Today I'm keeping it real and telling you the tale of our bathroom - our only full bathroom.
When we bought our house, the bathroom looked like this...pink, pink, and more pink. And don't forget the wooden accordion door that you can see at the right of the photo below. Sweet!
We had someone come in and renovate the bathroom for us prior to moving in. We changed out everything but the tub: new floors, new toilet, rip down the tile and put up drywall and new lighting. We also replaced the sink with the cabinet and moved the pedestal sink above down to the half bath in the basement.
Here is where we were at the end of the renovation.
Nice and clean, but we lacked storage and the blinds had seen better days.
I had picked up this shelf below with the intent of using it in the bathroom and it has worked for us. It's not too deep and it has multiple shelves for placing everyday items and a few colorful accessories.
But then I picked a fabric, that I thought would look okay as a valance to disguise the top of the old blinds. I'm here today to admit that this color combination does not work, and here is why:
For starters, if I had known then what I know now as far as having a plan for a room, I would have been in much better shape with this color palette (instead of just choosing things willy nilly).
What do I mean by that? It may be difficult to tell in this photo, but the yellow and greys found in the fabric on the valance are dirty compared to the paint color on the walls and the paint color on the shelf. If I had chosen the fabric first prior to doing the renovations, then my paint color that I chose should also have a green/yellow undertone to it to muddy it up a bit. Does that make sense?
Believe me when I say that my eye has come a loooooooong way when looking at color. It really takes practice and a lot of reading and analyzing to really train the eye. And believe me when I say I still have a lot to learn as well, but hopefully this small lesson will help someone.
So yes this is driving me crazy, and yes it has taken me this long to correct the problem.
What you can't see is that we had some water damage that leaked into the bathroom ceiling and we need to have the bathroom repainted. Since we need to have the bathroom repainted, I'm taking this as an opportunity to redo things if you will.
Here is what we will be updating:
- paint color
- fabric for the valance
- new blinds
I'll share those decisions with you in a future post.
Now it's your turn, I'd love to hear any color correction tales that you may have from places you have lived.