A blue velvet bathroom…

Yup, my pretty lil bathroom went from ugly peach to pretty in blue. I decided to go with the Valspar National Trust For Historic Preservation  Cincinnatian Hotel Abbey Blue.  I had my doubts at first, it reminded of those country blue kitchens everyone seemed to have in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Bleh…


Here’s a little reminder of what the paint color looks like:


Believe me, it definitely looks better on my bathroom walls with nice brushed nickel fixtures than the kitchen above.  Here are some pics of what she looked like before the paint went up…

It’s hard to see how ugly that peach was, but it was nasty. Here’s another one…

Here you can see that the previous owners accented the awful peach with minty green. You can also see the cluttered state that my bathroom is usually in. I can honestly say after scrubbing and painting this bathroom, I am permantly cured of my addiction to Blue Bell Mint Chocolate Chip Icecream. Let’s just hope I never see any fuzzy bathroom walls painted in Pecan Praline!

Here are some pics of the newly installed vent. Here is the during, I’m terrible at taking before pics, so you’ll see more during and afters than befores. This is where the  reptile heat lamp resided. I swear this thing gave me nightmares.

And here is the blissful after. My pretty new vent/overhead light. I’m so proud of her.  It’s been two years trying to figure out how to cut a hole in the roof of my shoe box (the yellow casa). I’m so glad I finally decided to hire it out. I’m all about doing the DIY thing but there are just some things you should hire a professional to do. 

Ain’t she a beaut? I just can’t wait to get rid of the brown plastic that is currently lining my shower. I would love to put in some nice clean tile. Maybe something like this…


Here she is all painted up. She still needs some jewelry and some cute shoes, but don’t you love her pretty blue dress?

I’m still getting the hang of this blog thing, and this taking pretty pictures of my house thing. So you will have to bear my horrible taken-right-before-bed-so-all-the-pictures-are-dark habit for the time being. Below you will find the new shiney light switch and outlet covers I bought on sale at Target. Not bad for $3 and the package included two covers! SCORE!

I repainted the old bathroom mirror, which was formerly the same color as the ugly minty green trim. Now it’s a creamy Vanilla Bean color. I seem to be referring to paint colors in icecream terms, it might be an icecream for dinner night tonight.

I am currently on the hunt for a new mirror to place on my pretty new blue walls. I’m thinking something in a dark wood tone.


And hopefully soon we will be switching out the old vanity…

With something like this…


Here’s another shot to give you a better idea of what the color looks like. I will be putting pretties up on the wall soon. Stay tuned for more bathroom pics. She’s a work a progress.


Scrub a dub dub…whose got mildew?

This past week I had an exhaust fan installed in my bathroom. Previously, there had been a heat lamp, are you getting a visual here? No vent, heat lamp, moist area, can we say MILDEW?

So this weekend, I will be scrubbing my bathroom walls and ceiling to rid them of their green fuzzy lil friends. And painting, I will finally be painting over the peach crayon color the previous owner painted the bathroom.

Instead the bathroom will be a shade of blue, which blue I am still undecided about. I am leading towards this light blue that my sweetie picked out. It’s called Cincinnatian Hotel Abbey.

Courtesy of Valspar.com

Or this, which is one of my picks, it’s called Lyndhurst Duchess Blue. I’m thinking this would look nice in my bedroom if I decide not to use it in the bathroom.


Another one of my picks, Woodlawn Charm. It’s  a nice bluey green, very bright when put on the wall though. So I’m not sure if I want that much bright first thing in the morning when I’m in the bathroom doing my morning routine.


Even if I can’t decide on a paint color by the end of today, I will still be scrubbing and priming. Even primer will look better on the walls as opposed to that peach color. I love the  fruit but I dislike the color, BLEH.

But even with all of my scrubbing priming, and general weekend chores, I will still take time to remember why we celebrate Memorial Day. And why it is called Memorial Day. Thank you service men and women for all you have sacrificed to maintain our freedom.