Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Stripes!

When we first moved in the 1st floor powder room had an over sized sink vanity, bright yellow walls, a slate floor and a too short toilet (coming from someone who is barely 5' tall). 


My husband decided that demoing this room the day I went into labor with our first child was a good idea. He actually hit a water pipe with a nail not too long before it was time to go to the hospital.  He gave a whole new meaning to 'my water broke.'
We replaced the slate floor with a ceramic tile, swapped the over sized vanity with a pedestal, added a bead board wainscoting, updated the trim and painted the room blue...then brown...then stripes.  Hi my name is Meghan and I'm a paint addict.
After seeing some striped rooms on pinterest I decided to give it a shot with some left over white paint from our fireplace built ins. 

Total cost of adding stripes using leftover paint?  Zero dolla.  Holla.
I think I may be the only one on the planet who actually likes it and I'm sure I'll tire of it in about a week, but hey, paint is cheap so I'll just paint it for a forth time!
While my husband was demoing the room and I was in labor I decided to do some walking/shopping at my favorite store, HomeGoods, to keep the labor moving (seriously what is wrong with us?). I found a mirror that was a little boring but the price was right so I bought it and a couple years later sprayed it with a $3 can of spray paint. Again I'm sure I'll hate it in about 5 minutes but then I'll just respray it.



 
 
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7 comments:

  1. Seriously Meghan, I think I'm woefully inadequate in all I do... you work full time with 3 lil' BOYS and you have time to think thru these little touches?! LOVE this powder room - LOVE it. the stripes (thinking about that for Griff's room) and the color combo - fantastic. I'm going to have to consult you when we start our rennovations (you know, something to do in your spare time!).

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    1. Aw sucks Kathy. You know I'd LOVE to help with your renovations! I love spending other people's money :)

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  2. Kathy, I am good at spending other people's money too in case you want a second opinion! ;)

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  3. I love the stripes & the aqua mirror! Great redo. Thanks for linking up!

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  4. I love it; you are so very clever.

    I am redoing (or rearranging I guess you would say) my patio. I have some vintage white patio furniture and various "wrought iron garden (white) pieces, and would oh love some advice on arranging.

    The patio is 70' long and looks over the golf course....Eventually want a pergola but for now would like to make it look comfy and cottagey (is that a word)? Any suggestions. Again really like what you did for your bathroom. rita

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    1. Thanks Rita! My next post coincidentally is actually about bringing my extra long deck with a pergola out of winter hybernation so stay tuned!

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  5. Gorgeous! Do you remember what color the brown stripe is? I love that color! Thanks for sharing!

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