Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bathroom Remodel: Paint

With the weather warming up the progress is definitely slowing down, but it is still being made.  I have learned long ago, that that is ok.  There has to be some balance on my off time, as much as I enjoy seeing the progress being made, I also enjoy relaxing and enjoying the weather.

The bathroom is finally really looking like it is starting to come together.  I always find it so amazing what a big impact paint can make.  It is the most affordable way to completely overhaul a space in a matter of hours.  We ended up going one swatch darker on the paint cards then initially planned, as I mentioned in my last update.

Since the room is so tiny it only took a few hours and less than a quart of paint to get 2 coats up on the wall and ceiling.  I choose to use the same color everywhere since the space is so small, unlike before.  Let's remind ourselves where we started with this whole thing.

I still don't know how in the world I ever picked the paint color, it is just gross!  And you can see the sliver of white ceiling, doesn't really make sense.  Though it's still a long way from finished, it looks light years better now.

I am so glad we ended up going a swatch darker because it still looks so light in there.  I was worried with the lighter color that it would just look dingy next to the white tile, where as the Silver drop looks gray next to the tile.

Due to having the light fixture removed and the fan out I had to complete the painting with a work light, it was HOT!

After the paint had dried for the majority of the day I installed my upgraded light fixture.  Sorry for the terrible photo, since the other light in the bathroom isn't up and working yet it was hard to snap.

Here is a look at all three textures in the room, I love how everything is working together so far.

After the painting was complete Martin got to work installing our new bathroom fan.  The instructions said it should take 30 to 60 minutes to install, which was not the case at all.  Mainly because when he removed the old one he found that the duct was not attached properly at all and had to make a trip to Home Depot and replace that before getting started on the install of the new motor.  It was almost complete when this happened.

So close, but not quite.  We are in the process of patching up that corner peaking out from the fixture, and then it's just a few pieces that have to be snapped in place.  Up next, grout and a vanity makeover!

If your just joining me, catch up with my bathroom remodel:


  1. Christina RienzoMay 28, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    I LOVE the color choice!!

    xo Christina

  2. I love the color you picked - lately I've been wanting to repaint our entire house in shades of grey. I haven't told my husband that yet :)

  3. I'm with you Becky, I could paint everything a shade of grey, I'm obsessed!