Coastal Bathroom

by Chris on March 7, 2011

Back in July, I decided I needed to do something to my kids’ bathroom. The white on white just wasn’t working for me, and I needed something different. The only problem is that this was back in July…of 2008. Yes. That’s when this “remodel” began, and it is finally finished.

The before pictures are also before I had a good camera. It also helps emphasize how much better the afters are. You with me still? Ok. I give you the before.

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Don’t get me wrong—I LOVE white. It’s my favorite color. But with no window and well, no window, it just didn’t do it for me. You ready for the after? How ‘bout a during? Still with the crappy camera.

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Alright. No more messin’ around. Here’s the after…

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Amazing what a new camera will do, eh? Well, that and some beadboard, crown molding, and a ton of absolutely perfect accessories.

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This angle gives you a much better idea of what the beadboard looks like. (Having no natural light in here proved to be VERY tricky when photographing.) I decided on the wider plank beadboard—I think it looks more coastal—and I would have gone even wider if I could have found it!

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My favorite item in the room was also the least expensive. I found this little printer’s/stamp box for $5.00 at a flea market, and it now houses shells that we’ve collected on our family trips to the beach. L-o-v-e.

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Needless to say, I am so glad this room is done! It took a lot of work (and some hard labor from my FIL), but I’m thinking it was totally worth it!

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Because I never know how to approach these “room reveals”, I guess I’ll just see if you have any questions. If you’re anything like me, you do! There are a few things I should probably share with you (painting the cabinets, making the mirror frame, baseboards, and shelf, blah, blah, blah), but for now I hope you enjoy!

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To find all the resources for this coastal bathroom, click here! I’ll tell you all about it!



Jen @ March 7, 2011 at 4:38 am

Is is GORGEOUS!! I love how bright it is. And the beadboard is so pretty. Great transformation!!!!


Ashlynn March 7, 2011 at 4:39 am


Ames March 7, 2011 at 4:40 am

It looks gorgeous! Seriously. Worth the wait – you should be very proud of yourself!

Myra Hope March 7, 2011 at 4:42 am

LOVE it Chris!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

Kristen March 7, 2011 at 4:50 am

Oh wow Chris – your new camera takes amazing shots! ;) I really think this is so beautiful. Fantastic job friend! What kind of "bead board" is that? Or is it just planking – like 1×4's? Seriously – this is perfection. Just book yourself a ticket to SLC so you can start working on my house now, ok?!

Anna @ Take the Side Street March 7, 2011 at 4:53 am

It's beautiful!!! I'm jealous of the box, my dad brought something similar back from India in the 60's and a few years ago my dang brother stole it for HIS house. Haha! ;) Seriously though, love the room — love the wide beadboard too. Great job!

sydney85 March 7, 2011 at 4:55 am

Love the bathroom. It looks amazing. What did you do to the cupboards and what products did you use.


Tales From My Empty Nest March 7, 2011 at 4:59 am

I have a bathroom that looks very similar that needs a complete makeover. I love the black cabinets and have thought about doing mine the same. Would love some tips on how you did your cabinets. Love the white, black & blue color scheme. Well worth the wait. Gorgeous!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Tales From My Empty Nest March 7, 2011 at 5:00 am

I have a bathroom that looks very similar that needs a complete makeover. I love the black cabinets and have thought about doing mine the same. Would love some tips on how you did your cabinets. Love the white, black & blue color scheme. Well worth the wait. Gorgeous!!! Love & blessings from NC!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} March 7, 2011 at 5:00 am

Oh, I just love it. The colors are perfect. I am in love with the mirror and the art you made. Just darling.

Rachelle March 7, 2011 at 5:02 am

Holy COW. That looks fantastic, I love it.

Can I come live in your bathroom? :-P Wait, no that's weird. Forget I said that.


