Monday, November 23, 2009

Guest Bathroom Reno - Day 23


Dear 75-year-old Kevin,

Today you painted the guest bathroom a color called "Sea Salt"...



Layla likes it because it reminds her of sea glass...



You like it because it makes her smile every time she looks at it.
:-)

Sincerely,

35-year-old Kevin




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59 comments:

MilkMaid said...

*sigh*

SeaWorthy said...

Your hysterical! You have it decorated and its not even finished..EXACTLY what the little ol coastal nest is use to.My Bob Villa calls it "getting the cart before the horse, darling" I remember putting up a great print on a wall I hadnt painted yet, but had it all primed...he painted AROUND it, we just cracked up sooo bad.
these are the days, guys!
xoxo
Lisa
coastal nest

Allie said...

So sweet! I love it!

Kelly said...

Kevin, my husband is not such a fan of Sea Salt either, but I love it! It reminds me of everything I love about the ocean: beauty, calm, clean, lovely.

You're a good man, Charlie Brown.

nameisgrace said...

No way! We just painted our entire garage that color! Would love for you to stop by my blog...We're renovating too:) That color is my fave! Looks beautiful:)

The Little Red Shop said...

I was just reading your post whilst waiting for "Island Paradise" to load on Facebook....so whilst reading about your bathroom...I can here waves crashing on the shore...and seagulls chirping...or whatever it is that they do.

It's a lovely color!

: )

Julie M.

Sandy said...

It's coming together so nicely. What a great job on those cabinets Kevin!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

As they say, "Happy wife = happy life." I agree with Kelly..."You're a good man, Kevin P."

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I love that colour so much!

Denise said...

I love that color and I had to chuckle about you already accessorizing...too funny!

fairfieldhouse said...

I love your bathroom redo. We are working on our own at the moment. Your home is beautiful but what makes it stellar is the love that dwells within it.

Lori said...

Is that a hint of green I see?? I love it and cannot wait to see the floor. :o)

Lettered Cottage said...

Hey Kelly!

I actually love the color as much as my bride does. :-)
It's got just the right amount of gray in it to make it not feel too pastel. And it looks like a color found in nature. I'm ALL about bringing the outdoors in! Especially in a room that doesn't have any windows! :-(

Kev

Honorablyfallen said...

so nice ! wonderful color as well I am kicking around the idea of a green in the bath too !- Sarahlynn

KK said...

You two are just so stinking cute! Love, love the new color. It's amazing (I'm sure even more so 1st hand) to see it all coming together. Happy Turkey Day, early!

maitlandmommy AKA Sheri said...

perfect color (and perfect man for doing it with such a happy heart).

pk said...

LOVE the color...

pk @ Room Remix

astarterhouse said...

It looks so serene! I love it and cannot wait to see it all finished! My husband and I are contemplating redoing our Master Bath soon - (all 75 sq ft of it!)mostly because someone put wall paper on the wall above our shower and its not liking the poorly ventilated bathroom and needs to come down. Thanks for giving us some inspiration!

Chris said...

Why didn't I marry a Kevin?


I LOVE the Sea Salt! It's perfect!

Sharon said...

... and when Layla's happy, everyone is happy :-)

Love the colour. I can see you couldn't wait to accessorize .... almost there!

Meredith said...

It looks fabulous! I can't wait to see more. Thanks for your step-by-step guide to caulking (and your reader's tips) -- I'm actually inspired to try caulking my own trim now. I love the new Sea Salt paint -- I bet it looks great with the the new door. Continued success with the room!

s as in tset said...

It's beautiful. You two are so inspiring. You make me want to buy another fixer-upper…with hopes that our projects go as quickly as yours do.

Jill said...

Oh Kevin...please share this insightful-ness with my Hubby. :)

Johnson A GoGo! said...

The sweetest!!

Amanda said...

Well if it isn't "Mr. Perfect" himself. ;) Initially I thought Layla was writing this letter to you and it was the sweetest thing. Then I realized you were writing to yourself, and somehow, it was even sweeter.

That color is perfect. You're exactly right about the touch of gray it has being perfect. We used a very similar color called "dolphin fin" and it also is a pretty greenish/blueish/grayish color that reminds us of the sea.

Lastly, be sure to tell Layla that my heart hurt a little when I read she never launched The Lettered Olive... and that if she has any of the signs left (that you WILL let her sell)... I'm interested!

Thanks in advance. ;)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! :-)

Kelly Muys Wood said...

lovely color (and lovely name for a color)!

kelly
http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com

Crafty Niche said...

Looking fabulous so far!

Brighton said...

As a woman who just got left by her husband to go hunting while I sit here taking care of four kids with head lice- I am crying at this. Seriously y'all are awesome.

