This weekend was about more painting. And lots of family help again: me, J, J’s mom S, my parents M and J, and of course Miss L’s adorable “help”. And this means the upstairs is done – well, mostly done; the bath vanity doors still need some finishing touches. Like painting the backs and touching up the fronts. Without further ado, here are the before and after pics that everyone loves (or maybe it’s just me that loves them).
Dark blue walls were switched out for light blue. Brown, scratched-up vanity was repainted a nice berry gloss. It might seem strange, but trust me, the color combo is going to look great for a kids’ bath.
Here’s a shot of the wonderfully blue walls. And the paint covered in only two coats. No joke. Best ever considering how dark the original blue was. (P.S. Zoom in on those corners, I’ll wait, go ahead and check out that excellent cutting in.)
Here’s a close-up of a vanity door.
Overall, I am much happier with the colors as they turned out than they appeared on the paint chips. I hesitated that the blue was too blue not white enough and that the berry was too red not purple enough. But I think they really turned out just as I had envisioned.
Oh, also (I’m getting bad at keeping up with all the weekday work – so sorry!) the floors were removed. Yay! But some water damage was found. Not yay. Hopefully, it’s easy to replace. At first I didn’t want to replace the kids’ bath flooring since it wasn’t in terrible shape but I’m glad we tore it up or else we wouldn’t have seen the condition of the subfloor.
The master was already partially painted. Since the vanity/closet area is open to the bedroom we continued that Heather Sachet color into that area and decided to go with a white-ish for the water closet. White because 1) it’s a smaller room and 2) the free tile from the garage is tinted blue and we couldn’t think of a light, airy color that would go well with the dark grey-purple walls in the vanity and the blue-tinted tiles. So blue-tinted white it was.
It is really hard to see in the picture but if you look closely you can see the line where the blue-white wall ends and the pure white ceiling begins.
Since the vanity/closet area is a bit narrow and again the darkness of the grey-purple, we went with a pure white vanity. Doesn’t look half-bad does it? (Not really the best before & after, sorry about that!)
The last area to be painted upstairs was the hallway. I wanted a bright white entryway, a fresh and open area to greet people. Since the entryway flows right into the upper hallway it’s easiest if they are the same color. We didn’t want pure white walls so J picked a blue-tinted white. Blue is my favorite color but I’m starting to think J favors it as well (his idea for grey-blue kitchen cabinets with blue walls, blue-tint in the master bath, blue-tint hallway …). The picture doesn’t do it justice, it’s really a nice bright white in direct light and then a soothing, subtle blue in shadows.
Don’t worry about the crown (I know you were worried about it). It will get a fresh paint of Ultra Pure White gloss. Unsure if we’ll do semi-gloss or high-gloss … Add your suggestion in the comments!
The final project of the weekend was to begin prep on the main floor. Patch nail holes, smooth the wall where there once was chair rail, and address that torn-to-bits half-bath. If everything stays on schedule, we’ll be able to paint the main floor this coming weekend and with that, only the kitchen cabinets and trim will remain to be painted.