Our guest bath was one of the first painting projects we tackled in the house because we knew a little facelift could turn this bathroom from groddy to “eh that’s kind of cute!”  We decided to do all the bathrooms with the same paint, Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Swan Sea so we wouldn’t have tons of half-used gallons of semi-gloss sitting around. Also the since the tile and fixtures in our guest bath are tan/pinkish and the fixtures in the master bath are gray, the color palette is a little different anyway. In a few years (hopefully sooner than later) we’ll completely demo this bathroom and start over, but for right now the budget required us to work as much as we could with stuff on hand.

As a reminder, this is where we started. 

bathroom sink before

Whole Bathroom Before

One of the first things we did was remove the old shower doors. Think black dirty caulking holding that thing onto the shower.  I have nothing against shower doors. When they’re sparkly and new and go with the design of the bathroom they can be gorgeous, but these had to go!

Luckily removing shower doors is SUPER easy. Usually you just have to unscrew the rail from each side where it’s connected to the tile and then use a putty knife to pry up the bottom rail which is most likely caulked REALLY well to the tub.   Easy peasy! (If you’re worried about scratching the tub make sure you use a plastic putty knife!)

Montana Removing Shower Doors

Sorry ladies. That handyman is locked down.  He also did most of the painting for this project. *Swoon*

Guest Bathroom After

The shower curtain we had in the condo but was originally from Bed Bath and Beyond.  The floor mats are also leftover from the condo and from BBB. The towels are Calvin Klein from Marshalls.  The chrome hardware came as a set from Costco. I forgot to take a picture once we put the white blinds back up. Those will stay until I have time to make some curtains. I’m thinking roman blinds.

Here’s facing the sink from the shower…

All together this temporary facelift cost about $100 since all we bought new was the towel set and the hardware. We didn’t even use a half of the gallons of the white or Swan Sea.  Most importantly, while we save for a complete remodel, it feels much more serene than before. What do you think? Worth a Benjamin?



  1. WOW – what a difference that color makes in the bathroom! It looks so good with that blue/green color on the walls…great job Carter fambam!

  2. AWESOME transformation!!! Love that it cost very little, but looks so different! Perfect for a temporary face lift!!!

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