One Room Challenge: Week 6…The Reveal

I am beyond excited to have this bathroom completed.  Let’s just say, the other night I said to Mr. Handsome something like…”When I’m done with this bathroom I’m going to go back to doing my easy fun little projects”.

He took his hand and shielding his face, turned away from me for a second (I think to either roll his eyes or to mouth something he’ll need to confess in church) and then turned back to me with the face of enthusiasm and said, “Oh I know you will.  This is all going to turn out great”.

Trying to convince him, I told him I was going to do easy and fun projects again, like painting shutters to put on walls or make a super simple coffee table tray and maybe I would sew some fun stuff for the kids.

Well, I think I have made a believer out of him.  My muscles are sore, my legs are tired, and my feet hurt from standing on a ladder…but I’m so thrilled with the result.  So, without further delay…


This bathroom ended up being all about texture and all about contrast.  I’m loving the dark against the white and all the textures everywhere.

Texture, texture, texture.  I just can’t get enough.

I think I am bordering on obsession with Turkish Towels.  Anyone else?  They are so soft and add so much to a room.

This shelf is actually a re-purposed shelf and you may not guess where it is from.  This literally came down off our garage wall to find a new home in the master bathroom.  #desperateforshelving

Of course more Turkish towels.  You may be wondering how the pink pulls in to the bath.  Well…it all started with this gorgeous art from Art Lamay.  You see, every year he comes to the local Shrimp Festival and every year I stand in his booth trying to decide which ONE I want.  I never could decide, until now.

I’ve always wanted a chandelier above my bathtub.  This bath has lower ceilings so I decided to improvise on a “chandelier” and I love it.

And can we just stop for a moment and take in that ceiling?  All those boards gave me splinters…not really!  It’s wallpaper!  Can you believe it?  It looks so real.  York Wallcoverings was kind enough to send me this amazing wallpaper.  Truly great wallpaper to work with.


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I love all of my new hardware.  The door looks so much more substantial and less builder grade with a pretty new knob.  The lights were another DIY project of mine.  Cabinet hardware had me at “hello” walking down the Hobby Lobby aisle with a 3 year old sleeping on my shoulder.

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I love shelving in the bathroom. A basket to hold toilet paper and a spot for towels really makes use of the vertical space.  Have I told you that I love Turkish towels?  Another benefit, they are thin so if you have a small bathroom they take up very little space.  This shelf is holding 3 full size bath towels.  Just sayin’….

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I love that while I’m showering I can stare at my beautiful new artwork, and when I step out I’m greeted with a pretty little vignette on my chippy shelves.


I know some of you thought I was crazy when I said I was spray painting my shower.  But I love how it turned out even though it was a pain to do.

Now for the best part.  I love a good before and after so I’ve lined some up for you.

Before and After Coastal Cottage Bathroom Makeover.



Thanks for checking out my One Room Challenge!  I want to say a huge thank you to Linda from Calling It Home for putting together this One Room Challenge.  I had a blast and ended up with a bathroom I will enjoy for a long time.

Be sure to hop on over to Linda’s site to see what all the other guest participants have been up to.

If you want to see some really great room makeovers check out the 20 designers who participated.  The rooms are drop dead gorgeous.

I’ll be sharing all of my sources and give you the final run-down on my budget for this challenge on Monday.  Be sure to stop back so you can shop the room.

One more for the road…


Have a fantastic day!


I’m sharing this project at:

AKA Design-Weekend Retreat party


Something to Talk About @ Spain Hill Farm 5AM CST
*Show and Share @ Coastal Charm 8AM or 8:30AM NEED LINK BUTTON

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on The Porch
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 3PM!
Inspire Me Monday @ Sand  and Sisal  4 or 5PM CST?

*The Scoop @ Stone Gable 5PM CST!!!
Before and After Linkup @ Thrifty Decor Chick 1st Monday of the month 12:30PM?

Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss  10 or 11AM CST?
* Wow Us Wednesdays @ Savvy Southern Style 6pm CST?
* Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasures evenings at 7CST?
* Dream Create Inspire @ Refresh Living evenings at 7PM CST!
* Swing into Spring @ DIY by Design at 10PM CST?
What’s It Wednesdays @ Ivy And Elephants ?

Creative Spark @ Two Purple Couches 9AM?
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson 2PM or 3PM!!?

** Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life 4PM CST!
* Share Your Style @ The Vintage Nest + 7MORE BLOGS!!!!! 6PM CST

Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours 6PM CST

Brag Worthy Thursday @ Bless’er House  + 4 more blogs 5AM CST!
Think and Make Thursdays @ Little Red Brick House  + 7 more blogs!!! 5AMCST!
*The Creative Circle @ Up to Date Interiors 8AM CST NEED BLOG BUTTON
Vintage Charm @ Charm Bracelet Diva  9AM CST
* Shabbilicous Fridays @ The Shabby Art Boutique 1:00PM!?
*Feathered Nest Fridays @ French Country Cottage  3PM CST!
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted In Thyme 6PM?

*The Inspiration Gallery @ craftberry bush + 2MORE BLOGS! 6pm!!

Creativity Unleashed @ Practically Functional 6pm!!
*Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home 6PM? what time zone
the weekend retreat @ AKA Design 6pm!!
Inspiration Friday @ The Painted Drawer 9PM CST???


* A morning Cup of Joe @ The Cottage Market 6AM EST?

