Several months ago I decided to rid our bathroom of this monstrosity and gathered as many paint chips as I could get. The idea was to paint the walls a light blue/grey. I figured since the color of my tub was now in style, it would be easy to match it up with a great wall color and bring our bathroom into the current century. In order to get just the right color I had to first find a paint chip that matched the mustard-colored tub and toilet, and another to match the gold-flecked, off-white, slightly discolored sink (did I mention our house was built in the 70's?). Once I matched those colors correctly, I proceeded to find the perfect blue/grey: Valspar's Pelican. Awesome! Except, by the time I'd made several trips to the home improvement store and back with paint chips and supplies, I was unmotivated to paint.
Fast-forward 10 months (10 months?) when we decided to sell our house and I had to face the inevitable. Whether I was motivated or not, it was time to paint the bathroom. Mustering strength, courage and the forgotten paint supplies, I set out to paint the bathroom of doom. But, there was a problem. Turns out, the red paint was oil based and the primer I bought was not. The frustration! The horror! I took me 5 days to finish this bathroom because of the emotional ridiculousness it caused. But it's done.
Take a look at the before and after. Pictures include the vanity area outside the bathroom that was NOT painted barn red, thank you very much!
Now that it's painted, I get to enjoy it for another three weeks. Why does it take moving to get my house just the way I always wanted it? Lesson learned.