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My Bathroom Makeover Makes Me Happy!

I really can’t believe I finally got this done.  I sure wish  I took ‘before’ pictures!  I’ve wanted a grey bathroom for awhile now.  The paint color I had before was an awful brown/green color – blech!- and my shower curtain was small vertical stripes, in rusts & golds and greens, which I’ve had for over 12 years.  This was a much needed & big change!
Besides wanting to get rid of the prior green/brown paint color, what motivated me to do this was the never-ending loads of towels I was doing with 3 girls in my house!  We had one towel bar for 5 people–not good.  Not anymore.  Each girl has their own hook and their own color of towel.  If their towel is not put back o the hook and they need one, they drip dry…no joke!  This Mama is serious about cutting down on laundry!  There are 2 more hooks on the back of the bathroom door for Mom & Dad’s towels.  Our towels are white.  Nice, fluffy, spa-like white.  Ahhh. It has worked beautifully and I don’t know why I have not done this sooner!
I also was motivated by really wanting a new shower curtain.  I had the old one for over 12 years, so it was time!  I love this simple, horizontal striped shower curtain.
I added a few minimal holiday touches.  A little touch of sparkle.  I always have a candle in there, even when it is not Christmastime.
I think every room needs a touch of natural green, and these succulents on the back of the ‘throne’ were just the thing.  They are super low maintenance.  The clock was given to me by a friend–when I stand in front of my mirror, the time is reflected which is super helpful on late mornings.

The black display boxes on the wall have been a great addition to our bathroom.  Ball jars hold cotton & q-tips.  I have room deodorant spray on the top shelf, another candle, a Christmas tin for pretty storage, & shelves for wash clothes.  I LOVE having a space for an extra roll of toilet paper.  It is noticeable when the shelf is empty, and I can refill it when I notice it.  Sure beats hearing “MOM, I NEED SOME TP!!” which was the case WAY too often before.  I got a great deal on these shelves on black Friday…they were only 9 dollars!
I really, really like our new rug.  It feels so lovely on our feet & covers a crack in our tile which used to drive me nuts!
I had a very willing little helper.  It only took about 2 hours to paint the bathroom…one hour per day/coat.  Easy!  Why oh WHY do I procrastinate.  It feels so, so good to have this done.
Paint-Sherwin Williams Intellectual Grey ($40)
Towels-Bed Bath & Beyond ($8 each)
Shower Curtain-West Elm ($40)
Black Shelves-Shopko ($9)
Hooks-Target ($7 each)
Rug-Target ($20)
Washcloths-Target ($5)
Clock-gift (free)
Planters-garage sale ($3)
Plants-Walgreens ($5 each)
= about $175.00  
Not bad for a bathroom makeover!  I love my new bathroom.  I kinda want to go just sit in it now… 
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  • Bryan John
    May 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

    You made it look awesome, you done simple things like the combination of the painting and you made it look tidy and elegant.

  • Stephanie
    February 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I love this bathroom! I am doing a makeover of mine as well and decided on a black, white and silver color palette. Can you tell me where you got those shelves? They are perfect!

  • Mya Chandler
    January 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Though I don’t know how your bathroom looks like before, I’m sure that it looks much better now. What made you decide to just settle with the white, black, and gray color scheme? Anyway, it gave your bathroom a dramatic effect.

  • Leeanne Dyson
    January 4, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Your bathroom makeover makes me happy too! It looks amazing. I love the grayscale color scheme you went with. Paired with the wood and the classic design of the room, it produces a great mixture of homey traditional and cool contemporary.

  • Personalised Towel Provider
    December 20, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Impressive blending of colours you did there! You have succeeded on that bathroom makeover. Kudos!

  • William Gulliver
    December 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    This is just my dream bathroom! I’m a sucker for gray tones and this makeover is just what I’ve always wanted. My bathroom looks traditional with its cream color, but I think it’s time to finally tear down the wallpaper, paint the walls my favorite gray and white combo, and add some touches of black and white. I wish I could find something close to those black display boxes you have against the wall — they absolutely look phenomenal!

    William Gulliver

  • thejuicerdepot
    December 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I love the total look. Isn’t it amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do for a room?

  • Destri
    December 6, 2012 at 2:05 am

    Love love the colors, it just makes you relax looking at it!

  • Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication
    December 6, 2012 at 3:25 am

    It looks gorgeous! I absolutely love it!

  • Jen
    December 6, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Looks great. It really does make a big difference, doesn’t it. Glad to hear it didn’t take you all that long, either. Impetus for the next project!

  • Nina
    December 5, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    It looks awesome, Amy! I really enjoy the color scheme.

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