Hey friends, whew its been a busy Spring and I’ve been a slacker!… and to be honest, this bathroom project was time consuming ! But, I am thrilled with how it turned out and I’m so excited to share the details with you.

With this project, the budget was very limited and we aren’t ready to make structural changes or replace anything. So I had to get the most bang for my buck and I’m so happy with the results.

To get started on this project, I researched styles and photos on Pinterest for inspiration. I mean is that not so inspiring and mind-blowing what beautiful things people can do?!




Once I had made a decision on a look I wanted to achieve, I made a style board so I could get a “feel” and direction of how I wanted to update the space. Then a little research for projects comparing prices as well as paint color options.

Here is the style board I created for this project


Just for fun here are some of the before photos of the space




The first thing I did was prepare and paint the cabinets. I wanted a warm rich slightly dark grey and went with Sherwin Williams Gauntlet grey. I decided on brushed gold accents for my metal since I already had a little of that in the room. I love how this antique gold looks with grey and how warm it creates the space.




Next, I replaced the cabinet hardware with knobs from Hobby Lobby and the bar handles from Home Depot.




Then it was time to paint the walls, and did I ever have an issue with this! You can check our my stories on Instagram for the process and details that happened. I was determined to have this bright creamy soft look on the walls and selected Sherwin Williams Alabaster. It looked awful! I was way to stark for the room and wasn’t working with the grey cabinets. So back to the paint store I went. I ended up with Sherwin Williams Gossamer Veil- a creamy soft shade with a touch of gray undertone. I love how warm yet crisp it still leaves the room.  {You can see in the below photo how stark it looks compared to the new color I selected in the photo below.}




I even tried painting the trim gray to see if it would help with the lighter color, and it just kept getting worse….. so back to square one!


I love how the new color, Gossamer Veil turned out and I used the Sherwin Williams Cashmere paint in satin. It gave the walls a silky sheen that just made the room feel warm and bright without being stark.




Next, it was time for the charm & character. The first item that added the pop was this amazing wallpaper for a feature wall. I selected the Magnolia Joanna Gaines vintage rose wallpaper in grey and I’m seriously in love with it. I can’t believe what a difference it made for the room as a whole. Overall for a large project wallpaper can be very expensive. So, select a feature wall to spotlight. This way you get some character without a huge expense.




We then decided to add a little more texture to the room by shiplapping the opposite wall by the tub. I love how it adds another unique characteristic to the whole room.




For lighting We added this clean lined light fixture in the brushed, antique gold. Because of the beautiful feature of the wallpaper, I wanted something clean and simple so you could almost “see through” it. I’m so happy with the warmth they add to the wall without overwhelming it.




Over the tub there was an inset light that was just plain boring. So I found a light that has an adapter that literally just screws into the bulb spot. I mean it just added a wow factor that was even better than I imagined. It just makes the room so dreamy and romantic.




Also, it wasn’t in the budget at this time to replace the plumbing fixtures, but the silver/gold faucets weren’t cutting it for the look I wanted. So, I decided to spray paint them temporarily. I’m not going to recommend it at this point because I can’t guarantee how long it will last or hold up, but for a temporary fix it’s working out great. I didn’t even remove them to paint! I covered surrounding areas with plastic and wiped vaseline  around the faucets so I could wipe off any over spray.






Overall I’m happy with the “temporary fix” but not sure how long they will hold up. Again, in keeping with a budget, I wasn’t able to replace the mirrors over the sinks, so I spray painted them with the same Rustoleum Antique gold. I absolutely love how they turned out in this color.



Finally the biggest wow of all, the stenciled floors! I had already done this in another bathroom and you can visit that post for more details on the process with tips and suggestions My Painted bathroom floor project




Then I painted 2 coats of Kilz primer over the whole floor and let it dry for 24 hours






Next I started the stencil process with the pattern Toledo from Royal Stencils using chalk paint by Waverly in the color elephant. Once the stencil was done, I finished it off with two coats of Polycrylic to protect my work.