Nikki March 7, 2011 at 5:07 am

Your hard work paid off! It is beautiful!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart March 7, 2011 at 5:12 am

It's amazing!!! I absolutely love it! So bright and cheery and down right gorgeous!
I know you are so glad to have it completed. :)
What kind of camera do you have? I'm sure you shared it on your blog already, but do it again! :)
I'm going to share this on my facebook page.

Beverly @ March 7, 2011 at 5:14 am

Wow this is beautiful!! The beadboard is gorgeous and I love all the touches you did – the seashell crate especially. Nice job!!!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking March 7, 2011 at 5:31 am

STUNNING! Love the cabinets, beadboard… well everything. Can't wait to hear more details :)

Emilie March 7, 2011 at 5:37 am

Wow. Just wow.

I would LOVE tips on painting cabinets. I thought you had purchased new ones.

Love the bead board.OH and the blue ceilings . Ceilings never get enough love.

Amanda Kuzak March 7, 2011 at 5:41 am

What a difference, great job. I love the theme and the monograms.

Samantha @ Black Velvet Chair March 7, 2011 at 5:41 am

Amazing WORK!!

Did you paint the ceiling blue?


Stephanie March 7, 2011 at 5:54 am

Chris you did a beautiful job! I love the ceiling being blue and the black cabinets anchoring the room. The beadboard just makes it. It just flows so nicely, not over done coastal at all! I love that little cubby too! So cute and fresh.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design March 7, 2011 at 5:57 am

Fantastic Chris! Worth all of the labor, you did great!!

Christy Wheeler March 7, 2011 at 6:53 am

We are just about to start our bathroom remodel and I am really interested in finding out how you painted the cabinets. Your bathroom looks great!

Rachel March 7, 2011 at 7:08 am

holy crap. i absolutely love love love this bathroom! i tell ya, every time you put something on this blog i'm never truly prepared for just how awesome/gorgeous/amazing it's going to be. love love it. love.

Comeca Jones March 7, 2011 at 7:10 am

One word three syllables Fab-U-lous!

Dear Lillie March 7, 2011 at 7:32 am

Beautiful job!!!! It looks fabulous. And thanks so much for mentioning us on your facebook page. Someone just let me know and I am know your newest follower!

jacoal March 7, 2011 at 7:35 am

Love it!! Great inspiration for my bath redo in my beachy gameroom. Is the shower tiled or is the beadboard carried in there too? I can't tell by the pic.

Mimi March 7, 2011 at 7:42 am

It is gorgeous, I had to keep going back to the before photos. What a transformation. Inspirational! Mimi xx

Triplet Mami March 7, 2011 at 8:57 am

LOve, Love,Love! SO cute! I am doing the same to my cabinets in the near future, so I'm kinda wondering the same as to what products you used and some step by steps if you don't mind.

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle March 7, 2011 at 9:06 am

Wow, that looks great! Such a big difference!

Mel March 7, 2011 at 10:47 am

It's perfection! Every detail is fabulous.

tracylaf March 7, 2011 at 11:05 am

What a world of difference!!!!! I LOVE the beadboard…where did you get it???? Awesome job!!!!! :)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish March 7, 2011 at 11:26 am

Beautiful! The colors are great but all of your accents are freaking amazing. Seriously Chris – it looks like something out of a magazine! I love it! Great job!

Madigan at madiganmade March 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

Just beautiful! What a light, bright space! Love the blue ceiling, too.

Stacey March 7, 2011 at 11:46 am

It looks amazing! The black vanity with the blue and white is superb! This is a keeper – worth the wait!
Stacey of Embracing Change

modern jane March 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Amazing! It looks so so great! Do you mind me asking what kind of camera you have?

Dianne March 7, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Wow…it looks the idea of the towels hanging on hooks..makes you think that they just might be able to make it back there.

Dana March 7, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Wow!! It is just beautiful!! Every little detail is just perfect!

The Yellow Cape Cod March 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm


Kaye March 7, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Beautiful!!! Totally feels liks a cottage at the beach!!

