Painting The Guest Bathroom~ORC

So it's week 2 of the One Room Challenge @ Calling It Home where we have 6 weeks to make over a room in our home.
To be honest this week is pretty boring, but it's part of the process.
Our guest bathroom started out a dark shade of blue, since the room has no windows it was very dark in there.

I started out with a coat of primer.
You can see why I didn't bother to watermark any of these photos. :)

I then used two coats of Benjamin Moore Simply White.
I love the color, but I do have a complaint. 
BM paint is more expensive and is supposed to be better quality.
I primed the walls, bought paint that supposedly has primer in it and painted two coats and I think I'm still going to give it one more coat.
So that's a bummer, but it is a lovely shade of white.

The room is SO much brighter!!!
My teenage son even noticed!
Light, white and bright is wonderful!!
Definitely worth the ickiness of all that painting.

What's next?
Painting the cabinet and mirror gray using chalk paint.
I'll tell you all about it next week!

If you'd like to see where we started:
Week 1: Before photos and room plan


  1. Love the new color....the lighter color made such a big difference. Can't wait to see the finished room :o)

  2. Simply White is such a great color. Looking good!

  3. Loving it so far! I love the colors you've chosen. When painting over such a dark color it's no surprise that it takes more coats. I had to paint over my dark red walls in my dining room many years ago and it took a lot of paint.

  4. Looking great. As you know I love white lol! I cannot wait to see the cabinet and mirror. Looking great.

  5. Loving the new colors! I can't wait to see the cabinet and mirror painted!

  6. Lisa I adore the direction that your room is headed towards! You did SO much better than I did in my room this week.

    I would love for you to share this post at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. I think our readers would really enjoy it!

    Good luck in the upcoming week!

  7. You just might have convinced me to do the same thing to one of our bathrooms. We have one that looks pretty darn identical to yours. How does the white paint look with your counter top? I'm afraid my counter has yellow in it that will show up with white paint. Looking forward to your progress. :)

  8. Your teenage son noticed!!!! That is a true measure of transformation :)