What’s Up Wednesday–Paint’s Up Wednesday

Hello everyone!!! It’s What’s Up Wednesday again!

So what’s up? PAINT is up!!  On the walls, of course.  I’ll get to that in a second.

bathroom full room

What else is up? Bathrooms.  Let’s talk about them.  They’re expensive—I mean plumbing, tubs, showers, sinks, COUNTERTOPS, vanities, toilets, faucets—none of that stuff is cheap.  And what do you do in bathrooms?



You spend all that money on a bathroom just to….you know….in there. Is it worth it?  I dunno.  Maybe?


(You guys, I know I keep using these pictures from the Mrs. Meyer’s video…they’re the next best thing I have right now to emoticons…so you get the idea, right?  Note to self: find some sort of way to insert emoticons in blog posts…)

So, either way, I’ve got three bathrooms (let’s rephrase: the house we bought came with three bathrooms). This was our guest bathroom when we moved in.  We’ve done nothing to it until about a week ago.


Now, I realize I couldn’t have taken a worse “before” picture even if I tried, so let’s give the bathroom a little credit here.  It’s not THAT bad.  Here’s a more friendly before picture.


What’s bad is I’ve had paint in my cabinets leftover from a failed attempt at painting our living room well over a year ago. And, It never occurred to me to USE THAT PAINT for something….ANYTHING.  JUST USE THE PAINT!

I had half a gallon left of Sherwin Williams Rainwashed and we were having family over in a week. So I figured what better time to paint this bathroom than right before we have guests who will be using it?  PLUS, we are about to be using this as our main bathroom soon while we remodel our master bath, so this might possibly make the room more bearable for us, too.

Painting is such a satisfying process.  It’s one of those things with almost immediate results.  Like three hours after popping open the can, the room looked like this.

bathroom full room



Don’t lie.  You’re totally jealous of my swirly chocolate cultured marble countertops, right?  I cannot even explain it, but they are actually growing on me since the paint job.  Maybe something about the blue with the brown vs the green with the brown?  Doesn’t that have something to do with the color wheel?  No idea, but it’s honestly not that bad anymore…please someone tell me if I am losing my mind…


I’m NOT a photographer by any means (clearly because I’m still using an iPhone for these pictures…poor girl can’t afford a for real camera yet…donations gladly accepted, though), but I’m trying to take some “more interesting” pictures lately.  Like this one…I have no idea if this is a “good” picture, but it cracks me up because….


Did you see me?

me in mirror

The paint fumes must have gotten to me that day…

But, for real, the miracle of paint is so often overlooked. As much as I want to rip this bathroom out and put in a brand new one (and I will one day…when I have a few grand laying around and nothing to do with it AND after I’ve splurged on a camera), for now, half a gallon of paint and a $3 roller has bought me another year or so of procrastinating an expensive remodel (guesstimating about $4,000).  And for that, I owe it a “what’s up Wednesday” post.  So this is what’s up this Wednesday…my “new” bathroom.

I’m totally not getting paid to say this, but I do always highly recommend Sherwin Williams paint and this Rainwashed color is soooooooo pretty.  It feels like I’m at the beach while I’m….you know…in the bathroom.

I’ve said all this to say, you guys, if you can’t afford a remodel, paint is a MIRACLE WORKER.  Try it.

How a Little Paint Saved Me a Lot of Money--Simple Bathroom Update--Woodshop Diaries

You may just fall in love with your ugly bathroom again…and even start to appreciate your chocolate swirly countertops, too.

So, that’s it for now.  Get out there and paint something…unless it’s wood…in that case, stain it 🙂

Happy DIYing!!


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3 Comment

  1. Kara Rogers
    June 29, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Hey I don’t hate the chocolate swirls! And I agree, they do go better with the blue. 🙂 Great job!

  2. JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose
    March 5, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Hi again! I know this is an older post but I love that paint color, and blue does go better with brown. Good choice. Now, I gotta ask about that shower curtain – LOVE it and the coral color in it – please tell me where you got it? I am in the process of leaving behind my cute-sy prim style decor and you’ve inspired me with that shower curtain.

    1. Shara, Woodshop Diaries
      March 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

      Thank you! The shower curtain was from Kirklands a while back. It’s a super cute color scheme! Hopefully you can still find one there!

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