You have amazing style!


Designing Domesticity March 7, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Looks great! And I love that you darkened the cabinet. Everyone goes for white! Love the outcome. Can't wait to see the tutorials on everything!!!liz

Anonymous March 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I absolutely love this! This is exactly what I want to do in my house. Great job!

Deneen March 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

Wow this came out great! Love the look!

Brenda@ **Dragonflys and Stars** March 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Beautiful! Love the choice of accents and colors. I hope your kids appreciate their very cool bathroom! :)

Celeste March 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Looks wonderful! Every bit of it!

Irene Robertson March 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Are you kidding me? That looks amazing. Please be aware that I have saved one of the after photos so I may use it as inspiration. Amazingly beautiful!

To The Moon and Back March 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Chris, O M G ! Seriously! This is GORGEOUS! When I saw the first photo I thought it was one of those room presto chango shots Layla at TLC does, except your didn't change when I clicked on it, HA!

Love everything about it, what a transformation.

Mary March 7, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Gorgeous. You're giving me ideas for my kids' bathroom. Great job – thanks for sharing!

Rachael March 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I LOVE cabinets painted dark colors. LOVE!

Meredith March 7, 2011 at 2:11 pm

It is Beautiful, Chris! I love all the black elements (never would have thought to do that, but it 100% works!) and especially the printers box with your shells in it. Your kids will always remember fun trips to the beach when they see those shells.
Gorgeous photos, by the way. I'm in the process of a bath redo with zero natural light, and I can only HOPE mine turn out as light-filled as yours!
:) Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont

Heather March 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Your bathroom looks great! My favorite touches are the framed intials of the kids.

Dana March 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Love it! But I need to know – RIGHT NOW – how you framed the mirror. My hub and I are in the middle of a remodel and need advice ASAP!

Colleen March 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm

gorgeous!! love the touches of blue in there.

AGohl March 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Gorgeous!!! Absolutely love the redo!

Valerie March 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm

So lovely!! I am amazed! I just wonder if the towels actually dry like that? I wanted to do something similar, but I worried out the air.


Colette March 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm

so beautiful, and well worth the wait! I love it!

Debra March 7, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Wow!! That turned out fabulous. You may have inspired me to finish our guest bath!! Thanks. :)

Bossy Betty March 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm

This is wonderful!!!! You did great things to this space!

Leah March 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

The bathroom turned out perfect! I love every single feature. The colors and the decorations are so adorable…I just want to 'cut' and 'paste' it in my house :) hahahaha

Gracious Spaces March 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm

I just love this bathroom! It's fabulous!! Nothing better than a beach inspired bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

DeAnna March 7, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Love Love Love it!!! Great job, colors look awesome, well worth the wait! Nice!

CherishedHearts Vintage March 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

This looks fabulous! I love the printer's box. What a great find.

Connie March 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Wonderful! I absolutely must know all about the framed initials!

Mindy March 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Wow! great job! You just blew me away with this! This is such a great improvement. Come on over and start mine! :)

Olga @ Suddenly OG March 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm

Beautiful make over!! I'm working in my bathroom too and the thought of painting the cabinets crossed my mind, but went away quickly as it seemed impossible… I would love it if you shared some tip and maybe some motivation to do it :) The mirror frame looks great too!

rachel March 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm

LOVE your black cabinets…do share how you did it.

The Household Goddess March 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Thank you! I'm just starting turning my 6×8 windowless bathroom in a beachy spa retreat. Your pictures have given me tons of ideas!

Bird-in-Hand, Laurie March 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm

You have supremely inspired me! The size and shape of this bathroom is IDENTICAL to one of mine~ are you my next-door neighbor?;) Fabulous! Just a warning, I may be copying!

TinyWalletStyle March 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm

I could not love this more! Absolutely gorgeous and it will be so versatile in the future if you want to change it! Love love love!


La-Dee-da crafter March 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm

All I can say is, Wow! I am in love with that bathroom. Wow!

