Repainting the Bathroom :: A Shade Grayer

DSC_0148I decided to do things right after painting the whole bathroom and realizing it was the wrong color.  I brought home samples and gave it a few days.DSC_0233I painted it and could already breathe a little lighter with my new shade of gray.  Yet, it still was not quite right.  So I let it sit for a few more days. DSC_0347I remembered I had this fabulous $10 frame from the thrift store…DSC_0196 And I decided we did not need a hanging towel rack.  The towels we use in the shower are behind the door, and so the existing towel rack’s only purpose was decoration.  Who says you HAVE to use towels in the bathroom as decoration?  Not me anymore.  DSC_0199Between the floor to ceiling frames and the giant mirror, the bathroom looks bigger, cleaner, and more pulled together.  I have a really hard time seeing empty spaces on walls.  But I am coping.  I have realized less is more.  When I use big items, they are able to hold their own, and have a more dramatic effect.  DSC_0204DSC_0202 DSC_0210I picked up some vintage cards from the game “Ad Liners.”  I try to find where the different ones fit in the house.DSC_0697 DSC_0702 The husband and I enjoy this quote from The Office.  Inappropriate?  Maybe.  Funny?  Definitely.  Because not all of our chalkboards have to be so serious all the time.  DSC_0705 I am still not sure about the mirror.  I like that it adds a little warmth and I am afraid that if I paint it white, it will be too much white.  Yet I love everything white…

Leave it how it is or paint it white?

The wall color is:

Glidden Quiet Rain GLC33


  1. I really like the gray color. And, I think the quote on the chalkboard is hilarious! :) Just a thought about the mirror..what if you spray painted it maybe silver and then distressed it a little with sandpaper so, some of the wood came through? I don't know if the silver would be too much like the gray, though. I'm not as gifted at decorating as you but, just thinking. :)

  2. I would do a baby blue for the mirror and distress or maybe even silver, like G said, above me!

  3. I love the Office quote! What a fun touch of whimsy.

  4. Really cute!!!! I love the frames you added! Beautiful! I kinda like the frame just how it is. I know whatever you decide to do will be great!

  5. I think it all looks great. I'm like you . . . I think every space needs to be filled! But then it ends up looking stuffed and cluttered at times :( Oh well, the transformation is perfect!

  6. Wow, I'm so impressed that you bit the bullet and repainted it right away. I'm still not happy with our family room's too-blue walls, but I can't muster up the energy to do it over. You inspire me!

    I LOVE the frames on the wall! And the Office quote is hysterical :)

  7. bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    don't drop the soap!
    I love inappropriate


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