from boring to beatiful {a bathroom makeover-part one} (win $100 from Sherwin-Williams)



When the chance came up to make over a room with my friends at Sherwin-Williams, I just KNEW what room was desperate for some love and character...my boys' bathroom!   

Let's face it, a boys' bathroom will always be a BOYS' bathroom, if you know what I mean (mothers of boys, you KNOW what I am talking about), but I was hoping that throwing in a little character might help.  When we moved into this house, I was SO excited for them to have their own bathroom. However, it also doubles as a guest room, so making it look a nice is a priority.
 

Step one: Find an inspiration piece.  Something you love and want to build a room around.  For me, it was an awesome shower curtain I found at one of my favorite places (you'll have to wait for the "after" to see it) and the color orange.  I don't know why orange, I just wanted it that way.  :)  I'm going for boy and guest-friendly here.


Step two: Download the Sherwin-Williams ColorSnap® app to my smartphone and use that to pull a favorable color out of my inspiration piece.  The app is pretty cool...you take a photo (or upload one), and it pulls colors out of your photo that you can go into your local Sherwin-Williams to buy.  It's a great way to know that your paint will match or go along with what you are trying to work with.  Choosing colors doesn't stress me out (it's just paint), but I can imagine this tool being a great stress relief to some.  Not only does the app show you a main color to use, but it also shows you some great coordinating colors!


Step three: Head on into your local Sherwin-Williams and choose one of their awesome paint lines (the SuperPaint® and HGTV® HOME by Sherwin-Williams were my favorites) to suit your needs.  The folks working at our local store were super friendly and helpful.  The store carries everything you need to get the job done, and I LOVED that the staff wasn't pushy; they offer their services, step back and let you think.  Non-pushy wins every time.   

Step four: Get rid of boooooooring bathroom! :) I can't wait to show you the end result!  I think I really achieved "boy and guest-friendly"!  I honestly think the paint pulls all my details together nicely, and the scrubbable finish makes for a much cleaner boys' bathroom. :)

Stay tuned for the after!


How do you find color inspiration for your home projects? Tell us in the comments below, and you just might win a $100 Sherwin-Williams gift card from BlogHer!

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79 comments:

Allison said...

For inspiration I find one piece I love and will match colors to that. For our living room it was some pillows I made.

Allison said...

I tweeted :)
https://twitter.com/CamphorChins/status/329595781310996481

derekcindyterp said...

Lol why is it that the first thing that really JUMPED out at me is that you roll your toilet paper UNDER?! What's WITH that? ;) lol
I LOVE houzz.com for inspiration :) We are hoping to start building our dream home (as much dreaming as fits in the budget ;) in the next month or so, and have found houzz.com AWESOME for any and all kinds of house ideas... :)

Mollie Zenz said...

We will moving into a new house soon, and I'm so excited to paint. The current colors are great, however they were the sellers' home colors. We will gather color inspiration from some of our favorite items. As graduates from the same college, in Ohio, a lot of our fan apparel and decorations are green. Colors that coordinate with a dark green help not make the room forest-like!

ememby.com said...

I'll be working on a boy bathroom/guest bathroom at our new house very soon.. can't wait to see your final!

I look at color samples and find a favorite piece to build a room around.

Shelley said...

I have a couple Pinterest boards dedicated to color palettes I love and have also decorated rooms around fabric.

Niki said...

I definitely find color inspiration from the fabric aspect of a room first. You can mix a zillion different colors, but it's really hard to find a great fabric in an exact shade with a terrific pattern after you've already fallen in love with the color of some other aspect of a room!

kellyr78 said...

I find color inspiration from nature. I like greens, blues and browns so I usually go for these types of shades.
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PAIGE said...

I read decorating magazines and take home many color swatches.
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peg42 said...

I usually find inspiration from home decorating magazines.
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Mysharona said...

I get inspiration by looking outside or by watching shows on TV

slb3334 said...

I find fabrics I like and go from there.

Tamar said...

Pinterest is my go to social network, followed by asking friends and family.
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csmith said...

To choose colors, I usually end up finding an item that I love and using a color from that. My girls' room is blue and grey because those are the colors in the curtains that they love. My bathroom is yellow because of the shower curtain I picked out. I would love a gift card, I have 3 more bathrooms to decorate!

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

ooh, can't wait to see what you do with the space, I have the same problem couldn't defiantly use some color inspiration

Stephanie Larison said...

I use pinterest and country home type mags to find inspiration. I like a lot of blues, greys, and whites at home.

Megan Bruch said...

I can really find inspiration anywhere. The last time I got paint I brought one of my babies' toys to match - not because I was trying to match that toy; it just had the *perfect* shade of blue on it!

Kortney said...

Our master bedroom could use work. I really like our current comforter, but I would LOVE to find better paint to coordinate with it, and be inspired with more colors to use in the room.

Rebecca Graham said...

I find color inspiration for my home projects by looking at home decor magazines.

