A huge thanks to Behr who generously supplied paint for this light & bright guest bathroom makeover. All opinions of this fabulous and high-quality paint are completely my own; you can read my full disclosures here!
Ahh! You can’t see me, but I’m jumping for joy as I type these words to you: our guest bathroom is FINISHED!
It seems like just a couple months ago I was thinking about giving my guest bath a little refresh. Oh wait, it was several months ago. I’m just indecisive, so it takes me twice as long to get things done as other people. But my flaws aside, it’s done and I’m so thrilled to be sharing the reveal with you today!!
Let me back up and tell you about what the bathroom used to look like. When we moved into our house about 5 years ago, I literally threw up all the bathroom decor I used when I was in college. I must have reeeeeally been into bright colors (and lots of orange!), because it looked like half the rainbow vomited in my bathroom. I’m not kidding!
Don’t believe me? Here’s a before:
And, there’s no window in there so it’s a dark, ugly dungeon (as these awful photos show!). I remember really liking yellow, pink, and orange because it reminded me of a tropical oasis, but looking back, it just looks like a big hot mess. Yikes!
I had talked about my plans for this bathroom several months ago as I tackled some projects around our house.
I really wanted to update it a bit and try and make it a lot lighter and brighter. And by brighter, I don’t mean hot-pink bright. 😉
For the walls, I chose a pale gray color from Behr called Dreamscape Gray. It’s the perfect color to brighten up the room! I used their premium plus ultra paint, which only took two light coats over the existing yellow paint. It went on so smooth!
I decided to paint our outdated vanity as well, from a light oak wood to a darker gray. I posted a full tutorial on how incredibly easy it was to paint the whole vanity without all the extra work, just by using Behr Marquee paint!
The two biggest jobs in the bathroom were now done, so it was just a matter of hanging shelves and a few other items and adding accessories.
And now, for all the full reveal pictures! I’m sorry in advance for the overload, but I’m just so happy with this space. Sometimes, I just like to go in there and just stare. Is that weird? 😉
We got rid of our builder grade mirror, and went with a smaller, white framed mirror. I also found a new light fixture at my local Habitat for Humanity Restore, removed the glass shades, and added some Edison bulbs for a neat industrial look (I got the idea from the talented Tasha at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body!). Removing the glass shades really helped to bring in more light to this small space.
There used to be a towel bar on this wall, but it just wasn’t my style. Instead, I made a little towel rack/shelf to put on the wall. It’s a huge improvement! You can check out the full tutorial on how I made it HERE!
Since this is also Jade’s bathroom, I had her contribute some art by painting with watercolors (click for tutorial!). It was so fun, and she loves to tell me every time we go in there, “Jade painted that!” We still refer to ourselves in the 3rd person. A part of me wishes that’d never change, it’s too cute!
And, for my favorite part, some “before and afters…”
Pin it for later for when you makeover your own bathroom:
Hope the rest of your week is lovely, friends!
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