Painting in the new house continues.
A couple of weekends ago, we decided to erase the gray in the small first-floor bathroom, which is just a half-bath. You could call it a powder room if anyone used powder in there, but we don’t.
There’s white wainscoting in the bathroom and a white cabinet, which we quite liked. We wanted to cheer up the bathroom, so we picked a bright yellow.
Because the bathroom is so small, it didn’t take long to paint. However, that light gray, which looks like it would be easy to cover, took four coats – FOUR! – of yellow to fully cover.
The yellow not only brightens the space, it makes it feel more crisp and clean. When I told my brother we were painting this bathroom, he said, “The tomb-like one?” I’m happy to say it no longer feels like a tomb because the yellow psychologically enlarges it.
Once the paint dried, I added a few colored glass apples (red, yellow, and green) on the lower shelf of the cupboard. My mother-in-law gave me some white ceramic apples, which I added to the top of the cabinet, where they would stand out against the yellow wall.
I added a couple of pieces of art to complete the décor. One is a button art piece by Marlys Sebasky.
The other piece of art is an appliqued and embroidered scene that I made to accompany my book, Greenville: Where Longing Meets Loss. It hangs behind the door, but can easily be seen by anyone in the bathroom if they have the door closed.
We’re happy with how this bathroom turned out. A simple change of color turned a dreary room into a cheery one.
You may notice a little something different about my blog. My font plug-in was no longer being supported, so I had to install a new one. That necessitated updating my fonts. I really loved Playfair Display, which was my heading font previously. While my new font plug-in had Playfair Display, it made my blog title look a little wonky because it was in all-caps. I’m trying out Overlock SC for my title and headers and Trebuchet for my regular text. I may play around with this a bit before I settle on something permanently. Let me know what you think.