Paint Colors

Since some of you were curious, here are the colors I picked for my kids’ bathroom paint. The paint brand is Dutch Boy.

My shower curtain, which I got at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, was the inspiration for the dots I did on the wall. Here’s how I did them. I rummaged in my kitchen cupboards and chose lids from two different-sized pots. I used the lids to trace circles on the wall to guide my painting.

First I drew a circle around the larger pot lid with a pencil. Then I set the smaller lid inside that circle on the wall, but instead of centering it exactly within the larger circle, I made it deliberately off center, so that once I painted between my two circles, one side of the filled-in space would be thicker and one side thinner. I also varied which side of the circle was thicker: sometimes left, sometimes right, sometimes top or bottom, to make the effect more random.

It took some painstaking work with a small brush to make the edges of the circles relatively smooth, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out!


  1. Very cool! I can’t tell you how many times my cups, bowls, saucers, pots and plates have been used as circle templates for any number of crafty projects! The bathroom came out so cute!

  2. Sounds awesome! Would love to see it.

  3. You are so clever! I love what you did with your bathroom. It’s modern and spunky.

  4. Made out to be very cute.