Bathroom Makeover

February 26, 2010
Well, I’m finally done.  My hall bathroom makeover is complete.  No major renovations here, just the use of paint, fabric, wallpaper and recycled items.  I’m really happy with the new look.  It feels fresh and the room seems so much larger.

Here’s the before:

old bathroom style
It wasn’t the worst bathroom ever.  11 years ago I had done a faux ragging paint technique that I loved at the time, but now seemed really old and tired.   Everything was rust or brown ~ too dark for my taste today.

Here are a few shots of the finished product:
bathroom redo
new bathroom accessories   
bathroom redecorating
budget bathroom redo
Here’s a look back at my bathroom transformation.  

Decorating with vintage Silver
I decorated with vintage silver.   
  A New Shower Curtain 
I made a new extra long shower curtain.

Fabric Tissue Box Cover 
I covered up an ugly tissue box with a fabric cover

Trim in the Bathroom 
I learned to use power tools and installed some great trim.

Bargain Bathroom Mirror Redo 
I used spray paint to spruce up a bargain mirror.

Medicine Cabinet Makeover
I salvaged a broken down medicine cabinet

Towel Hook Cabinet Door Revamp
I transformed an old cabinet door with towel hooks

Graham and Brown beadboard wallpaper 
I tried my hand at installing bead board wall paper.

Refinished Bathroom Vanity 
I refinished my bathroom vanity with a sleek black stain.

Family Rules Art
Finally, I made a new version of Our Family Rules.

Wow, this was a long post.  Thanks for sticking with me through all of these projects!  Onward and upward to the next room….


Check out these blogs for some creative inspiration: Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick, Transformation Thursday at
The Shabby Chic Cottage, Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple, Show and Tell at My Romantic Home, Victory of the Week at Design-Aholic,  Share Your Story at Remodelaholic, Funky Junk’s Saturday Nite Special, Weekend Wrapup at Tatertots and Jello, Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts, Making the World Cuter Mondays,  Made it Mondays at the Persimmon Perch,  Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative, Make Your Monday at Twice Remembered,  Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple, Project Parade at DIY Showoff, Get your Craft On Tuesday at Today’s Creative Blog,  Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented and DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land, Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design.


  1. The finished product is just beautiful, I love it. How clever to put the family rules in the batroom, where you have a captive audiences so to speak. can't wait to see what you do next.

    Cha Cha

  2. I love it! I thought it looked great before and it looks great after. I was hoping I'd see some new house projects. :) I did the same thing with an old mirror in our bathroom. And I love it.

    We just finished a crowned moulding project too. ;)

    I love the rules *floss* lol

  3. You did a great job, Carolyn! It all looks so nice. I love the color you chose for the walls. It's a good feeling when you can refresh a room without spending a lot of money.

  4. Following you from the Friday Follow!

  5. Beautiful! You did a great job! Now I want to re-do my bathroom! Right now, it's "Americana" themed...and I'm tired of it. You've inspired me :)

    Visiting from "Friday Follow"...I'm your newest follower! Love for you to come visit me!

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

  6. Wow! The finished product looks great!

    I'm following from Friday Follow.
    Have a great weekend!

  7. What a fantastic makeover! Bravo! Actually, I thought your "before" photo was nice, but then I REALLY liked your "after" shots. My faves are the drawer/towel hook transformation and the family rules. AWESOME!

  8. Oh I really like this makeover. The use of neutral colors and accents is genius! I am stealing some of these ideas for my own bathroom makeover!
    Following you from FF

  9. it looks beautiful!! you did a great job

  10. Wow! I liked it before but then I saw the after and REALLY liked it!! It looks very nice!!
    Following from Friday Follow!

  11. Want to redo mine next!

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  12. The finished bathroom looks wonderful! I especially love the newly painted vanity in black. I have just given you an award so stop by for a visit.

  13. Saw you at the weekend wrap up party. Love your finished bathroom and all the little defining details!

  14. Wow everything looks fab! I love the new wall color and all the fun decorations. You did such a wonderful job!!

    Kendra “Domestic Princess in Training”

  15. Your bathroom is really lovely! Great job!

  16. I love it!!!!! It looks really nice. I have a half-bath that needs some help. I just need motivation and energy....

    New follower from FF

    Misadventures Of Mom of 3

  17. What a beautiful bathroom reveal! What you've done to your vanity! And those hooks on that amazing wall. The rule thing. I don't know what I love best!

    Beautiful outcome! Thanks for sharing it on SNS!
    FJ Donna

  18. This looks great! I love all the hard work you put into it. It came together nicely. Great job!

  19. Looks so freash and clean. Love the new wall color and beadboard wallpaper. Your vanity redo is gorgeous!

  20. Wow your bathroom looks great. I'm wanting to add beadboard wallpaper to my bathroom sometime this year. I love your family rules! Another project to tackle!

  21. I like the new light, fresh look! You must be so proud of it, especially because you did SO many DIY projects in there. Great job!

  22. Great job!
    I'm here from Friday Follow- except it's Saturday! I'm glad I found your blog:)I'm your newest follower!

    I hope you will stop by my blog too!!


  23. Hi

    visiting from Lady Bloggers

    your bathroom is gorgeous xx

  24. Beautiful makeover!


  25. Girlfriend. It's beautiful! I liked the before, too. You did such a wonderful job, everything is so fresh and coordinated. I love the new "rules" artwork.

  26. Gorgeous bathroom makeover! I love the house rules.

    Thanks for linking up with Friday Follow! I am now your blog follower. It is a pleasure to meet ya and have a great week!

    ~ Lynn

  27. Hi There! Just popping in from Friday Follow to be your newest follower. Hope you can visit me too! Have a great week! Your bathroom looks great.

    Bridgette Groschen
    The Groschen Goblins

  28. Wow! I love it! I am definitely stealing your color scheme, okay? So awesome.

  29. Beautiful! You should feel very proud it looks great! I especially love all the detail you put into the space.

  30. This is a great bathroom "remodel." I like how you lightened things up with the new paint and beadboard. Great cabinet stain.

  31. Looks like you've been busy. I like the towel hanger that you made out of a cupboard door.

    Love the house rules!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  32. I love this bathroom! So cute! The trim is awesome and your house rules make cute wall art that is sure to be seen several times a day. :)

  33. Love your bathroom! I think that the tissue box cover is darling! You did a great job! :)


  34. Beautiful job on all of it...but my fave may actually be your family rules!

  35. Beautifully done. Love your vanity. I used that same fabric for my bathroom makeover. I'll need to post that next monday.

  36. Wow! That looks so great! I love the colors and all of the decor.

  37. LOVE IT!!!
    God's blessings,
    Sarah :D

  38. fanstastic job, love those plates! thanks for linking up at Craft schooling Sunday, see you again next week!

  39. I love the beadboard wallpaper and the Family Rules! Great additions in there. I'll be interested to see how well the wallpaper holds up to the wear-and-tear and moisture in the bathroom. I really want to try it in my house but want to check with others who've gone before me! Great job.

  40. Ohhhh, so cute!!! I love it. And you hung your family rules in there too. Adorable!!!!


  41. WOW. You did a LOT! I can't believe you did trim and I didn't know there was bead board wall paper..I'm going to look for that. Maybe I can even put some hooks on a cabinet door..I'm great at copying..thanks for the inspiration..

  42. I really like the black vanity. We just ordered a black vanity and some people are saying how it won't look right in a bathroom. But you've proved them wrong! Looks great!

  43. Love all the changes! Just changing the walls and the vanity made it look like a new space.

  44. Talk about paying attention to detail! I love all the personal touches you made to this bathroom.


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