Gail said...

Just beautiful and serene. And for a room without windows, that color does wonders....

Great choice and great job!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Awwww. So sweet.

I love how things are looking!

blondiensc said...

Well Aren't you the sweetest, I think I need to talk to Layla and see how she gets you to do things without nagging! :) I need some advice...Looks amazing! Your the man!

patinamarie said...

Can you say "Somewhere in time?"

It's nice to see another couple TRULY in love making it work!!! Not just going through the motions...

Way back when...first little one on the way, on a 1/2-a-shoestring budget, our "song" was Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. Love CAN conquer all - kids, remodels, and a tight budget! Just remember "the love notes" and life will always be good!!!!

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

Okay, after reading everyone saying "sea salt this" and "sea salt that" I now want one of Starbucks' caramel and sea salt hot chocolates. And it's not something I've ever wanted before this post! ;)

Great color guys! REALLY can't wait to see how the floor turns out.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your letter makes me smile!

debbiemilton1 said...

Wow! That gives me hope that I may, some day (one more tuition payment) leave my 50's green behind! Maybe also the 50's tan and the pink and . . .

team chipman said...

Looks fabulous of course! We did one shade darker than sea salt (comfort gray) in our master bath, and we love it!! From your pictures, it seems like the color lights up the room and makes it all come together. Way to go! Have a wonderful thanksgiving :)

Laura

Kelly said...

@Kevin, Oh good, I'm so glad I misunderstood and that you love Sea Salt! It is so beautiful and changes depending on the lighting. I love that whole paint chip card and have the next shade darker, Comfort Gray, in our house as well. Love it! The bathroom remodel is coming along just amazingly, Kevin and Layla!

Jaime said...

Kevin is too cute.
Lucky Layla.

Apis Melliflora said...

My laundry room is sea salt: peaceful, breathable, inspiring. The laundry gets done as a result!

Ashley Noelle said...

Hi! I love your blog and have now started my own. If you get some time please check it out. Not too much to write home about now but it is a work in progress! Thanks for inspiring me every day!
Ashley

Diana@DevineDesigns said...

Sea Salt is one of my all time favorite SW colors. I did an entire inlaw suite for a client in SS. It's a fabulous color and it reminds me of sea glass, too!

lizzy said...

sea salt: this color is in my kitchen... it is wonderful and changes with the light of the day and takes me to the beach every morning when I wake with my tea!
Cheers to you both, you are almost done! it looks beautiful.
Lizzy

Kacey & Kandy said...

We just remodeled our kitchen/dining room with Sea Salt. I love it with our cabinets and granite! Love your work!

Jenna said...

That color is simple DREAMY! Love it!

glenn said...

Hi Kevin and Layla.
That color says "Block Island" all over it.
Block Island is a very small island in R.I. where time goes by a bit slower,& colors are about speaking to peaceful,warm summer days rocking on a porch looking out at the sea.
That is what sea salt says to me.
Love the whole vibe.Love the whole room.
Can you please tell me who makes sea-salt.
Thank you. geri.

Lettered Cottage said...

Hi Geri!

Always such a pleasure to hear from you. :-) The color "Sea Salt" is a Sherwin Williams color, although we had ours mixed at True Value.

Thanks for visiting!

Layla

micah @ the yellow front door said...

I love the color and the name Sea Salt. Your bathroom is going to be stunning!

It' an Evolution said...

Very calm and soothing....calgon take me away :)
Great Job...
Janet

mimosaandmocha said...

Cute post. I love the color...its going to look amazing with that tile.

Mom Palmer said...

Hi Kevin and Layla,

Kev, I didn't know you had it in you. The bathroom is really looking great. Can't wait to come up and see it when it is all finished. While looking at the video, I thought, is that the son I raised? Just kidding. You are doing a great job. Dad and I are proud of both of you.

Rosy Inspiration said...

I love that colour and the name of the paint, cool choice.

My name is PJ. said...

I see shades of my own husband (who is 67) in you! I predict you will season like a fine wine....

Beautiful paint job...my house next? Why is it you never agree to come to my house and duplicate your efforts???!! ;)

rustic rooster interiors said...

Looking good! Love the bathroom color!
xoxo,
Alexandra

Tamera said...

Just painted the guest room that same color! Can't wait to see all of the changes in your bathroom:)
Layla, I also wanted to say thank you for the prints that I won from Leen...they arrived on Monday and I love them.
Hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving!
Tamera@doubledelight

pinon family said...

I'm stealing your paint color! BEAUTIFUL!

Amy said...

:)

The Weathered Cottage said...

me too...stealing it. loving it.

prashant said...

I love it! It reminds me of everything I love about the ocean: beauty, calm, clean, lovely.



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