My bathroom project turned into a whirlwind when we found out Tuesday that we had to go to Pennsylvania on Thursday. My husband has a job interview there today (Friday).
My plan was to paint Thursday and Friday. Suddenly I had to get it all done on Wednesday. Tuesday night we stripped off all the old wallpaper border, and taped everything off. Then Wednesday I started painting first thing in the morning.
To re-cap in case you missed the first post, I used Glidden color testers to try these three colors in the bathroom.
The difficulty was in finding a color that matched the dark green sink.
I ended up choosing Mustard Seed from the Glidden Brilliance Collection.
I chose their semi-gloss paint + primer for the type of paint.
Now here’s what the bathroom looked like before with off-white walls.
Here’s a photo of the bathroom halfway through the project.
I was surprised how fast the painting went. I did two coats, and there was a lot of cutting in, because of all the fixtures in the bathroom, but I think I only spent about three hours actually painting. I still had time to clean the house, do laundry and pack for our trip afterward. Though I don’t recommend taking on a painting project the day before leaving for a 10 hour road trip if you can help it.
Here’s the after photo.
I really like the color. I think it looks great with the green sink,
and it definitely warms up the bathroom. I’m not the best painter, and I noticed a few spots that will need to be touched up when we get home. My husband was a little skeptical when I chose this color, but once he saw he saw it on the walls he liked it too. My six year old told me that the bathroom, “looks fancy now, mom!” It’s certainly an improvement, and now I won’t be embarrassed when guests need to use the bathroom.
I’m so glad I used the Glidden Testers to try the different colors first. It would have been a disaster to get paint on the walls, then discover I didn’t like it. Especially with the tight time schedule I ended up with. I’d certainly use the testers again for my next painting project. It’s a lot better to just have a tiny bottle of paint you don’t like than to be stuck with a whole gallon collecting dust in your garage.
Of course it will be just my luck now that I finally finished the bathroom project I started two and half years ago, Dave will get that new job and we’ll have to move!
Disclosure: This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Glidden Testers/Paint #collectivebias. Thoughts are my own.