Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A BATHROOM REDO ON A RAINY DAY


The heat has been insufferable but we have managed to keep busy.  If there is a nice breeze I can tolerate being outdoors.  Our flowers and plants are paying the price, but The Husband keeps using his home remedies and we haven't lost anything yet...just fewer blooms.  We had a nice thunderstorm with a lot of rain last night so that should help. 

I am in the midst of planning a cocktail party with my neighbor, Barb.  We have a guest list with about 30 people, friends around the lake.  Pretty invitations were printed and we wrote out envelopes yesterday, so I have to go to the post office in town and get them mailed.  I ordered some fun party things from a website called Smarty Had A Party, disposable forks and serving spoons and tongs that look like real silver.  Napkins, plates that look like china...it's a really great website.  

This weekend we have a big group of family and friends coming up, time to bring out all those inflatable toys!  The weather is supposed to be wonderful.  Now, it's time for me to get off my bum and scoot.  I will be back with pictures of the painted bath/mudroom as soon as I can.  Stay cool!

39 comments:

Cindy said...

That looks like a wonderful color! It will look great with the beadboard and is definitely "beachy". Have a fun party too! XO Cindy

Barbara F. said...

Sounds like your cocktail party will be wonderful. I like the color Acqua that you chose. Seems everyone is changing things up with paint colors! Lord knows I probably need to :) xo

laurie said...

love the color you have chosen and I think it will look very beachy!Sounds like its a busy time at your lake house, enjoy!

Olive Cooper said...

I like that soft color. It is similar to "Rainwashed" by SW that I am going to use in the bedroom sometime in the next ten years. The party sounds like loads of fun. Stay cool. It is way hot here too-I have been gardening so early in the morning. It makes me tired all the heat and early hours. Olive

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Glad you're having a great time! I love the pretty color you've chosen. I'm sure your party will be wonderful! Take lots of pictures for us.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth said...

You have chosen a lovely color. Aqua is one of my favorite colors.

Honey at 2805 said...

Looks like a great beachy color! Sounds like you are having a great time in spite of the weather, and the cocktail party sounds like fun!

Marydon said...

Love that beachy blue, Jane. Will love to see when done. Enjoy your vacation & fun times at the cottage.

We are roasting here, flowers are suffering ... but just now I look out & a marvelous storm going thru.

The lake looks soooo inviting ...

Sorry I have been remiss in visiting, but summer has been swamped with both business & family this year. Stay with me, I'll be back more soon.
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Tracy said...

Jane, I used a similar shade in my kitchen and I am madly in love with it. I hope you love it too, enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Cozy Little House said...

Love your paint color. Cool and refreshing...
Brenda

Donna said...

I just love that aqua color, Jane! So much brighter and beachier than those dark colors. have fun with your party planning!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I think your new color is beautiful! Have fun:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That looks like a great color, Jane! I'll look forward to seeing that makeover. It sounds like you are enjoying your stay at the lake ~ I hope you get some really nice days {maybe a little cooler}.

Jody and Stan said...

Love the color you picked for your bathroom redo. Sounds like fun at the beach house. Can't wait to see the bathroom!

Jody

Mary said...

Jane dear, so glad your Summer days at the lake are good - even though you're still working on your projects. No rest ever is there? I think you chose a lovely shade for the walls - hope the finished job is pleasing and you can sit and rest for a while now.

Hugs - Mary

Theresa said...

Wow.. Great time at the lake! It is ok to be away from the blog when you are enjoying some R&R:)

Can't wait to see the paint job! I know it will be beautiful!

Have a blessed week, stay cool! HUGS!

NanaDiana said...

I will be anxious to see your "new and improved" bathroom. I think the color will be very beachy. Glad your son got a chance to visit and play a bit. Enjoy your party... Blessings to you- xo Diana

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful color you chose~ have fun at your lake house!!

Sarah said...

Jane, it sounds like you all really enjoy time at the lake. How nice to have such a wonderful retreat to share with family and friends.

