I finally did it! My upstairs bathroom, also known as the kids’ bathroom, has been driving me crazy for a while now. It was a purplish color that had faded to pink in some spots.
It was a very childish bathroom, done when my kids were much younger. I went up there to clean it and decided to just go all out and repaint. I found some leftover paint called “Buckskin” and mixed it with some white that was also leftover to lighten it. It is a very small bathroom, I doubt if I could lay down in it and I’m only about 5 foot. I didn’t want to overwhelm it with too dark of a color.
I cleared everything out that I could and taped everything off and started painting. I did a few test spots and ended up adding the rest of the white to the quart of buckskin to tone it down enough. I ended up with one tray of paint so I knew I had to get it right the first time and couldn’t waste any.
You can see the contrast between the brown and purple in these pictures. I ‘cleaned’ my brush on the walls as a sort of first coat so I wouldn’t waste any paint.
This morning I put everything back in. I just have to make a curtain for the window. I have some camouflage fabric for that. My whole family, except me, is hunters. That’s why the camo. This will be my daughter’s first year hunting so she’s kind of ok with it. She really wants her own bathroom, so she can design it herself. Sorry, Charlie. The bathroom has been kind of girly forever, so I decided to a boy theme before they are gone for good. Time goes by fast.
It’s kind of hard to see the color, but you can get the idea. I think it looks much more sophisticated. I like it! Here’s a couple pictures of the camouflage fabric for the curtain.
I did all of that in one day and it cost me exactly $0. Yay Me! Everything that I used has been lying around for a while and was originally bought for different projects. It’s amazing what a desperate woman can do with leftovers!
Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday, it is always good to remember to be thankful. Today, I’m thankful for leftovers. That won’t be the case next week. What are you thankful for?