Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Getting There (an "almost" reveal)

Ah, let's face it. How many projects do we start, fully intending to finish them in a specific amount of time, only to keep pushing that deadline further and further down the road?

Well, if you're me, it happens a lot.

So our bathroom makeover started with good intentions, about a week and a half ago. I fully intended to finish painting the day we started. However, I am totally going to blame an unnamed Wal-Mart employee, who gave me a gallon of ceiling paint after I specifically asked (3 times) for semi-gloss, for part of the delay.

And also this:

But anyway, let's move on and not dwell on the painful past.

So the bathroom began looking like this:

Hello, nasty pinky-beige walls and shower curtain that my mother made in 1990 (thanks Mom!).
Or should I say... Goodbye?!

Ah, the wonderful wall-sized mirror. All the better for seeing my pale skin in. That brilliant dash of light at the top there is a Hollywood-style light.

After some paint, some sweat, some running back and forth between Wal-Mart and Menards...

A new shower curtain to brighten up the space, "turtledove" gray on the walls, a brand-new mirror, and a lovely new light fixture. Ah. Serenity Now.

It's definitely "getting there." Still on the list of things to do: put up the Etagere (transl. "toilet shelf." Totally ok with sticking with the French word for that one), touch up a few little spots, and ACCESSORIZE. I think the accessorizing is my favorite part. Can you tell?

Also, we continue to pick up little shards of glass from time to time... Just wear shoes if you come visit ok?


  1. I love the pops of color with the gray walls. Fantastic! I've been leaning towards gray walls for my bathroom too. I have until July to decide. That's when the big makeover is happening...I'm really indecisive about color all of a sudden. Maybe it's too many years of white walls. I don't know what to do with all the options. I love what you do with color though!

  2. you have such a good eye! Nice work!!!

  3. The shower curtain is beautiful! The color on the walls turned out really nice too! Great job!

  4. I love your shower curtain and that sweet yellow jug! It looks like the room is starting to come together nicely :-)

  5. Love the changes happening, beautiful! Can't wait to see it in person!

  6. I am completely coveting that shower curtain! Nice work, girl!

  7. Wow! Way to go! Lovin' the gray on the walls and that bright shower curtain is FABULOSO!



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