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We moved into our current home nearly 4 years ago. Within the first four weeks I re-painted about 85% of our home. It was then that I lost motivation and my poor bathrooms were abandoned to remain in their original band-aid colored glory….
The loss of motivation was two-fold. First due to being sick and tired of painting. The second? I honestly had zero inspiration… however that all changed and I found my spark! I decided to give my bathroom a one week makeover!
After a lot of soul searching I decided to try something bold. I wanted to paint my cabinets GREEN! Now, I typically stay in the safe, comfortable realm of neutrals, but I really had a hankering to go bold! I figured if there was ever a good place to expand my palette, the guest bathroom would be it.
When choosing a paint color, I typically go through a few weeks of “paint selection induced anxiety” (It’s a real thing look it up. 🙂 I go through AT LEAST a dozen different paint samples and countless color swatches. I am fairly certain the paint specialist at The Home Depot knows me by name. BUT NOT THIS TIME! That’s right, no breathing into a bag as I roll on my first coat of paint. This time I tried a new system.
The Home Depot has partnered with Pinterest to create a new product that aids in the paint selection process.
They have created a peel and stick paint sample that you can easily stick to your walls or cabinets, and effortlessly remove! When I say “paint samples” they actually are coated with 2 coats of the given paint in an eggshell sheen. These aren’t just colored stickers, they are 12″x 12″ samples of the actual PAINT. Gone are the days of tiny paint swatches, or messy paint samples. The future of paint sampling has arrived!
If that was’t enough, this kit pays for itself. Each kit contains a coupon for 15% off your total purchase of interior paint at The Home Depot!
They currently have 8 different color kits that contain 6 carefully curated selections that will assist you in the typically nerve-racking selection process. They even break down the sometimes confusing family of whites, cool neutrals and warm neutrals!
Within a half hour or receiving my paint kit in the mail, I was able to apply the samples, make a selection and head off to The Home Depot with confidence in my selections for both my walls and my cabinets! Once I had a tentative game plan, I hit the ground running.
At this point in time I did not want to replace the countertops or the tile. This was going to be more of a surface level cosmetic makeover. The only structural change was a small built in.
I knew I wanted the cabinets to be green, but as you can see the original design was broken up. The vanity included a sitting area, and I didn’t feel it was necessary for a guest bathroom. Instead of leaving the area open, I created a built-in that would aesthetically create a heavier/darker feel to the cabinet space.
Once the built-in was in place I was ready to prep everything for paint! (If you are interested in a detailed plan of execution concerning painting cabinets I have a full tutorial here.)
As part of this step I removed the vanity mirror and the light fixtures. I was planning on replacing these items so it made sense to remove the obstacles before painting.
In this case I opted to use my paint sprayer. There were three reasons for this. First, I was already repainting the entire room so I would not need to drape everything. Second, I was on a self-inflicted time crunch and this gets the job done in MINUTES. Third, the finish is flawless!
Cabinet Paint Color: Russian Olive by Behr
I use this sprayer: Fuji Spray Semi-Pro 2 (Worth every penny!)
While I was waiting on paint to dry I quickly started edging the room. With the use of Frogtape I was able to trim out the entire room before the cabinets were ready for their final coat.
Wall Color: Seagrass by Behr
While I was waiting on my final cabinet coat to dry I painted the rest of the walls. Phew. I don’t know about you, but I am all about maximizing my down time. I knew if I really put my mind to it, I could knock it out in one day! (Totally did.)
If this picture isn’t a testimony of the difference one day and two gallons of paint can do, then I don’t know what is!
The bathroom was already looking about 127% better, but I was not about to stop there.
As I stated before, this was not a gut job remodel. I was working with the existing countertop and tile. However, the sinks were just not jiving with my plans. Alas, after a little bit of brainstorming, I realized I didn’t necessarily need a new counter in order to have a beautiful sink. I just needed to find a basin sink that would cover the existing hole. Problem solved!
With a fresh paint job, and new sinks this bathroom was nearly unrecognizable, but we still aren’t done yet! Now for the fun part, the icing on the cake, the hardware and fixtures!
After browsing Home Depot online I found some very tempting options!
I loved the vintage brass feel faucet, but there is just something so eye catching about this matte black faucet!
- Matte Black Faucet– Home Depot
- Two Tone Light Fixture– Home Depot
- Bar Drawer Pull- Home Depot
- Vintage Style Rug Runner
After staring at my options for nearly two days, and polling every platform of social media, and questioning all my acquaintances I FINALLY made the final decisions, and I LOVE the outcome. So without further ado. The ONE week bathroom makeover.
There you have it folks, a one-week bathroom makeover! I have learned that you don’t need to break the bank in order to create a beautiful space. Sometimes working with what you have can be a problem that just needs to be solved with some creative thinking. (Cue triumphant music.) This bathroom was a challenge, and I loved every step of it. With encouragement in the form of a dark green paint sample, I was able to step outside of my comfort zone and try new things and I am so glad I did!
- Wall Color: SeaGrass by Behr
- Cabinet Color: Russian Olive by Behr
Home Depot and Pinterest Paint Kit Color Options:-
- Brass Delta Faucet- The Home Depot
- Two Tone Light Fixture– The Home Depot
- Matte Black Faucet– The Home Depot
- Solid Black Fixture– The Home Depot
- Bar Drawer Pull- The Home Depot
- Threshold French Country Mirror- Target
- Vintage Style Rug Runner
- Sink Countertop Basin-The Home Depot