The fall season is a busy one for our family, so I have to be picky about the home projects I work on. Instead of waiting until I was in over my head with a long to-do list, I decided to tackle our upstairs bathroom. I selected a paint color that we’ve already used in our home in order to keep some continuity.
The bathroom was very plain and in dire need of an update. I didn’t have to go through the process of selecting a paint color this time around, but if you ever need to narrow down your color choices, check out the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® phone app. You can take a photo of an item that serves as color inspiration and the app will find the paint colors that match.
Did you know September is Hispanic Heritage Month? I decided to go with an Aztec theme, and although I prefer neutral tones, I like that the decor still adds Latin flair to the space.
2 gallons of Tinsmith (SW 7657) Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Satin sheen
1 gallon of High Reflective White (SW7757) Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Flat sheen
1 gallon of High Reflective White (SW7757) Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in a Semi-Gloss sheen
1 36mm roll of painters tape
1 Purdy Marathon Roller Cover 3/8″ nap
1 Purdy Nylon Stiff Brush 1.5″
1 Plastic Roller Tray 9″
1 Purdy Power Lock Pole (2-4″ extension)
1. You’ll need to fill in any small holes you find on the wall before you start painting. We always use drywall compound to patch up holes. All you have to do is fill it, give it some time to dry, and sand down until smooth. We didn’t have any to deal with, so we skipped this step.
2. Next, we removed the shower curtain, wall decor, towels and covered the bathroom fixtures.
3. Before we started painting, I wiped down the walls with a damp rag to get rid of any dust or dirt.
4. I suggest you start painting from the ceiling area and worked your way down. We painted the ceiling with one coat of Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in High Reflective White color (SW7757, flat).
5. Next, we painted the bathroom walls with one coat of Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in Tinsmith color (SW 7657, satin). Once the paint dried, we added a second coat of paint. The second coat fully covers any spots we might have missed.
6. Lastly, we painted the baseboards, trim and door. A coat of Emerald® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint in High Reflective White color (SW7757, semi-gloss) gave the space a nice finishing touch.
To complete the look I added a new shower curtain, towels and decor. I love how the bathroom turned out, and how bright the space looks. It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint can change a room. I’m actually a tad jealous that it belongs to the kids.