Pogue Fam March 7, 2011 at 5:58 pm

AMAZING! My goodness, I'm not typically SUPER impressed by before and after pictures, but yours is SERIOUSLY catalogue worthy! I LOVE it!

Shaunna March 7, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Oh my goodness, girl, it is GORGEOUS. Right up my alley….you did SUCH a beautiful job! Congrats to you!

Lorrie March 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm

It's gorgeous. I love the art you've hung on the wall – which I presume you made???

Courtana March 7, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Love it, so clean and bright and fresh. Where did you get the towel hanger/hooks?

Anonymous March 7, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Wow – awesome as always! Can you please share your paint colors and finishes for the sink cabinet and walls? Also, did you paint the walls once the beadboard was up? And any tips on the beadboard would be great too :) Cheryl B.

Clydia March 7, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Ah-mazing! I absolutely LOVE it! XOXO

Marianne@Songbird March 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Wow that was such an amazing makeover (both the project and the difference in photo quality) that for a moment there I thought I was looking at one of Layla's fantastic virtual makeovers. But no, this is the real deal. It looks amazing. Who cares that it took you two years, if you hadn't told us we wouldn't know. You did it and it is gorgeous. Just stunning.

Candace March 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm

It's absolutely gorgeous! You are inspiring! Thank you for sharing it with us. You did a fabulous job.

sabriena March 7, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Oh wow, I want to live in your bathroom it is so gorgeous!

Jessica March 7, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Wow what a difference! I am now a follower!
Jessica @

Oonafey March 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm

They look like pictures from a magazine. For realz. You should be so full of yourself right now! lol

I love the pops of blue against the white, but I think it's the black details that really "make" the room for me. Beautiful.

Joanna Taylor March 7, 2011 at 8:26 pm

Super duper nice. Love it. What I'd like to know is what you did to your cabinets? I totally need to do something similar in one of my baths.

Carmel @ Our Fifth House March 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Girl – this is crazy good lookin'!!!! I love the color on the ceiling and the wide plank bead board! Every detail is just perfect!

Christina March 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I know someone else has already asked, but I would also like to know the color of the cabinets. Were they wood or mdf? I have some horrid cabinets that I want to redo but I'm pretty sure they are not real wood! Awesome job! I am totally jealous…

Barb March 7, 2011 at 9:39 pm

You need a big hug!!! That was alot of work, and just look how awsome it turned out. I spent 1/2 hr. just looking at all the accessories. What a treat! Love the fish on a stick, the J & O frame, the shell box….well I love the whole thing. Especially, I like the black cabinets. Your a genious. Congratulations. Love Mom

thehammondfamily March 7, 2011 at 9:54 pm

i LOVE it! it is so crisp and beautiful! you mentioned a new camera…what kind do you use? the pictures are perfect! thanks!

Jess @ House Sweet Home March 7, 2011 at 10:02 pm

I love, love, love this bathroom! It is so gorgeous on so many levels! That ceiling? The art? Swoon. I love it. Great job- you have be seriously thinking about redoing my bathroom (again)!

Andrea March 7, 2011 at 10:42 pm

So Im sure your gonna give us the 411 and there are a lot of questions. So I will wait and this is my favorite bathroom redo ever. So come on let us in how did you do it all.

Mimi from Peachy Papaya March 7, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Oh my, this is beautiful. Your picture looks like it came out of a magazine… I love it…You did a great job.

Jocelyn March 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

It looks amazing! Will you do mine next? :)

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cbmbowen March 7, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Love, love, love it! Yes, please share how you painted the cabinets. I've been wanting to paint my kitchen island black and have been a little chicken to do it myself!

Mandi @ Finding Home March 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm


Leone March 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Seriously gorgeous! It is perfection!

