Monday, January 17, 2011

Bathroom Makeover: Part II (and giveaway!)

After some minor paint touch-ups and re-accessorizing, I'm finally done with the hall bathroom! But first, let's reminisce with the dark and dim Before:

And now, the lighter, brighter, better After!

I really like this bar of soap. It was kind of my inspiration for the new look.

So besides the paint color, what else changed in here?
  • Replaced chrome towel bar with oil-rubbed bronze towel bar (which we already had on hand from our old apartment bathroom)
  • Replaced chrome toilet paper holder with new oil-rubbed bronze holder
  • Replaced shower curtain with new white curtain that lets more light into tub
  • Minimized clutter by taking old, mismatched towels off etagere and putting them in storage until needed

Combined with the new wall color and crisp paint lines (thanks to ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock Protector), these changes all made a big difference and really helped to pull the bathroom together. I was able to save money by keeping the neutral rug & toilet seat cover and one set of towels in here because they still coordinate with the new color scheme. Also, there was no need to buy a new soap dispenser or other decor/accessories.

Here's the cost breakdown:

Paint: $35 (Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Mojito/satin finish; Home Depot)
Toilet Paper Holder: $15 (Walmart)
Shower Curtain: $16 (Bed Bath & Beyond, with $5 off coupon)
Total Makeover Cost: $66
FYI - I love the Mojito paint color and can't believe I found the perfect shade of green. It has just enough yellow mixed in to make it bright and cheery without being obnoxious. I also think it would be a fun color for a kitchen. It looks great combined with deep browns, black, chrome, white, etc... Ok, I'm done gushing over this color now! (And no, I was not paid by Behr to say any of this.)

So, what are your thoughts on the before & after?

3M, who graciously provided me with the painter's tape that I used in the bathroom makeover, has offered to give away a roll of ScotchBlue Painter's Tape with Edge-Lock Paint Line Protector to 16 of my readers! I know all you painters out there would love to get your hands on this stuff!

All you need to do to enter is:
  • Be a follower of my blog
  • Leave a comment on this post (and just for fun, you can let me know what project you'd use the tape for)
  • Make sure you have a valid e-mail address so I can contact you if you win.
I'll accept entries until Tuesday, January 25, at 5 p.m. CST.

Enter away, folks!


Weekend Bloggy Reading


Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Oooh, I can always use painter's tape!


Pretty Nerdy said...

Great makeover! And low cost like I like it! The painter's tape would help with the stripes I want to paint in my son's room! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kim's Treasures said...

Your bathroom looks great! Love the color!

Corey said...

great job on the makeover

Ashley said...

I'm a follower and I would use this to redo my kitchen.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Holyoke Home said...

No need to enter me in the tape give away, as we are about seven bazillion years away from needing it (we need walls first!)

Just stopping by from Russet Street Reno!

Lucky Girl said...

Such a great looking bathroom! I really love the green!

Amanda- Hip House Girl said...

It looks great! Much more cheery and inviting (and you definitely want people to feel invited into the bathroom).

I would love to win this! I need to paint my purple bedroom in time for when Stan the Man moves in so he feels at least a little bit manly.

Mrs. Chic said...

I really like the color you choose makes the bathroom look fresh!

I would love to use the tape for our nursery - lots of painting to do and touch up of our baseboards!

A Little Decorum said...

Love that new color! Great job on the bathroom.
I'd love to use the ScotchBlue Painter's Tape to do my kitchen, dining room, and both bathrooms.
Thanks for a nice giveaway.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the color you chose. Looks like a totally different room. That's awesome that you get to give away more tape. Cool giveaway and useful, too.

Renee G said...

Love the new bath colors. I would use this to redo our powder room. I wanted it to be cheery so I painted in peach about a year ago. However, when the paint dried it was dark orange. Yuk! Would love to use this on my repaint project.

Corey said...

sorry, forgot to include my email:

Also, we are having a baby boy in May so I'd use the giveaway prize to paint his room, as well as paint one bathroom ceiling and paint the entire other bathroom.

Lisa said...