A few fun accessories and the project is complete. Planning and prepping a project is super important, but be prepared to make a change if something just isn’t working. Sometimes those changes work our for the better.








Hope you enjoyed this project reveal and I’d love to hear your thoughts . Feel free to pin away.

Happy Decorating

May 1, 2018

  1. Sierra says:

    This is so well done!!
    Sierra x |

    • says:

      Hi Sierra,
      Thank you so much I really appreciate that so much.
      ~Deborah xoxo

  2. Your hard work paid off my friend! Looks beautiful. Budget is so important and I really think you made great choices. You should be thrilled. thanks for sharing and God Bless, Julie & Jodie

    • says:

      Hey girls!

      Thanks so much for your feedback and stopping by, y’all are the best xoxo

  3. Nicole Heiney says:

    Beautiful! I especially love the floor! (I think you all bloggers should add time estimates after each part of the project so everyone can appreciate how much work went into your efforts!) I’ve been repainting a couple small pieces and I’ve forgotten how long painting without spray paint can take!

    • says:

      Hi Nicole,
      That’s a great idea and I really appreciate your feedback. Some of these projects can be very time consuming. Thank you so much for your comments & for stopping by…come back again soon!
      ~Deborah xoxo

  4. Cindy says:

    I really thought that was tile on the floor. It looks awesome!!

    • says:

      Thank you so much. It was a great project that was inexpensive yet very satisfying especially with the change that it made.
      I really appreciate your kind comments. Come back again soon.
      ~Deborah xoxo

  5. Melissa says:

    I love your room! May I ask which white trim you paired with SW Gossamer Veil? It has a beautiful, soft look.

    • says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Thank you, I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I painted the trim with Sherwin WIlliams Alabaster in satin.
      I appreciate you following along, great to hear from you!

  6. WOW…
    This is a great project. The information is very helpful. I’ve got very well from your post. You’ve done the work efficiently and effectively. This is a luxury bathroom. Your every picture is so beautiful. I’ve benefitted. Keep it up!

  7. Karen Ching says:

    I love how the gray color pallet compliments the flowers, and I really love it! I wish to do the same to mine 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sharon says:

    Hi Deborah!
    This is my first look at all of your “Before and Afters”. Your work is stunning. We live on the coast of NC and I’m about to take on several DIY projects soon. I found your link on Pinterest and now follow you. I’m interested in painting and then stenciling over our vinyl floored guest bath and mudroom. I truly look forward to soaking up your creative and classy ideas as inspiration. Thank you for sharing and God bless you and yours!

    • says:

      Hi Sharon,
      So great to hear from you and I’m so happy you enjoy the blog and my home. I love knowing that you have gained some inspiration from my posts. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, and come back often. I’m so happy you found my blog and are following along. Best of luck on all of your projects, and God bless you as well!
      All the best

  9. Carolyn says:

    Hi Deborah, Your bathroom remake is amazing. I am looking for inspiration as I slowly change my entire home. You have beautiful taste and I will continue to follow you for ideas. Thanks so much!

    • says:

      Hi Carolyn,
      Welcome and thank you for your kind comments. I am so happy you enjoy my blog and are getting ideas for your home. Feell free to invite others to follow. I appreciate you and your feedback!!

  10. William says:

    Hi!!! Hi!!!! Your bathroom looks amazing. Great job 🙂

  11. Portella says:

    This makeover is amazing! How long did it take?

  12. Sheila Strong says:

    This is an amazing update! I love your home and great tutorials. I am using a lot of this group of ideas and tutorials in our master bath as this stay at home order keeps lingering. Wondering how the faucets are holding up? Have a nice day.

    • says:

      Hi Sheila,

      Yay I’m so glad you enjoyed it! They are holding up pretty well. There are a few spots that have slightly chipped but it’s probably an area or spot that hadn’t been thoroughly cleaned. The prep is super important.

      Hope that helps and thanks for following,

      Stay Well

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