Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bathroom Makeover

Don't be alarmed. This is not another post about our master bathroom remodel.

I'm actually performing a little makeover on one of our upstairs bathrooms.

There was really nothing wrong with this bathroom. It was just rather nondescript, and I thought I'd try to spruce it up without spending a lot of moola. Plus, I've been secretly itching to use navy paint somewhere, and thought it would look great with the white and navy floor tile.

So, I started by removing the wallpaper...

and began painting the walls Benjamin Moore's "Hale Navy."

Did you notice the soffit with the can lights? I called in my handyman to remove the soffit and replace the lighting. Sounds pretty simple and straightforward until they took out the soffit and discovered a pesky pipe  right in the middle of the wall and ceiling venting to the roof of the house.

It couldn't be removed, so we had to come up with a solution to hide it. I asked him to install drywall on an angle, which conceals the pipe and gives the appearance that the roof is simply slanted along that wall. Not sure this was the best solution, but we were leaving for vacation and I had to come up with something fast.

This was the result...

You can see how the wall is slightly angled now.

Now, if I wasn't on a budget with this project, I would have put in these lights...

Oh, I love those lights! But I couldn't justify the expense. So, I searched high and low for a less expensive alternative. And, this is what I found...

And at the very budget-friendly price of $13.99, I couldn't pass it by. Here they are going in...

Hoping to finish up the painting this week. Then I've got some other changes to make to this room. Stay tuned...

Hope you are having a great weekend :)


  1. $13.99!! Are you kidding. What a deal and they look great. I love those other lights, too.

  2. How did you remove your wallpaper? We have tried every way possible to remove ours. Kitchen and bathroom and nothing has worked. If you can give me any advice, I sure would appreciate it. Thanks, Carol

  3. Love the colour! And the lights are amazing - nothing like a bargain price to add to the excitement of a remodel. Cant wait to see it finished.

  4. LOVE LOVE your new lighting!! Can't wait to see more!

  5. Everything is looking great! I love the paint color you chose and the lights are fantastic! Can't wait to see more!


  6. $14??? That is a steal!!!! Can't wait to see it!

  7. Looks great so far and love those lights......No way $ exciting is that!!...

  8. I love the navy and love the lights. Looking forward to seeing the finished room. x Sharon

  9. That is looking pretty good!!
    I love the navy! and the lights.
    Can´t wait to see the end result!

  10. We have a similiar soffit to address in one of our bathrooms. Thanks for the great idea. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  11. Love the navy with your floors and crisp white trim! I actually really like your lights better - I think they are much nicer and much more practical - the light will shine where you need it to. I can't imagine where the light would shine with the others {at my ears?} :)

  12. Bargain! I'll be back for the reveal, and I have to say I think the angled sheetrock will add some architectural detail, right?


  13. Oh you have me all excited, it is going to be fabulous!!!

  14. Wow! I'm loving that bathroom already! Can't wait to see it when it's done. You've picked out some great stuff. Love the new wall color too.

  15. The color is fabulous!! and the are going to love your bathroom!! good luck..have fun!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  16. You made a good decision. I think the angle is much better than the soffit. Can't wait to see it finished...why you leave us all in suspense like this?????

  17. Girl, I think our description of "small makeover" is very different. This is a big makeover! Anything that involves actual construction is a big makeover.

    Those lights are awesome! Where did you find them?

  18. Cant wait to see it when your done. It sounds like you found a great deal on the lighting fixtures.

  19. Loved the solution. Why is it that everybody does soffits?? I think you lights are just as nice and I love the blue walls. Can't wait to see the finished room.