|Before pics of my tiny, duck papered bathroom|
About 8 months ago, I decided the blue and taupe ducks that resided on the walls of my bathroom walls needed to find a new home- in the trash.
|Have you ever seen anything so HIDEOUS?|
Meanwhile, we had our toilet and sink removed, took out the old floors and installed wood. So, while I obsessed over chinosiserire or damask... our toilet sat on the back porch.
Then one night- it hit me. I was looking up "Chinosiserie" and this website popped up. I immediately had a vision for my entire bathroom. Forget the wallpaper. I would by this print below. Paint my bathroom light pink and be done. It was almost that easy. I immediately ordered the print.
Fell in love with Catherine Nolin's work, check out her blog here and her etsy site here. Woke up the next day and told my hubby "today is the day". Imagine my shock when he said "I don't want to paint the bathroom today", even though he had asked me several times about it over the last 6 months. So my response was, "okay, I AM painting the bathroom TODAY. Get out of my way." I know this isn't nice, but I was truly on a serious mission at that point.
|Inspiration for the new bathroom. Print from Catherine Nolin|
I painted the bathroom pink in one day, including sanding and priming. As I was painting, my husband walked in the bathroom. Here's the conversation that ensued-
Matt: (Walks in slowly. Looks apprehensive). "What color is this?"
Desha: "What color do you think it is?"
Matt: "What color is it?"
Desha: "I think it's called blush."
Matt: "Is it Pink?"
Matt walks away. Ladies, men don't go for Pink. So you should not ask their opinion. Just do it.
But, the pink was too pink, even for me. So, two days later. I pulled out some old cream paint and mixed it together with the original pink and walla- the perfect shade that I had imagined that starry night of my vision.
|The print above is from Matou en Peluche and the cute black and white knob is from Anthropologie.|