Reader Redesign: Bathroom Brilliance

When our bloggy friend Roeshel sent over her bathroom makeover it was love at first sight. Here’s her letter:

I’d love to submit my bathroom makeover for a reader redesign. Thank you so much for the inspiration! The entire project cost just $512 and I really love the outcome. The ceiling paint, primer and trim and door paint were free (we already had it from previous projects) and the wall paint is Benjamin Moore’s Light Pewter and Nimbus (color matched to Valspar’s Signature paint). The lighting was from Lighting Direct and the oval vanity mirror came from Lowe’s. I painted the floor myself with Valspar Porch and Floor Paint in “Journey” and some Benjamin Moore “Smoke Embers” paint I already had (using two of the same Elegant Bracket Stencils). Then I sealed it with Minwax water based polyurethane (which WILL yellow light-colored paint). Oh and I got the Extra long White Waffle shower curtain at Target and used Rustoleum spray primer and oil rubbed bronze spray paint and spray lacquer for the faucets. Of course you can check out all the details over on my blog (for example, the floor painting project can be found right here). ~Roeshel

Here’s what the bathroom looked like before Roeshel worked her DIY magic:

And here’s the amazing (and wallet-friendly) after:

Isn’t that breathtaking? Of course we love the horizontal stripes that she added to those walls (check out our subtle wall stripe tutorial right here) and that painted floor is nothing short of amazing. What do you guys think? Didn’t Roeshel do a stellar job in here? What’s your favorite part? We’re torn between that fantastic stenciled floor and the soft clean color combo of the white trim and pedestal sink layered on top of those tone on tone walls. Yummy.


  1. KK says

    This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen. I love those floors!

    Also, I noticed on her blog she had a “paint your laminate counter top” – what a killer idea for someone who has ugly counter tops and want to change them up without spending a fortune.

  2. Barbara the CT Granny says

    The floor is fabulous and makes the whole room. Everything else shows the floor off without being blah. I love it.

  3. says

    I love this makeover. I am very curious about this floor paint. Anyone know if it can be used on Linoleum floors? We have UGLY tiles in our basement. We are currently doing a small makeover and we were going to leave the floor as is but I would love to just give it a cosmetic upgrade.

  4. says

    Excellent job … what a great transformation for $500! Thank you so much for the details and particularly the paint colors. I get so frustrated when I love a makeover but can’t figure out what paint colors were used.

  5. amelia says

    love the stripes! love them in this light grey too – i think i will borrow these paint colours and do stripes in my powder room!

  6. Amanda says

    My favorite parts are: a) that sweet lil’ dog who wandered in and b) the FLOOR! A.Mazing!!
    What a transformation!!!

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