A Neutral Bathroom Makeover

If I'm not updating a bathroom every few years,
something is very wrong.
Vanity and mirror in the bathroom

This is my daughters' bathroom. Two college aged girls share this bathroom. At one time all of my four daughters shared this bathroom. It is not usually clean and if you're even slightly interested you can read all about that problem {here}

If you follow the green links in this post you can sit for a while and read all about the stories of this bathroom. 

This is their bathroom before...

Door open to an orange bathroom

I know... Orange! Even on the ceiling... I blame it on my hormones, or lack there of. 

We used a lot of toilet paper in this 4 daughter house, several years ago I did a promo story too for Cottonelle. 

This is where this project began...

Orange bathroom and mirror

I had my work cut out for me... well for my painter mostly.

We began by repainting the wainscoting and the trim with a bright white.  The ceiling is back to white. 

We used Behr Premium from Home Depot in Silver Marlin for the walls. It is a beautiful grey color with just a hint of green. The rest of my house is a beautiful neutral and it was time this room was too!

Updated mirror, walls and vanity

You can visit here to see how I framed the large mirror myself and believe it or not, it was easy!

Mirror with a frame and tobacco basket

I repaired the side of this vanity which was water damaged from the time one daughter left the shower curtain on the outside of the tub while she showered. 🙄

Repairing and repainting the vanity saved me about $800 for a new one. You can visit here to read all about the vanity water damage repair.

I chose a white rosette shower curtain from Tuesday Morning and I'm hoping on hope it will remain white for a even a little while. 

White ruffled shower curtain

White towels (yes once again 🤷🏻‍♀️) are hung on an over the door towel holder and a roll down matchstick window shade from Home Depot covers the window. 

I made a stenciled garden rug for in front of the sink by repurposing a holiday mat. This was fun and a money saver too!

Mat with stenciled garden sign

The floor is navy blue 12" ceramic tile from Home Depot. 

View of painted walls, framed mirror and vanity

I'm loving the color and praying it stays clean and pretty for a little while at least. Wish me luck!

Pinterest pin of bathroom

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .