Firstly, I thought...Theresa, how often are you going to want to repaint these 15 foot high walls? Answer...I don't ever want to do this again!! So, I had to make sure that the color that was going on these walls is what I could live with for a very long time.
Next question....Theresa (that's me) what style are you going for? Answer...I love to incorporate old, worn, weathered pieces into any room with a light, airy feeling. I love a more neutral pallete of creams, whites, blues, old greens, and faded yellows, and of course, let's not forget aged wood. Now if I were to combine all these elements into my style, I would have to say it is eclectic country farmhouse, with a twist of Modern elements, and a touch of english cottage.
Geez, That was tough! Have you asked yourself that question before? It's hard when you love so many styles and to try to attach a label to it? So, where was I?, Oh yes, next question I asked myself...Theresa (that's me again), what colors do you love to decorate with? Now, this is fairly easy for me. I love to use many soft colors of blues, creams, and at holidays more bolder colors of oranges, and reds. So therefore I needed a neutral color on the walls that would go with all the colors of my pillows, rugs, and such.
The color of paint I chose to use? Drum roll please.........A soft antique white. So far, I am loving the color. Originally the ole flour mill had white walls. So I find it lends itself to this color also. As I paint each wall, the more and more it is reminding me of a country cottage, or a cottage on a beach. It just has that feel about it. Sometimes you have to let the house speak to you. I have some great ideas for this ole gal (the mill not me) and hope soon I can start to add my furnishings. So enough said, here are a few before and after photos of the bathroom painted. Note to self....Make sure to take before and after photos from the same place.
|Look how bright and airy this room has become. Love it! Can't wait to start decorating in here, and to soak in this tub!|
|Here is a before photo|
|Here is after paint. My husband added a small light behind the enclosed leaded glass case.|
|Before painting walls in bathroom.|
|Here is after painting. This is the wall where the sink is and a large mirror will hang.|
|Before painting of bathroom.|