Dexter Much?

{Previous bathroom posts...We Won't Miss This, He Destroyed My Bathroom!, That Shower Better Drain, A Dark and Stormy Night...for Tile?}

If I can tell you one thing, its that paint is magical. 

Really though...paint can do so much for a room. If you don't believe me, go look at the office before we painted it. 

I really enjoyed painting the bathroom because it is so small. Compared to every other room I have painted, it took no time even with painting the ceiling. Before I painted the bathroom, it looked like this:

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What a hot mess!

We went trough and patched all the holes and imperfections from previous wall hangings and from the section of drywall we replaced. I had picked up some sample colors for the bathroom (you can see them on the wall on the photos above). I wanted something subtle that still added a hint of color. We were leaning toward a blue hue (after much indecision). After I put these three samples on the wall, The Engineer was not having it. He felt that the colors were too intense (and he was right), so we went back to the store and ended up getting Calm. It is described as white with a blue hue....I think it's more appropriately described as a light blue!

Because I was pointing the ceiling (white), I put visqueen over the floor and shower to protect our new tile from any potential splatter. 

Did anyone watch the show Dexter? You feel me? Yeah...it takes a lot more time to get all that up than the show lets on to. Just say'n.

Over the next three evenings, I primed and put two coats of paint on. 

After I had the wall paint on, The Engineer installed baseboards to match the office baseboards outside and I patched and painted those as well. 

The first time I came around the corner and saw the finished baseboard meeting the floor, I was so excited. Details. So important. The paint also helped to integrate the vanity. I'm lovin it! 

Coming soon...a toilet!

{Related Bathroom Posts: We Won't Miss This, He Destroyed My Bathroom!, That Shower Better Drain, A Dark and Stormy Night...for Tile?}