Monday, November 23, 2009

leaves in the bathroom

today, i painted our bathroom. i have a few small jobs this week, so this left me time to get something done that i have been wanting to complete since we moved in...

here is the bathroom before. yellow, just like EVERYOTHER FLAT SURFACE in our house. anyway, here you go:
(mika loves toilet water)

aaand after! i painted it this dusty blue color a few months ago, but have been wanting to paint the pattern on for a while. i actually planned for the color to be a bit dustier, and a bit grayer, but whatever. i just don't care enough to repaint the bathroom! if it were another room, i probably would, but it doesn't really bother me in here. the color and lighting look a little off in this photo...the following photos show the wall color and vibe better.
i also hung this small shelf (from target) in here above the toilet (does anyone else think it's weird/gross to have things resting on the toilet back? like, using it as a display shelf? i think it's gross, but  a lot of people do it.) i am keeping simple things like my toothbrush and little rings and things on it. 









5 comments:

  1. very pretty and sweet! looks like wallpaper.. did you freehand the stems or did you tape them down or use a guide of some kind?

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  2. That looks fantastic ! I love the color scheme!

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  3. thanks guys!

    elisa- i just used a long level to make sure the lines were straight, and painted a line freehand next to the level. i measured the "stems" 19 inches apart, and just eye-balled where the leaves should go, and freehanded those too. i guess doing this stuff for a living comes in handy sometimes :)

    i thought about making a stencil, and i probably would if it were someone else's house, but for my own, i just figured i'd do it and if i messed up, i'd work it out!

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