Coastal Cottage Bathroom Makeover
There are sooo many things I could say right now.
Things like “Never give up” – “Better late than never” – or even “Good things come to those who
I started refreshing this bathroom 2 years ago. You heard that right, two years.
Thank goodness I was contacted by Better Homes & Gardens or it might have been another 2 years. It was just the inspiration I needed!
Of course I said YES. It’s Better Homes & Gardens. I literally grew up with BH&G! The timing could not have been better either. We just finished getting moved into the new booth and I was eager to get this particular project completed and wrapped up. No really, I was.
We had previously moved the mantel into the bathroom and mounted it above the tub, I painted the walls a fresh, new grown-up shade of aqua and then… I stopped. I never did that last lil’ bit, which was the decorating part.
I know. Me? Not decorate. What madness is this!
Oh, I threw a few mason jars on the mantel, but I never really completed the room.
That all changed with one trip to Walmart!
(and a few Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart goodies!)
After looking for rugs on & off for 2 years, I found some I loved right off the bat. I absolutely have to have the rubber backed bathroom style rugs for this room, and the pattern and the grey & white is perfect. It’s exactly what I wanted.
Neutral. Not too busy, not boring. Sold!
I stocked up on fluffy bath towels too. I love white towels.
There is just something about a pure white towel!
And it’s ability to willingly accept bleach.
Something I noticed and very much appreciated was the special attention to detail with the packaging.
That tiny fold & tuck flap prevents the plastic fasteners from snagging the heck out of the towels before you can even get them out of the store. So thank you for that. My picky self noticed.
In order to keep my towels snag free, I’ve got them nestled in a metal serving tray I found over in the seasonal section with some picnic and outdoor entertaining items. I got the “galvanized metal” look but they had some colorfully fun options too. (I did sneak a little white paint on the wood handles of mine)
Never be afraid to use something in a way it might not be intended. I’ll use anything, just about anywhere, and these trays are working prefect for us!
Here I’ve got my new lanterns (both were under 15 dollars!) gathered on one. Even when I’m not taking a bath, it’s nice to light them and have a soft glow while showering.
Both are indoor/outdoor. The white one is a painted metal and the aqua is ceramic.
If I had any low hanging limbs, the white one would be extra gorge hanging outside as well! I’m sure the Deer would love it. What better way to see all my flowers they love to much? hahaha
I’ll happily keep mine indoors. All to myself.
You know I love my lanterns, and I’m sure these will be making the rounds. I’ll try not to steal them too soon though.
Next I found the necessities.
A cute soap P U M P.
and a place for S T U F F.
This Qt is a candle holder, but again… use things how you see them. I added a plant to mine!
Plus, this is the back! There is a little slot to add a photo to the front. It’s very cute actually and I’ll probably make a printable to slip in there at some point. But for now, it’s a plant holder.
Thank you so much for stopping in today to see my foot-dragging makeover!!
I’ll be back soon to share how I transformed this space:
Into this space:
With mostly hard work & paint.
(and the cherry on-top, my Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart products)
See you soon!!
Disclosure: This post was written on behalf of BHG at Walmart – As with any other post, all opinions are my very own!! I’ll be writing a new article every other month sharing my latest BHG from Walmart finds with you and showing you how I use them in my home. Looking forward to next time already!!.
Because this makeover was done a few years ago now, these exact items are no longer available. But you’ll find loads of fluffy towels, bath accessories and a variety of lanterns in store, and online with the link below!
Shop here: for exclusive Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart products.
Update: It’s been a few weeks now and I’ve completed the before & after breakdown I promised! I’m sharing how we refreshed this space, without actually remodeling. If you don’t have the time or budget for a full-on renovation, you might find a useful idea or two.
PLUS, I’m sharing a never before seen part of the bathroom!
OUR CORNER SHOWER …and how I fixed it – Cheater style.