I had a lot of wonderful experiences this summer, but in terms of blog opportunities, this project takes the cake. It was hard to keep it a secret, and I’m so happy to finally share it. Lowe’s challenged me, East Coast Creative, and Amber Interiors to update a builder grade blah bathroom with out of the box ideas and only $1,000.
The space was certainly not an eyesore or anything to begin with, but it was lacking personality. It looked like every guest bath you see in every new-build, middle-class home in America. And who wants their bath to look like everyone else’s?
So I injected a lot of personality and some fun and simple DIY projects into the space to take it from bland to beautiful.
Like many second baths, this space needed to be functional for children and guests. I didn’t want to sacrifice style for kids, but I didn’t want to sacrifice some fun for adults’ sake either. The mix of blues and graphic black and white was the answer. The colors are bold and exciting but still grown up.
Instead of a regular shower curtain, I picked up two window curtains from Lowe’s to hide bath toys and the like. Using a third curtain we created a valance that hangs at the ceiling and trimmed all of them out in ribbon to up the look for guests to enjoy.
You can see more of the projects and transformation in the video below. Video isn’t something I’ve done a ton of in a former life I did some live TV and I can’t believe how much fun I had! The crew was incredible and kind, and I can’t thank them enough for all of their hard work making me look good.