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Bathroom Progress | Makeover in a Month

by | Aug 14, 2020 | Bathrooms, Decorating Inspiration, My Downstairs Bathroom

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Bathroom Progress | Makeover in a Month

I’m back to share a quick progress report on our bathroom makeover! As you might have seen last week, we started on a “makeover in a month” here in our basement bathroom. We are already half way through the month so we’ll definitely be hustling here in the second half to get this room pulled together, that’s for sure!

We were a week behind at the start of the month, so this is really a bathroom makeover in three weeks! The goal is to make it feel more like it belongs in our house, with a fresher cleaner more coastal vibe.

Disclaimer: since this is a “real time” makeover, these are progress photos taken at dusk with all our lights on, so stick with me to get the vision here! :)

This past week my husband painted the walls and Courtney put our first coat of paint on the vanity. I just supervised LOL! The walls were kind of a dingy white, we didn’t paint them when we moved in, so a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore Simply White made the space feel so clean! This also gives us a blank slate for the stenciled design, which should give the space a fun updated look.

Bathroom Progress | Makeover in a Month

The vanity wasn’t my style at all, but my hope was to take it from what it was to maybe more of an old painted cabinet turned vanity. I can already tell that Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in the color Bergere is giving this piece a new lease on life! We are not replacing the granite right now, so instead we pulled hues like the vanity color, the wall color and the new faucet colors out of the stone to tie the room together.

Bathroom Progress | Makeover in a Month

I already love the vanity so much more, even though we haven’t even completed the paint or put on the hardware. Once we add the charming new faucets and all the finishing touches like the adorable lights, I think it’s going to be cute!

Who would have thought?

If you can’t remember what the vanity looked like before?

Behold how this bathroom looked just a few days ago…

Bathroom Progress | Makeover in a Month

And here’s another look below at where we are right now! Next steps are to paint the stencil, finish the vanity, switch out the faucets, hang the new lights, towel rods and mirrors, and accessories!

Next Friday we’ll be back with another progress report. (We’ll also share more down the road about painting the vanity!)

Bathroom Progress | Makeover in a Month

A reminder of our mood board:

Bathroom Progress | Makeover in a Month


  1. Comb Art Print
  2. Wall Lights
  3. Paint Stencil
  4. Round Brass Mirror
  5. Planter
  6. Milk Paint
  7. Bath Faucet
  8. Bath Towel
  9. Laundry Hamper
  10. Wood Dip Dyed Stool
  11. Bathroom Hardware

Visit the other Makeover in a Month Bloggers to see the progress on their spaces!

Miss Mustard Seed
My 100 Year Old Home


  1. maria

    the vanity transformation is astonishing already!! so amazing what a coat of paint and new hardware can do. thank you for the link to those vanity lights – i love them! i am really curious how the stenciling will turn out – i love the idea but am so concerned that drips or leaks would wreck the design if i tried. a post on tips with stencils would be greatly appreciated when you get there.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you, we are amazed at the vanity transformation, too! The trick with a stencil is to use hardly any paint, like an almost dry brush. I haven’t stenciled in years so we’ll see how it goes haha but I’ll for sure share how to do it. I’m excited to try it here — fingers crossed it will look ok!

  2. Janine Robinson

    I cannot believe how just painting the vanity has changed the whole look! Im so loving this unfolding reveal. Super exciting to watch it come together. What a clean crisp new look.

  3. Lynn W

    What a huge difference just painting that vanity made!! Love the new color with the granite!

  4. Allie Freeman

    I love that vanity color! Beautiful and soothing! And the faucet shape is very nice too.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you Allie, the color is really pretty! Makes everything feel much more up to date!

  5. Tami Tygart

    Wow! It’s looking better already!! I bet with the new vanity color, hardware, & faucets, the granite will end up looking new! Excited to watch the progress!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you! I think so too, so exciting when things look so much better just with paint!!!

  6. sandyc

    Beautiful color choice for the vanity – the biggest immediate and critical improvement in the room. Even better, the vanity color allows the granite counter top to communicate with the tile floor which didn’t happen before. Although I’m not a fan of granite counter tops such as this one, it’s no longer objectionable because it’s now in a relationship. I think, as others do, that with the new faucets and hardware, mirrors and other finishing touches, it will be a dramatic new bathroom. Good job! I’m still dreaming of the transformation of your classic pink and green jewel.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Thank you and yes, I agree with your assessment!

      And I’m still making a decision on how to proceed with that mint and pink bathroom … If only everything was quick and easy! Ha!

  7. Dr.Amrita Basu

    I loved the colour on the vanity.The amount of inspiration a fresh coat of paint can give is amazing.

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