The question asked in the post title doesn't really make sense. Boredom is typically something that arises when one does not have enough to do. While that is occasionally the case for me here, it is typically difficult to get even a few hours strung together to work on a project.
That said, I apparently lost my mind at some point and decided there were more cabinets needing attention. I know. I know. You all read my whining and angst over painting the kitchen cabinets. Some of you were even empathetic (which was much appreciated). But there were only four doors and it was just a bathroom vanity... how hard could it be?
So... with all good intentions and figuring it shouldn't be a long-term job (like the kitchen!), I casually mentioned to the spousal-unit that I would be painting the vanity in "my" bathroom. When he inquired as to the color, I told him the same color as the lowers in the kitchen. Made sense to me... I had plenty of paint still available... the color was perfect to match one of the three tile shades in the VERY retro floor tile. Why a question? My mistake.
The good news? One of the many reasons I love The Man is his interest in my little projects. The bad news? We frequently have a lot of difficulty in reaching any agreement about things like color. Sigh. But I do value his opinion and when he expressed his concern that I was going to have too much grey in the house, I began working on thinking about another color.
The difficulty factor here was the tile. Here are a few shots of the original (BORING!) white vanity along with the crazy retro tile color.
You can see the dilemma? Which color does one work with? Since I was using a bright teal and a medium grey as the towel colors, it pretty much left me with little or no choice. I needed to find a teal that would be in the same family as the medium blue color in the floor tile. Oh... did I mention that the "baseboard" tile you see at the wall end of the vanity is that ever-so-attractive white tile with mottled teal blue splotches? Yep! It's a mix of completely different tiles which was apparently quite the trend in the mid-70s.
So... I took out my Sherwin-Williams wheel of color and started searching. I settled on a bee-yoo-tee-ful bright teal called "Impromptu", #6955 if you are interested. :)
After a few days of prep, paint, & dry, the newly painted vanity was complete. Me? I LOVE the color!! (Sorry the photos are a bit "off." Didn't have any natural light coming in this day and it really made a difference.)
Alright. Now I am back to what I had originally planned to do! The deep bluish-grey of the kitchen lowers perfectly matches the darkest blue in the floor tile. Is it as exciting? Nope. Is it a good color? Of course. I chose it for the kitchen, didn't I?
Well, sometimes we should just trust our "gut" (a la Leroy Jethro Gibbs) and go with what it tells us. It might save some time and energy along the way. But we also might occasionally miss out on a little mistake that tells us something about what we might want to do later on! If one has the time, I suggest making the mistake if it's not going to be terribly difficult to "fix." I do urge caution if there would be any major effort required. It's your call to make.
So... looks like I'm done with the bathroom and have probably had enough to keep me away from "home improvement" projects for a while. Maybe that's a good thing. I'm sure the spousal-unit will think so!
Until next post...