I never intended to do an entire bathroom makeover when I started this a couple months ago.
It really hasn’t been that long since the last bathroom makeover.
I just wanted a bit more color.
It started with the ceiling.
I thought to myself, “Self, you should scrape off the popcorn and paint the ceiling pink.”
Self responded with a very enthusiastic, “YES.”
So I did.
But then the gray paint on the walls didn’t go with the pink very well like I thought it would.
So I painted the walls.
And then I realized the vanity had these weird yellowy patches on it.
So I painted the vanity.
And then I looked at the old shower curtain – it could be a bit more stylish.
So I made a new shower curtain and cornice.
And then I thought to myself, “Self, what about some new artwork?”
You can guess what Self said.
That non-makeover escalated quickly.
Friends, welcome to my new Preppy meets Hollywood Regency Bathroom that wasn’t supposed to be.
First off, I must tell you about the photography fiasco involved with photographing this bathroom.
Y’all, it ain’t a big space.
I went though THREE multiple hour long rounds of photographing it to get the best pictures I could and I’m still not 100% pleased with all of them, but it is what it is.
There is zero natural light in this bathroom and the hallway that is outside of it only has a tad bit of natural light coming from the other rooms in the house.
I literally took the bathroom door off its hinges to get more light.
And a big thanks to my brother who was forced to hold a white poster board and bounce light as needed when I had to use a flash.
I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m crazy now.
Anyway… you get the idea.
Like I said, I started with scraping off the popcorn ceiling and painting it pink.
And once I did that, I realized the gray wall color would not work with the pink as I thought it would, so I painted it a foolproof white.
And I painted the vanity the same white color.
But I added a splash of color under the vanity while also hiding the pipes.
I figured while I was at it, I may as well make one of those cornices I had always wanted for above the shower.
I went with a classic black and white stripe for the new shower curtains.
I made my own watercolor banana leaf prints for artwork.
And of course, it wouldn’t be one of my makeovers unless there was a quote or two somewhere in the space.
And that is the birth story of my Preppy meets Hollywood Regency Bathroom…
The makeover that wasn’t supposed to happen.
But I’m pretty stoked it did happen now.
What do you think?
See how the bathroom looked before here.
Projects & Tutorials from the Bathroom Makeover:
How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling – learn what to do and what NOT to do!
A Pink Painted Ceiling with Faux Moldings – find out how I made those “moldings” on the ceiling!
DIY Shower Cornice and Shower Curtains – a super easy project that adds great detail!
DIY Quote Artwork with Free Printables – that’s right, you can snag that quote art for free!
DIY Banana Leaves Watercolor Artwork – and yep, you can get that gorgeous banana leaf artwork for free too!
You know you don’t wanna miss any of this crazy.
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