Monday, September 9, 2013

I’ve been feeling very “BLUE”!

I don’t know what you’ll think when I tell you this little story.

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When I write it down it sounds pretty crazy even to me! But here goes…

8 years ago we bought a beautiful home here in Florida. The decorating was ‘not to our taste’ but the house was almost new and the layout, size and location was perfect! It was even painted lavender on the outside…PERFECT.

Well, the first thing we did was remove every strip of wallpaper in the whole house.(Even though the house was fairly new, the décor looked like something from the ‘70s!)

We had the mauve carpet ripped up and professionals came in and painted most of the rooms a neutral color and new carpet was installed.

So here’s the funny thing….once the wallpaper was down and the bathroom walls were ‘plain white’….I was able to live with it.

FOR. EIGHT. YEARS!

(this was taken when the original owners lived here)

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This is the OLD wallpaper!

We got busy doing other things and a blue bathroom moved down to the bottom of the list.

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This summer my hubby got the ‘painting bug’ and gave me my dream bathroom!

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And guess what? It’s BLUE…the perfect shade of stormy slate blue!

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We decided to keep the brass fixtures for now and not do anything major. (it’s an L shaped bath)

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Just Beautiful Blue Paint …..

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Sherwin Williams ‘Notable Hue’.

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I’m joining Coastal Charm for

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday and

Make it Pretty Monday

 Anything Blue Friday

and The Home Coming DIY’ers .

Later on we can do a little more.

Well, hopefully the light fixture will move to the TOP of the list!

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Ask me about it in ……

oh say…

8 years!

78 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Very pretty, Diane! Such a peaceful and clean look.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Diane, How fabulous, I love the shade of blue you have painted your bathroom.
I agree with you, we have painted walls in our home and I know wall paper is very popular at the moment, but I like to be able to see the pictures I hang and not have a busy wallpaper detracting from them.
Enjoy lots of luxurious baths in your new bathroom.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Susie said...

I love the blue. What a good job your husband did painting the bathroom. Oh that light...better fix it quick. xoxo,Susie

Pat said...

Love the blue...shows how much painting the walls can change the look of a room.

Diane said...

Looks great with the white fixtures. Very classic.

Donna said...

I love it! I can't believe that you lived with plain white walls for 8 years, LOL. And now that you have posted the light fixture for the whole blogging world to see, perhaps hubby will be shamed into getting it replaced pronto!

Jeanne said...

Dont' feel bad, I moved into my new place 6 years ago and everything is still white. I am inspired by your beautiful bathroom.

NanaDiana said...

I actually love it, Diane. I think the blue is perfect...and guess what? They are showing the gold tones/brass in newer homes again. lol We saw quite a bit of it on the parade of homes this year. You night be just ahead of your time!;>) Hope you have a wonderful week. xo Diana

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking said...

Although my bathroom is yellow, the rest of my house (kitchen, dining/living) is very close to that same blue that you used. I love it against the white trim.

Jane and Chris said...

I love that blue...but here it would feel too cold in the middle of winter...I think it's the perfect warm climate colour!
Jane x

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love it!! The blue is perfect!!

Vee said...

That's about the speed we work! D

It is a beautiful, calming blue. My bathroom is Alice Blue so I get the whole "blue" thing.

Your hubby is a peach for painting the bathroom!

Khammany @ Sweet Inspired Home said...

Wow! What a difference that made and I love that shade of blue! And there's nothing wrong with being happy with something for years and years before needing a change! :)

Loui♥ said...

Diane..
Love the new BLUE bathroom!
it is gorgeous..
Our master also has a corner tub..
which we both dislike.
our plans are to totally revamp the bathroom,installing a regular tub, and a much better walk in glass shower..oh yes, did I forget to mention removing glass blocks and installing an operable window as well as an exhaust vent! the room is on the west, making it always HOT and a constant battle with mildew and mold!
just hoping i do not have to wait for 8 years like you did!
love and hugs..
Loui♥

Laurie said...

its beautiful, I love that shade of blue and the painting over the tub is wonderful, it fits so well,

My name is Riet said...

Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog. I love your blue bathroom, what a dream, wonderful.
Have a nice week.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I used to have a blue bathroom and loved it.

Then it went out .

Now we have a white bathroom.

I know when I had the blue it was hard to clean the tub unless you faithfully did it mpore then twice a week.

I am too unstable to get a blue bathroom clean now.

I will stick to the white tub and sink.

It is pretty blue. I must confess that. Nice look.

cucki said...

