Back in March I did a mini bathroom refresh by just updating my towels and bath mat. I switched out dark brown, leopard print towels for creamy ivory ones and instantly the room felt lighter. It was a nice update but I was still ready for a bigger change.
This past Saturday I woke up with an urge to paint the bathroom. So I spent the morning going through my Pinterest Paint Color board and consulted with my friend who recently updated her home paint colors to the lighter beiges and grieges then set off to Home Depot to purchase the small sample paint pots. After testing four colors I selected Benjamin Moore’s Bleeker Beige from their historical colors collection. It’s a fabulous neutral beige with warm undertones. But instead of using the Benjamin Moore paint, I decided to test out Home Depot’s Marquee one coat paint. I was very skeptical about a one coat coverage over the green painted walls but it performed well. There were a few areas that I needed to go over twice but overall I did the whole room in one coat and used less than one third of a gallon of paint.
After I painted the bathroom I ran to Home Goods to look for a new bathroom mirror. I found a nice mirror and brought it home but it didn’t have the wow factor. I really wanted a unique statement piece. That night I tossed and turned worried about my blah beige bathroom. The next morning I decided to try another Home Goods store. As soon as I walked down the mirror aisle, I saw this funky metal aqua and silver mirror and knew it was THE mirror for my bathroom.
As you can see, our tub/shower is enclosed by bifold doors. For the past 10 years I have always kept them closed.
Well, I’m not keeping them closed anymore because I found THE perfect shower curtain at World Market. I fell in love with the combination of pinks, oranges, aqua (to go with the mirror), greens and taupe colors.
After finding this fabulous shower curtain, I took a walk around the art section and found two prints that I liked. The dark gray rustic frames and flower/bugs coordinates nicely with the mirror and shower curtain.
Voila! I was able to pull together a weekend bathroom makeover in less than 48 hours and under $150.