Monday, June 16, 2014

Master Bath Progress (Before/After)

I've taken a few steps to make our master bathroom more livable these days. The dated floral wallpaper had to go! Luckily, it came down fairly easy. New texture and paint have done the trick and has this space feeling a lot more 'us.' Until we're ready to move forward with major changes, these little changes are well worth the time and effort.

BEFORE:

AFTER:

This is the part where I have a confession to make! Homeright was kind enough to send me a paint sprayer to try out almost a year ago. Yes, a year ago! I was too intimidated to use it so it's been sitting all nice and pretty in its box just staring me in the face. 

I was so intimidated that the prep work you see below was rolled on. Yep, can you say weenie?

Well, I finally put my big girl undies on and went after the big guns for the final coats!
Here's a simple break down for ya...
Step 1. Be brave enough to pull the sprayer off the shelf.
Step 2. Read the instructions. (I'm a girl so that's okay.)
Step 3. Use dipper tool to check the viscosity, aka thickness, of the paint. This was the step I was dreading most, but it turned out to be a piece of cake.
Step 4. Find a test material.
Step 5. Spray away. Learn the different angles so you know which will work best on your actual project.
Step 6. Throw away your roller because this thing is 100 times easier!!!
Step 7.  Celebrate your new, non-weenie status!


A few more shots of the decor details...
Although they look like different colors, the walls are all actually the same color. Shadows are a booger, I tell ya.
I chose a gray-green color from Benjamin Moore, Hazy Skies (OC-48) and had it color matched at Home Depot. For the tub surround, I color matched Sherwin William's Fawn Brindle (SW 7640).

Maverick was quick to offer his approval.

Last but not least, the best part of the bathroom (also the culprit for making my pictures so hard to shoot)...the view!

Thanks to Homeright for providing me the Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer for this project. Now it's on to the rest of the cabinets! 

7 comments:

Julia Konya said...

Oh wow, that wallpaper LOL! Looks so good now!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

WOW! sooooo much better! it looks awesome! i love your art and the rug!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It's awesome! I'm going to show this to MC and then find a project that needs a re-do!!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oooooh I love the color on the tub surround Dana! The bathroom looks so great and I'm glad you mustered up the courage to try the sprayer. Lifechanging, right? What's next with it? :)

Kara said...

Looks great!! I had to look twice - I thought you maybe rebuilt the tub surround. :)

Hyphen Interiors said...

I'm the same way! Intimidated. I had one for like two years. I just SOLD it, still in the packaging, at a garage sale. Whaaa? Maybe I'll try it one day. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm glad to hear you liked it. The tub surround and wall looks great!

pam {simple details} said...

YAY!!! It turned out fabulous, and that view is to die for! You brave girl, who knows what we're in for now!! :)

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