DIY, Home Decor, Money Saving

How $15 and 1 Hour Can Create Big Change

White. Plain white… for 18 years. I had wanted to do a color accent wall in my bathroom for 18 years, but there was always something holding me back…

Fear or worry that my small bathroom would appear even smaller. Would I pick the right color? Ugh. It’s just going to take too much time – the cleaning, the taping, cutting in, etc. I just don’t have time for it!

So a couple months ago I picked out colors I thought would look good, tacked them up on the wall for a couple weeks and finally decided on a Behr paint color called ‘Cricket’. (Eventually I’ll be painting the rest of my bathroom a color called Silver Screen, but first things first!)

Behr paint color ‘Cricket’
Behr paint color ‘Silver Screen’

I’m a bookkeeper and things were so crazy busy during tax season, that I didn’t have (or want) to take time to tackle this ‘huge’ project. So finally I decided it was time!

I ended up getting the paint color matched at Lowe’s and went with a quart of Valspar Ultra semi-gloss. Why Lowe’s? To SAVE MONEY of course!

I get a 5% discount when I use my Lowe’s card!

And with my Lowe’s discount the paint was just under $15!

So armed with my quart of Cricket colored paint, some classical music and a whole bucket of determination, I started my 18-yr-old dream of an accent wall.

Much to my amazement, only an hour later I was looking at a stunningly beautiful change and wondering why it had taken so long for me to do it!

‘Blessed’ sign from Hobby Lobby

This simple, INEXPENSIVE accent wall has added beauty and interest to my boring, small bathroom… and my fear of it making the room look smaller was totally unfounded!

Is there a project out there that you’ve been putting off for one reason or another? Have you wanted to try an accent wall but just weren’t sure? I encourage you to step out and try it!

The only regret I have is that I didn’t take any ‘Before’ pics!

Be sure to share your paint stories with me!

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