When the chance came up to make over a room with my friends at Sherwin-Williams, I just KNEW what room was desperate for some love and character...my boys' bathroom!
Let's face it, a boys' bathroom will always be a BOYS' bathroom, if you know what I mean (mothers of boys, you KNOW what I am talking about), but I was hoping that throwing in a little character might help. When we moved into this house, I was SO excited for them to have their own bathroom. However, it also doubles as a guest room, so making it look a nice is a priority.
Step one: Find an inspiration piece. Something you love and want to build a room around. For me, it was an awesome shower curtain I found at one of my favorite places (you'll have to wait for the "after" to see it) and the color orange. I don't know why orange, I just wanted it that way. :) I'm going for boy and guest-friendly here.
Step two: Download the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® app to my smartphone and use that to pull a favorable color out of my inspiration piece. The app is pretty cool...you take a photo (or upload one), and it pulls colors out of your photo that you can go into your local Sherwin-Williams to buy. It's a great way to know that your paint will match or go along with what you are trying to work with. Choosing colors doesn't stress me out (it's just paint), but I can imagine this tool being a great stress relief to some. Not only does the app show you a main color to use, but it also shows you some great coordinating colors!
Step three: Head on into your local Sherwin-Williams and choose one of their awesome paint lines (the SuperPaint® and HGTV® HOME by Sherwin-Williams were my favorites) to suit your needs. The folks working at our local store were super friendly and helpful. The store carries everything you need to get the job done, and I LOVED that the staff wasn't pushy; they offer their services, step back and let you think. Non-pushy wins every time.
Step four: Get rid of boooooooring bathroom! :) I can't wait to show you the end result! I think I really achieved "boy and guest-friendly"! I honestly think the paint pulls all my details together nicely, and the scrubbable finish makes for a much cleaner boys' bathroom. :)
Stay tuned for the after!
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