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi again! Wanted to invite you to my very fun glass bottle cheese platter giveaway! It's so unique, I think you will like it!

And be sure to join us for Potpourri Friday!

Paula said...

The blue is going to look great in your bathroom with the white beadboard.

Your party sounds like fun. Be sure to take some pictures to share with us.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I think that will be perfect in there Jane!
I loved that bathroom but I do think a more beachy look will really make it even better.
Sounds like a lot of fun parties too, gonna check out that website.
We may be coming to Chicago for our wedding anniversary August 16th.
Hopefully for 3 or 4 days. Maybe we can have dinner if you and Al are around.
Big Hugs..miss ya,
Cindy
Going to be 99 here today, yuck!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Hi Jane,

It looks like you are having a wonderful time at the lake. I love that blue for your powder room. Hope you have a beautiful party.

Karen

Knitty said...

I like your current color, but really LOVE the new one you've chosen. I seem to like darker colors in other people's homes but find the softer shades more peaceful in my own.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Jane, glad your relaxing at the lake, perfect hot weather place. So nice your son made it down,wonderful. Love that color, will lighten up that room nicely. Have fun at your party, Blessings Francine.

Isabelle Thornton said...

I love the color you picked. You know I love blue. I am glad you are having a good time at the lake. My flowers are non existent. Lol. Hugs

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a pretty color. Can't wait to see it! It's suppose to be really hot today. Haven't stepped outside yet and don't want to. It was still hot and muggy at midnight last night.

bj said...

{{{{ BLONDIE }}}}}
I have been gone a lot this summer and I have missed you.
I'm so glad to see ya'll are at the lake with son. I know how special THAT is. :)

I am crazy about the color you chose for your bath....gonna look sooo good.

Take care and....stay cool.;)
xo bj

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Sounds wonderful, Jane! Some glad you are having a relaxing time and enjoying your family time. I know what you mean about your son. I look at our boys and can't believe they are such responsible men. So proud of them! Can't wait to see your bathroom remodel!

Debbie said...

I'm glad you are having some lake time, Jane. I love the color you have picked out for the bathroom wall.
The party sounds like fun!!!
I've used that party-ware, and it's wonderful! People thought it was real silverware. The dishes are really nice too.
Have a great weekend! The weather is supposed to be nice.
xo

Chatelaine said...

You are having too much fun at that lake. And now you're having a party too? I will have to check out that website.

Like the new bathroom color. I think a new color will perk up mine too.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Well, bring on the pictures Jane!! Can't wait to see that bath ~ what a transformation that will be :) Loved that link for the party place...we'll have to bookmark that for our annual Mardi Gras party next year. Hope you are getting a little relief heat-wise this weekend...it cooled down a little after the big storm last night here! Enjoy :)

awal.ny said...

Glad to hear you are having a great vacation. Couple more weeks and I hope to be on the beach somewhere.

Leslie said...

I love that color!! Looking foward to seeing your finished room.
Keep enjoying summer!!!!

koralee said...

I just know you are enjoying your vacation time. I really love your paint colours. Have a great week.

mississippi artist said...

I love the new color you chose-it does look beachy. Sorry it is so hot there, it is really miserable here in the deep South.

Mimi said...

HI!!
I hear ya...my baby turned 27 recently....it seems like yesterday he was 10......Please time slow down!!
I love that paint choice....I have been adding that color to several rooms in the past year...son's bedroom re-do....hall bath...then this year kitchen accents in robin egg blue as I call it...now I want to paint an accent wall in family room that color!!!!
I will peek at the next post to see it done!!
hugs,
jamie
rained for 4 hours here yesterday cooled it off to 78 degrees...cooler here then in St. Louis yesterday!!!

The Single Nester said...

Aqua Whisper sounds delightful!

Mehul said...

It sounds you you are having a good time at the lake. I like the color you picked for bathroom redo. You could have also used botanical tint color at some parts.

- Mehul
Architectural Stone