Friday, June 12, 2009
Actually this is just a sneak peek at the bathroom renovation. The muddy gray color (Benjamin Moore kendall charcoal) on the walls is a base coat that will peek through a light khaki (Benjamin Moore revere pewter) glaze. I'm planning on doing broad vertical brush strokes to create an abstract grasscloth/bamboo texture. If everything works out the way I'm picturing. Which at this point is still a big if. Because I'm totally making it up as I go along.
Once I'm satisfied I haven't screwed up the paint, I'll install minimalist/Zen-inspired plumbing/electrical fixtures and a dark teak vanity topped with a Danish modern alabaster sink and a pebblestone backsplash. And, of course, subtle under-cabinet lighting to highlight the pebblestones. Because indirect lighting is the hallmark of a civilized society.
It should all end up looking like a fabulous spa. Or a big amateur dog's breakfast. Either way, there'll be pictures. And a toilet that actually hooks up to toilet plumbing. Stay tuned!
UPDATE: I had half the walls faux painted when the domestic partner came home and struggled mightily to find a diplomatic way to tell me the khaki color with the dark showing through it looked like primer on a dark wall. And I have to agree with him. And I have no plan B. Sigh.