I've been wanting to do something with this dull bathroom for a while. But just never had the time or insparation. I knew that I had some time off comming up and set a goal to finaly do something with it. I started thinking about it a few weeks prior to my vacay and while doing some design reaserch, stumbled upon a great ipad app. Home Design 3D is available in the app store for free. The free version is basic but there is tons of add-ons for $.99, add-ons that actualy give you a good size pack of stuff to suit your design needs. The app allows you to put in exact room measurments, including wall hight and thikness or to add a free standing wall (which is how I was able to get the tiled sectiong of the room added).
Usually something like that I would do in Photoshop and usually it would take me a long time, this app is a decision making life saver. For all of you do-it-your-selfers out there.... Get it! I even took this thing to Lowe's with me, picked out a few paint swatches, was able to plug the colors into the app on my ipad and made a decision with in minutes!
I do have to say I'm not much of a contemplater when it comes to walls. I usually decide on the primary color early in the proses so that my final decision is only on a shade of that color. This app is a great visual speed boos!
I gave my self three days to complete the project but was able to knock it out in two. First day I did all the shopping. I picked up the paint (I decided on Valspar's Indigo Streamer in Satin finish) and light fixture shades at Lowe's. Than I went to At Home (formally known as Garden Ridge) and got two mirrors, a couple of picture frames and some bathroom accessories. I wasn't able to find the exact mirror that I had in mind so I just grabbed one with a frame that I liked because anything is possible with spray paint. So I went back to Lowe's and got a can of Valspar 12-oz White High-Gloss Spray Paint, all though I don't recommend this one, I used the whole can but the frame still need another coat or two.
Before I turned in that night I pretty much had most of the job done. Every thing taped off and two coats of pain on the walls. The next day all I had to do is give the trim a fresh coat, put every thing back together and clean up the mess.
A fresh new room!
Still need to find something to stick into the nook. Any ideas?