Girls Bathroom Makeover

I can’t believe it’s already the first week of February! Event though Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of Winter there’s no shame in thinking Spring and warm happy colors. Having a bathroom makeover for a Valentines blog may be a little outside of the box but if you have a teen daughter at home you know the bathroom is PRIME REAL ESTATE. So why not a fun surprise bathroom makeover for this girly girl?

If you’re coming over for my dear friend Janine Happy Happy Nester – Welcome! Janine in my opinion is one of the best bloggers around! Her fabulous style looks so fresh and welcoming. Not to mention she does have a way with pink too! Now let’s unwrap our Valentine’s Day chic bathroom makeover… It all started with an oversized floral shower curtain from Society 6. Then purchased an affordable hot pink runner rug from NuLoom.




We’ve been in our home for just about 10 years now and they say after 10 years each room needs a mini facelift. My daughter Chloe‘s bathroom was no exception. We set out to upgrade her dark juvenile bathroom into a bright chic teen space filled with glam and functionality.

Subway Tile Wallpaper

We bid farewell to dusty sage green paint and dove into a fresh coat of Sherwin Williams SW 6764 Swimming. To break up the solid blue paint we put up thin chair rail molding 4 feet up. My love affair with wallpaper lately has been escalating. I decided that this large room needed a pattern for added interest.  I know what you’re thinking! It looks like tile but it’s not…  I fell for  this Laura Ashley Subway Tiled Wallpaper ( I have a similar one linked here) that I stumbled across when purchasing bedding for my parents bedroom makeover this past Christmas at The Bon-Ton. The chair rail moulding caps off the paper perfectly.  Once up, the paper brightened up the space and it’s durable scrubbable finish is perfect- plus there’s no grout to clean! 


Going For The Gold

Chloe loves shimmer and if you’ve seen her adjoining bedroom you know its all about GOLD. I hung gold and white shelves above the chair rail to neatly hold her perfume, nail polish collection, and other bath products. A clean-lined  writing desk to used as a make-up table.  Carrera marble and gold make-up accessories, a light blue make-up mirror, crystal lamp add light and organize in style. Above the table hangs a brass script BRAVE sign. I’m always trying to reinforce her awesomeness. 


A Fresh Face For The Vanity

Next, I tackled the maple bathroom vanity. Standard maple vanities are so BLAH! I primed and painted the cabinet Ocean Abyss MQ6-OP by Behr.  Gone went the boring chrome lighting and in came the fabulously chic champagne bronze lighting, bath accessories, and plumbing fixtures.


I chose the Progress Elevate bath & vanity 3-light fixture. I’ve loved it’s sleek modern style. The soft curved bar complemented the oval tilting mirror and the Dryden center faucet by Delta Faucet. These stylish modern elements soften the square angular lines of the room. 


Raising The Bar

Chloe’s face and hand towels were always taking up valuable space on the sink counter. Directly to the right, we hung the coordinating Dryden Towel Ring and the 24-inch Towel Bar. Bouncing light from the nearby window is a mirror that reads “happy looks good on you”  by HGTV’s David Bromstad and a raspberry colored inspirational quote canvas.


Pops Of Pink

I threaded pinks with art, fresh flowers, rugs, and towels throughout the entire room giving an extra feminine touch but still stay teen approved. 


Fresh flowers always brighten your day!


Hob Knobbing

Did you all know that I started my art career painting one of a kind cabinet hardware? Yes, I have painted thousands in my day. I swapped out mom’s hand painted knobs and replace them with cat’s eye glass pink knobs finished in 14 karat gold from Quality Bath. These beauties are little gems!  Changing out cabinet hardware is a great way to update any vanity, kitchen, or piece of furniture. 



 I replaced Chloe’s miss-matched bath towels with plush turquoise and white polkadot bath, hand, and wash cloths.   There is also a hot pink option!


We replaced her toilet paper and toilet lever with Delta Dryden collection and now everything matches.  I hung a funky whimsical brass arrow above her only window and added a marble waste bin. Simple white and water colored abstract floral sheers help with privacy and still let in light. 



You Only Live Once. Be Fearless.

The room is finally complete and ready for the pre high school morning rush. The bright light floods in. I had a vision for this makeover gift but sometimes things turn out better than planned. From dark and bland to bright and chic! Now, it might be my turn for a bathroom makeover!   


Positively Pink

Are you ready for more pink? I’m sure you are! Just head on over to my dear friend Joan 2 Ladies and A Chair for a tour of her beautiful California home. Joan doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to details and she can decorate for a holiday unlike anyone I know. After you tour Joan’s home don’t forget to stop by the rest of blogger tour! There’s something for everyone. Here’s hoping you have a sweet Valentine’s Day!

xo Amie 


*I have received products in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% mine.

