Thursday, July 10, 2008

Home Improvement Project #1

A couple weekends ago Shawn and I started our first home improvement project: painting one of the bathrooms. Shawn bought our condo about 3 years ago and as with any good bachelor pad, there has been a minimal amount of decorating done since then. When I moved in, I was essentially gaining a blank canvas. So it is now my project to find ways to decorate.

When I was registering for wedding gifts I found this fabulous shower curtain at Crate and Barrel. I was quite excited when one of my coworkers asked me what I wanted specifically from Crate and Barrel. The practical side of me whispering that I should request the silverware lost and I am now the proud owner of the shower curtain.

From there I found some great bamboo bathroom accessories: soap dispenser, trash can, and Kleenex box cover. Also while registering, I became a sucker to the bamboo items. One of the women who helped us gave us this shpeel about how bamboo is a very renewable resource. Now I wouldn't claim that I am ordinarily an environmentally conscious person, but for some reason I got hooked on bamboo. It look nice AND was environmentally friendly. How could a girl go wrong?

And lastly, I decided to paint the bathroom a dark green. I thought the white shower curtain and the bamboo would accent nicely. We went to Sherwin-Williams and got some samples to test a couple colors. I finally decided on "Overt Green" but when I opened up the gallon we purchased I was nervous.

It was so bright and lime green looking. Thankfully it darkened up and turned out the color we hoped.

I'm pleased with how it turned out.


Jacquie said...

Love bold paint choices. This is fabulous! Way to go!!!

kristin said...

love it! great job! :)