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. says

    I think my favorite part is the walls and the shower curtain. Of course the floor and fixtures are amazing as well and totally pull it together, but I love how calm the room looks with the wall colors. AMAZING!

  2. says

    I can not explain how much I LOVE this redo! The stripes are perfect and just subtle enough! Ohh La LA!
    I agree with Erin above…thank you for posting the paint colors!!!

  3. Sandra says

    I love how subtle the wall stripe is, and I can’t believe that “rug” is actually painted! I would have never guessed.

    I think it’s very brave to use a painted floor in the bathroom, and spray-painted fixtures for the sink. Something not only touched all the time, but touched with wet & soapy fingers and feet? I’d be curious to know how it holds up!

  4. Christin says

    Incredible. Doesn’t even look like it could be the same room or space. I love the color choices and especially the rug. Well done Roeshel!! Thanks for sharing your inspiration. :)

  5. says

    I love those stripes! I’ve been afraid to attempt stripes since my fiasco w/stripes and egg shell paint (didn’t go so well, but could have totally been my fault). Is semi-gloss better, I have egg shell throughout my house and tend to stick w/the same look.

  6. Melissa says

    This is awesome! Definitley shows what you can do on a budget! The floor is amazing! I thought it was a rug at first.

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