6.13.2012

Bathroom, Part One

I ended up at Home Depot, kid free, one afternoon and on impulse decided to buy paint and redo my master bath. 
I'm not really a DIY planner, I see a pretty paint color and just go for it :) The bath has been the same color for a few years now and I just wanted something brighter.

{Before}


Painting a light color over such a dark one is no bueno. Lots of coats. Lots of sweat.
Also,  I decided while I was at it I might as well lose the builder grade mirror.


Yes, I realize the plug placement is funny, I didn't even notice until my FB friends pointed it out!
I was relived to find no large holes behind the mirror!
I should of realized I wouldn't get off that easy.....


The builders just punched holes in the wall looking for the stud and wiring for the light fixture.  I ordered a new one from amazon and it's smaller so I needed to patch these up.
While I enjoy DIY'ing I'm more into the 'pretty' side of it not the less fun stuff, but my Husband could care less about new bathroom paint or fixtures so if I want it done I have to do it myself.
So after looking at some how- to videos online, it really didn't seem that hard! Just cut out a box around the drywall, trace it on to a new piece, fit it in and throw some joint compound around it.
Yeah, not so much.  First cutting drywall is hard and messy! Mine did NOT come out all pretty and in one piece like the video, but I made it work. Kinda.


Let it dry overnight and did some sanding.


What, y'all don't work on stuff in your jammies??


My little helper wore hers too, we are lazy like that.
 I'm not even sure that the hole I left is the right size for my new fixture, it should arrive today.  I foresee lots of google searches in my future to get that thing up. 

Why can't things just be easy??
I do heart my new color though {Glidden: Cornflower}.

I bought this too....

The Hubs has been pretty against me painting any of our cabinets, so I shelled out the extra cash for this product so it will {hopefully} turn out better than just sanding and slapping some paint on.

Wish me luck with that light fixture, hopefully it doesn't lead to my little helper learning any {new} bad words!

23 comments:

  1. Looks like you are already off to a great start! I have a couple of those builder grade mirrors left... and i am scared to pull them off the wall!

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  2. Can't wait to see the finished product! I love your design projects!!!

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  3. The PJ's are cute! They look like a dress :)

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  4. Can't wait to see it come along! I'm in a DIY burst of energy right now myself...gotta ride this wave while it lasts!

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  5. I am a new reader but I just wanted to stop in and say I love your blog! You motivate me to workout & give me ideas about changing stuff in our house. Your decorating style is so neat and fun!

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  6. Ohhh, I am excited to see how the cabinet transformations works for you! I love the dark teal, but there is something so nice about a fresh new color.

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  7. Over the weekend I used the same exact kit to redo our kitchen cabinets (pure white option). So far it looks great, very antique white. Lots of work and I'm only at glazing the trim so far. Will be doing the door fronts by this weekend and then the top coat. I'll share my pictures when I'm done so you can see how it turns out. Good luck!

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  9. WOW!!! You are going for it! I love it! Can't wait to see how it turns out :)

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  10. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, Looks heavenly amazing, I love BLUE :)
    Good to come back, I miss this place :D

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  11. There's nothing wrong with jammies as work gear! I wear nasty capris that are about a size too big with paint all of them when I work in the house.

    Good luck with it all. My husband doesn't care as long as he doesn't have to do it! :)

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  12. Most def. looking forward to your post or comment on how the cabinet refinish worked. I've been eyeing that too!

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  13. Most def. looking forward to your post or comment on how the cabinet refinish worked. I've been eyeing that too!

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  14. You go girl!!! Rock on with your hardcore DIY self!!!

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  15. I'm super crafty if "super crafty" means I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. But after reading your blog, I got inspired. For the first time in my life I garbage picked. I got a potentially super cute mirror that just needs some love. Two days later, another first. I bought a desk from Goodwill with the plan to refinish it for a daughter's birthday. I've never done anything like this in my life. I fully blame you for having such a cute house and fun time doing what you do! I love your blog! Thanks for posting!
    Kelly

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  16. Good luck! I want to see pictures of the cabinets afterwards!!!

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  17. can't wait to see it all done- and i do stuff like that in my jammies, too! :) we are creative types who move when the spirit moves us! no time for changing clothes!

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  18. I have to laugh, as I usually paint in my bra and undies!!! Too bad we aren't in the same city! Let me know how the painting turns out. I want to try that stuff on my kitchen cupboards.

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  19. I'm, you rock! I think it's awesome that you take on home projects by yourself. Can't wait to see the finished room!

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  20. we used the same brand for our countertops and they turned out awesome!

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  21. Bathroom looks great! I love the bold color and I can't wait to see how the cabinets turn out :)

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  22. gosh i seriously LOVE Everything you are doing!! I wish I could find just 5 minutes a day to spruce up the place a little. I'm living in my aunt's condo and its less than appealing to the eye in my opinion... it screams 80's like no one's business! yuck! ha

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  23. i like the prettier side of DIYing too. i probably would have hung the old mirror back up to avoid the dry wall. great job megan!

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