I love it..super pretty x

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

What a beautiful shade of blue! It looks great!

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

A beautiful bathroom Lavander dreamer.
I have a deeper blue in my apartment.. its so soothing.
I think your bathroom is super. love the way the bath is shaped.
Always great to have new projects... hope you get to your light soon..
There is always something to do around the house.
val x

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely bathroom! The blue and white looks so fresh, and that is a lovely shade of blue! The to do list on our old house is endless but it keeps us busy!
Helen x

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Diane, I love your blue and white bathroom! It's so fresh and beachy looking. It takes us a long time to get around to doing things too and then sometimes it just takes us a while to finish projects. It's always such a delight when something is done!

TexWisGirl said...

i like it! makes me think of the sea.

Musings from Kim K. said...

That shade of blue is exactly what I would picture for your home. It's very beachy looking. I totally understand the never-ending remodeling list. My husband and I often start a zillion projects at once and then have to figure out when they will all get done.

Lavender Cottage said...

What a change some paint can make, I love the blue walls Diane. Imagine you buying a home from a former owner that loved lavender too! :-)
Judith

Kayla Janachovsky said...

I love the color! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-28.html

20 North Ora said...

What a difference the blue made! Love it!

Judy

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

So pretty and it's almost the same shade blue as my bathroom. I just know we are soul sisters. xo

Highland Monkey's said...

It's amazing how a fresh coat of paint can transform a room. Looking lovely now, such a nice shade of blue.

Art and Sand said...

I love the blue you chose.

The sailboat and shells looks great on the shelf.

Jeannie Marie said...

It's amazing how fast 8 years will go by! I love your blue bath, it's a great color for keeping cool! Congrats on such a beautiful job!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Haha! We get things done about that fast around here, too. I love that shade of blue and our bathroom downstairs is about that color. But, it's not as spiffy looking a bathroom as yours, so I won't show it to you! It's still awaiting some work too, but I fear it's probably been longer than 8 years.

Brenda Kula said...

That is the most beautiful shade of blue! Striking! You know, you can paint those fixtures. They have tutorial son Pinterest.
Brenda

chateau chic said...

I love blue...actually it's my favorite color. Your bathroom took on some real personality now that it's painted blue.
Mary Alice

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness your bathroom looks amazing!!

J said...

I love the cool, refreshing look of your blue. Perfect for Florida by the beach! That nervous 70's print and those fussy matching borders - oh my - I agree with you - they had to go as soon as you moved in!

debra @ frugal little bungalow said...

WOW is that ever pretty! :)

You just need a little yellow rubber ducky for a pop of color :) Seriously, this is one great looking bathroom!

must love junk said...

The blue really freshens up your bathroom! So pretty :)
Susan

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful, Diane. Love the color. xo

Debbiedoos said...

That is a gorgeous shade of BLUE, I just love it. It looks so pretty in your bathroom, cheery and bright! Nice choice my friend.

Freckled Hen said...

The perfect shade of blue! He did a great job! And I'm sure 8 years has gone by in a jiffy!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is a beautiful blue color!! Listen, 8 years seem to go by with the blink and an eye now! I'm thinking you might have to get to the light fixture a little sooner though lol!

Carol

beachcomber said...

it's a beautiful blue and i love the shelf with the boat and shells !!
x

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The new blue color is so pretty, Diane! It really compliments the white cabinets and fixtures so well. We were lucky that the house we bought had neutral paint colors that we liked, but my son and DIL just went through months of wallpaper removal in their new home -- it was hard work removing all of that and painting!

Noelle the dreamer said...

Nice blue and about the lamp...oh such a familiar feeling...Who knows, after seeing that beautiful bathroom, hubby might well surprise you!
Blessings Dear,

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the blue in there!! Just beautiful.
hugs,
Cindy

sandy said...

Love the new color, but then blue has always been a favorite color of mine. It really gives your bathroom a beautiful ocean feel. So relaxing!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Diane that is a gorgeous shade of blue! It's looking good!

hugs,
Linda

Vintage Gal said...

Diane ~ Love this colour blue. What a pretty bathroom ;-)

Di said...

I love the color and yes the sailboat is great! Yes, I think that light bulb needs to be next, hee hee. Di@Cottage-wishes

Karen said...

it looks lovely!!.. and I really like the print over the tub, love the long seascape shape especially.

Peggy Sue said...

