Beachy Bathroom Makeover

Beachy Bathroom Makeover


I’ve got a room makeover to share today! My boys’ bathroom was renovated and then decorated in a mad rush before my sister and her family came to visit a few years ago. I’ve never been happy with it, so I decided to work on it. When I moved in, I painted the walls with an oops paint I used in my last house, hung a new curtain and threw some pictures up on the walls. Here’s what it looked like:


Pretty fabulous huh? We even had fancy clear plastic towel bars and a matching toilet paper holder. Here it is now:

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

We replaced the tile floor, toilet, vanity, mirror, and light fixture.

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That’s my hubby doing what I tell him to hard at work. Ew gross.

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I added the lighter stripes to brighten it up a bit. The color was just too dark by itself. I think it’s fun. That’s what I love about bathrooms… you can be a little adventurous! They are the perfect backdrop for my little gallery wall…

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

I redid all of the pieces here except the frame on the top, right. Most were thrift store finds, which you can see here. I made the “Beach” sign from an old picket fence. The sand dollar art I made last-minute today from one of the pictures I had in this space before. You can see what it looked like before in the first “before” picture of the bathroom.

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Beachy Bathroom Makeover

Now this space is personalized just for my sweet boys. These photos were from a recent day at the beach.

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

Here is the other side before:


Very fancy!  It was a coastal themed bathroom even then, if you count the nightlight. 🙂 And now:

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Like my little crab friend? I picked him up at a craft show a couple of years ago…

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

He makes a great night-light. This lantern came from Pier One about fifteen years ago. Now I use it to house wash cloths:

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

The curtain is a set of two curtain panels I found on clearance at Target a few years ago. They match perfectly  in here.

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

This set of three subliminal messages was made from old thrift store frames also, and fence pickets too! You can see how I made them here.

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

This chalkboard shelf was a Get Your DIY On project for our chalkboard-themed party last Fall. It cost me $1 at a yard sale…

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I also found this step stool at a yard sale for  just a dollar:

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I bought very few accessories for this makeover.  I used thrift store and yard sale finds to add personality to this space for very little money. The frame gallery wall is my favorite, probably because it’s full of pictures of my babies  🙂

Beachy Bathroom Makeover

Here’s one more Before:


Ahh so much better after:

Beach Inspired Bathroom Makeover


Part of what pushed me to work on this room was our Get Your DIY On theme for August: Room Revamps!


Here’s are the spaces my lovely co-hosts revamped:


Big Girl Room Reveal by Krista at The Happy Housie
Laundry Room Makeover by April at House by Hoff
Master Bath Reveal by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog
Master Bedroom Makeover by Mandy at The Hankful House

The fun starts this Sunday, August 3rd at 7:00pm EST. Come link up  any space you’ve revamped or just come by to get inspired!


 I can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the party!

I hope you liked my little makeover. My boys really love it, so if they’re happy, so am I!  🙂



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  1. I love this transformation, Christy! The vertical stripes are awesome! And the beachy elements are so you! Beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ~Abby =)

  2. What a difference Christy! I like how you laid the tiles on a diagonal. Really like your vanity – not your typical one! Lov’n the stripes on the walls too and of course your awesome beach themed gallery wall. I just might have to steal your lantern hand towel storage – such a great idea!

  3. Looks great Christy!!! LOVE the bathroom..the stripes are perfect!! I can so see that entire room in my home! 😉
    I’m planning to link up to your party Sunday…if I don’t forget!!! lol

  4. So cute!! I love the beachy theme, I am doing something similar with my girl’s bathroom. But the teenager version!

  5. Sandra Kay Hayes says

    You did a wonderful job!! I love every bit of it!! I’m sure your boys will love keeping this clean-ha, boys,!!! Nothing like a clean fresh bath room!!!

    • Thanks, Sandra! The mere thought of using “clean” and “boys” in the same sentence is a funny one ha ha. My boys are so messy…probably because I always pick up after them! Maybe you’re right and this new space will encourage them to be a bit neater…we shall see 🙂

  6. Sherri S. says

    Simply BEAUTIFUL 🙂 I love everything. Great idea to use the lantern for the wash cloths!

