Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Stripe Saga Cont.

Maybe it's not so much of a saga...but I'm going to go with that...

So.  When last we chatted about the stripes, I was at a standstill with a very Suessical looking Frogtaped bathroom. 
Jack liked the look, but he is pretty much the only one.  Oh, and as a little aside - that green chair that keeps making an appearance?  That is the time-out chair.  That corner is a prime location that I can see from anywhere downstairs...so...yeah :(

I didn't want to spend anymore money on different paint, so I went ahead and tried to mix my own.  I took a little bit of the grey paint from the living room and poured it into my white paint, gave it a good shake and started rollin'. 
Forgive me for taking these at night, they all have that weird yellowy cast.  Bleh.  Anyway - I rolled and rolled and then finally took off the tape and was SO happy with the color. 

It's stripey, no doubt about it, but it isn't too crazy.  It still has a soft look.  I also really love that way it gives so much attention to the boys silhouettes.
It is definitely a far cry from where we started!  Shall we do a little before and after?  Just for kicks?  Okay lets! 

Before - different color paints on the wall, toilet clogged (with a toothbrush!), stinky rusted toilet seat -

After -
There are still some little things that we need to do, things like add a toilet paper holder, get a little rug, but they are minor things when you think back to the very beginning. 

That said.  If I don't see green painter's tape for a while, that will be okay!


14 comments:

  1. I love it! What a great upgrade. And that basket is darling.

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    1. Thanks! I really liked the texture that the basket added, but it was kind of a happy accident! I needed somewhere to put our TP!

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  2. That looks amazing! Well done you!

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  3. Yay! I love it! I've always had a love for striped bathrooms, and yours is on my top list. I love the soft grey & how it makes you focus on the pictures of the boys. Genius idea to mix the paints! & I'm so glad it all worked out for you in the end. Your landlord is going to think some interior designer rented the place out ;) They can probably double the rent money when you guys move out. :P

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    1. Haha I think she is kind of clueless honestly. She was just here a few days ago, and she never even seems to notice anything that is different. She even asked me if the boys get to play on our neighbors swingset...the swingset that they converted into a chicken coop for their chickens. Umm...yeah...I let them go play with chickens aaaaalllll the time? Haha oy.

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    2. hahahaha. She must be senile.

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    1. Thank you! It was worth the effort in the end!

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  5. That's really impressive! I love to do interior paint, but am totally intimidated by striping. I have no idea how you keep the stripes level as you are masking them out. I can just visualize me trying to juggle the level and a 4-foot strip of tape and ending up taping my head to the wall.

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    1. Thanks! I measured up from the floor. Made two dots on the wall on opposite sides. Then connected with the tape! It wasn't a hard process, just took a while with measuring (and remeasuring)!!

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  6. It looks great! I absolutely LOVE the stripes and the color, it's gorgeous!

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