I woke up inspired and motivated but didn't know what I wanted to work on. Then it hit me! A mini makeover for my under loved powder room. It's the only room in our house that I didn't feel like I needed to paint when we moved in 2 years ago. But I did have an idea. I knew I wanted it to have black and white accessories, and the taupe/beige color it was worked well enough. Until that is I noticed a few spots that needed to be touched up. Luckily the previous homeowners left the paint they used behind and even labeled it. Yay!! Or so I thought. The original paint was flat and the touch up paint was semi gloss.....
The one main wall had several spots that needed touch up, and after realizing I couldn't just leave the semi gloss splotches, I thought, hey, I can tape off a large square and use it to frame some kind of artwork or something.
Not sure if you can really see the contrast in this picture, but I noticed it EVERY time I went in there. About a month ago I had this funny idea to paint a smaller chalkboard square inside this square and write funny little sayings on it. So when I decided today to do the mini makeover I knew I was grabbing the chalkboard paint for sure. And then I thought, hey why not a border for this lovely "builder grade" mirror in here too!
I know you see those cute red mirrors and are thinking, wait I thought she said the powder room was black and white. Well I got those mirrors as a housewarming gift from my awesome Aunt Debbie and loved them just as they are, so I added a cute red toned rug to make it all work together :) I always thought that I would frame this mirror out, in my delusions of grandeur I would also paint this bathroom turquoise, add some wainscoting, and an amazing chandelier....but it's nice to have dreams right? So for now I will tape and paint!!
So I got out my level, pencil, and painters tape and off I went!! And because I'm vertically challenged I also dug out the step ladder to get the top of the mirror. After 3 coats of Valspar's Chalkboard paint, I was ready to peel the tape and add some chalk.
I figure during the holidays I can draw stars or pumpkins, or whatever's seasonally appropriate. Yes I realize the "saying" may not be everyone's sense of humor, but I live in a house with 3 boys, so potty talk and bathroom humor always gets a laugh. Hope you enjoyed my mini makeover, it was fun and pretty easy and my family thinks it's great, which always helps! Become a follower and see what else I come up with!