Monday, November 20

Buttercup Bathroom Remix.


I got all inspired this weekend and decided to finally make a decision on a color to paint my bathroom. I've been in quite the conundrum as to which color to go with for a long while now. I was headed in the lime-ish green with pink accents direction, but decided I'd tire of it quickly. I hit one of my favorite's, Cole Hardware, and picked out some paint. It's a great local shop that serves popcorn and allows dogs - they even have treats for Coop.

I was pretty spontaneous once I got there, and chose a lovely buttercup yellow. I thought it paired well with my charcoal grey and white checked floor. And I think it works really nicely. I moved in one of my favorite thrifted paintings - a deep blue and grey seascape and then my little parakeet print and found a little theme going on. I picked up some really soft and comfy charcoal colored bath towels by Thomas O'Brien for Target and it felt like the room really came together.





After a long day of painting, I lit some candles, drew a nice bath and hopped in to enjoy the fruits of my labor. I love painting - it's almost instant gratification. Yummy!



9 comments:

love.boxes said...

I once had a bedroom in yellow, and I woke up in sunshine every moning. I don't think you'll get tired of this, it's beautiful!!! :)

Katherine said...

it looks lovely!
i love that your jewelry dish matches!

marielle said...

It's beautiful, and I am oh-so-envious of that antique tub.

Vajra said...

Beautiful.

And I love that you did it all in a weekend.

Anonymous said...

I'm not feeling it. I think the OCD in me thinks you tiles need a wicked scrubbing. They look dingy against that yellow.

sfgirlbybay said...

Thanks everyone - it was a foggy day here today and the yellow brightened my mood.

Anonymous - that tile has been scrubbed and re-scrubbed, but it's from the early 1900's so what can be done? I decided it was best to tie in the grey checked floor instead of ignoring it. What color would you have painted it? Any ideas?

Chelsea said...

It's beautiul! The tub leaves me with a bit of envy! I loved my claw foot tub that I had in my first ever apt back in Portland 11 years ago. I still miss it. You did a great job.

Anonymous said...

unfortunately, I agree with Anonymous...I don't think the tile looks good next to that yellow...I think your original green w/pink accent ideas sounds sweet and feminine and I could see that being very pretty in there. Also, as for the tiles...I saw this spray/paint at Home Depot just for old tile...I don't know how effective it is, or how it will make the tile look (I guess you can spray on an old tile and see)...but thought I'd let you know that stuff like that exists now. Also, maybe just re-grouting can make the wall look new.
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sfgirlbybay said...

sorry anonymous x2 -

the tile is 100 years old, and i rent, so i can't possibly paint it. i think these photos make it look pinker than it is in person - it's really quite cream colored and the grout isn't dirty. i was already sick to death of the green and pink accessories, so didn't decide to go that way. i like it - especially with the slate grey towels. it's really cheery in the morning with the sun streaming in.