Tuesday, August 19, 2008

All in a Day's Work (Well, Two)

After hearing that the teenager is settling in and doing much better than he was Saturday night, I decided yesterday morning that I would begin conquering the rooms. Thought I'd start with the bathroom first as his room is still overwhelming when I look in there.

We went from a dark grey, Chinese theme, with artwork he brought back from China several years ago to a soothing eggshell. Don't know if the kid likes it this white, but I love it after living with that dark for so long. Now you can actually see!

The teenager grabbed his dirty clothes hamper and just took it with him. Loverly. Don't want to be smelling that in about a week. I suppose he took all his red towels with him as I can't find a one.

Take a look at the difference in the two colors. Eeeeeek. I went with Benjamin Moore's new Aura paint which primes, seals and paints all in one. I needed it to cover this gray! It was a pain to work with as it is very thick. But it did the job in two coats.

The color turned out nice.

Before painting, I scoured the bathroom with cleansers, elbow grease and even brought the sanitizing steamer out. Let's see how long it takes the kid to get it back into "boy" mode. Probably not too long.

We have a high school orientation tonight which is about right now. All I want to do is take a couple of advil and crawl into bed. I used to be able to crank this stuff out but not any more. Guess old age is starting to show it's ugly head.


Anonymous said...

Wow, you were quick off the mark, his bed had hardly cooled. I prefer the light colour, the 'grey' was very dark. Well done!!

Beth said...

Its looking good girlie! Old age is hell isn't it? I feel it more every day but I thinks it from all the stress I have been under for the past year. I need to have some FUN!!! Talk to you soon!

Jeanie said...

This looks much better. The dark can be dramatic, but bathrooms tend to be pretty dark rooms on their own, and a lighter color just seems a little more upbeat and fresh. I like how the shower curtain looks; just seems like you'll be able to see the lovely things all the better!

Benjamin Moore lover said...

i liked Aura also I had to got online at www.myperfectcolor.com they were very helpful and they make any color in any brand in the Aura which i loved.

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

Love the new color!! I hadn't heard of that paint (making a note).
What I want to know about is that sanitizing steamer thing....what is it??



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