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The second bathroom redo (or what we lovingly call the “Fishy Bathroom”) is finally complete.

With summer vacation, ultimate frisbee games, family time, and life in general, this project has taken way longer than I wanted.

This is what we started with.

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Now you know why we call it the “Fishy Bathroom”.

As our kids grow older, I want to keep up with the times and give them a more grown-up bathroom.

The first thing we did was paint the walls a pretty light grey (Valspar Moon Sail).


You can see the pretty new shower curtain.

I painted the vanity a slightly darker grey (Valspar Courtyard Shadow) and put in new crystal drawer pulls.


I painted all the trim a brighter white and painted the door black. I also made a “Powder Room” sign.

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I replaced the door knob with a beautiful crystal door knob.

The next project was going to be the toughest. The LOML (Love of My Life) got to use all his tools to build a shelf unit that we put in between the two sinks on the vanity.


You can see how we built it in this post.

Then we framed the mirrors. We used base molding and a piece of quarter round along the edge.


We added new lighting.


We painted a shelf that we had in storage and added some crystal knobs for towel holders. I decorated with some fun canvases from HomeGoods.



We hung a pretty curtain on the one small window that we got at JCPenneys with a pretty curtain rod with crystal knobs to match the drawer pulls.



I made an initial wall art for a bare wall next to the sink.


And here is the final outcome of our new bathroom!

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Here’s a panoramic picture from Son #1s cell phone.


And of course, a little Before & After for all my crazy friends out there who enjoy that kind of thing!! (That is so me!!)

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Hope you like it! I just love it!!!!

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Love y’all,



  1. What a transformation! I love your color choices. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. This is so cute! I love the built-in shelf, what a great idea!

  3. It is gorgeous. I absolutely adore it.

  4. Wow! Great job! I’m sure your kids like it better than the fishy bathroom! Ha! I really like the shelf between the sinks. I looks great!

  5. Monserrat says:

    I love the transformation, it looks amazing 🙂

  6. That is quite the transformation Linda! Looks great!

  7. This is brilliant! My daughter is buying a home and it has one big mirror. This would optimise the use and give it a stepped up look. Five stars for ingenuity and execution!

  8. Your bathroom turned out gorgeous. It is bright and fresh. I love your extra storage and color palette.

  9. We have the same huge unframed mirror in our bathrooms that I really don’t like. The framing and adding a shelf is is such a genius idea though to incorporate what we have and make it so much better. A cute little decor item that jumped out at me is the cute wire bathtub holding the washcloths. My daughter has been wanting a small bathtub like that; do you recall where you purchased it?

    • Thank you Rebecca! I hate those big mirrors!! I love the little bathtub too. Of course I can’t remember where I bought it (getting old stinks!). My husband thinks we found it in Target or Walmart. I have to tell you, our Walmart has a great home section. Thanks for visiting! ~Linda

      • Thank you Linda. I can’t seem to find it on either website. I’ll continue to keep my eye out for one though. Thanks again for replying.

  10. Great Update! Love the look.

  11. Linda, it’s such a beautiful transformation!! I wanted to let you know the Weekly Feature Series is live in which your post is being featured. Sorry for the delay in letting you know. It’s the first week of school and I’m super behind. Anyhoo, thank you for joining in my parties! Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Thank you so much for featuring my bathroom!


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