My first time overseas was in 10th grade.
I still remember the tingling sensation of hearing French spoken all around me (and understanding
all maybe half of it).
The butterflies and awe of standing in 800 year old buildings where generations of people had walked.
The freedom of feeling far from home and responsibilities.
And the phrase pronounced, “ou est le vay-cay?”
Funny enough, by the time I lived there, that phrase seemed to have gone out of style. “Toilettes” was much more accepted. Regardless, I have a funny little soft spot in my heart for the phrase because, let’s be honest, it is by far the most essential phrase for any traveler. 😉
So imagine my grand pleasure with this darling enamel “WC” was already secured to the outside of my powder room door at our new home. The previous owners may not have shared my style in every way, but that little touch seemed like it was made for me. And so I’m letting it inspire my half bath makeover: warm grays and whites (are you surprised?) and a little touch of Parisian elegance.
I confess that I am not even ready to show you the “before” pictures – much less the after – but you are getting a sneak peek at my new floors. Aren’t they lovely? And you get to see the two colors I’m planning. I’m so excited! Not only because I think it will be beautiful, but also because I get to try Behr’s new line, Behr Marquee. I hear it’s amazing: just one coat and a beautiful, durable finish.
Even better (since the half bath is the smallest of the 9 rooms whose walls and ceilings I still need to paint in our new house – yikes!), I’m excited to share that I’m joining the Behr DIY Experts (meet the whole team here!) as we work to help inspire you to pick up your paint brush.
So tell me, am I the only one who finds inspiration in such odd places?
Disclosure: I am being compensated by Behr as a part of their 2015 DIY Expert team. All text, opinions, and random inspiration, however, are 100% my own!
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