After painting the guest bath, master bedroom and the living/dining room the only thing left to paint was the master bathroom. We had agreed to leave the builder grade paint in the guest room until we decide exactly what we plan to do with that room. The guest room is pretty much a landing zone or storage room at the minutes, which clearly isn’t ideal. Anyways, similar to the living/dining room choosing a color for the master bath wasn’t easy. We ending up going with a color that’s a shade darker than our living/dining room after putting couple different samples on the wall.
Once we were pretty sure we wanted the color we put a big color swatch on the wall. Do you see my reflection in the shower? Hahaha I was attempting to document the process.
After painting the guest bath we knew that the correct paint to buy was semi-gloss. We “assumed” the guest and master bath were approximately the same size we purchase 1 quart of paint. We were well, WRONG! The master bath is slightly bigger so we really needed two quarts of paint. Back to the store I went to pick up the extra quart. Then something disastrous happened. We started painting the remaining wall and somehow the color just was NOT the same. I really don’t know what happened … the husband and I stood there looking at the wall and then at each other and we were seriously PERPLEXED. In any event it was unanimous that we needed another quart of this paint in an effort to resolve the issue.
Back to Sherwin Williams we went to purchase our THIRD quart of this paint. We were so excited to get home and make that final wall match all the rest that we pulled out all the painting supplies and got to work. Clearly this damn bathroom just didn’t want to be painted … I’m not sure how it happened by the roller started shedding and the wall started to look all textured. At this point we were so perplexed I didn’t even think to break out the camera to document the disaster that was unfolding. We attempted to wipe the wall down with paper towels and start over, but that was an epic fail leading to an empty paint can and a textured wall.
After letting the wall dry and sanding it back to “normal town” we were ready to being painting the dreaded wall again. SOOOOO back to the paint store we went for a fourth and final time. The husband goes in to buy the paint and when he got back to the car he looked a little defeated …
Me – “What’s wrong?”
Husband – “The just asked me if I was aware of how many quarts of the same colored paint we’ve purchased.”
Me – “Too many … but it wasn’t our fault there were so many issues. Didn’t you tell him all the issues we had.”
Husband – “Nope. Just told him I was aware we should have purchased a gallon at the start of this project.”
Me – “Oh okay then.”
My poor husband was so horrified that we had to purchase so many quarts that he wouldn’t own up to the issues we encountered when the sales man pointed out we purchased incorrectly. :)
After the fourth quart of paint we were FINALLY able to fix the remaining wall and put a little extra paint on the other walls. Unfortunately I haven’t master the process of having paint colors show up correctly in pictures when there is zero natural light. Therefore there is no great “after shot”. Sorry :(. It was SO nice to call that project a wrap after four tries LOL. Overall I love the color of the bathroom. Now I am on the hunt for a new bathroom mat and accessories. Somehow the to-do list never seems to dwindle!
Happy home improvements!
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