I am so excited to share with you my budget bathroom makeover today! HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams asked if I’d be up for the challenge of trying out their new Softer Side color palette. Our master bathroom was more than willing to volunteer for the task. I swear I heard it whisper ,”pick me….pick me”! I chose to paint our bathroom in a shade called (SW 6478) Watery in a satin sheen. Watery is a gorgeous blue that changes colors for me throughout the day. It is aptly named! At times it looks more vibrant and turquoise and at others it is a bit more muted…just like a real body of water.
But we are getting ahead of ourselves here! What is a good makeover without a before picture? The last time I highlighted our master bathroom on the blog was at least 5 years ago! Below you can see what our bathroom previously looked like (and you can also appreciate how far my photography skills have come since that time). Our bathroom wasn’t hideous by any means, but I had grown weary of it and was ready for a change. I wasn’t interested in spending a lot of money on this makeover and worked within the limits of a tight budget. Thank goodness for the transformative powers of paint! It never ceases to amaze me. Hands down, paint is the number one DIY tool that I would take with me to a desert island. You know, in case I wanted to embellish my coconut cups or bamboo hut.
To complete this room, I used a little over a gallon with two-three coats of HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams paint. I used HGTV HOME™ paint when I repainted my boys’ bedroom and remember liking it. It is easy to work with and provides good coverage. It also is a bit less expensive than some of the other Sherwin-Williams paint lines.
To complement my new “Softer Side” look, I decided to add a strong focal point to the center of the bathroom while softening the harsher lines of my previous mirrors. The white styled shelving unit and round mirrors changed the feel of the room from moody and dark to airy and bright.
I love adding decorative and functional shelving to every space! Our bathroom does not have a closet, so the extra storage is a welcome addition. I actually use most of the pretty “props” on display.
Tip: Storing extra soap in an apothecary jar not only looks lovely but keeps soap from cluttering up cabinets.
Although I prefer liquid soap, my husband still swears by the good old bar.
I thought the shot below was fun! Notice how my painting is being reflected in the faceted mirror to display a “bouquet” of flowers. You can also get a feel for what I was talking about earlier when I said that this paint color changes colors throughout the day. I love the depth of color in this shot and how the blue changes a bit in the light and shadows.
Here is a shot from the doorway so you can get a feel for what the entire room looks like. Our bathroom is fairly modest, but includes everything I need. I love soaking in my tub and admiring how springy and cheerful my bathroom looks now!
I purchased a few new towels and accessories to help pull the look together and celebrate the new wall color.
And here is my view first thing every morning. Not bad if I do say so myself!
Let’s take one more look at the before and after!
Sigh. I love it! It is exactly the low budget, high impact change I was hoping for!
I’ll be back next week to discuss how the HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams Softer Side palette inspired design elements for my bathroom makeover. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my new space!