Colorful Makeover for a Dull Bathroom

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Colorful Bathroom Reveal

colorful guest bathroom makeover

When I tell you this post is down to the wire, I mean it’s DOWN TO THE WIRE! I actually photographed the room last week, but editing and hitting publish was the challenge here! I digress… our third floor bathroom is DONE! Fin! Complete! With everything all said and done, this makeover was my favorite type: dramatic before/ after but not any real “heavy lifting”… i.e. mostly superficial!

bathroom details

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Let’s hop in the way way back machine and see how this room started, shall we? Dingy walls, dated floor, junky sconce, stupid storage, tiny mirror, no artwork… like a bad motel.

third floor bathroom before makeover

You’ve pretty much seen the blow by blow so today’s post is mostly to see the whole thing all styled and purty. To get you up to speed, Week 1 I shared my vision for the space and gave you some glamour shots of the room in it’s BEFORE glory.

vision board for 3rd floor bathroom

Week 2: I built a new storage table and added some ball fringe to the shower curtain. I stained the table to match the exposed beams that are throughout the third floor, and I love that rich little bit of wood.

orc-bathroom-reveal-14 table and ball fringe updates in ORC bathroom

Week 3, I tackled the wallpaper. And I LURVE it. It’s from Spoonflower and was designed by the artist Micklyn Le Feuvre. So pretty!  I’m no expert at wallpapering, but I’m getting better! Having that bright and colorful pattern in the space makes the whole room feel more modern and luxe. In my opinion.

ORC bathroom reveal bathroom updates

Week 4 and I gave the area right outside the bathroom a little love. A new improved garment rack and a bright new mirror meant this tied in a bit more to the whole space.

dresser styling outside bathroom area

Week 5… yeah, I think I skipped that one. The challenge was extended by a week this go around so… I gave myself a pass…

colorful bathroom reveal bathroom reveal ORC

Week 6. I was a little nervous that this would take an eternity, but… it didn’t! I tackled the floor and gave it an awesome graphic treatment (for $5!) that meant the whole space looked fresh and updated, but… no tiling or demo involved. Win-win!

ORC bathroom floor pattern graphic floor in bathroom

Which brings us to today! The grand reveal! I mean, the room is like 4×8 so it’s not like there are any hidden angles you haven’t seen, but… I brought in a new light fixtures from Lamps Plus, a new round mirror from Target, artwork, and antique gold accessories and, voila. Wanna come stay with us just so you can use the guest bathroom? Thought so.

orc-bathroom-reveal-8 orc-bathroom-reveal-9 bathroom makeover

bathroom dressing area

And just for the grand finale… care to see the before/ after back to back?! Yeah… I thought you might.

third floor bathroom before makeoverorc-bathroom-reveal-after

Aaaaaaand last one:

3rd floor bathroom makeover

colorful bathroom after


Thanks SO much to my amazing sponsors: Lamps Plus and Spoonflower. As I mentioned, that stunning wallpaper is from Spoonflower. The blue chair, table lamp, Buddha fountain, light fixture, towel ring, and black and white print are all from Lamps Plus.

Mostly thanks to Linda from Calling It Home for yet another fun packed One Room Challenge! Make SURE you head over to the link up and congratulate everyone who finished and ogle the amazing reveals!


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  1. just found you through the one room challenge link up and im smitten with your bathroom! That wallpaper is perfection and so are the little vintage details! Thanks for inspiring me. I would love to turn a little powder room into a masterpiece too!


  2. Charlotte, it is so fabulous! I love how you left the exposed beams the wood color and stained the new storage piece to match. You are the queen of accessorizing! I luuuurve it too!

  3. What a stunning room! That wallpaper is amazing and everything is pulled together perfectly-bravo for an orc well done! and i love your “wrangler of chaos” in your bio…i need to take that on as my life “job” description as well! 🙂

  4. Beautiful, Charlotte! I love your wallpaper print, and that floor – so brilliant! I, also used wallpaper in my Bthrm makeover and it was so very time-consuming but worth it.

  5. Wow! Just Love It. Tha wall paper is absolutely billliant. My only desire is that the black framed pictue be centered over the toilet – just kind of lookS a bit off to me:) ~
    (Ihave no idea why this is in all caps – I have treid to fix it to no avail!- I even typed in word and cut and pasted here and it converted to All caps!)

  6. Well Charlotte, that wallpaper is just amazing! And what a great job you did hanging it. Kudos! Love the floor and the beams, too! the whole room is beautiful. congrats on a great makeover! ~~ Susie from The chelsea project