Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Do Not Pass Go.

So, like I said yesterday, we thought adding a purple to the bathroom was a good idea.

It was....not. 

We got the first coat of purple and seal up and decided that we hated it. The purple that is.



While, yes, the purple compliments the colors in other house, and yes, it is a perfectly nice color and with the rest of our stuff we're going to put in it would look lovely, but it's not us.

We aren't entirely sure what to do. We looked at every paint color and we didn't want to do anything that wouldn't go with the rest of the downstairs. The room is kind of stand alone so we could probably get away with anything we want, but we still want it to be cohesive since it is right off the dining room.



We love the Seal color, the browny-charcoal really works with the "dirty" theme we've unintentionally started going with. But we are going to be adding in lots of white. Purple and white makes us feel like while we are at it, we should just throw some butterfly decals on the wall.


You might be wondering why we painted a chair rail type thing on one half of the room but not the other.

Well, apparently whoever dry walled this room sucks at life and didn't mud correctly leaving a giant seam in that one wall. We may eventually rip the drywall down when we do the actual reno, but for now, we figured instead of fighting it just to embrace it and paint on either side of the crack, then put a piece of molding that will match the molding on the mirror. We also figured having dark paint around a toilet with nieces and nephews who aren't always the tidiest of...bathroomers that having a dark (oh god, can't believe I'm going to call it this) "Backsplash" (gag!) isn't a bad thing either.

But the drywall issue brings us to the next issue. Do we buy more paint to do something different in there again only to rip it down eventually, or do we go shopping in our basement and see what we have left.

Nate and I are going to talk about it and make a game plan. We just don't want to turn into the "gray and yellow" house. But who knows...maybe that's not a bad thing?

10 comments:

  1. can you lighten up the charcoal you already have in their with some white paint to make a custom color for the room?

    for my half bath, my solution to wonky walls was wainscoting- i'm just nailing it up right on top of the mess. lol. I really do need to blog about it soon...

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    1. I (oh so shockingly!) agree with sandpaper. Wainscoting and a dramatic gray (or even super dark blue) on top could look really awesome. My mom did something similar with her windowless cave of a bathroom and it ended up looking fantastic.

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    2. I actually typed this up yesterday and (spoiler alert) started repainting it last night. We are going to play it dull on the walls so we can have really sassy accessories.

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  2. Do something with the green. All green would be too much, but what about stenciling a pattern with green and white. Or maybe you could get away with green or yellow over the purple? A friend of mine used a plastic stencil that was like 2'x2' on an entire kitchen wall and the chevron pattern looks incredible.

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  3. Sometimes with DIY it takes a few times to get it right. I'm sure the new paint color will be much more appealing to your eyes.

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  4. Let's go shopping for the sassy accessories!!!! I love that part of a project.

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  5. I hate it when paint doesn't look how you wanted it to! Are you SURE you don't want to go with the butterfly decal plan? ;)

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    1. ha, you're too funny! Maybe someday when there's actually small children running around...

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  6. ^^^^ your mom offered to shop for sassy accessories... CQ for the win.. ps I also hate the purple..

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    1. Thank you for hating the purple. This is why you're my best friend. Come shop this weekend!

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