Meanwhile...on Mark Street, paint is finally happening. Whew..I am so sick of primer...15 gallons of it, that getting some paint on the walls was nirvana. Of course, now I'm getting tired of painting.
Remember my dream bathroom picture? This one...
Well, I'm getting there. I painted my ceiling that beautiful blue, my walls are now white and a light/exhaust fan is installed. My flush mounted medicine cabinets are in and the lights above are wired, but not installed. I also have my light above my shower in. Grout will be happening this week and then the sinks and toilet will be set.
I have to tell you, when Sam was painting that ceiling I kept hearing a lot of "Oh gee"...and "Oh I don't know about this". I finally put down my paint brush and went to look. When I turned the corner and saw that blue ceiling, I just fell in love! This is my first time ever painting blue in a room and I loved it so much that I painted my bedroom that color too.
It's kind of freaking Sam out, but yet, he paints on singing cheerfully. I told him, "If the color makes you sing while you paint, how can it be bad?" The color appears a little more pale in the bedroom because it's such a big room. I did leave one accent wall white. All of the trim and the walk-in closet will be white as well.
Because I loved this color so much, I also added one accent blue wall in my craft room. I'm kind of excited about this because I was having a terrible time picking a color for it and just went with white. (I'm such a safety girl.) A little bit of that blue will surely inspire me to be a crafting genius, right?
Okay, I have to stop with the blue. Even I know that. It's possible that I was so sick of primer that I got a little too excited with an actual color. Everything else up to this point has been painted white. Yeah..painting white after 2 weeks of painting primer is hardly exciting. I painted my laundry room white, figuring I could choose a clever accent color through accessories.
I did the same thing with the 1/2 bath there behind the laundry room. I envision myself making all of these wonderful colored accessories in my new craft room. Oh, and Sam had a pretty good idea for that 1/2 bath. He wanted to put a utility sink in there instead of a regular sink and vanity. Since it's off of the garage and we are probably the only ones who will use it, I thought it was a great idea. I ordered this one from Amazon before he changed his mind. I also ordered a faucet with a pull out sprayer. I know I'll be so glad we did it, even if it's a little unconventional. Surely I can cute up the front of it with some awesome decal or stencil, don't you think?
The family room also got white paint...because I still can't figure out what color I want in there and I've used enough blue. I want an accent color on the wall that has the pass through, but at the moment, I'm undecided...so white it is.
Oh and remember this pink room from hell???
Yeah. Several coats of primer and a couple of coats of paint later and it's also white. Big surprise. (What is wrong with me?) I kind of want to paint another accent wall, but can you have too many accent walls in a house? Somebody please answer that question for me. Jacob wanted the room to be red. I just can't do it. Not even an accent wall. I can maybe do a red plaid bedspread and a few red accessories, but I do NOT like red at all. (He's 6 and I think this is the second time I've had to tell him "no".) Right now, he's just happy that it's not pink and there is no longer a toilet sitting in the middle of his room.
So...we are done painting white...and blue. Next time, a little update on the living room. Think Brown Sugar. The grey and white kitchen will apparently be last as my custom counter is still not in. I did stop by yesterday to check on it. They were closed due to icy weather, however, I got excited when I noticed the pallets that counters are packed in sitting in their back lot. Oh yeah...they are huge. I have a plan for mine already. (See? That blue accent wall in my white craft room has already improved my mojo!)
Well, that's all for now, except I'll remind you again that Cheryl will be back with another fabulous post tomorrow. Want a sneak peak??