Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I Never Want to Paint Another Bathroom EVER AGAIN

Seriously. Painting a bathroom is TOUGH WORK. I'm glad that it's all over with, but geesh. I painted our dining room/living room, and I worked up a sweat doing that, but the bathroom was a totally different beast.

It's just so small! It was hard to maneuver the ladder, and then the ladder wouldn't fit into our NEW shower stall, and I had to make sure that our NEW shower stall was completely covered so that I didn't accidentally drip paint on it, and then I didn't have a roller or a brush that could fit behind our toilet tank so don't look too closely over there, and I couldn't reach the ceiling in some areas so I couldn't use painter's tape in those areas so don't look too closely at the ceiling.

I mean, I did the best that I could. And I probably inhaled enough paint fumes to guarantee brain damage later on in life. So there's that to look forward to.

Here's what the bathroom looked like before, all set up to paint:

And here's what it looks like now:

The color, if you're wondering, is called Grass Cloth. I used Behr Paint & Primer in One for this bathroom. It got really good coverage with a roller but the areas where I had to use a paintbrush (and because they don't make small enough rollers, I had to use a paintbrush in a lot of areas) all needed a second coat.

One good thing that came from this is that halfway through my 3-day painting extravaganza I discovered the two-inch angled brush from Rubbermaid. I purchased it at Target (and then promptly went out and bought two more for painting my scrap room). IT. IS. AMAZING. I could get up super close to the ceiling without actually getting green paint on the ceiling, something that was a problem for me with the angled brush I purchased at Home Depot. I will forever use that brand of angled brush!

The only things left to do in this bathroom are change out the countertops and the toilet. (And maybe when we replace the toilet, I'll be able to quickly paint the area that I couldn't reach...) I'm thinking of switching out the cabinet fixtures to something silver to match. And I need to get another towel bar. Oh, and a matching bathmat. I also need to get something decorative to hang in here. Any suggestions? If you guys see anything online or in a store and you think it would look good in my bathroom, please let me know!!

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