I am so excited today, guys, because we finally got some paint on the walls around here this past weekend! Last Friday I headed to my local Sherwin Williams and bought paint for two of our bathrooms as well as our master bedroom. I was feeling ambitious, plus they’ve got a 30% off coupon through the end of the month so it was am awesome deal. We managed to get the two bathrooms painted this past Saturday, and we’re planning to paint the master bedroom this coming weekend. Today I am going to share with you our dark green master bathroom progress. I say progress, because there is still one large yet inexpensive project I’d like to tackle in this space, and I’d love to change out some of the small accessories which don’t quite fit in this space as well as the blinds. However, I felt it was totally worth sharing today because I wanted to show you how big of an impact you can make with the power of paint and small changes on a very tight budget. This post contains affiliate links.
What a difference paint makes, right? Last week I shared with you our progress up until this point, including all of the budget finds I found to make this makeover possible. (I am linking them all at the bottom of this post as well for your convenience.) In case you missed that post, here is a look at the bathroom when we originally were house hunting:
And here it is after we had made several changes but hadn’t yet painted.
Let’s talk about that green paint, shall we? As I mentioned, I went with Sherwin Williams because I’ve used their paint in the past and loved the quality, plus they currently have a crazy good deal with 30% off through the end of the month. I have to take a moment to praise the local Sherwin Willams as well. This post is in no way affiliated with them, but I had the best service in a paint store I’ve ever received. Will helped me and he was super friendly, upgraded me at no cost on one of the paint colors because they didn’t have enough cans of what we needed, was helpful in every way, brought everything out to my car for me since I had Wilder on my hip, and by the time I left, I knew his own baby’s name and had seen her adorable photo. Maybe it’s the south and their friendly ways, but I left there knowing I’d be coming to them for all of my paint needs in the future. Anyhow, back to the actual paint itself. I bought their low VOC Ovation paint and primer in one in an eggshell finish in Rock Garden. I had taken home many color samples and this green seemed like the pine green I wanted… I knew I wanted dark, moody, a bit earthy, and not too teal in undertones. This one ticked all of my boxes!
I am a lover of high contrast, and the dark green helps me appreciate the cheapo melamine vanity a little bit more. The vanity, of course, has had some help in the form of new modern hardware.
You might also have noticed that I replaced the shower curtain rod with the black one I had purchased. Those tiny details make a huge impact on a space without making too big of a dent in your wallet. I don’t want this space feeling too cold and love the warmth natural accents can bring in, so the live edge shelf adds that touch. Bamboo window shades will also go a very long way in this space. Of course, the gold mirror and light fixture also play well off of the green and add some much needed warmth. FYI, I used white daylight Edison bulbs in our light fixture because I really don’t care for the yellow most vintage style bulbs glow. I also wanted to share the view below so you see the inexpensive toilet paper holder I mentioned last week.
One day, I would love to replace the “bath fitter” type of shower space and flooring with gorgeous tile, but for now, I am fixing what I can within my capabilities and budget. The last project I would like to tackle in here is painting the tile floors and am really inspired by my friend Jess‘ cement look. This type of project has become pretty popular in the internet design world, but I’ve never attempted it and am excited to to take our flesh colored tiles to fresh! (I don’t understand flesh colored tile, by the way. Just why?) My friends at Stencil Revolution were kind enough to send me a couple of their tile stencils, so I’ll be addressing that project sooner rather than later. The plan is to use black or charcoal and white, but maybe another shade of flesh is where it’s at. 😉 Have you painted your tile floors? If so, I would love to see them!
Even though this bathroom is not yet done, it’s getting there. I wanted to show you today that you don’t have to have a lot of money to have a space you’re proud to call home. Armed with paint and budget savvy finds, you can have a home that shows off your personality. Stay tuned because I’ll soon be sharing Emmy & Wilder’s freshly painted budget bathroom as well; and who knows what’s to follow because now that we’ve started painting, the seal has metaphorically been popped and I am ready to paint all the walls!
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