Home: Upstairs Bathroom Makeover

We’ve been taking it slow on updating and furnishing our new home. Each room needs to be painted/wallpapered and furnished exactly to our liking and it’s really hard to make decisions. 

The first room we decided to take on was the upstairs bathroom, because it’s small and easy to work with. 

I knew I wanted to paint the walls black. Of course, I used Pinterest to find some inspirational photos and these were the two bathrooms (12) that I fell in love with: 

Our upstairs bathroom is extremely small and doesn’t get much natural light, so painting it black was a bit of a risk, but we went for it anyways!


I used Sherwin Williams Chip It website to figure out what color of black paint we should get and the results came up with SW 6258 Tricorn Black.

It took a lot longer than we expected to paint such a tiny room, but we did manage to finish in one day. 


We added some hints of wood, white, mint and red to brighten up the room and I can’t be happier with the results. For the first week after the transformation, whenever I entered the bathroom I couldn’t help screaming out to Ian, “I LOVE THIS BATHROOM!” 


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A few things we need to fix, but haven’t yet had the time/money for:

  1. Rip up the linoleum and put in tiles.
  2. Possibly paint the cabinet white.
  3. Change all the fixtures (sink faucet, bath faucet and shower head) to gold. This probably won’t happen for a long time since gold bathroom fixtures are insanely expensive. 
  4. Get a better light fixture above the mirror. 
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