When we first moved in, one of the first projects I took on was to freshen up our main bathroom and make it as user-friendly as possible by switching out the lighting, removing an over-the-toilet space saver shelf, and touching up the existing paint. But I knew even back then that it would only be a temporary fix until I decided what exactly I wanted to do in there and had the time to do it. Well that time has come due to an unexpected surprise waiting for me at Home Depot when I went to buy the paint for the office. Amongst the other maybe 4 cans of Oops paint sitting by the counter, one can called out to me and the decision was made. As you can see from my inspiration photo on the Tour tab I wanted to do a navy bathroom.
Here's how our bathroom looked when me moved in:
And after a little freshening up:
So as luck would have it, the same day I went to get the office paint Home Depot had a lovely can of navy Oops paint waiting for me to make it mine.
You see that? This fateful can of paint only cost me 7 bucks and it was exactly what I wanted, if not better: it's called December Eve by Behr, Premium Plus Ultra paint and primer in one. Perfection. But before I could paint, of course I needed to prep. I followed my same technique as before and did a quick sloppy job on the trim (this time keeping it off the tiles) so I could easily cut in with my paint color when it comes time for that.
Here's a little never-before-seen angle for ya- taken by me standing in the tub.
And just as a side note, to those who may be thinking "the color's not that bad," this bathroom color is actually the same as our old office color and it changes drastically from day to night. With the daylight it's not so bad but at night it just looks dirty. It's just not at all what I'm going for.
Here's the swatch from Behr:
For being a total accident that I found this can of Oops paint, it's pretty close, no?
I have also always loved this photo from Farrow and Ball and the color is Hague Blue:
Well I guess I have my weekend assignment. What are you guys up to on our last day of September?