Sunday, February 28, 2010

What a Difference A Little Paint Makes!



  This is my Master Bath before: with the lovely builder white primer paint. We lived with this for 8 years before I finally picked a color and painted. (Please don't be hard on me ... I had been insanely busy during that time working full time making everyone else's home beautiful and taking care of my family! Something had to give).
We had decided to put our house on the market before we painted so, we wanted maximum impact without spending a lot of money.

And here is the after:
I tried out two paint colors & didn't like either one, so I mixed them together until I found one I liked. Then I had Lowes color match the custom color. My husband added crown molding.

We replaced the large mirror over the vanity with two separated ones over each sink base. I found them at TJ Maxx for $19.99 each. Since we wanted to keep costs down I painted the existing light fixtures to match the mirrors.

The whole project cost us around $350 including the metal artwork which I found at SteinmartOur next project beginning in a few weeks is to install tile flooring.

Thanks for stopping by,

Pam

19 comments:

  1. I loved the color you chose in here, it so warmed it up!!~ You deserved the award for being so supportive to me...how long ago did you tell me I should start a blog? Hey a never too late!

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  2. I love that wall color you chose. It is ashamed you can't decorate the way you want to until you get your new house. Want that be fun decorating a whole new house. Thanks for all the comments. I have been having a hard time connecting to your blog for some reason.

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  3. Great color!!
    So glad your daughter got to have such a great exoerience!!
    I think every High School student needs to go to a third world country to serve. It sure puts everything into perspective

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  4. Lovely warm colour. It looks fantastic, it's a shame you are going to move.

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  5. It looks lovely! Love the new mirrors too!

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  6. Love the new color. Paint is such a great way to warm up a room, isn't it? Looking forward to seeing the tile! Great job! Thanks for sharing in the DIY Project Parade!

    Roeshel

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  7. You're right: What a difference a little paint makes! Everything just pops now!

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  8. That looks soooo great I love the mirors, I hate our big mirror in our bath I want to change it more like yours.

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  9. Love the mirrors, that is on my list of things to do! The paint color is perfect!

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  10. Pam, just went through your whole blog. Love it! I'll be back. :)

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  11. The new bathroom color makes the room much warmer. Great choice!
    Allison

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  12. Beautiful color!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

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  13. It is so true! Your color selection is so warm and cozy. Love it!

    ~Liz

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  14. I think I am going to start painting my master bath this weekend. Take old mirror down and new lights. Gotta start somewhere, right.

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  15. Can you share the paint formula you created? Love it!

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  16. June 18 on Monday we have a contractor coming to do our only bath we have! I will be with out my ugly 5x9 bath for 2 wks. My husband and I took out all the old walls before he comes. I am starting with everything new tub, toliet, sink, lights, marbline surround for tub walls and paint. For 30 yrs. I have looked at ugly. I am getting excited. It would be nice if when a project is done the home page blogger could post a picture of the paint can code bar for color and color name. Sometimes colors can not be matched just by a picture:) My daughter painted her home before she sold it and then used an accent color that is hard to get now. Shermin paint no longer carries it so home depot was able to match it up. It is a light green with a hint of taniesh yellow. Sound ugly but on the walls pertty! So I have chosen that color for my walls. Would like to have paint formula! Great job! Thanks

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