Tuesday, January 19, 2010

No longer singing the blues

I'm done painting my bathroom. Again. Here's how it started out. White walls, cold, boring, and uninviting. I know, I know, hard wood floors, cobalt blue tub, and lots of light. Who wouldn't love it? Well, me. I felt like it didn't match the rest of our home. It was just a little too . . . too. . . I don't really know.

So I bought some paint. A lovely light blue paint. I was only going to paint one wall. The farthest wall. It looked good. I liked it. I liked it so much that I painted the rest of the walls and then I hated it. So I bought some more paint. A faint, almost blue, blue. I painted all of the walls except the accent wall. I still hated it. I didn't like the feeling I got when I walked into the room.

I decided to wait for a few days and maybe I would "grow" to love it. I didn't. I then realized that I was going in the wrong direction. I was not reading my home correctly. My home likes to be warm - not cool. It only likes warm tones. My blue was too cool, especially for the northwest side of the house.

So I bought some paint. I painted the walls a warm, almond color. I'm no longer singing the blues. Color me HAPPY!


  1. Good for you for sticking with it until you found a color that "spoke" to your heart....it looks lovely.


  2. wow, it looks like a completely different bathroom now! Much more welcoming :)

  3. I love it! It really makes the bathroom bright and warm. :]

  4. Wow, the small changes have made a big impact. Love the color and the new rug. I want those floors:-)

    Call me crazy, but I also want my toilet in the corner like yours. I think that is genius.


  5. I so loved seeing the room with different colors, they all looked so different, and I love the last one the best. So glad you are happy!

    What a wonderful blog you have here. Glad you left a comment on mine, so I could find yours!

  6. don't you just love the impact a little paint can make?
    speaking of paint, i love the color of the inside of your bathtub!


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