Now that school has started back for me (last semester! Woo hoo!) I have become a weekend warrior. During the week I will work on projects as time allows, but on the weekend most of them will get knocked out. This weekend I had a baby shower so I really only had one day to get anything done. With that in mind, I made the most of it. The first thing I did was finish up painting the french doors and the walls in my office. I also added the dummy handles so I could actually use the french doors (I'm not going to lie... I've been "locked" in my office a few times the last couple of weeks because I didn't have handles). For the walls, I used Benjamin Moore Stratton Blue. It's a nice bluish green color and is perfect for the office because of all the green and blue from outside (I thought it was a nice way to bring the outside in). As usual, I went with the black doors so it would match the rest of the house.
This is the true-to-life color. I had to actually adjust it in Photoshop because it photographed completely different from what it is (don't you hate when you love a paint color only to learn it looks nothing like the pic you saw on the web???).
The other project I worked on was the kids bathroom. I decided to give the cabinets a facelift. They were white, which is nice but with a three-year-old and seven-year-old sharing a bathroom they don't stay looking as pretty as I'd like. I wasn't sure what color I wanted to use so I went the cheap route. I grabbed all of the random quarts of paint I had and painted each section a different color. Then I asked the princess and the Hubs which they liked and got to work. Here is the before (excuse the pics but this bathroom is really hard to photograph):
And here it is now:
I used Benjamin Moore Galveston Gray. It's a great neutral because it has both warm and cool undertones. The only problem? Now the walls don't match. The Hubs was quick to point that out, and as much as I tried to tell myself he was wrong, he was right. Sigh.... So now I get to decide what color to paint the bathroom... again. It will probably just be a neutral to keep it easy. We can bring color in with towels and such so I think that is the way we will go.
So that's it. That was all I was able to do last weekend. This weekend I'm going to finish up painting my son's bedroom and then work on painting the bathroom! Easy peasy, right? :-)