Decorchick! March 7, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Just beautiful Chris!! It was definitely worth the wait! Great job girl. :)

Sherry March 8, 2011 at 1:00 am

ARE YOU KIDDING ME! That is amazing, classy and beautiful!! Makes me want to re-do mine, I love the black!! You did a wonderful job!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. March 8, 2011 at 1:02 am

Wow, I love everything, everything (in italics) about this room. Walls. Ceiling colour. Accessories. Rug. And on and on and on…… :)

You did an amazing job!!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) March 8, 2011 at 1:08 am

Totally gorgeous! Love the details, colours, accessories. Such a beautiful change.

Shannon March 8, 2011 at 3:15 am

Once again I'm blown away! Love, love the beadboard, I wish I had the patience to do that myself…

Jodi March 8, 2011 at 3:16 am

Beautiful! I love it; so cool, much better than all white! :)


Penny of This-N-That March 8, 2011 at 4:13 am

This is beautiful, I have been wanting to paint my bathroom cabinets but my husband doesn't think this is a good idea. I hope you will do a follow up post about what type of paint you used and any pointers.


Deann March 8, 2011 at 4:34 am

Hi, I have a question about your towels. How do you keep them hanging? I just put some glass knobs in my bathroom to hang towles & they keep slipping off. I thought about sewing a loop of ribbon to hang them.

Dream Mom March 8, 2011 at 4:54 am

It looks fantastic! Love the colors. Love the shell box. Love everything. The rug just makes it too. Some rooms just take a while to come together but I think your bathroom was well worth it. What I like most is that I can see how a boy or a girl would really like the room. What do your kids think?

Erin J. March 8, 2011 at 4:54 am

So pretty! What a nice and relaxing look for a bathroom!

Debbi Beverage March 8, 2011 at 5:08 am

Looks great! I completely understand about the camera thing! I need a new one too!
Debbi @ the beach

Robyn March 8, 2011 at 5:10 am

Gobsmacked!! It's looks Ah-MAZING! Normally from dark cabinets to white and you went against that! I've saved your pics in my inspiration file for my own house ;)

SellWoWAccount March 8, 2011 at 7:03 am

I love the color combination. Great job! Very well decorated.

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Meghan March 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Freaking Fantabulous! Will you come do my bathroom?

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life March 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Wow!!! It looks incrediable!

The Martys March 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm


Lettered Cottage March 8, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Bravo! And AMAZING photos, too. LOVE EM!


Mary Jean, also known as "The Dough Nut" March 8, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Oh I am head over heals for your bathroom!!! I love coastal. I just finished my master bedroom all coastal. I'd love for you to take a peak at it ( Your bathroom would be the perfect addition off my master!!! I love those pictures you did too. I might have to copy those!!! Your pictures are great too. I just got a new camera and still learning how to use it.

Tickled Red March 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I love the transformation!! Brilliant coastal bathroom with just a few simple changes :) You have me thinking darlin'.

Cindy M. March 8, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I love it! this is great! I am thinking about re-doing my guest bathroom and love the blue you used! we are working on our kitchen right now and will get to the bathroom next! thanks for the inspiration

Shari March 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Great minds think alike-can you share where you bought the towels and curtain, please? I am in the middle of doing the same thing in my bathroom and wanted to add some color that was not too much. It is beautiful!!!!!

KellyH March 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm

o wow! Gorgeous!

Swerens March 8, 2011 at 3:44 pm

How will you clean (or keep clean) the box with all of the shells? That would be one thing that I would consider before putting anything in a room that gets damp. I love the look of everything, but always consider the cleaning time required. LOL

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter March 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Looks great and the photos are so crisp. Details on the cabinet transformation would be delightful!! Thanks for sharing!

Centsational Girl March 8, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Just gorgeous Just A Girl! Beautiful and beachy, what a relaxing space Chris, I heart that paneling, LOVE it all so much!

katy March 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Beautiful! You did a great job!

