Disclosure: This post is sponsored by EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint from True Value. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting the content that keeps Jojotastic going.
Are we crazy for sharing a before & after so soon after our wedding? YUP. But the hustle of sprucing up our tiny bathroom has been so worth it! Now that we’re newlyweds, we have a perfectly refreshed bathroom in our home. It’s sort of perfect! We teamed up with EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint from True Value to overhaul the entire space. They asked me to get creative, so I decided it was time to do a paint technique I’ve wanted to do for years… colorblock! Let’s dig into the before photos + the design process some more:
Our Tiny Bathroom Makeover with Colorblocked Walls & Ceiling
Like I said yesterday, we plan to use the tiny bungalow as a vacation rental property soon, so getting the bathroom tidied up is HUGE for us. This means we’re one step closer to listing. Plus, it’s always nice to have one less space that feels like a work-in-progress! Our bathroom has been a space that’s dealt with a lot of flux: we had to rebuild a wall and the floor was completely ripped apart for the kitchen renovation, plus it’s just always been in really bad shape.
Ugh, I cannot believe I am putting these images out there in the world for all to see! As you can tell, our bathroom is pretty small. We’ve made a few updates to it in the 4 years I’ve lived here, like swapping out the broken vanity for a salvaged pedestal sink (it was free!). We also removed the old school light fixture and installed something more modern… but didn’t move the electrical box, so it wasn’t centered. We also removed the janky, falling apart medicine cabinet and threw on an old mirror I had in my old loft.
So basically, our bathroom was a hodge podge of random things and not very cute… at all.
The Design Process
I can be veryyy indecisive when it comes to selecting paint colors. I actually painted these 4 swatches about 2 months before we even started the makeover because I wanted to live with them. It also helps to see how each color changes based on the light during different times of day. For me, it’s a part of my design process that helps me to be 100% sure about my paint color choice.
Armed with some truly beautiful paint swatches, I selected two shades of EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint: Maine Sky (the top color) and Crystal Lake (the bottom color). In order to colorblock the walls and ceiling, I needed two colors that were similar, but different enough to stand out from each other.
Surprisingly, painting the colorblock technique on your walls and ceiling is super easy! Just make sure that you invest in a level and quality painters tape. I chose to align the edge with the top of a bump out around our shower enclosure. It felt like a natural place to draw the line. Also, I prefer to use the darker color on the bottom when I colorblock anything. Your eye tends to view darker colors as ‘heavier,’ so it feels more natural when a light color is on top.
Also, I chose to use Satin finish because it is the most forgiving option. Our home is really old and we didn’t have much time to re-skim the drywall. We definitely gave them a good sanding and patched holes before starting, but that was it. I’m amazed by how much smoother our walls look!
All About EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint
I feel like selecting paint for a bathroom is a trickier process than selecting it for anywhere else in your home. First of all, it’s a smaller space so the paint odors can be overpowering. Second, a bathroom tends to be a heavily used space and needs a paint that will be durable and moisture resistant. We chose to use EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint from True Value because it solved those issues and more.
Here are a few of my favorite features of EasyCare Ultra Premium Paint:
- It is a paint-and-primer in one, thus saving you time!
- The application is smooth and leaves an impeccable finish and rich color. For example, we only needed 2 coats for the bathroom.
- It is low-odor and low-VOC.
That last point cannot be stressed enough, especially in a small space and a home that has pets. EasyCare paint has also been certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) as minimizing irritants and pollutants in the air so that it’s asthma and allergy friendly. While we were painting, I was really surprised by how little odor there was!
So what do you think of this before & after and the colorblock paint technique?? This is by far the fastest makeover we’ve EVER done — and we did it a week before the wedding. But at the end of the day, it was totally worth it. I’m working on another post all about the smaller details like lighting, mirror, etc. so be sure to keep an eye out for that, too!