Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Bathrooms Revealed
Alternately Titled: How To Not Paint Your Kitchen

I am totally the queen of starting a project in one place and having it run rampant into other places.

I decided the week of October 11th (when Sparky was in Bolivia and Hubby was in El Paso or Washington, D.C., I forget which) would be a good time to paint the kitchen.

We'd already painted the living room. Other than me painting the mud room and powder room, we still had builder beige throughout our house. We've been here almost two years.

In picking a color, I had to make sure it matched with the back splash we put up. It needed to look nice with the bold living room color. It also needed to have the same undertones as the carpet and the fireplace tile in the living room.

I also started thinking ahead to the common hallways and what color they would be, so that all the colors would look good as a group since it's fairly open everywhere on the first floor. I planned to use the color I picked for the first floor hallways in all the stairways and hallways throughout the house, so that was in the back of my mind in the thought process.

I had tentatively picked out a color for our master bathroom and had the color card for it. I decided that it would also be a good color for the kitchen. I picked a color that was only one shade lighter for the hallways. I decided the color for the kitchen and master bathroom would also be a good color choice for the second floor loft.

I went to Home Depot and purchased paint in the right types for the areas I was going to paint. I got the sample of the bright green to test in the bathroom then.

I started painting the hallways on the first floor. That was what was different in this post! Also the fringe on the curtain was added.

I went to the second floor and did the hallway. There's not much common hallway on the second floor since the large area is the loft.

When I switched colors and started painting the loft, I decided to move the desk with the computer into the rec room. It's an 'L'-shaped desk on a shelving unit from Ikea. The desk had to be taken off, so since I was moving things around in the rec room and putting the desk back together, I decided I'd go ahead and paint that room too. You know, save some steps for later.

So it was back to Home Depot to pick a color. Buddy wants everything red, which wasn't an option, orange wouldn't work, I couldn't do green or I'd look green all the time, yellow and purple are automatically not considered in our house (sorry if you love those colors), and neutral was out because Buddy wanted 'color' in the room. Blue, my favorite color, was the choice, so we picked one that both boys and I could agree on. I'll show you that room in a different post.

That trip to Home Depot I also got the green paint in the right type for a bathroom, and I purchased a bright white for the ceiling and for all of Chatty's bathroom.

After I had the green paint up, I had a guy come by and do some repair work on a spot on the wall that had gotten wet, he caulked the dickens out of both bathrooms, and I had him go ahead and paint both ceilings and Chatty's bathroom walls. He also put up new light fixtures.

Here is the bathroom that Sparky, Buddy, and Caboose share.

When the door is shut with the light on inside, you can see green glowing from underneath. Still.

Here is Chatty's bathroom after it was finished.

The kitchen (my original project) and master bathroom are still not painted.

This post is linked to Metamorphosis Monday at Naps on the Porch and Show Us Your Life - Bathrooms at Kelly's Korner.


Mari said...

All those rooms are looking good! I see some familiar looking things from IKEA in there!

Betsy said...

My, you have been busy!

Jill said...

I love the green bathroom! Where did you find the four hanging pails? Adorable!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...


Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

I love the green bathroom! So fun!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh I loved this post -- especially since I'm in the middle of what has turned out to be a multi-week kitchen painting and papering project.

So many other things have stolen hours from me -- in fact today I had to spend 6 hours with my Dad when i would have been painting -- that I may not be done till 2018.

That method of being distracted with new projects while on your way somewhere else? I call that the "I may as well" syndrome! As in, "as long as I've got the brushes out, I may as well paint the guest room...."

Love the colors!

Emily P. said...

I like the hanging rails above the toilets! Good use of space.

texas girl said...

I love the wall fixtures where did you find these for both of the bathrooms sooo adorable!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

texas girl - they are from Ikea, and they are actually from the kitchen accessory area. I decided they would work in the bathroom for our needs!

kelly, said...

Love the bathrooms, especially the colors and the hanging towels, jars.

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Joann said...

Ok, so I LOVE your bathrooms. I love the pails and towel holders. Where did you get those? I saw that you got the buckets at Ikea, but, what about the racks. I LOVE, LOVE them!!

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

I love your towel holder organizers...are they from Ikea as well?

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

The towel bar and everything on them came from Ikea. They were part of a kitchen collection where there were also hooks and paper towel holders and things like that, then you could hang utensils and knives from the hooks, put stuff in the pails/buckets, etc. I just looked at them in a different way since I was specifically looking for something for the bathrooms and wanted a black iron (which I couldn't find anywhere). I use the hooks up in Chatty's bathroom on the bath towel bar and she hangs her towels on it that way. The bars don't clear the wall quite as far as a normal towel bar would.

The Stylish House said...

Both baths turned out great. The green paint is especially striking and the cans are eye catching. Great idea and nice job!

Debra said...

Both of your bathrooms look really cute!

Rona's Home Page said...

What amazing colors and decor. They're right out of a magazine.

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