Hello, Everyone and Happy Monday! I hope you had a nice weekend! Wasn’t the weather gorgeous yesterday? Today promises to be another sunny day. The painters just arrived. Yay! So, which paint color did we pick for the master bathroom?
Our bathroom remodel project started over a year ago. We began by taking out all of the tile on the floor and in the shower. Then we ripped out the huge plastic soaker tub and the large medicine cabinets. The original plan was to keep the vanity AND countertops so we had the bathroom painted “Accessible Beige” which matched the brown tones. Then, of course we changed our minds. Below is a picture of the existing cabinets and countertops with built in sinks:
We decided on a complete remodel but to save money we kept the existing cabinets since they were in good shape, just the wrong color. I painted them with a primer coat and then I’ll follow with a coat of white satin paint. (after the painters are finished) I toyed with the idea of painting the cabinets a dark gray but we are planning on selling the house soon so we decided neutral is the best course of action.
We installed Carrera marble tile on the floor and in the shower. I felt like the walls needed to be a shade of gray but gray can be such a tricky color! Sometimes it can get too blue. After a bit of research I settled on Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl. On Pinterest everyone said that Gray Owl is a color that can do no wrong. It was also used a lot with marble so I figured it was a good match for our bathroom. I think it will look pretty with the gray in the marble and the bright white on the trim. Plus, it looks like a light neutral color.
Below is the Accessible Beige. I still love the color, just not with the marble. Sigh.
We replaced the countertops and sinks about a week ago. We chose white sinks by Kohler and white quartz for the countertops. And as most of our projects go, it’s one step forward and two steps back. The new backsplash is shorter than the original and the sheetrock took a few hits. (see below) So, we hired professional painters for the job. They will patch the walls around the backsplash and a few other areas and repaint the entire room. The vaulted ceilings are daunting. I painted in here once years ago and swore it was the last time on that high of a ladder for me!
The painters are also painting the ceiling in the entry way and on into the den. There are nail pops along all of the seams and above the wood stove the ceiling is discolored from years of smoke. Definitely an eye sore. And definitely something we wanted to hire out.
The other area we are having painted is the veranda. This area is such a great part of the house and right now it looks sad and neglected. The ceiling is bead board and has some stains and gaps that need to be caulked and primed. The columns are getting a fresh coat of paint too. When the painters are finished the house will look practically brand new!
The bathroom paint is the last piece of the puzzle in the master bathroom remodel. It took just over a year but because we did all of the demo work ourselves, we saved a ton of money. Keeping the existing cabinets was also a huge savings. Our hope is the upgrades to the bathroom and kitchen will help the house sell quickly. Fingers crossed! I will share the final bathroom reveal soon!
My tip? Know when you can do it yourself and when to hire a professional! 😉
I hope you enjoy this beautiful weather! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Dell