Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Goodbye Pale Pink, Hello Wise Owl.

There's a b-i-g grin on my face
because our master bathroom remodel
is officially underway.

Last night, Brian and I began painting the walls.

It's {goodbye} to Pale Pink, and {hello} to Wise Owl.

We experimented with Snip of Tannin--the go-to neutral paint in our first house and the color we painted my current office/scrapbooking room in July.

But we chose Wise Owl instead because it's a bit darker.

According to Dan, a Kelly-Moore paint specialist in Rocklin, Snip of Tannin and Wise Owl are their two most popular neutral colors. Good to know!

Here's a picture of the tub area before we started painting.

And here's a picture of the tub area while the painting was in progress. On the left wall, you'll see both Wise Owl and Snip of Tannin paint. This was our test wall.

We've painted only one coat on the walls, but so far, I'm very pleased.

Some of the paint also ended up in my hair (whoops!), but luckily, it blends in nicely with my blonde highlights. :-)

My hope is that we'll be able to finish rolling on the second coat by this weekend.

The rest of this project, however, will not be happening overnight. This is a "marathon" project of sorts--one that will require me to be patient. Those of you who know me well, know that I'm not a particularly placid person when it comes to remodel work.

So pray for me, okay? :-)

In all seriousness, I'm really going to try to go with the flow during this remodel.

After the walls are painted, the next step will be to tackle this pink and brown tile.

When we toured this house for the first time about a year ago, I distinctly remember walking into the master bathroom and thinking "Eeek...that tile is so ugly!" So ugly, in fact, that I've wanted to take a sledgehammer to it ever since we moved in.

I'm still deciding which tile to go with for the floor and the area surrounding the tub.

I found a beautiful, light brown travertine tile on a sample board at Home Depot, but it has to be special ordered, and HD requires that you buy at least a case of each product (and you can't return any unused pieces), so I'm going to visit a few tile stores in Rocklin before I make a final decision.

The good news? Once we decide on tile, we just have to buy it and then Hugo is going to install it. (Hugo is a professional tiler, who was highly recommended by a friend.)

After the tile has been laid, we'll move onto the sink, countertop, lighting fixture, and accessories.

Oh, how I can't wait to a-c-c-e-s-s-o-r-i-z-e! (I can put to good use all of the design tidbits I've gleaned watching hours of HGTV!)

I'm very excited to see our master bathroom take shape over the course of the next few months. And when it's {finally} finished, I'll share before and after pictures.



Nicole said...

So happy for you guys that you are starting this project. I know it has been at the top of your to do list. Good luck with the waiting patiently. I'm not sure I see this going well during football season. But I know you two have weathered stronger storms.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jennie!!
We are in the process of painting our dingy "white" 90's ceiling to a fresher white in our home and we had to reach into our stash of touch up paint that the previous owners left behind... Needless to say, the color is called Snip of Tannin. Anywho, this evening I thought to google it to see how "popular" it might be in the design world. Upon doing so I stumbled upon your blog and this post. Imagine my SURPRISE when you said "Rocklin" in your post (referring to your convo with the BM guy that helped you out). When you say Rocklin, do you mean CA??!!! I think you might based on your "about me". You'll never guess what town we live in!!..... Crazy, right??! I guess that BM guy KNEW what he was talking about after all. At the risk of sounding kinda internet creepy, (which I'm not, I assure you), I just HAD to comment. Seriously Geeking out right now a little. This vast tool can allow me so many glances into others worlds but it also can bring me back to little old Rocklin. Any who, take care and GOD BLESS!!! I saw your a Christian and want to say I am as well!!! Keep on fighting the BEST (not just the Good) fight! ��
Xo - Gina

Jennie said...

Hi Gina! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate you leaving a comment, too. I LOVE to hear from readers. Yes, I was referring to Rocklin, California. We live up in the foothills, but frequently make our way down to the Roseville and Rocklin areas. Both of those paint colors rock; I'm glad you found Snip of Tannin at your house! Blessings to you! Jennie

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