Tuesday, December 18, 2012

That's one reason to paint the bathroom...

I got a wild hair last week.  Back in late summer, I won a My Color by Pantone blog contest, and finally received my paints a couple of weeks ago.  I had chosen:
http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/myColor.aspx
Cloudburst

Medieval Blue

Ocean Depths


These colors are so gorgeous!  Click on any of the cans to go to the MyColor inspired by Pantone page to see all of the choices.

Anyway, back to my wild hair.  So, I fully intended to just paint a swatch on the wall of the powder room, live with the color and paint it out later.  I suppose I felt I did not have enough on my plate, what with a birthday party at the house in less than 48 hours, a full day of work, and a serious lack of proper tools for this job.

You know me - I did it anyway!  I pulled out a brush, some of my trusty FrogTape and the little pots of Ocean Depths and got to it.

I have to say, I adore this color.  It's so bold and fun - but still calming.  This is a really tiny room, only about 3 feet by 7 feet, and I wanted to really go crazy in here.  I had already put up some of my DIY artwork,


And thought that I needed more of a punch behind it than the previous wall was giving.  See the blah green?  How much better is this blue?

I did one coat and touch-up with the paint I had on hand.  I have about a foot below the ceiling to finish up, and a little behind the toilet (I may let the boys take that on!) but I'm waiting for more paint (it's not available in town yet - boo!)  I'll update this post when the room is finally done and decorated.

My husband calls it the smurf bathroom, but the rest of us are loving the new color.  Thanks for the paint Pantone!

*Legal stuff: I was not compensated for this post.  I won the paint, and all the opinions are my own.  
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