Jess March 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

gorgeous!!!i love all the details, esp. the shells in the printers box!!! i might have to steal that idea…we come home with bags of shells i have no idea what to do with them! maybe a turtorial on how to get such great pictures with out any natural light!!! great job!!!

Lynn March 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm

It's gorgeous, so crisp! I am trying to replicate the initials in frames…for my boy's that. Cabinets are beautiful..yes, would love to know how you did them..are they black? Found you through Thrifty Decor Chick.

hometown girl March 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

looks really great! i love all the finishing touches you did a fantastic job! i'm sure they love it! and a new camera isn't that the best? have a super week! susan

Anonymous March 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm

love love love. i don't blog, don't own a home but love to look at other peoples blogs. this bathroom is peaceful looking and spotless i might add. it is perfect. debbie

Ginger@cottageonrosewood March 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Love it. I hope you answer all the "where I got it questions" and tell me where you got the rug and tell me more about the prints above the toilet!

Stacey Gray March 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Wow, looks amazing! Just one question from me. So I can see the wall paint is white, did you paint the ceiling blue? In the 1st picture it kind of looks blue, and I really like it but wasn't sure. Thanks for sharing, you are so talented!

The Cherry Family March 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

I LOVE IT! I love how the ceiling is the touch of color! I am so stealing that idea!! March 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!



Decor Chicks March 9, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I love the black vanity. It really makes a statement and grounds the space. Beautiful job!!

Jess @ House Sweet Home March 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I've already commented on your last bathroom post, but I just really love it! I can't wait until you find out the ceiling color. Could you also please pass on where you bought the towels and the shower curtain, since they look so beautiful with that paint? Thank you!

Loretta Valenta March 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

What a beautiful transformation! I would love to know tips for painting the vanity and also about how you framed the mirror! We have that kind of mirror in 2 of our bathrooms and would love to frame it like you did!

Vintage-Paints March 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Great job! I want to take a bath in there. :) I've never looked at Hobby Lobby for knobs! I will have to check it out.

Days Like These by Tanyetta March 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

GORGEOUS! Did the kids have any input in the transformation? How did they like the before and after?

Dawn Garlow March 20, 2011 at 4:03 pm

HI …Love the re-do. Where on your blog does it tell how to do this? Like the mirror , the cabinets, etc… ? I would really love to know. My bathroom needs a makeover and I just love this! Thanks!
Garlow in NC

Kimberly March 20, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Love love love!

Alicia March 20, 2011 at 10:50 pm

I would love to know how you did the prints! Is there a little word underneath them?

Katie March 21, 2011 at 2:17 am

Tip Junkie sent me!

This is exactly the theme of our master bath, and I've been having trouble finishing it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Halo Hill March 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Love, LOVE it! Hurray for you!


Hedi March 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm


Such a beautiful makeover! Love it!

I hope you don´t mind, I linked back to you from my blog,


Nicole May 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm

I want this bathroom!!!

Lisa June 17, 2011 at 2:17 am

I love your bathroom! Truly, I hope you don’t mind but it has become my inspiration for our soon to be new home pool bath. I’ve been so inspired by it that I’ve already started shopping. I hope you don’t mind.

Chris June 17, 2011 at 3:24 am

Mind??! Of course not, Lisa! That’s exactly why I started blogging. The inspiration that I can get and give to others is incredible! I sure would like to see a picture when you’re finished! :) Congratulations on the new home!

Linda June 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Gorgeous!!!! Are those boat oars next to the sand dollar picture? If so could you let me know where you got them? Everything is so beautiful!


Chris June 21, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Hi Seasidestyle–

If I know what you’re talking about, I think they’re just black candle sticks I found at Kohls years ago. Hope that helps. :)

Jane June 21, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Love the transformation! I’ve been thinking of using bead board in my bathroom…easier to cover than to sand and paint over the bright yellow walls, snakes, frogs, and lizards (yes…it was a boys’ bathroom…but they’re grown and gone now). Where did you find those adorable rugs? They would be perfect here…
Jane (artfully graced)

Chris June 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Thanks Jane! I found them at Cost Plus World Market. They were $16 a piece. Good luck!

