Main Bath Makeover

Our home has two bathrooms; One is in the master bedroom, that I shared not to long ago.
The other is this one here, the main bath of the home. It is also the bathroom my boys use.
This bathroom was the last room in the house to get made over.
I am now happy to announce that there are No More Tan walls in this house!!!
(Well except for the basement :))

So here is the bathroom before.
Tan, Tan and Tan.
 The first thing I did was paint the vanity, wainscoting ,and molding all in a fresh white. 
I then painted the walls a pretty light blue.  The color is called, Rising Tide by Valspar.
The paint freshened this room up so much and I think it harmonizes with the blue tile nicely.

 Above the toilet I have hung two wooden frames that hold a couple of favorite beach pictures.
The frames were given to me by my mother in law. I actually have them turned around. The other side use to have a piece of metal, as to be used as a magnet board, but I just liked the chunkiness of the backside better.
I love how the dark wood matches the boat floats that are also hanging in the room.
 Hanging on the wall, I also have this towel hook I made a long time ago using an old cabinet door and some old mismatched coat hooks.
On the vanity I have a couple of jars, one is holding bath salts, while the other has an air plant inside of it.  I picked the air plant up in a souvenir shop on our last trip to the coast.  I think it is so cool, and now I want several more of them.

On the counter is also a wire basket that holds extra toilet paper and guest towels.
Tucked in the corner are some built in shelves.
As you can see, the top shelf holds a few old boat bouys and a driftwood starfish.
The middle shelf has an old blue bundt pan that I recently picked up from a thrift store.  I just filled it with toilet paper. And then a few folded white washclothes are on the bottom shelf.

 The shower curtain is actually a tablecloth... or blanket? I picked it up at a yard sale this summer.
Besides the new hooks to hang it up with, I did not buy anything new-new for this room.
My favorite thing in this room are the old windows.  They are so fun to open up and call for the boys to come in for their bath, and sometimes their daddy even lifts them up through the window :)
I did not want to cover up these windows, but the room does need privacy since it is a bathroom and all, so I have just hung some simple blinds that can be pulled up during the day.
Should I also mention that the blinds came from a thrift shop..... ha ha, I'm so frugal it's not even funny.
But it just goes to show a room does not have to be decorated in brand new, pricey items to look great.
Sometimes all it takes is some fresh paint on the walls and a little bit of creativity. 

Now that the last room in the house is made over.....It's time for round two :) 
Thanks you for stopping by today.



  1. So fresh and pretty! The new paint makes a world of difference!

  2. It looks wonderful! Love the shower curtain especially :)

  3. danke für die schönen bilder!!! einen schönen abend wünscht angie aus deutschland

  4. Looks fantastic Emily! I love the rustic touches that seem so "you" and the bits of blue. It's all so perfect.

  5. Isn't paint the most amazing thing!! I love that you were able to incorporate the blue tile counter looks great with the fresh coat of white!! I really like the shower curtain as well.!

  6. I love rooms with blue....and yours looks great! :)

  7. Wow great job Emily! It looks fantastic!! So much brighter and updated :)

  8. Great job! You've done really well there. I hope that you have improved upon all the interstitial stuff, such as the pipework and the draining system, enough to prevent any leakages to come creeping at the most inopportune times. Thanks for sharing that, Emily! All the best to you!

    Wilfred Andrews @ LB Plumbing & Heating


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