Our Woodland cottage has 2 full bathrooms, 1 upstairs with a bathtub, and 1 downstairs with a shower. The one downstairs is right off the living room. We’ve been wanting to update it with a simple DIY bathroom makeover.

Home Depot and Lowe’s both have “oops paint” sections, where you can purchase paint that was unclaimed or a customer decided on a different shade, and take it home for a fraction of the price! Several months ago, I bought a $5 gallon of dark blue paint and a $9 gallon of light blue paint.

We used the dark blue paint to update one of our bedrooms, used both shades of blue to transform our entryway into a playroom nook, and are now using the light blue paint for our bathroom makeover. I love how it transformed the bathroom!

Bathroom Makeover: BEFORE

bathroom before

bathroom before

bathroom before

Bathroom Makeover: AFTER

bathroom makeover

bathroom makeover

bathroom makeover

DIY Touches!

dipped-dyed art

After watching @thishouse5000’s insta stories several weeks ago, I had been on the hunt for a neglected little piece of art to revamp using a dip-dye paint technique.

I got the little framed lighthouse print for FREE from a neighbor’s driveway. I cleaned the frame using glass cleaner, and used painter’s tape to section off part of the frame. Then I used leftover white trim paint to add several coats to the glass and frame using a foam paint brush.

You can check out all of the how-to details about the dipped-dyed DIY artwork with before and after photos. I think the dipped-dyed update adds a little modern flare!

DIY shelves

Several months ago, we had also picked up a free set of three 2-tier shelves from a neighbor. We are using a couple of shelves on the floor of our closet to store Margaret’s baby clothes. I took the extra shelf and sawed off the bottom legs, painted it the same light blue shade as the walls, and then screwed it into the wall over the toilet. It’s the perfect spot to store extra towels and washcloths, a cute plant, and a little tray we purchased last year at Salvation Army.

hand soap glass bottle

We purchased these clear glass bottles to hold hand soaps and dish soaps, and decorated them using these chalk labels. A tiny blue flower pot holds small lotions, and our bathroom makeover is complete!

If you try out any of these bathroom makeover techniques, I would LOVE to see it! You can tag me @tidydad on Instagram!

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My wife and I live with our three young girls in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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July 13, 2020

Bathroom Makeover

Our Woodland cottage has 2 full bathrooms, 1 upstairs with a bathtub, and 1 downstairs with a shower. The one downstairs is right off the living room. We’ve been wanting to update it with a simple DIY bathroom makeover.

Home Depot and Lowe’s both have “oops paint” sections, where you can purchase paint that was unclaimed or a customer decided on a different shade, and take it home for a fraction of the price! Several months ago, I bought a $5 gallon of dark blue paint and a $9 gallon of light blue paint.

We used the dark blue paint to update one of our bedrooms, used both shades of blue to transform our entryway into a playroom nook, and are now using the light blue paint for our bathroom makeover. I love how it transformed the bathroom!

Bathroom Makeover: BEFORE

bathroom before

bathroom before

bathroom before

Bathroom Makeover: AFTER

bathroom makeover

bathroom makeover

bathroom makeover

DIY Touches!

dipped-dyed art

After watching @thishouse5000’s insta stories several weeks ago, I had been on the hunt for a neglected little piece of art to revamp using a dip-dye paint technique.

I got the little framed lighthouse print for FREE from a neighbor’s driveway. I cleaned the frame using glass cleaner, and used painter’s tape to section off part of the frame. Then I used leftover white trim paint to add several coats to the glass and frame using a foam paint brush.

You can check out all of the how-to details about the dipped-dyed DIY artwork with before and after photos. I think the dipped-dyed update adds a little modern flare!

DIY shelves

Several months ago, we had also picked up a free set of three 2-tier shelves from a neighbor. We are using a couple of shelves on the floor of our closet to store Margaret’s baby clothes. I took the extra shelf and sawed off the bottom legs, painted it the same light blue shade as the walls, and then screwed it into the wall over the toilet. It’s the perfect spot to store extra towels and washcloths, a cute plant, and a little tray we purchased last year at Salvation Army.

hand soap glass bottle

We purchased these clear glass bottles to hold hand soaps and dish soaps, and decorated them using these chalk labels. A tiny blue flower pot holds small lotions, and our bathroom makeover is complete!

If you try out any of these bathroom makeover techniques, I would LOVE to see it! You can tag me @tidydad on Instagram!

Thanks for pinning!

_____________________________________________________________

This post contains affiliate links. We may make a small commission for purchases made through these links with no additional fee to the customer. We only link to products we use and love! Thank you for supporting our blog! 

July 13, 2020

Bathroom Makeover

About me

Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our three young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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