Monday, April 25, 2011

Purple Rain (or how I painted the kids' bathroom)

Since the weather hasn't been cooperating, we've been focusing in indoor projects.  I decided to spend our kid free Friday night painting the kids' bathroom (I'm easily entertained). 

The bathroom is pretty standard - tub, toilet, vanity, and mirror and it's sorely in need of a paint job.  After several years, the walls are scuffed and it's looking a little dingy.  Although I think the fake vampire teeth are a nice decorating touch.

Vampire Teeth copy

I'm especially excited to try out our new paintbrush.  I don't have a picture of the new (aka clean) brush but here's the wrapper in case anyone is curious about which brush we used.  That's our furry toilet cover in the background.  It works pretty well for a photo back drop, doesn't it?


I've never in my life spent $14 on a paint brush and honestly I was a little shocked at the price at Duron.  Lowe's also sells the same brush at about the same price.  Turns out the brush is worth it though.  It made all the edging and detail work easier and the lines came out clean.  Since the most labor intensive part of painting is the edging and painting a bathroom is primarily an edging job, $14 seems worth it.


We decided on a light purple color called Rhapsody Lilac to match the shower curtain.  Seems like paint always looks darker on the wall than on the small swatch but we were very happy with the finished product.  The color complemented both the shower curtain and the print from Etsy nicely! 



My other favorite part of painting was watching Six Feet Under on DVD.  I'm happiest when multitasking and since the bathroom is small, I was able to leave the laptop on the floor as I worked my way around the bathroom.  My next project?  The powder room in Palm Breeze and Eat Pray Love with Julia Roberts (total chick flick that Glenn would never watch)!


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