Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bathroom Redo

Bathroom Reveal

Well this is one of those "reveals" where I'm a little apprehensive to share...it's not TOTALLY done because we need to paint the trim and woodwork, but I'm done with this project for now I need a break!  
The original paint in this bathroom was not looking so great, there were tons of water streak stains on all the walls...I think mainly due to the fact that the towel rack was no where near the sink so people were walking around with wet hands which were then dripping down the walls?  Anyways, I picked up some metal decor from Hobby Lobby 50% off and we wanted to go with an old world rustic look, using a faux finish on the walls.  But here is what happened...the tan color I picked out as the base went on and looked more like a creamy, peachy skin color...I felt like I was surrounded by skin.  So instead of just a light faux finish, I ended up doing a heavier, more dramatic faux with dramatic cracks in the walls to cover up the awful base color.  I also painted the cabinets and doors the same light color and started glazing them but it wasn't looking that great (I'm new to this stuff) and my husband said the door looked like it was covered in "diarreah juice" okay sorry for that gross description, that is just his sense of humor...I originally wanted to go darker with the woodwork anyways so I think that's what we will do now.  
Still can't decide if I like it...I've spent way too much time in that small bathroom over the last 3-4 nights and feel totally indifferent....don't know what to think of it.  I also want to put a decorative bracket type thing with a vase of flowers above the toilet possibly?  

Anyways, here is the before and after....and who knows...maybe there will be another "after" down the road if I decide I don't like this and redo the whole thing again!  Maybe at least an update after painting the trim and woodwork differently.




Here is when I had all the colors up to pick from...and of course the one I got ended up looking nasty and NOT like cappuccino! haha The swatch I went with was the 3rd in from the right on the 2nd to last row....
I did find out  after bringing home a ton of swatches that the main color throughout our house is Bistro Chair!


 See, need a different color on door and trim because it's too much the same...




Mod Podged/hotglued paper over the light switch cover


Here is the faux "process" I did (really was experimenting)

 Made a glaze with burnt umber and raw umber acrylic paint mixed with water and smeared a bunch on randomly with a 4 inch paintbrush....then take a wet rag, wring out all the water and then smear it, wipe it and dab it around until it looked like this....I would also go back with an almost dry paintbrush and do crosshatching to blend and texturize it as well

Anyways....did I ruin my bathroom? Last night I dreamed that I started over and painted the walls a solid darker color with light trim...

UPDATED PIC AFTER PAINTING CABINET AND BASEBOARDS with BEHR French Roast (or espresso roast...something to that effect)


9 comments:

Tori said...

Dude, you totally took that from builder bath to hotel or French/Italian fusion. Awesome, CKC!

Amy said...

I think it looks amazing! I think maybe painting the vanity the same dark brownish color you did the cracks might look good.

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Aw thanks Tori you made me blush! And Amy, I think you are right about going with the dark brownish color for the vanity! :)

Trista said...

Love it! A dark chocolate brown for the doors, trim, vanity would look super rich.

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

OK! I'm going to do that!!!:)

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Crystal Escobar said...

Wow, it looks AMAZING! Can't believe you did that yourself. Great job.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Great transformation with your wall paint and marble technique. Ties in with your floor tiles appear to be marble.

Amy Thayer said...

Great paint treatment . You did an amazing job!