Some genius decided that the master bathroom in our house should be painted gray. No, not a lovely sophisticated dove gray but an ugly dark gray. Think battleship. Think elephant skin. Think Seattle winter skies. Yeah, like JR and I didn't move away from our friends and family in Seattle to get out of gray. I just couldn't take. any. more. gray! (I'm using the U.S. spelling of gray.)
Why is it that people that live in Seattle paint their houses gray? Does that make any sense? I don't think so.
So, every morning I stumble into the bathroom at 4:50 am eyes blurry, tongue fuzzy, hair wild to be met with gray. Unrelieved gray. Dark depressing gray. Thank the gods that we have a 3 foot by 6 foot window in our bathroom or I would have taken a razor to my wrists by now. No lie I would have.
After my whining and bitching for the last 13 months I wore JR's resolve down to a point where he said; "Fine dammit! Pick out some f**king paint and I'll help you paint the damn bathroom". Please don't think that the swearing is a sign of resignation this is just the way JR talks. Is it any wonder we have potty mouth children? I'm taking no blame for this. Just like having the kids is JR's fault.
This morning JR and I tromped down to 1 of our 2 favorite DIY stores to buy paint. I was stunned by the cost of a gallon of paint these days. $30.95. Sure, it's been 5 years since I had to buy a gallon of paint but this seemed a little much. Did we buy the caviar of paint or is this the going rate?
After priming the walls, (I wasn't going to try to try to cover that ugly dark gray paint with expensive pretty yellow paint.) JR and I started painting. What felt like a million hours later we finished. I had forgotten how much time it takes to paint around all the nooks and cranies that bathrooms are made of. I never want to be that close to my toilet again. For any reason.
The room is done. I love it. It is a sunny yellow that I'm hoping will brighten my mornings because 4:50 am is an ungodly hour to be awake. I need all the brightening I can get.
P.S. I just got a laptop cooler at Costco. The best $18.95 I've spent recently.
P.S.S. I've been working on a post about the importance of your pantry contents. Reviting stuff!