When I was 11 or so, my bedroom was yellow. Not a pale, creamy yellow, not a mustard yellow, it was canary yellow, or YELLOW! as my mom called it. I picked it, and I liked it (at the time). The theme song to my bedroom quickly became Corey Hart’s Sunglasses at Night. Fast-forward a few years, and my parents were thrilled to help me repaint my bedroom blue.
When I had the paint chip in my hand at the home improvement store, I was confident I’d like dark walls in our powder bathroom (all because I noticed a trend on my Pinterest board). When I saw the mixed can of near black liquid, I questioned my own judgment. My thoughts were, “What will my mother say about this color?” and, “Will the powder bathroom have a theme song?”
Hesitantly, I brought the paint home, and started covering the walls. Hoping my husband wouldn’t hate it, uncertain I’d like it myself, I felt daring.
Before I moved in, before Anthony and I were even engaged, I took down the builder grade mirror, and replaced it with the one pictured above, which was (flipped horizontally) above my headboard at home. Small improvement.
I love the black walls and the progress, but the room is still lacking decor. I’m on the hunt for:
- Some gold prints- thinking along the lines of (1) this gold Campbell’s soup can, (2) these gold foiled Southern sayings or something very deco like (3) this F. Scott Fitzgerald quote.
- Some brass figurines- (4) like the ones in Jessica Marx’s home would be perfect for the shelves (nest to the gold mercury glass votives from my wedding).
- A new rug- if only (5) this gold leather shag rug was smaller and less expensive
- A new sink (if Anthony and I stay in this house for a while)
Why didn’t anyone tell me how difficult it is to paint behind a toilet? Are there tricks? Any suggestions for a theme song?