Monday, February 1, 2010


Last June my friend Ali threatened me that I had to something, anything to my blah bedroom. I totally agreed with her, but had no idea where to start. After visiting Lowe's and Home Depot's paint sections 42 times I eventually got some color swatches on the walls - where they stayed until late autumn.
Finally in November Andy and I had decided to paint our bedroom and bathroom. We banged both rooms out in one day and, if I do say so myself, they look great.
The bathroom before - - - - - - - - - - - - The bathroom now

The bathroom is crisp and clean feeling - I even splurged on new soft, fabulous towels. And while I love to escape with a good book and a cheap glass of wine to my bathtub, it's my bedroom that I am most enamored with now.

It got painted Hot Chocolate and it got new dressers and a chair. If finally feels cozy and warm to me, and I find myself wanting to hide in it quite often. I have fantasies of sitting in the chair reading or knitting or zoning out to HGTV*.

Having these to rooms painted is one more step to claiming this house as ours. I know, after almost two years here we should feel settled, and overall I do, but painting things the way we want, not the way they had it, makes it feel all that much more like home.
Now we just need to get something on the walls......

*The reality is my long wished for chair will serve two major purposes:
1. It will collect clothing. Shirts will be draped on it, piles of folded laundry will be stacked on it.
2. It will give me a place to sit as I try to enforce nap time - like I am right now.


ck said...

Oh wow! What a difference the colors (and new furniture) make!

And that tub? Awesome.

Gibby said...

It looks great!!! Good for you guys!

Mich said...

I love it! and if I would have known you had THAT tub, I def would have come last weekend.

~Laura said...

It looks great! Isn't it amazing what a can of paint can do? It our favorite home improvement task. Biggest bang for your buck! Great job.