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First room

So the renos I mentioned I was doing were mis-labelled.  They are more like updates.  I promised Dan a full year off from having to tear anything out, replace anything or any serious manual labour, and so far  I’ve kept my word.  So the big renos will have to wait.  And until then, we can chip away at all the little things that we can tackle easily, but that still make a big impact.

My first project was our master bathroom.  Thankfully, this room had already been remodelled quite nicely before we moved in.  So all I had to do was paint.  And did I ever.  The people that lived here before us loved burgundy.  I do not love burgundy.  I don’t even like burgundy.  In fact, I don’t want any burgundy in my house at all.  Unfortunately they added it to almost every room in one way or another I have my work cut out for me.

I’m still amazed at what a coat of paint can do.

Here it is before:

And then after:

We chose a very pale aqua colour for the walls.  It brightens the room immensely.  I love it.  It feels like a spa in there.

This vanity was custom made.   Apparently.  And it’s kind of cool, but it’s also a little…country cottage.  But we won’t be replacing it anytime soon as it serves its purpose.  But I will paint it.  I was thinking of a black-brown colour with brushed nickel knobs.  But then Auntie Jenny suggested I paint it white.  It hadn’t even occured to me.  Now I’m torn and so the vanity is not yet painted.  I’m non-commital.

These mirrors were gold and brown.  And ugly.  But it was nothing a can of matte black spray paint couldn’t fix.  🙂

March 3, 2011 - 11:45 pm

Lisa D - i’m with Aunite Jenny, paint the vanity white, no question. looks great shan! i’m in the same boat, no major reno’s but paint needed in EVERY room. come help please 🙂

March 4, 2011 - 9:18 am

Katie - Looks fantastic Shan!!! Loving it!
I also, think white… maybe even a distressed white, with antique brass handles!
Can’t wait to see more!

March 4, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Auntie Kris - Wow…what a transformation! It looks lovely – great colour choice and I love how the black mirrors pop against the blue.

I vote for white as well, with the counter left as is to tie into the floors.

March 4, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Dan - I like that I got partial credit for the paint color 🙂

March 9, 2011 - 9:55 pm

Jenee - I love the pics!! That burgundy colour was a little loud but I love your little colours.

March 9, 2011 - 9:56 pm

Jenee - sorry , i meant Light colour. stupid iphone.

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