Nautical Bathroom Makeover Reveal. Weekend Project: How we created a charming coastal-inspired bathroom with nautical décor pieces.
Nautical Bathroom Makeover Reveal
This past weekend, my husband and I set out to makeover our daughters’ bathroom. My goal was to design a coastal nautical bathroom with pretty ocean-inspired paint, DIY board and batten trim, and nautical décor pieces.
Take a look at this short video tour and then I’ll get into all the décor details.
When we built this home in 2018, I had them paint it a builder grade paint in Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray. We love the color, but the builder-grade paint doesn’t stand up well to kids who manage to get toothpaste 4 feet away from the sink. (How DO kids even do that?!)
We started with a pretty blank canvas for this project, which took us a full day to paint and DIY, plus an extra hour or two for me to do the styling and design elements.
Nautical Bathroom Style: Step One
We started by adding DIY Board and Batten Trim on the bottom half of the walls and painting the top half in Sherwin-Williams Tame Teal.
If you saw part one of my home tour, you saw that we did DIY Board and Batten in our foyer and dining area as well. I just love the look. Plus, it’s inexpensive and relatively easy to do. This tutorial over on The Home Depot Blog is what we loosely followed for all three projects.
I didn’t take pics of that part but I did share the whole process from start to finish in my Instagram Stories. You can check it out right here.
Nautical Bathroom: The Décor
Styling a space is my favorite part! I’ll share décor sources below each photo and also in a master list at the end of this post.
Oh, how I love the rustic mirrors. They are from Hobby Lobby and I loved them so much that I have five in total spread out among three of the four bathrooms. We bought some on different days and used 40% coupons on all of them to save a ton.
The anchor between the mirrors and the canvas watercolor art over the toilet are also Hobby Lobby and I bought them all in-store.
You can find the “I love you to the beach and back” wood sign here on Amazon.
The vase holding the seashells I found locally at a store called Steven Shell Living. It’s the perfect place to display the seashells and sand dollars the girls’ have collected at the Isle of Palms Beach, which is about 9 miles from our home.
A rattan tissue box cover is so simple but looks so much nicer than the cardboard tissue box. I picked up the laundry bin a while back at Home Goods.
We took down the towel bar and I found this gorgeous large Mermaid Towel Rack to replace it. Of course, it went on sale since I bought it a few days ago.
When it arrived, it was a bit bigger than I expected but it fits the space so perfectly!
I snagged the Ruffled White Shower Curtain on clearance and it’s currently still in stock.
These sweet Beadboard Switch Plate and Outlet Covers were an inexpensive little touch that adds a lot of charm. If the fast that the screws aren’t lined up bothers your OCD, know that I straightened them after I took this photo!
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Nautical Bathroom: Master Decor Source List
As promised, here are all the decor sources in one handy list!
- Mermaid Towel Rack: Wayfair (currently on sale!)
- Ruffled White Shower Curtain: Pier1 (currently on clearance!)
- “I love you to the beach and back” Wood Sign: Amazon / Walmart
- Rattan Tissue Box Cover: Amazon
- Rustic Mirrors: Hobby Lobby
- Anchor, Seagull, Coral: Hobby Lobby
- Watercolor Canvas Art (over the toilet): Hobby Lobby
- Nautical Wood Sign: Hobby Lobby
- Wall Paint: Sherwin-Williams Tame Teal
- DIY Board and Batten
I hope you enjoyed this Nautical Bathroom Makeover Reveal!
If it inspires you to create your own, I’d love to see photos. 🙂