My decade-long quest (thus far) to renovate and improve my home has moved another small step ahead. I have repainted the powder room and downstairs hallway and I have (or more precisely, PG has) changed the light fixtures in all three bathrooms.
Those particular walls used to be a light pink colour. (What, you thought I was nicknamed “Pinklea” just for fun?!) Now they are a darker, almost-burgundy-but-not-as-deep colour. I can’t really describe the colour very well (obviously), and it’s called “Merry Meredith” which is in no way useful. So here’s some photos: This is the downstairs hallway, complete with two pairs of DD’s shoes, my black sweater and my purple Lululemon hoodie just to prove that real people live here.
Here is the powder room. No shoes this time. I was a little hesitant about painting this room darker, as it’s so small, but all the home decorating magazines say if you want to try dark, a small powder room is the place to try it. Which sounds rather paradoxical. But I tried it and I quite like the result.
And here is the new light fixture in that powder room. I’m so happy with it! I used to have those ugly vanity lights like on a make-up mirror, and this is so much nicer and so much less “this-house-was-built-in-1998”. The other two bigger bathrooms now have similar fixtures, only with four lights instead of the three shown here.
I’m pretty pleased with how this all turned out. It actually didn’t take a huge amount of time (although I could have worked more than just an hour or so a day – hey, I had other stuff to do!).
And now, I have three burning questions for you: 1) If I can do this in less than a week, why oh why can’t I get motivated and get my kitchen counters, cupboards and backsplash redone? 2) Am I now ready to be featured on some HGTV design program? 3) How on earth do I describe that colour?!?