I love your blue bathroom..with it's sea side nautical features. Yesterday I stumbled across the most beautiful blue and white Old cushy chair...it was so gorgeouse..and in Immaculate condition. I was thinking..were can I put something so pretty that is blue... Diane it would work Perfect in your bathroom...just perfect. I fell in love with Blue again... :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

It's amazing what the right color does for a room! The blue is just perfect!!

Kathy said...

It looks gorgeous and worth the wait! If it makes you feel any better, I had to doors on my kitchen cabinets for 6 years. I had to dust our food - lol!

Cathy said...

I love that blue - it's beautiful. When we moved here we had to tear off 80s style wallpaper in the bath and painted it a lovely blue also. Gotta love those sea hues... Am now a follower.... Cathy...

Blackberry Lane said...

This is a lovely blue! Your art work just pops on these walls now. Have a wonderful day.

Incipient Wings said...

What a great looking room!
That color is just perfect... Isn't it something
How paint makes such a difference?

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Diane, your bathroom looks gorgeous, I too love the blue better than the papar! Thanks for sharing and for visitng me, sweet friend. Hugs,
FABBY

Elizabeth Pollock said...

Wowza! That is such a soothing color for a bathroom! I love that bathtub as well! Tell your DH great painting job!:D
Hugs,
Beth P

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

First of all, the paint is just gorgeous. I love it..and I am not a BLUE person. (ok..well..sometimes! :) But, heavens it's the little things..you know? The light fixture would add just that extra bit of charm. You sound like as much of a patient soul as my PH! Heavens, Sweetie, go find a cute light fixture..maybe that matches the shower trim or something and stick it up there. THEN you can wait for 8 years and if you want to change it out then..well..by all means, go for it! IN THE MEANTIME... :):) plleeeeesseee put up a light fixture.

Now I know this probably isn't what either of you expect to hear..but.. Ok, ok, I'll mind my own business! LOL
Big hugs!
Mona

Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too said...

Very, very pretty... I love it...but c'mon.... surely you can slap a light fixture up there!!! Lol...

I'm your newest follower. I do hope you'll check my blog out, as well! Have a wonderful day!

Linda said...

I absolutely love the layout and colour of your bathroom!!! It looks so serene...can I say even nautical? Love this!!!

The Boston Lady said...

I'm a little green over your blue bathroom! Such a lovely shade, just perfect with the white tub. The light will be replaced in time, no hurry, but please we can't wait 8 years! Ann

Carol Z said...

The color looks great. I've got a white bathroom, but am thinking about some color. You're an inspiration.

Terri Buster said...

Ooh very pretty! Definitely reminds me of the sea.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It really is a yummy shade of blue, perfect for a Florida bathroom. I sure hope it doesn't take another 8 years to find the perfect light fixture.

Chatty Crone said...

My husband hasn't done anything since 1986! lol sandie

Betsy said...

totally love this shade of blue.
I need to get to work on mine.
betsy

ImSoVintage said...

Oh, it is my favorite shade of blue. Just love it xo Laura

Linda R said...

It looks wonderful. I love the ocean feel it has.. Well done...

Hugs~

Sherry said...

Your new bathroom makeover is beautiful! The blue is so peaceful and calming. I know after a long soak in that wonderful tub you have to feel like you've been on vacation. Congratulations on a job well done!

DogsMom said...

What a wonderful difference a paint color makes! I love all the beachy oceany details too.

Boy, do I understand waiting a "few" years for small changes.

Introverted Art said...

Diane I am in LOVE with your bathroom. You guys did an amazing job. I love blue, my favorite color.

Linda Walker said...

Diane, that is beautiful! I need a bathroom redo soooo badly....love yours. It is a beautiful shade of blue! Kudos to your husband!
Linda
xo

Jann Olson said...

Feelin this kind of blue is good thing Diane. Looks great!
hugs,
Jann

Icy BC said...

Oh your bathroom is gorgeous in blue!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Oh I love the blue you picked.

Your bathroom is pretty adorable color. I bet you love to sit in the tub and admire the blue surroundings beside relaxing in tub but that is relaxing right. Ha-ha.

Wall paper hate it.

They the decorators have nothing more to do but bring back wall paper.

You go show them. Your choice is much nicer. Wall paper is a yuk decision.

I lived in wall paper all my young chilhood.

Then when I hit 13. My dad surprised me. He painted my room the eggs shell robin color. I loved it. When I got home from school.

Then he did the living room from wall paper to a burgundy. The den a mint green.

I love pastel colors for me.

I now have white Kitchen change and the molding trimming in other rooms.

I love it.

Angela Flowers -Moore said...

ooh aw slate blue my favorite shade of blue.
Angela