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« on: June 07, 2008 01:41:15 PM »

This is what I want to do....

The tub is plain white now, with white feet.  The bathroom is white, with white tiles, white shower, silver hardware, and lots of mirrors.  So except for the towels, everything will be white (when it is done)
I want to paint multi color stripes of different widths with white in between (also of different widths) Sometimes maybe a couple narrow stripes of the same color next to each other.....
My dad (the guy doing all of the work) thinks it will be too much, but I think the room needs a bit of Jazzing up....it is the kids' bathroom after all.
The towels will be in 6 colors...one for each kid (purple, blue, green and orange) and 2 sets for guests (pink or red, and yellow)  The one window will get a curtain in a similar stripe to this and the other is only 4 inches wide...so will likely get nothing--or some kind of cool beaded twisty wire thing...hmmm...
Anyway, the bathroom will be boring boring boring if I don't take some sort of drastic action.....do you think it will be too much? 
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2008 04:42:30 PM »

I think it sounds fantastic!  I'm afraid of white, I don't really know what to do with it,  but I really admire it when I see other people who can use it in combination with bright pops of color.  I think your beaded twisty wire thing sounds really excellent too.  I think your plan for this bathroom does not at all sound like "too much", but then again if you see what I did to my kitchen you might not want to trust my opinion. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2008 12:00:44 AM »

After just seeing a duct tape prom dress here, I'm wondering if duct tape might work for you on the tub?  If you decide to change the color scheme later on I think the tape residue would come off easier than the paint.

I like the idea of assigning a color to each kid - keeps the quarrels down to a minimum.  You may want to try and do the same thing in the kitchen with plastic cups.

I say go for it!
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2008 08:37:43 AM »

Thanks for the replies guys.  The tub is in the bathroom, but yet to be connected, and it looks even whiter now.  I have decided to compromise (the ugliest word in the language) and wait until the vanity and sinks are in and the curtain is up...and then I'm gonna paint some stripes.
I think it sounds fantastic!  I'm afraid of white, I don't really know what to do with it,  but I really admire it when I see other people who can use it in combination with bright pops of color.  I think your beaded twisty wire thing sounds really excellent too. 
yeaaaah...my dad is being a real party pooper...the thinks that idea is dumb too.  But....I'm gonna do it anyway. Smiley
I think your plan for this bathroom does not at all sound like "too much", but then again if you see what I did to my kitchen you might not want to trust my opinion. Smiley
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I LOVE your kitchen...and that back splash is awesome!  And I also have a made over fridge...our crappy rental hand me down fridge was a scratched up almond disaster and really did not go with out fancy-schmancy new black and silver gas stove...so i painted it with black chalkboard paint.  And all of my friends are jealous.



After just seeing a duct tape prom dress here, I'm wondering if duct tape might work for you on the tub?  If you decide to change the color scheme later on I think the tape residue would come off easier than the paint.

I thought of this myself, but when we bought our house ( a former 4 plex) one of the renters had made a pretty cool geometric grid on her bedroom wall with duct tape...and when we took it off, 4 layers of paint and 1-3 of the 5 layers of wallpaper came with it.  Yikes.  So I figure that the fresh white paint wouldn't stand a chance.  Thanks for thinking of it though...great minds and all. Smiley

I like the idea of assigning a color to each kid - keeps the quarrels down to a minimum.  You may want to try and do the same thing in the kitchen with plastic cups.

Yeah, i like that idea as well.....but now that the kids are bigger, they're less compliant....they ruthlessly take whichever cup is clean and leave the others to fend for themselves.  God forbid they wash a dish.  it worked great when they were younger though.

I say go for it!

Thanks...I'll post more when I either get some
a. pictures
b. courage
c. stripes on my tub
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