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Cristi B. said...

I almoat always find a centerpiece for inspiration, a piece of art or some fabric I love. Then I take that to the paint store, grab a clerk and we colaborate on picking the best colors. Changing the color or a room can be ao refreshin

Erica Best said...

i love online pinterest

Erica Best said...

https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/331054648700063744

Cristi B. said...

I love to find color inspiration in fabrics, like a strong patterned statement shower curtain or window valance.Or even a tablecloth!

Karla said...

I find color inspiration through browsing Pinterest.

Karla said...

https://twitter.com/CarlyHobart/status/331271239962349568

rachel said...

I like checking out different design blogs for ideas and inspiration.

Jessica said...

I find inspiration from the bloggers I read

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Jessica said...

I tweeted too

https://twitter.com/jessrwarfield/status/331583718265348097

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jlafount said...

Look through magazines to things that catch my eye

KaraA said...

I choose a piece that I love, usually with a fun print, and use it for inspiration for the rest of the room. I also try to consider the mood a color will create in the room blues for a relaxing environment, reds to add energy, yellows to add cheer, etc.

One Frugal Girl said...

I like to take tours of homes that are for sale.
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One Frugal Girl said...

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Cobblestone said...

I find inspiration in nature, my good old favorite colors, and in fabrics.

Cobblestone said...

I find inspiration in nature, my good old favorite colors, and in fabrics.

Angel Jacklyn said...

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Angel Jacklyn said...

I FIND COLOR INSPIRATION WHILE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT WORKS OF ART kytah00@yahoo.com

Bridget said...

I love surfing Pinterest to get ideas on designs I like. I have a hard time visualizing how a finished room will look. It helps me to actually see the colors in a home.

Victoria said...

Picking paint colors is my least favorite job. :( I do love my local Sherwin Williams store though and stop in for lots of paint chips which I hang up on the wall. :) Pinterest, magazines, those are the places I go for color inspiration.

cw said...

I get color inspiration from the outdoor places that I love....forest, beach

Kerry said...

I usually find my inspiration from a piece of artwork that I want to hang in the room. Or if it's my bedroom I find my inspiration in a comforter I love. And then I match the paint to that.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/333352820424204288
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Gina Wildorchid said...

I find inspiration in my favorite decor accessories.
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smilekisses said...

From magazines, most of the time.
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ky2here said...



We have an Eastlake Victorian so it’s easy to find color inspiration from other Victorian homes. Thanks for offering this.

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ky2here said...

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AnnaZed said...

I get inspired by great interiors that I see in movies and TV shows


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AnnaZed said...

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Amy said...

I usually find color inspiration for my home projects by looking at magazines. I can't wait to find out what you pick

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Amy said...

tweeted:
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one frugal lady said...

I look for timeless colors that flow well with the rest of the home... but with a great color pop for fun!
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MCantu1019 said...

I look through magazines to find color schemes I might like.
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Diane52 said...

I find inspiration from 2nd hand stores
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Kim said...

i like to look at blogs and watch hgtv
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Kim said...

i like to look at blogs and watch hgtv
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StephanieC said...

i find inspiration in nature! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

StephanieC said...

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B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

I check out decor magazines.

Christine Jessamine said...

I get alot of my ideas from nature

sparkedcat said...

I go to the paint store and look at the color samples.

Kim Hardy said...

I find inspiration through my husband

angie lilly said...

Nature is my favorite inspiration for everything. I have a kitchen whose whole theme is based on the spring green of a weeping willow!
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/335779277696016384
Angie
14earth at gmail dot com

brendaelsner said...

I look at magazines and browse the internet for ideas.


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Betty C said...

Inspiration comes from everywhere. A gorgeous flower, a garage sale photo or a trip to the fabric store may start me thinking of changes I want to make.

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Betty C said...

Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/336037095732809728

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Susan Smoaks said...

I am inspired by colors that I see in nature!
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cassandra said...

I find color inspiration by going to my local paint store and asking the opinion of specialists what they would think might look nice in certain rooms.
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cassandra said...

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Atreau said...

I get ideas through magazines.

Stephanie G said...

I often find color inspiration in nature and home improvement websites!
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Stephanie G said...

tweet
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vegan4life said...

find isperation through nature ty.
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Tabathia said...

I always find great inspirations from the DIY channel and magazines

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bettycd said...

It used to be magazines - now it is often online blogs that provide inspiration. Love the before and after situations. The inspiration I take away is often a combination and sometimes I fall in love with the before rather then the new.

bettycd said...

I would tweet for an entry, but you've overlaid PIN IT which I don't get credit for. And you've disabled copy and paste which is ackward to get the specific correct verbage to get the tweet to count for an entry. Perhaps that why your entries are lower than other blogs

Ashley said...

Color inspiration? I love blogs, and also love pinterest, anything on pinterest.

Ashley O.

Ashley said...

Tweet:
https://twitter.com/bannerplanner/status/337381142976151553

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