I removed a cabinet that was DESPERATELY needed but it was blocking the light and making it very cramped and dark.
The existing paint was a cream color but it was in flat paint and showing dirt terribly and just needed painted.
I took a dark brown paint and slapped it on paying special attention to the corners and edges of the walls because you really want painted edges.
Then you take a bucket of water and wet your rag - I just used an old hand towel I had - to the point of wetness that you would be using to wipe down your counters or something - just NOT drippy! And don't worry about changing your water - it doesn't matter if it's dirty. You may want to wear plastic gloves or at least take off your rings - because they will get grossly covered in paint - like mine did.
Right after slapping the paint on, use bouncing/swirling motions to blend the paint and cover the wall. By playing with it you can tell how to make it look good. It was WAY easier than I thought it would be!! I have always been intimidated by painting techniques but trust me this was EASY!
Here is what it looked like before and after paint - doesn't it look AMAZING??? I think so!
Before and After Pics so you can compare!
I bought an etagere for above the toilet to replace the cabinet for storage - it actually helps a TON!
A closer picture of the painting technique!
Oh and another tip that I wish I knew - Paint tape paint tape paint tape! Trust me - painting with a rag is a LOT harder to keep contained and now I'll need to paint my ceiling because the rag kept getting the ceiling - no biggie just would have been nice to know :0)
Have you done this paint technique before?