Waaaayy back in June when I posted this picture on instagram we were in the process of this change. It was the night before we were hosting a father's day lunch for both mine and Jer's family so we had to get it done. And fast. Last minute is the Cook way of doing things. We work best under pressure, I guess.
So, here's the before:
See that black wall? Well, first, we thought we'd try to stencil something all along the back wall using a homemade stencil. But no bueno. 1) it looked a little wonky and 2) it would have taken us 80 million hours (almost) to get it done and I wasn't even sure I would like it. So we ex-nayed that idea. I then called Home Depot right before they closed to see if they could mix me up some more black paint since we had used most of the quart we had gotten earlier that day and wouldn't have enough left to do stripes after we re-painted that wall white. That wall has now been painted 4 times. Ha.
We decided that we would paint the back wall white (from leftovers), add black 10 inch thick stripes and then paint the rest of the bathroom requisite gray from Sherwin Williams, which we already had on hand.
The view from the small hallway leading into the bathroom.
instagram picture frame that we made earlier this year.
Little man's step stool that he pretty much no longer needs because he's gotten so tall.
Here's another before and after:
Doesn't this look like a whole new room? It certainly does to us.