Beach Coast Style June 22, 2011 at 3:36 am

wow!!! what a tranformation!!! I love everything about it! and I soooo love the black cabinets!

Amy June 24, 2011 at 6:23 am

Hi there! I just found your blog ,and love this bathroom transformation, it’s beautiful!

I have a few questions- did you make the monogram artwork, and how?
How do you keep the towels from falling off.. are those doorknobs?
What kind of camera do you have?


Chris June 24, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Hi Amy! I did posts on all of your questions. I think the monogram art is before the reveal, but I did a “resource post” that might help with the other questions after. If you can’t find it, by all means let me know. I’ll get it for you! Thank you!

P.S. I have a Canon T1i–I’m madly in love with it!

Christine June 26, 2011 at 2:45 am

I’m so in love with this bathroom!!!!!! I’ve been trying to do coastal in our pool/daughters bathroom, but its coastal-done-so-wrong….I love how this is so subtle, and I love that you painted the ceiling, it’s so refreshing, I just might have to do this :)

Crystal July 9, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Just wanted to let you know that I showed off your gorgeous bathroom on my blog yesterday. :)

Gigi July 12, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Beautiful! I would love to know what products and color you used on the cabinets?!

jessica August 18, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I absolutely LOVE this bathroom. It’s just enough of everything.

Lisa Nelson October 23, 2011 at 10:20 am

We just painted the foyer a bright aqua/teal. We have old charcoal seascapes with black/dark frames that will be hung there. I am going to copy this bathroom idea for the bathroom off the foyer. It’s perfect!

We live in an old farmhouse (1891) on an island in the chesapeake bay and it’s perfect for our house.

Thank you!

dj November 28, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Could you explain how you did the monogram pictures. The link for that project doesn’t say anything when you click on it.

Dana December 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm

What type of tile do you have in the tub? I absolutely love the floor to ceiling bead board look, but I am not sure how it will look next to a tub that is completely surrounded (to the ceiling) with subway tile. Also, what material is the beadboard made out of? I am thinking of going the PVC route, but I was just curious what you used.

Your bathroom is absolutely beautiful by the way! I would never know there was no natural light in that bathroom since everything looks so light and bright!

Candace December 15, 2011 at 11:20 pm

My eyebrows seriously shot up and my jaw fell when I saw the after pictures. You did a wonderful job.

Chris December 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Ha! That’s a great visual, Candace. Thank you!!

Laura at Top This Top That January 1, 2012 at 9:06 am

super job on your transformation. Did you do the artwork ?

Cindy January 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Absolutely beautiful… Where did you the towelrack with shelf

JoJo January 21, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Love the color scheme and the accessories. Off to find shells at my beach!

Paula January 31, 2012 at 8:47 am

I love this bathroom! You did a great job. I tried to see the monogrammed art from your project gallery but it was just a picture. Does a post go along with it? Is my computer having issues seeing the post? I’d really love to see theist if it is there.

april January 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

Gorgeous !!!! Where did you find such wide plank beadboard??

Chris January 31, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Thank you, April! I found it at Lowes. I wish I could have found it even wider.

Bobrick February 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Very, VERY nice remodeling job. It just looks so much better. I’m sure the camera helps as well. Almost makes me want to redo mine.

Lesli @ February 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

On a scale of ‘one to wow’ it’s a WOW PLUS! Great job!

Vicki February 14, 2012 at 4:02 pm

First let me start by saying WOW….I love your bathroom, it looks great and such an inspiration! I wanted to ask how the vanity is holding up? I am ready to paint mine and was curius. It is the vanity in our guest bathroom so if yours can withstand family use I figure my guest bath should have no problems. Again great job!

Robin M. March 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Beautiful!! Would you share how you did the monogram art? Thanks!!

