Revised Paint Job for Office

This is the third time I’ve revised my office since moving here three years ago. (third time’s a charm, right?)

I went from plain walls and popcorn ceiling –

To a turquoise and grey combo.

To the turquoise and lemon ice (in addition to the sliding barn door and chandelier).

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I totally fell in love with the Slate Teal color that was in my spare bath and was going to use it in the guest bedroom as well but decided it would work better in my office since that room got more light than the other.

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It took a little over 2 weekends to cover the turquoise with Slate Teal. I had run out of the paint about half way through and being it was such a deep, intense color, I used more paint than usual. I also stencilled a design over but it wasn’t the same pattern as before. I also decided to do something slightly different by using the same color paint but in Pearl finish (satin) to stencil over the matte.

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The pattern is Atlas by Royal Stencil.

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Spare Bathroom Update

Just a few updates:

I installed a new towel bar – it’s Moen’s Align series in Brushed Nickel. It was not an easy feat to install and I think I might have done it easier without using the paper template.

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I got a new shower curtain – Mid Century inspired and I think it looks pretty cool in the room. The shower rod and hardware is still oil rubbed bronze because I’m debating whether or not to get a curved rod or not.

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I removed the outdated medicine cabinet. It was too big for the room as well as outdated (in a bad way). The picture below was before I replaced the lighting.

Old lighting system

voila

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Without the large medicine cabinet, I had to change out the lighting as well. The three glass pieces were heavy and weighed down the light bar. I didn’t want to buy a whole new light system again so I looked around for something I could build/create that was simple (not requiring a whole lot of wiring).

I found a blog of an idea that came from a local restaurant here in Austin

. The idea was simple, easy and the best thing was the parts could be changed around over and over. I quickly went to the store and bought some pieces.

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Then I went about in spray painting them in Brilliant Silver.

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I took down the old light, painted the wall and installed the lighting. I changed it around a few times and might still tweak it a little more.

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I love the idea of using different bulbs (LEDs of course) and I had to remind myself I didn’t have to create symmetry and it would still look cool.

I do have a medicine cabinet to replace the monstrosity (that I donated already to the Habitat store). It’s a vintage one made by Lawson and it’s currently being spray painted since it came from an old house.

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Spare Bath has a Paint Job!

I had been debating a color scheme for the spare bath for a while and decided I wanted to have a peacock bluish color. I found that color with Benjamin Moore’s Slate Teal after a week of looking at different swatches. (The color will also be in the spare bedroom either as an accent wall or all 4 walls—not sure just yet.)

The first coat went on yesterday afternoon and I quickly realized I would need two coats to get the color right but it was really hot in there so I decided I’ll continue the next day.

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The second coat worked wonders and the bathroom looks really good. I cut the paint along the ceiling line and went around the shower too.

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I don’t like the brown accessories I currently have but it’ll stay for the time being. Plus I need to figure out the tile around the tub first before I go with a curtain rod or door or ??.

First and foremost is my medicine cabinet which is WAY too big for the size of the room.

  (Of course, this was the pic before I changed out the lighting.)

I have one in mind right now that would work nicely in that room.