So if you’ve poked around P&C a little, you know I’m ridiculously obsessed with COLOR!!! I like to take a blank canvas such as a crisp white plate or light grey walls and then go ape with color all over the place. Food… Art… Its all better with color!!!! It’s also one of the cheapest ways to put a smile on my face.
The most expensive way? Helloooo little blue box!!!
Though while absolutely fabulous, Tiffanys is 100% not in the budget. So instead, I used this box-o-luxury as the inspiration behind my master bathroom. Because [A] Who wouldn’t want to shower in a Tiffany’s box and [B] it costs one zillionth of the price!
I <3 my color palette!
Enter Hawaiian Sky by Dutch Boy. It’s a fabulous match for the hue and has the most impressive features…. Oh yes, paint has features! Well, the good ones do =)
Dutch Boy’s Refresh paint series is one of those rare interior paints that really is green! The Greenguard-certified paint not only contributes ZERO VOCs to your home but also self-primes, resists mildew, and helps reduce household odors. [Except Madison’ stinky salmon cat breath… that stuff defies all odds!] Choosing a light hue gave this paint the added bonus of a one-coat wonder and made my master bath makeover super speedy!
I read somewhere that flat paint in a bathroom is a big no-no! Satin paint gives the appearance of a matte wall with the added durability of a gloss. So splish-splash away with satin! =)
The above photo is actually our master bath’s little brother, since I splattered paint on the walls of the master the second I moved in. So impulsive =) Can’t wait to tackle it next!
After a few days of admiring the finished product, I proceeded to bat my eyes yet again.
“Pauuuulllll… can you take out the shelving in the closet?”
“For?” “For me to paint it?” “You want to paint the closet? Who does that?!”
Basically for the cost of backrub and a sandwich, I gained a painting assistant & the best closet of my life. Jackpot! Speaking of cost, Dutch Boy and their fabulous rep saw enough promise in this little foodie blogger to send me to the paint to try for free. No paycheck here, and the opinions are all mine since we all know how many opinions I have =) I actually won’t ever buy another brand of house paint again so those smarty pants just gained a customer for life! Usually painting a small, poorly ventilated space would give me a monster headache and cause me to sneeze my face off, but neither happened with either room! It actually smelled a lot like non-toxic finger paint. So much, in fact, that we forgot to crack a window entirely. The room barely smelled like fresh paint and I loved that I was able to sleep in the connecting bedroom without having to cover my nose. A few days later, I was able to compare my refresh paint job to a conventional one when my homebuilder’s painting crew came to re-paint a few walls downstairs. The conventional paint was so noxious that even with opened windows, doors, and fans, I still wound up sneezing my way into an epic headache. Dutch Boy Refresh 1 : Conventional Paint 0
Greenyour painting routine!
Painting after or during a move? Upcycle clean, used garbage bags [we toss clothes in them when we move] and newspaper to prep your rooms for painting. Re-use rollers and brushes by giving everything a good rinse after painting, and even choose a paint [Like Dutch Boy Refresh!] that is Greenguard certified! Every little bit helps!
An odd bonus?
Super detailed tasks like applying eyeliner and tweezing brows is way easier to do in a teal bathroom. I’m not sure how… but it totally is! It also makes me look tan… which… I’m 100% OK with that illusion! Just don’t call me Casper the Ghost when you see me in broad daylight 😉 My bathroom told me I was tan and gosh darn-it I believe it!
I added daylight CFL bulbs to the vanity and now it’s even brighter! If you haven’t made the switch from standard incandescent bulbs to CFLs get your butt to the store and make sure you pick out the daylight ones! They don’t have any yellow tint whatsoever and make everything look bright and beautiful! Plus they use significantly less energy!
Don’t forget the details!
DNKY Chrysanthemum Accessories and Towels (Homegoods for $5-14), Anthropologie Porcelain Egg Crate (Found at Ross for $2.50) Hot & Cold Shower rings (Marshalls, $3) Essie Mint Candy Apple Polish, and lastly, Target Corner Shelves painted with Dutch Boy Refresh in Hawaiian Sky <3
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