Monday, April 1, 2013


Hay y'all.  How's it going?  Did you have a good Easter?  Mine was terrific.  I couldn't have asked for a better day.  We had an incredible time of preaching and fellowship at church.  The kids enjoyed an Easter egg hunt; not to mention, it was sunny and gorgeous.  Easter in Central Missouri is usually rainy and dreary but not this year.  Thank the good Lord.  We actually got to enjoy spending the evening out on the screened porch.  Heaven, I tell you.  Simply heaven!  Wish you all could have been there to enjoy it with us.

Last week I asked you all a question as to whether or not you would be willing to paint the smallest room in your house black (or almost black)?...I then shared with you my inspiration pic for my upstairs bath...

What a gorgeous room, huh?  I stated that my bath could be pretty much a look-a-like, despite the fact that my window is on the opposite side as the pic above.  A BOLD statement I know!  Anyway, I did get my bath painted over the weekend and boy was it a chore.  You would think such a small room would be easy...NOT.   Working in such a tiny space was truly hard.  I felt like I needed to be a contortionist to get into all those little teeny tiny areas behind the toilet and sink. LOL.

I used the same color paint as my inspiration pic...Rugged Suede by Valspar.  A nice rich, warm dark gray.

So as is my look-a-like (sort of) bath...

I have a few finishing touches yet to do, but I absolutely love it.  I will be honest, the thought of painting such a small room this dark a color was a little SCEEEEERY.  While it looked so great in someone else's house, I was unsure if it would look as good in mine.  I know I am such the skeptic...but can I just say I would do it again in a heartbeat.  This bathroom went from the most hideous room in the house...

to probably the most gorgeous.  Seriously!

It is so sophisticated and chic now.  I can't wait to get it finished and show you the whole thing.

This redo was very inexpensive too.  I already had the black and white shower curtain and the white paint on hand so that was all FREE.  I only needed a quart of the Rugged Suede which was $15.  I replaced the globes on the lights with these cute white linen lamp shades from Lowes because one of the original glass globes got broke a few months ago.  The shades were only $5 each and were the perfect fit.  I also bought a few pieces of trim (that have not been installed yet) totaling $10.  I had to purchase a few painting supplies which was under $10.   I will be purchasing new hardware for the linen closet later which will be a little costly (approx.$30) but the total for everything so far is around $45.  Can't beat that especially since this room looks like a million bucks.

So what do you think, do you like it?  Have you ever painted a room in your home black? Would you?  Do tell, I'm all ears!

Sharing at:

Between Naps on the Porch...Metamorphosis Monday
Thrifty Decor Chic...Before and After party
Evolution of Style
Coastal Charm...Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life...Tabletop Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Savvy Southern Style...WUW
From My Front Porch To Yours...THT
Imparting Grace..Grace at Home


  1. I love a great moody bathroom, and I think it's the perfect place to throw caution to the wind and go BOLD! What a great end result! See - going big and bold can have a huge payoff! :-)

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. Beautiful room! So elegant, sophisticated, and clean. Brilliant idea. It gets harder and harder to "see" your house, and know when it is time to update. You did it! Thanks for posting. ~CJ

  3. Oh I love it, I would definitely paint a room black, after all I painted my kitchen Chocolate Brown. lol Love it. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  4. definitely sophisticated and chic! great way to keep it light feeling with that beadboard.

  5. It looks smashing! I featured you on this week's Grace at Home!


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