    Hope by our weekend is super blessed…

  7. Beautiful Christy! I love your little crab light! xx

  8. G’Day from Oz! That is such a gorgeous transformation. I love the colours you chose and all the beachy elements are perfect!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share your post at my weekly Say G’Day Saturday linky party. It has just started and this would be a fabulous addition.

    Best wishes for a great weekend.
    Natasha in Oz

  9. It looks great! I love every detail, the beach photos and frames, and especially the washcloths in the lantern.

  10. Christy, this is so cute!!! I love the striped wall! I love beachy bathrooms, our small master bathroom is “sort of” beach themed, but boy does it need an update. This is great inspiration! Great work. 🙂

  11. I have the same vanity! And we have a gray beach theme. I love the pull out, I turned mine into a clothes hamper. Interesting to see your take using the same vanity. Great job!

  12. JaneEllen says

    I love that bathroom, what a great job you did on that, your boys will be proud to (mess) it up. lol I had to pin the shelf and the sand dollar art among other things, love that vanity and all of it. Love stripes on wall. You gave me idea about another use for couple of lanterns I have. You’re good girl.
    You might be very surprised some day Christy. I tried to raise my boys 2 – 16 months apart) to keep a bathroom clean, they had to take turns cleaning guest bath (with their older sister) when they were kids. They did pretty good job for two young boys, but when they grew up, moved to their own places (before marriage/girlfriends) I was very proud of how clean they kept their places. Their girl friends thanked me for making them learn. Then their wives thanked me. They knew how to do laundry, correctly, cook, even iron. My oldest son’s wife thought those just girls jobs. She had surgery and Mike was keeping house up while working 10-14 hrs. a day, doing laundry, cooking. She was complaining about her boys and I asked her why they couldn’t learn simple things like putting their toys away, help to clear the table. She said those are girls jobs and I asked her how she thought Mike knew how to clean, etc. as he was doing.
    I had 2 of each but they all had to share the load. I wanted my kids to be able to go out in world knowing how to take care of themselves, not have to live like pigs. They’d better not ever live like that. Oldest son is divorced now but keeps his condo sparkling clean. His girl friend always tells me now nice it is that he doesn’t seem to think she should do all the work. He does all he can to help out even when he’s working alot. He’s 51 1/2 now. Not sure how youngest son (50) is, he’s been married for 25 yrs. Take heart Mom, they do get over being stinky boys. but if they’ve been raised in clean home they want to keep living like that, at least we hope so,lol. Happy summer days what’s left of them.

  13. Love the stripes, love the new vanity, love the photos! Love it all! Great job my dear!

  14. Such a beautiful transformation. Your boys must be thrilled with this makeover. Their beach photos give this such a personal touch! Job well done! Kudos 🙂

  15. Jackie Forbes says

    Hi Christy, Wow, your beachy bathroom make over is fabulous and I would love to know where you purchased the vanity/top (or the manufacturer) so I could purchase for my bathroom! Thanks!

  16. Love Love Love this bathroom- adorable! I love the stripes, the cabinets, the little touches- It’s perfect!! 🙂

  17. Love Love Love this transformation!!

  18. LOVE!!!! Looks great! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!! I pinned this to our talent board!!


  19. It looks absolutely fantastic Christy!! I love it- perfect color combo of sand and sea…. what a huge improvement! Pinned and stumbled:) Have a great week!!

  20. Do you remember where the vanity came from? I love everything you done including the crab nightlight and lantern

  21. Wow…I never thought having crabs could be so awesome! I just love your crab. He totally makes the room. 😉 You did an amazing job my friend. 🙂


    • Yay It’s Andi!!!!!!! I’ve been thinking about you lately…and having crabs is the best er at least if it’s just one and it also serves as a nightlight 🙂

  22. Hehehehe – I have the same towels for our beach bath 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration – since we just moved in a couple months ago, I have a lot to do yet to make it perfect. But you have given me some new ideas. Thanks


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