Before & After: Nautical Themed Bathroom Makeover

Before & After: Nautical Themed Bathroom Makeover

Kate Legere
Aug 7, 2012

Joanna, from A Cup of Jo, described her bathroom as an eyesore, but because she is planning to move from Manhattan to Brooklyn next spring with her family, she didn't want to invest a lot into renovating it. Instead, she turned to a bucket of blue paint and some talented friends to transform her bathroom on a modest budget. Check out the results below.

Joanna and her husband Alex decided on a nautical theme, and chose Valspar Paint in Ballard Blue for the walls. They took down the storage unit over the toilet, created themed walls with bought and crafted artwork, and added additional shelves and hooks for storage. They painted existing fixtures (the shower curtain rod and the shelf above the sink), framed the vanity mirror with white wood, and swapped out the old foam covering on the steam pipe with sisal rope à la Apartment Therapy. To add light, they put mirrored light bulbs on either side of the mirror.

Lots of small changes made for a big impact! You can read more about the makeover and see more pictures on Joanna's blog, A Cup of Jo.

Thanks, Joanna!

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(Images: Seth Smoot)

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