Coastal Bathroom Makeover

I’m still in the midst of all my staining projects… seriously, I could use some Tom Sawyer persuasion skills to get someone to take over this fence project from me! Any takers? No?

Here’s a little tip from me to you, don’t wear jeans with holes in the knees when you stain. I was so careful to wear gloves and cover my hair and yet my knees are now permanently butternut brown. Oh well, I did get the dock all stained, so it feels good to cross one project off the list. We bought this dock used from a neighbor about 5 years ago, and with this new coat of stain, the old gal lives on another year. We still need to make some minor adjustments to get it straight, but the Mr. wants to wait til the water warms up a bit more to fix it. After spending last Saturday looking like dolphin trainers in our wet suits we were over it.

A dock in a lake

Since I’m in a major time crunch to get back outside with this nice weather and get the fence done, I thought I would quick share the little before and after of my parent’s coastal bathroom makeover. I really only grabbed a few shots of this room as an afterthought before we left for the airport, because I didn’t remember the change being too major in here. Looking back, it’s crazy what a difference just a few updates can make!


A sink and a mirror

and AFTER –

Coastal Bathroom Makeover

This is proof that you don’t need to gut a bathroom to get a WOW change. This is the only bathroom on the main floor and it’s located between the two bedrooms.

Coastal Bathroom Makeover

Paint, new fixtures, and a new countertop that my mom ordered from Wayfair were the major changes in here.

Coastal Bathroom Makeover

Along with a new light fixture and mirror. You may recognize this mirror as the same one in our master bath, which my mom unknowingly snagged at Hobby Lobby just like me. Twinsies! A fun new rug adds a splash of pattern and color. Fresh, updated and done!

SOURCES – (contains affiliate links)

Paint Color – TopSail by Sherwin Williams

Fixtures – HomeDepot

Mirror – Hobby Lobby

Rug – Marshalls

Light – Home Depot

Countertop – Wayfair

Accessories – HomeGoods

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  1. Love those bathroom lights, and of course all the rest of bathroom.

  2. Definitely one of the less time consuming room to update, and it just looks so clean and fresh now!! Love the one piece sink countertop. Think it all looks great!!

  3. Nice!! Our main floor bathroom at the Lake House is getting a mini-makeover this spring – mostly because the old galvanized plumbing is shot and the plumber needs to tear up a wall to replace pipes! So we’re changing the tub/shower into a walk-in shower, replacing the old “pink” toilet (1957 house), and hoping to replace the double sink vanity with something more modern looking. Then we’ll have to find a way to cover all the old pink tile and space-age Jetson’s wallpaper! Wish I could post a pic of that for you, it’s a hoot!

  4. LOVE the makeover. We just bought a cottage and added a bathroom upstairs – this color is dreamy and I think I may have to use it!

  5. The bathroom makeover is marvelous but I’m smitten with the view of that dreamy dock!

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