Chris March 22, 2012 at 10:16 pm
Carli March 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I just keep looking at the pix of your bathroom and being BLOWN AWAY! That being said, I NEED your towel rack/shelf! Where did you get it or did you put a couple pieces together? Please share since we just did a bathroom remodel and I have been dragging my feet on the towel rack bc I don’t just want any old towl rack, I want this!!! But I can’t find anything like it! Please please help me! THANKS!!!!

Chris March 22, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Thank you, Carli! I actually built it out of some scrap wood and a wall shelf I already had. I just screwed some knobs onto it and screwed the shelf onto the wall. This post kind of explains and shows some close ups of the shelf and towels. I hope it helps!

Patti March 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I love, love , love the bead board on the walls. That doesn’t look like regular bead board because the boards are wider. Is that something you had special order? The colors are also great. White is so crisp. Great Job!!!

Chris March 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

I found the wide plank beadboard at Lowes, Patti! Thank you!!

Maggie April 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Really cute, good job!

Rhonda May 1, 2012 at 5:24 pm

What color paint did you use for the cabinets? it looks great! Thanks!

sarah May 31, 2012 at 6:31 pm

where did you get the natural looking woven mats?

Chris June 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I found them at Cost Plus World Market for $16.00. Good luck!

frank June 4, 2012 at 11:02 pm

amazing transformation! i love the after of the room. how did you manage to secure the headboard and mouldings?

snow cones June 16, 2012 at 4:50 am

Bright and beautiful. Love it.

stacey July 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

Hey Gal popping over from hometalk to let you know i gave you props for your gorgeous bath!! Thanks again for the inspiration!!

Chris July 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Well, thank you, Stacey! That’s really nice. I appreciate it!

Apple Tess July 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Beautiful! I love the black and the beach theme!

We are painting our bathroom cabinets black this week. Would love to know how you did the mirror frames– please do tell! :) Thanks!

Chris July 30, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Oh gosh, Apple Tess. It was a total hack job. Two things I am NOT good at–math and cutting angles. Both of which you need. :) I used some inexpensive trim from Lowes and just squared them up on the floor. Then I used some liquid nails to secure it to the mirror. I caulked the seams and painted. There are some great tutorials out there if you need BETTER information. ;)

Apple Tess August 6, 2012 at 6:17 pm

That doesn’t sound too bad. It looks really gorgeous– definitely not a hack job! Thanks for the information!

Karnam Lodi July 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Howdy are using Wordpress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get
started and create my own. Do you need any html coding
knowledge to make your own blog? Any help would be really appreciated!

Chris July 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Yes, Karnam. I am using Wordpress. However, I have a designer that does all of it for me. I’m afraid I really can’t help with html! Sorry!!

Crystal P August 2, 2012 at 9:08 am


Your bathroom became my inspiration! The hubby and I have your photo taped to our bathroom wall during our re-do! What color white did you use on the beadboard? and did you paint the molding and walls the same white?


Chris August 3, 2012 at 1:25 am

Ha! I’m so flattered, Crystal. :) I went with Cotton Balls by Ben Moore, and I absolutely adore it. It’s juuust enough creaminess to take the edge off of it being too white. And yes–I wanted it very streamlined, so I painted everything the same. Good luck! Love to see pictures when you’re done!

Sandy September 12, 2012 at 12:08 am

How did you make the starburst mirror in the bathroom makeover?

Chris September 12, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I didn’t, Sandy. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby!

Haydee Santiago September 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Hi Chris,
I love this coastal bathroom re-do – it looks amazing. I have started decorating my home using coastal decor as well. One question – what color did you use on the ceiling?
– Haydee

Chris September 16, 2012 at 11:45 am

I have looked everywhere for the paint I used, and I can’t remember. :( I know it took a couple of colors because I didn’t like the first one. I’ll continue to look. Sorry!

Desiree October 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm

It is beautiful. You did an amazing job. GORGEOUS!

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