Aqua is the color of accomplishment

Paint is interior decor’s Spanx — it smooths out all kinds of surface blemishes.

My Beloved and I repainted the upstairs bathroom in recent weeks. Well, he did the painting and I did the grunt work that included removing the medicine cabinet from the wall (those 2-inch screws aren’t cooperative, I’ll tell ya). If you’re wondering why I haven’t posted anything of substance in the past two weeks, it’s because I had five author appearances in two states, attended the convention of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers and spent hours taping baseboards, scrubbing the showers and sinks, and toting painting supplies upstairs and down.

Some readers might recall our debate over the difference between baby blue and aqua, so I thought I’d share some before and after pictures.

Here’s the medicine cabinet before:

mirror before

Who’s that little photographer in the reflection?

Do you think the paint can is fighting for attention with the bouquet?

Here’s the medicine cabinet after:

mirror after

Here’s the shower area before:

toilet before

Please note: The Oust air freshener is for guests. Our poop doesn’t stink.

Here’s the after shot:

We kept the shower curtain and invested in new towels. A girl on a budget doesn't get both.

We kept the shower curtain and invested in new towels. A girl on a budget doesn’t get both.

I have a great idea for new artwork above the towel rack to replace the nice Uppercase Living verse, but I’ll share that in a future post.

Though the shower curtain is not new, the shower curtain rod is. Yes, we bought into the craze for curved shower curtains, and now we have a straight one that needs a home. I’m thinking it would be a great baton for a karate enthusiast. Baton that looks like a shower curtain rod, anyone? Bueller?




One response to “Aqua is the color of accomplishment

  1. Looks great! It’s amazing how paint can transform things!

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