My Bathroom Before
We started out by removing everything from the bathroom and wiping down all the walls, baseboards and surfaces. I like to start with everything super clean. Nothing like getting lint or hair in your fresh paint, a good pre-cleaning is how to avoid that problem.
There is my mom now 🙂
Mwah. Hi mom!
I laid out my painting supplies, all ready to go from cottage green to ??? I’m not 100% sure, but it’s very Rain Washed/Sea Salty shade. That bright orange sticker on my Benjamin Moore Natura Paint is the $2 tag. I scored it at Habitat For Humanity. It retails for $43 a gallon.
Loved the paint, it went on creamy as heck. Covered really well and dried fast. It was a dream to work with. I would totally recommend it. Mine is the eggshell finish.
New paint was just a small part of my plan… Which brings me to the biggest change our bathroom will be seeing!
This is my light-bulb moment – my “inspiration”
You’ve seen the bathroom.
Meet the mantel…
Excuse the decor… we were moving and I threw something up there, just to take an un-naked photo! This is the mantel, as it sat in our last house. It’s been in storage.
So, I had Austin and Jim exhume the mantel from exile and today it’s going to get some much needed “spa time”. Poor baby. It’s far too fabulous (in my eyes!) to be cast aside and stored away gathering dust.
And 5 daddy long leg spiders. Not even kidding!
Even if I have to find an unconventional way to use it. I don’t care. I just want to be able to enjoy it again… and I am not ready to give it up. After 8 years, it’s finally moving back in. As it should!!
Can not wait to share. I am really excited about this. It’s different. And I like that! Sort of like our crazy wood fence board countertop.
Now, this could be done six days from now… or 6 months from now.
You never know with me.