Just found your blog through a comment on The Flipping Couple. I'm now a new follower!

The new color in the bathroom really does lighten things up.

I saw your pics of your pup, Dudley, and he looks like our super-mutt, Pilot.

Great giveaway idea! (email: wearecrafty at gmail)

missavene said...

I follow your blog, and the tape, I would use it when painting my living room, and bedroom... Living room has been primed, the bedroom hasn't yet :) missavene at gmail

Anonymous said...

I live in a house that could use some serious renovating. Unfortunately, we're renting. Boo. Luckily the landlord has graciously allowed us to paint. I've been planning to paint an accent wall in our living room and change the paint color in our bedroom. This tape would be so helpful!

My email is

Thanks! BTW, I love the color in the bathroom! I was going to guess mojito because it is my favorite summertime drink!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Love the bathroom transformation! Much more airy and organic. Great job!


Jacqueline said...

id love to use the tape on my powder room painting project (that I am undertaking VERY soon!)

i follow via gfc

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House said...

I love the new color. And I can always use more painter's tape!

And thanks for stopping by my blog.

katychick said...

i could use that to paint our hallway
tcogbill at live dot com

Oonafey said...

Um... that green is the bees knees! I really, REALLY love the way it turned out. In fact, that may just be the green I pick for our stairwell and upstairs hallway... whenever I get around to painting it, that is. HEY! Maybe that's what I'll use my new 3M tape for!

bcbeaveratheart said...

I am a follower on GFC.
I would use the tape on EVERYTHING in our house...we have just stripped our house down to the bones and have a TON of work to ANY tape would be of help at this point! Thanks

oksana said...

Following your blog and I would use this tape for making contrast decor painting in the play room! I love your style of decor!!! Great job!

Thank you for the chance!


Jill said...

We are in the process of making over our kitchen. Removing 13 yr old wallpaper, faux finishing the countertops, backsplash tile and new paint. The tape would be perfect for this project!

Kara Abbey said...

I really need to re-do MY small bathroom ! It's downstairs and right off of my kitchen so it's the bathroom all of our guests use when they're at our house - and it's atrocious. Would love some painters tape to kick start my bathroom's transformation !!

Summer said...

I am a follower. My husband and I are closing on our new house next week. We will be doing a lot of painting to get it ready to move into. The old owners had the weirdest taste in colors.

summer.tidmore at yahoo dot com

jdjmcc said...

Great makeover! I like the cost of it:) I'm dying to paint my living room! I follow on GFC!

Shel said...

I'm a new GFC follower.

We're going to repaint our bathroom next month...I'm going to try my hand at "faux" painting and I'm scared to death. I have lots of woodwork to tape off so the painter's tape would be a blessing.

shel704 at aol dot com

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said... the transformation!

Kylie said...

OH, I am so jealous that Mojito worked so well in your bath! We tried it, and I wanted to love it... but it just didn't mesh. This looks great :) I like it a lot better with the new paint and curtain!

Dawn said...

love the makeover-looks so bright now

Melissa said...

I follow you!

I'd use the tape for my office makeover. I want to paint it a warm gray! I might even add some large stripes...we'll see how courageous I am. :)

melissa.tan527 (at) gmail (dot) com

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great makeover at a great price, Amanda!! Love the new wall color. You had good inspiration too! ;) Thanks so much for linking up to my party. I hope you'll stop by Serenity Now again soon. :)

claudia b said...

Love the new color, so bright and cheerful!

Susanmeep said...

i would love to do a little painting, I could use this tape! You did a great job. suelee1998 @

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Amanda, it looks so much better in there! I would love to win some painters tape for a front hall closet that will soon be getting the paint treatment!

Shel said...

Hi Amanda,

I just wanted to say "thank you" for following up with another email...I did send my information the other day but it may have went to spam-heaven.

I sent you another...thank you again!

shel704 at aol dot com

Tereza said...

Your Bathroom looks lovely, isn't it amazing what paint can do!

Meg said...

Wow, what a difference! It looks so much bigger and airier. I just love how fresh it looks! Fabulous job as always. Tip of the hat to you!


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