Upcycled Link Party @ Funky Junk Interiors


*Saturday Sparks @ Pieced Pastimes  8:30AM?
*Share it One More Time @ One More Time Events  10AM CST!?
*DIY Sunday Showcase @ The Interior Frugalista 5PM CST!!! NEED LINK BUTTON!
Sundays at Home @ Love of Home  7PM CST!

* Silver Pernnies Sundays @ Finding Silver Pennies 6 or 7 AM?
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home 1PM???! + 6 more blogs!
**Amaze Me Mondays @ Dwellings 4PM CST!!!!

  1. coco

    November 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Nancy, I’m so excited for you this looks really good! I know a lot of love and time went into making everything extra special. Great job!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Thanks so much CoCo. You know I agonized over every decision. But it feels so great to have this room done. Now I need to turn my attention to the master bedroom. It’s the whole If You Give A Mouse A Cookie complex. 🙂

  2. Casey

    November 12, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Your bathroom looks amazing! I absolutely love how the wallpaper looks on the ceiling and all that moulding! Great job! I’m following you now and I can’t wait to see some of those smaller projects you’ve got planned ?

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks Casey. I’m already starting this smaller projects. I’m so happy you like the transformation.

  3. Lianna@theresnoplacelikehomemke

    November 12, 2015 at 8:14 am

    So fun! Totally impressed tha tyou did a bathroom in 6 weeks! I have been working on mine forever. Great job!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Lianna, thanks for looking. Six weeks SOUNDED like such a long time. It was a sprint at the end. Thanks for looking.

  4. Debi

    November 12, 2015 at 8:39 am

    It looks fabulous!! Love the ceiling and the walls.

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks Debi!

  5. Stacey

    November 12, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Way to go! Your bathroom really does look slightly coastal. I love what you did to the walls and all the special little touches. Painting the shower was a great call.

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Thanks Stacey. This is the first room in our house I’ve been able to make look the way I want it to look. I’ve decorated my kids’ rooms but that was based on their preferences. I can’t wait to start finishing all the rooms.

  6. cathy temple

    November 12, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Wow! What a difference! You did an amazing job. And it was obviously ALOT of work. Great job.

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Thanks Cathy. It was so much work. In fact, if I would’ve known just how hard it was going to be to finish I might not have started. But I am so happy I did.

  7. Samantha

    November 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    You did such a great job! Looks beautiful! Love all the beadboard!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks. I want to cover all my walls in beadboard now. 🙂

  8. ange

    November 12, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    It looks much brighter and yes, texture. Great job! I bet you are loving your new bathroom!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      I do love it so much. Thanks for checking it out Ange.

  9. KariAnne

    November 12, 2015 at 5:33 pm


    What a WONDERFUL transformation! I LOVE the ceiling and the light fixture. 🙂

    You go girl!

    Happy day friend!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks KariAnne. Of course I die over the ceiling, it reminds me of some of the ceilings you recently featured. I have to admit I sometimes walk in the bathroom just to look at the light.

  10. joy

    November 12, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    It turned out wonderfully! Love the color scheme.

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks Joy! I love the juxtaposition of light and dark.

  11. Denise

    November 12, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    It looks so good!! So light and bright! An awesome transformation! Now, enjoy!! 🙂

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Denise! This makes me want to paint all my rooms white.

  12. Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus

    November 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Wow, what a great before/after. I can’t believe that ceiling is wallpaper! I love that feature.

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Thanks Ashley. It’s amazing to look at the pictures. It has made a huge difference in making this home feel less like a builder spec home.

  13. marcie

    November 13, 2015 at 6:07 am

    I’m a coastal gal so I am loving it, especially that artwork and the touch of pink. There is an amazing amount of pink in coastal life if you stop to think about it!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      I know Marcie! Any way I can pull in pink without it being “girly” I am all about it. I love that Art LaMay print. 🙂

  14. christine dovey

    November 13, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Such a huge difference! I love the beadboard on the walls and wood on the ceiling…and he subtle hits of blush. Great job!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks Christine. I couldn’t believe how easy the beadboard wallpaper was to put up. I would use again in a heartbeat.

  15. Erin @ The Organized Life

    November 13, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Great transformation! I cannot believe that’s wallpaper on the ceiling, and I completely agree that the spray paint made a huge difference on the shower.

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Thanks Erin. I love looking at the ceiling. It makes me want to put it somewhere else in the house…but that would be redundant. 🙂

  16. Corinna - A Designer At Home

    November 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

    You spray painted your shower? I love it!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      I know…crazy. I think spray painting the shower was almost as hard as putting in all the moulding.

  17. sherry hart

    November 15, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I can not believe that is wallpaper on the ceiling! Unbelievable likeness to wood! Love the makeover and I agree…there is so much texture in this space! Great job!

    1. Nancy

      November 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Thanks so much Sherry! 🙂

  18. Cindy

    November 15, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Looks a amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  19. Linda - Calling it Home

    November 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Nancy, this is beautiful! What a lovely and refreshing ‘after’. I can’t believe that’s wallpaper. Well done.

  20. Judy

    November 24, 2015 at 7:10 am

    What a wonderful transformation. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button.

  21. Jenny @ Refresh Living

    November 24, 2015 at 8:48 am

    What an amazing update!! Your bathroom looks 100 times better. I especially love the repurposed shelves and the ceiling. All your hard work paid off – nice job!

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