Before & After: Kate's Hand Painted Bathroom

Before & After: Kate's Hand Painted Bathroom

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Name:
Kate
Location:
Saint Louis, MO
Division:
U.S. Owner
My room makeover::
The room wasn't bad to start with, just blah. It had been a rehab and every room was beige and builder grade. We started the project first with installing shower doors. I wanted to experiment with pattern but couldn't afford wallpaper. So I painted the whole room white (Behr popped corn) and then hand painted the spots. I used acrylic craft paint and varying paintbrush blotches (after cutting out a stencil failed horribly). It was a strangely easy task in the end, just exhausting for the arm. Finished the room by painting vanity with Sherwin Williams trim paint in Country Squire, replacing the mirror (Home Depot), hardware (Lew's from Lowes), and light fixture (craigslist, shades I got online). I was amazed by how much lighter it looks and how well the spots turned out. I did the steps over a few weekends; probably took a month overall. Total cost approximately $500.
My makeover advice::
Forget stenciling this print. Doing it by hand takes longer in the end but is mindlessly easy and clean to do. I practiced on scrap paper before starting. I started by doing a figure of five dots like on dice. Then I just filled in from there varying the shape of the brush stroke. It looks uniform but random.
What I love most about my new space::
Everything!!!!
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