Painting over perfectly nice white cabinets seemed like a crazy idea to a lot of people — even people in my own family, ahem.
But when I decided to paint a light fixture . . . while it was still on the wall? Well, that stunt was almost too much for them.
Some people — not naming names — still don’t trust my creative instincts, even after all these years. Oh well. I’m a strong, independent woman and that means not asking for permission, right?
Remember last week, when I talked about painting the bathroom cabinets a custom-mixed shade of mauve? (Yes, it was a totally off-the-wall colour selection, but I love the calm, feminine touch it adds to our bathroom.) It was the first step in transforming our top-floor bathroom from “modern, simple and airy” to “cozy, calming and hygge.”
Hygge (pronounced hue-guh), if you’ll recall, is the Danish practice of making people feel comfortable and snug. There’s a lot of talk about warm soup and cups of coffee, but in design terms it means soft linens, candles, wood, calming colours, etc.
We don’t have a master bathroom — just a “cheater ensuite” that we share with our two children — so I wanted to take what we have and make it feel more like a calming, spa-like master bath.
After I painted the cabinets, my gaze tilted up towards the ceiling …