...

I love the new color! Jon's going to paint my sewing room/office and our living room as a Christmas present and I can't wait!

One Flew Over said...

Looks like a new room!

Leslie said...

this looks amazing. go you!!!

pattynubs said...

The bathroom looks great! I also had a run in with a toilet and ended up in the ER. The cut was deep and the piece that got me was from a dirty part of the old toilet. I hadn't had a tetnus shot since the 20th century so I thought I had better have it seen by a professional. Five stitches later I was back home breaking up what was left of the old toilet and carrying it to the trash.

leigh said...

wow! it looks so much better!

beth said...

wow! what a great job! but....so sorry about the injuries! I've said many times...homemaking is a dangerous sport!

Michelle said...

When you paint, you really paint! It looks great.

calicodaisy said...

I have a bathroom like that one! That gives me confidence to get my dark cabinet painted out. I'm in the One Block Over Bee and am making my way around to everyone's blogs to see who does what. EVERYONE but me seems to be an experienced quilter! I'm very excited about it all. -- michele

Dee said...

Luv, luv the new look! Are you going to paint the mirror too?

As for er's, med kits and boys...there is a very good reason I'm first aid for our basketball team...lol...lots of practice!

Heal up and stay safe!

Stephanie said...

That looks great! I love the white cabinets. I really need to paint my kitchen cabinets, they are a veryt dark dark color and the room doesn't get much light either. Great job!!

amy smart said...

You did it! Good for you. (Sorry about the injury though.)

The room looks GREAT! Amazing what a little can of paint can do.

Kari said...

Nice job! Thanks for sharing on the Behr paint, I hadn't heard that it was good for wood. I think I have the same exact knobs in your before shot in two of my bathrooms. Looks like I should update too! Hope your cut heals fast!!

amandajean said...

hurray for paint!!! it looks wonderful!

jaybird said...

nice job!! i'm a big fan of changing things up.. i have one bathroom left to paint in my house & you may have just given me the push i need!!