Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Little Paint here...and a Little There...

I wanted to paint our back door. I had wanted a more colonial blue color...with a little more gray in it....but ended up with this folk blue color. I like it and love that it gives a little *pop* to the back porch! I only needed a quart of the paint and actually still have paint left over!

While I was standing at the paint mixing desk at the store, they had some quarts and gallons of paint labeled "mistints". The quarts were only $5. I saw one with a burgundy color which was exactly the color I wanted to use on the bottom half of my bathroom! You can see when I started the renovation here. Just a little *note* ~ when you look at the photo below you will see that there used to be two doorways into this bathroom. Previous owners had built the one doorway in with this wood. It's not attractive but as we aren't sure exactly what we want to do with it right now (ie: open it up and put another door there or make a closet there or what...?) it just is what it is! ;)

So here's a look into my downstairs bathroom. It's truly nothing fancy but I like how cozy it feels with the new paint!

I painted that little table/cupboard beside the toilet as well. It used to be teal and green...

I have a lot of paint leftover in that quart as well! My brain has been thinking and thinking about what I could use it for! :) It's amazing how a few coats of fresh paint can make a room feel different! I am pleased with how it turned out and *love* that the paint was so inexpensive! :)

I'm taking Madelyn for her driver's permit test today! Eeek! It looks like it is going to be a beautiful day in Western PA...despite the unseasonable heat! :) We've got wood to stack, schooling to do, sheets and quilts to wash and hang out on the line and I teach an exercise class tonight. It'll be a full but good day, I hope! I hope yours is as well!



  1. I am also amazed what a difference a new coat of paint can make. I have been busy painting also. I have one more outside door to paint (back door off of the kitchen) and just finished putting a fresh coat on my kitchen cabinets. I am also washing bedding and am watching Megan work on school as I type this. I'm in Central Indiana and I hear we are suppose to get a break from the heat tomorrow. I'm ready. Enjoy your day!

  2. Love that door!! And yes a little paint can change the whole decor of any room!
    And getting her driving permit GEESH... She is a beautiful young woman!
    Hugs, Roxy

  3. Looks lovely!
    And I love your decorating style...
    Primitive, just like mine!
    My daughter just started driving with her permit.
    My husband is in charge of that! Lol!
    Yes...a beautiful day in Pennsylvania...but fall weather is coming!!

  4. I love the burgundy in the bathroom. I love the primitive items you have and I have just recently begun to pick up some of my own primitive items.
    I hope to get my kitchen painted soon. I might start today!!

  5. Blue is my new 'go to' color these days and I just love it. I love love love your door color. The bathroom looks pretty and that old door covering... it's history! I like it too. You'll figure something out with it over time, but it's actually pretty cool.

  6. Love the color of your back door! Paint can make such a difference! Leah Kate is 16 and has her permit. Here in TN, you can get your drivers license at 16 but she is not ready. She really needs much more practice!

  7. How wonderful a little bit of paint can be. Love your door, and the colour in your bathroom I'm sure makes it feel fresh.
    I hope all went well with the driving permit. It's an interesting feeling watching our children drive.

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