Small Changes, Big Impact Bathroom Makeover

This post is sponsored by Moen.
Sometimes it doesn’t take a full remodel to give a bathroom a whole new look. Our upstairs bathroom is the perfect example. We were able to update the whole look and feel of the room without doing any heavy construction.
Bathroom decorating ideas and framing a bathroom mirror
This is what it looked like before:
Light and Bright Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover
The room was dark and dated.



We started by painting the whole bathroom light gray. Then we framed the mirror with wood, changed out the cabinet hardware and added fresh accessories.
Next, we replaced the old, cheap faucets with gorgeous new ones from Moen’s Hamden collection.


The old faucets were corroded, cheap, small and had no style at all. Unless you count “bad hotel” as a style… ha!

Aren’t the new faucets GORGEOUS?! I love the pretty curves of the handles. They are made with a spot-resist brushed finish that will help them stay looking great, even when the kids splash around.


Bathroom fixtures that are easy to clean
The added height of the spout makes washing my face so much more pleasant. The water is so much easier to reach!
Easy install modern spot resist bathroom sink faucet
We installed the matching Hamden towel ring and toilet paper holder too.
Spot resist stainless steel bathroom fixtures
The accessories featured the Press & Mark system, which took all of the guess work out of hanging the fixtures. They have a built-in stamp that you press against the wall and it marks where the holes need to be drilled. Isn’t that the most amazing idea? I was able to hang the hardware in a snap thanks to that handy feature.
Brushed nickel towel ring, towel bars and toilet paper holders
The new towel bar looks so sleek and really compliments the faucets. I am very pleased!
Bathroom makeover
If we had an unlimited budget and unlimited time, we would love to get a new vanity, new floor tile and a new tub surround, but because of these smaller changes, we’ll be happy with this bathroom for years to come.


Pretty and easy updates for a small bathroom
Bathroom decor ideas

Last but not least, here’s the side-by-side comparison. Isn’t it amazing that such small changes can completely transform a room?



  1. It looks like you also installed a window over the tub….where else could all that light be coming from? No light fixtures are on.

    • There IS a window above our tub, but it's always been there. The first pictures were taken on a really stormy day so almost no light was coming in the window. I meant to take more pictures before we made all of the changes, but somehow I never did and these are the only "before" pictures I have.


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