Guest Bathroom Makeover: The Final Before & After

Hi friends! Hope your weekend was fabulous.

As you all know, David and I are selling our house. Fingers crossed, it should go on the market at some point early this week. As one of our many "before we list" projects, we decided to do a little makeover of our guest bathroom. Basically, the goal was to take it from dramatic + dark to light, neutral and bright.

So without further ado... our new guest bathroom!


BEFORE


AFTER


  We bought a new mirror and sconces for a total of $50 (more details here) and hope to sell the old fixtures on Craigslist, so we'll actually make some cash!

BEFORE


AFTER


In case you missed it, check out what went into the great shower curtain debate. More details below! 

BEFORE


AFTER


Oh, that purple ceiling. Mad props to David for repainting it!


As you can see, I chose the classic white waffle shower curtain. You guys were amazing at weighing in with your two cents about the curtain! So thanks again! The final vote tally from you guys was four votes for the striped curtain, thirty-six votes for the white waffle and forty-three votes for the patterned curtain. And I'm not gonna lie, I was totally going to choose the last patterned option, just like the majority of you. I was really scared the bright white waffle curtain would make the rest of the cream colored trim look blah. But our realtor thought it was too busy with the patterned wallpaper, so we opted to keep it simple with the white waffle. And I actually think it really works! No blah, just fab ; )

But guess what room doesn't have patterned wallpaper and also needed a shower curtain? Our master bathroom! Woot woot. Pretty little bird curtain got to stay at our casa.



So there you have it, friends. Our little guest bathroom makeover. With $50 in new fixtures, plus about $30 in paint for the ceiling and $20 for the shower curtain, the entire project ran us right at $100. I think it's definitely a good investment! We actually really like it. And hopefully you guys love it... but hopefully the potential buyers love it even more! : )

37 comments:

  1. it looks fabulous- so lght and bright! i am so glad you chose the white curtain for there, and so glad you were able to use the bird one still! it looks perfect in the master bath!

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  2. Turned out great! And, the bird curtain looks perfect in your Master Bath.

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  3. It's Open House ready, Michelle! Wouldn't it be great if one of your Ten June blog stalkers swooped in and made an offer, just like that? Keeping my fingers crossed for you - the bathroom and your whole house look great!

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  4. I missed the vote but white would have been my choice also! It always makes a room look so fresh. Love the bird print in the master also....

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  5. Yay! Looks perfect! My vote was for the waffle. Good choice. Q: why do you have it tucked in the tub??

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  6. It looks just awesome. Much lighter and brighter.

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  7. Looks great! I am still so in love with the bird shower curtain. I looked online last night and couldn't find it, so I hope it is in the store :(

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  8. It looks great!!! Small changes make such a huge difference.

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  9. Thanks everyone!

    Melissa- there's no method to my madness about tucking the shower curtain. Honestly, the custom curtain that was in the room before was so long, so we could take it up to the ceiling... which looks great in my opinion (always hang curtains high + wide, right?!). But this little guy was so much shorter that I hung it as high as I could and just tucked the rest into the tub. It looked better to me that way since there was so little hanging down over the tub with the way I hung it. Like I said, no method to my madness at all! : )

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    1. Perfect! I thought maybe you were starting a new trend-Hee Hee :))

      By the way, your master shower is my absolute favorite bc I have a VERY similar layout in my master bath. I am going to copy your shower this summer! It is by far the ONLY inspiration photo I have found that is 100% my taste, so thank you! We live in SC in a 1980's ranch and if we were moving to your town, I would love to buy your house! You have impeccable taste!

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  10. Looks great and I am sure it will help with the sell. So glad you got the bird shower curtain - I think it is fabulous.

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  11. Michelle it looks so pretty! Such a difference it is crazy! The white curtain looks great :)

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  12. Looks LIGHT YEARS better! Isn't it great how little changes can make such a difference? Potential buyers will love how bright and inviting it is. It's just begging them to hop in and try the shower out, since you're out driving around the neighborhood for 45 minutes killing time anyway... ;) Showing houses sucks, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that the first weirdo to jump in your shower buys the place. :)

    (So glad you got to keep the cute bird print curtain!)

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  13. The bathroom looks great!! So bright and fresh! You did an awesome job girl!

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  14. It turned out perfectly! Even though I voted for the bird in the guest bathroom, I actually like it in the master better!

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  15. Oooooh- looks great!!! And I love that bird print shower curtain in your master bathroom- perfection!!

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  16. i think the simple white curtain works the best. the bathroom looks AMAZING. and kudos to you for doing it for noly $100! yay!

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  17. It looks so fresh and bright! You are going to have no problem selling your beautiful home!
    -Shelley

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  18. It looks great!! And I'm glad you kept the bird shower curtain - it looks perfect in your master bath with the gray cabinets! Amazing job Michelle!

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  19. Looks great! I love the bird shower curtain.

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  20. I love how much brighter it looks. The bird shower curtain looks fantastic in your master bath too!

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  21. Loving the update! I know it won't take long to sell if your house is as beautifully styled as this bathroom. :) So excited to have come across your blog- I love it! Excited to be your newest follower. :)

    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  22. Looks great! The white was a great choice!

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  23. It looks fantastic, girl. I love it. It's shocking what infusing white can do. Nice mirror swap out as well.

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  24. Wonderful job! So light and bright, Michelle -- buyers will fall in love. :)
    xo Heidi

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  25. Looks great girl!!! And do you know what would be fab!?!?! (don't you love unsolicited advice?!) If you got another bird shower curtain for your shower...so it'd be thick and pleated when closed, and you could open them like drapes on either side? Really showcase how wide and gorgeous that shower is. Love that shower curtain!

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  26. it looks so airy and bright. i love it! glad you kept the bird shower curtain too...so cute. :o)

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  27. I agree with Melissa, except I would treat them as "drapery panels" and have them on each side of the shower. That way you get to keep your great daylight from the window--the window looks like it has a treatment on it, and you get even more pattern and color in there!

    Check out my blog-- I just updated my powder room too! www.whitneybrock.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry- just re-read her post-- I completely agree with her- haha! I should have listened to my teachers more to read the WHOLE paragraph- lol!

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  28. The bathroom makeover looks wonderful!! The changes you did really transformed that bathroom and make it look so much brighter and cleaner. Love it! Also, that bird shower curtain looks fantastic in your bathroom - really compliments the cabinets. Two fabulous bathrooms now!!

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  29. Looks great!!!! Found you at Home Stories a to z....

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  30. Just amazing how there were no super DRAMATIC changes, just a few brighter objects and repainting the ceiling, yet it made a HUGE difference. Beautiful redo!

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  31. What beautiful makeovers!! Those changes made a huge difference in lightening and brightening the space and it is just a gorgeous bathroom...both of them! :-)
    Vanessa
    P.S. Newest follower here!

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