The hubby just asked me if I’m going to do a room in our home for every day of Roomspiration and I promised him I wouldn’t. But I did want to do our powder room, entryway and of course my cloffice.
Here is our main bathroom /powder room a few weeks ago, nothing horrible here like mold or scary toilets, just the standard oak vanity and trim.
After completing the entryway on Monday, I thought I could quickly paint the powder room for Friday. I found a can of white paint in the basement from the previous owner’s that I would use to paint the walls with, the can was rusted shut but the paint inside was fine so that was a SCORE for me! I didn’t really have a set idea for the bathroom but I was kicking around a few thoughts, like stripes.
So the two choices were black and white stripes or a stencil with board and batten underneath. Now all I had to do was convince my hubby! Not really but I did ask which one he would rather do seeing as I wasn’t going to draw the lines on the walls for stripes and he would be putting up the board and batten which he’s done before in the bub’s room. He wanted to do the B&B with a stencil. The only problem was I didn’t have a stencil. Then I had a wild idea, a crazy thought. What if we did zebra on the wall? I found a zebra stencil online at Hobby Lobby and His reaction was skeptical but he went with it. Off to Hobby Lobby I went to purchase the zebra stencil. It was $16.99 and I had a 40% off coupon, perfect! If I had only known the pain and agony that awaited me, I might not have skipped out of HL swinging my stencil and whistling a joyous tune. (Did I ever mention how wonderful it is to live 2 miles from Hobby Lobby?)
I started stenciling happily at 7:30 pm Thursday evening and quit for the night at 1:30 am after a wine cooler and some bad words. I thought maybe if I had some sleep it would help. HA! I started stenciling again at 7:30 am and I worked on this thing all day while the bubs watched PBS kids for a good portion of the morning. You know you are desperate when you actually allow your child to watch Barney! I did play with him for a while and he also took a nap so that helped me not feel so horrible about watching tv while mommy was stenciling zebra on the bathroom walls. I finally finished touching up the wall at about 5:30 pm tonight. The bathroom is 5×5 so we are not talking about a ginormous space and maybe I just suck at stenciling. Let’s hope not because I am stenciling the cloffice this weekend. At least I didn’t spend a lot of money for the stencil, just time. Which is worth more? Don’t answer that one!
Here is the total for the finished project :
$10 for the stencil, $9 for some black paint, $4 for a can of gold spray paint, $3 for a new hand towel and $40 for the board and batten.
Grand Total = $66
Most of the items I used in this room I already had on hand. The flower pictures are from my old dining room and I spray painted some frames I had already gold. The shelf was in my collection of “stuff” in the basement, the letter N I purchased from Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago and the flowers in the little vase I already had as well. Enough babbling from me, let’s get to the good stuff!
Without further ado, the powder room! (It’s hard to take photos of a 5×5 room let alone night photos but I couldn’t wait until tomorrow morning which is quite busy with me sleeping in.)
Here’s one more look at before and after:
Ah, so much better! If you haven’t had a chance to check out the other days of Roomspiration you can head over to Abode Love for Entryways, View Along the Way for Living Rooms and today is Bathrooms with Homemaker on a Dime. Monday we start another week of Roomspiration with Guest Bedrooms at DIY by Design.
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