Setting The Table For Valentine’s Day

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    Rhonda Hallstrom

    February 7, 2018

    You are amazing!!! love these changes so much

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      February 7, 2018

      Thank you Rhonda! This was definitely a fun makeover! Cant wait to take the tour

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    February 7, 2018

    What a fabulous and fun makeover! Seriously, there is so much inspiration here! What a lucky girl she is.

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      February 7, 2018

      Hi Ashley! It was so much fun taking on this makeover! Come over anytime. xo

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    February 7, 2018

    Amie, this is incredible! Love the color combination and soft gold. I’m sure Chloe’s loves it and it will make those early morning wake-ups much easier.

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      February 7, 2018

      Thank you Danielle! Yes after it was done I made her stay out of the room until I took pictures and she was in withdrawal! These kids these days are so lucky!

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    February 7, 2018

    Amie this is such a fun idea! I love the colors you chose! Such a perfect time of year for a bathroom pick me up.

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      February 7, 2018

      Thank you Jackie! Yes In Upstate NY in January there is virtually no color! We needed this for sure!

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    February 7, 2018

    DEAD!! I ADORE THIS SO MUCH!! What a fantastic surprise, I imagine her squealing with delight!

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      February 7, 2018

      Thank you Martha! Yes she was excited. It all started with the show curtain and snowballed for there.

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    February 7, 2018

    What a cute bathroom and an amazing transformation!

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      February 7, 2018

      Thank you Gloribell! We are so pleased with how it all turned out! Heading over to your blog now. xo

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    February 7, 2018

    Wow Amie! Fabulous remodel! Chloe must be so happy with it. I can’t believe that tile is wallpaper!

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      Amie Freling

      February 7, 2018

      Thank you so much Joan! Its a big improvement and no grout to clean!

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    February 7, 2018

    Amie, this came out so cute!! Love the touches of gold and that rug makes my heart sing! Darling!!


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      February 8, 2018

      Thank you so much Sheila! Yes the rug was a fav purchase.

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    February 8, 2018

    Amie this is the cutest space I just adore it!! The colors are gorgeous! And so many fabulous little details! What a wonderful surprise!

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    February 8, 2018

    Wow!!!! Your post is incredible, and now I’m inspired to redo my teen’s bathroom! I don’t think I could show the before photos. I love your table, and gosh, I don’t even know where, to begin with, all your gorgeous choices! Thanks so much for joining our blog hop!

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    Erin Eder

    February 8, 2018

    This is sooooo pretty! Cami and I are both jealous!

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      February 9, 2018

      Thank you so much Erin! I have been thinking of you guys. You are all in my prayers. Hope to see you soon. xo

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    Summer Adams

    February 9, 2018

    Amie!!!!! This has taken my breath away! That beautiful blue is such a great paint color and really brightens her bathroom! The pink rug is to die for and the little stool and fur and vanity… You have really done an amazing job, again! What a lucky girl she is! This is perfection! Xoxo

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      February 9, 2018

      Thank you Summer! Yes we got a bit carried away…. in a good way I guess. Have a wonderful weekend! Amie

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    The Design Twins

    February 9, 2018

    Amie, You are a certified Rock Star, My Friend! I love everything about this. Once again your talents speak for themselves. Amazing job! XO ~ Julie & Jodie

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      February 9, 2018

      Thank you Julie and Jodie! That means the world coming from you both. have an amazing weekend! love you!

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    February 11, 2018

    Amie I love what you did in here! Everything is gorgeous and I can’t believe that is wallpaper and not tiles!

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    February 13, 2018

    Nice blog. I like your color combination.

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    Harris Gotcher

    April 9, 2018

    This is great paint color and really brightens bathroom. Your post is incredible and i inspired from here to remodel my bathroom. Hope so you will be continue to share such kinds of post.

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    html color picker

    July 2, 2018

    Amie I love what you did in here! Everything is gorgeous and I can’t believe that is wallpaper and not tiles!Nice blog.

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      July 3, 2018

      Thank you so much! Yes its much more affordable and so pretty at the same time.

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    Emma Clemantine

    October 3, 2018

    Gosh!!That’s so cute.Such a cute makeover of the bathroom.I loved those ideas you have used to renovate.I loved all your tips.Thanks for sharing such a fantastic tips and ideas.I am glad that I came across your article.

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    Tara Murphy

    May 24, 2020

    Hi there! Can you tell me where you got your shower curtain! I know it is old but I need to find it 🙂 cute bathroom.

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      May 26, 2020

      Hi Tara- The link to the shower curtain is in the blog post highlighted in blue. It’s near the beginning of the article and it is still available. You’ll love it!

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"Life's too short for white walls .." Amie Freling-Brown, a Rochester, NY-based designer and artist who transforms ho-hum spaces into works of art. Her creative designs can be found in many fine homes, restaurants and businesses. Her work has been featured in national magazines, on HGTV and has been sold through retailers nationwide from True Value Hardware to Nordstroms. She proudly offers such professional services as design, staging, color consultations and fine art.

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