Tuesday, July 19, 2011

DIY Master Bathroom Makeover with #Gliddentesters

So, our master bathroom is in desperate need of a makeover! Look, it's like our very own Design Star White Box Challenge!
When we moved in just before Little Brother was born (I was 36 weeks along with him the day we moved), we ran out of money, time, and energy to do anything to our master bedroom and bath. We had the downstairs and upstairs hallway painted. And, in the days before we moved, Mr. Mom Endeavors & I painted the boys' rooms and their bathroom. That left the master area plain 'ole white.
So, we have this awesome large bathroom, yet it is so boring that it's ugly. And due to a faucet break in the boys bathroom, we now don't even have a knob for the water. Not exactly a beautiful, calming space for a relaxing bubble bath! But, that's about to change!
To start, we visited glidden.com to get some paint color inspiration. There's a great virtual color visualizer and match a mood section!
With a house full of boys, I think words like "calm", "refreshed", "cozy & romantic" sure do sound nice! We've got chocolate brown towels and linens in the master area, so I'm drawn to a lot of the turquoisey-blue shades. Plus, I think I'd like to incorporate some beachy items. A sea-escape sounds wonderful! 
Here's what Glidden has to say about the blue tones: "If you prefer the color blue, you are capable, conservative, trusting and strive to be cool and confident. Always a conscientious worker, you have a highly developed sense of responsibility. Basically, a gentle and sensitive person, you form strong attachments and relationships". Sounds good to me! :) 
So, with some ideas in mind, it was time to go shopping at Walmart to pick up some Glidden testers
Look at all the choices!! Awesome! (You can check out my ThisMoment to see the whole shopping experience!) Love all those little tester bottles! It's always so crazy to see how different paint can look after it goes on the wall. So, at less than $3 per tester, it's an affordable way to make sure you are getting the look that you actually want. And, right now, if you head on over to gliddentesters.com you can print out a $2 off coupon!!  
I ended up bringing home "Misty Aqua" (01), "True Turquoise" (10), "Tropical Lagoon" (08), and "Bermuda Bay" (02). It's SO easy to put these testers up on the wall with the brush attached right to the cap! Love it!
So, here they are! And, the colors look really different in the various lighting situations in the bathroom. How to choose?!
I have a really hard time making paint decisions. Eek! We keep going back and forth between a couple of the colors. Decisions...decisions! I've already gotten some great input on the facebook page, but would love more! Cast your vote or give me your best "Design Star" expertise! 
Stay tuned for the big reveal....now, I've got some decisions to make! :) 
Disclosure – This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Glidden Testers/Paint #Collective Bias #GliddenTesters. All opinions and experiences are my own.


  1. I love the #10 color - not to light, not too dark. Can't wait to see the bathroom with some color.

  2. They are all pretty colors but I find myself drawn right to the third one, does it say 08? Love them all though- hard choice!

  3. I'd got with 02, the Bermuda Bay.

  4. 10 for sure...you will look so beautiful in that color you will want to paint everything that shade!!!

  5. I like them all but would pick the 08 one. :-) Can't wait to see the after!! Have fun!

  6. LOVE #10, but all the shades are nice. #10 reminds me of the ocean the most. Can't wait to see which you choose.

  7. I love the #8 color. I think it's beautiful and serene. Good luck! can't wait to see the reveal!

  8. I think #2 might be too dark if the entire bathroom is painted with it, but #10 looks perfect!

  9. I like #10! They're all so pretty though!

  10. I'm a HUGE Design Star fan and I was just thinking how fun it would be to do the white box challenge. I'd probably be terrible at it, but it'd be fun nonetheless! I'm trying to decide between True Turquoise and Misty Aqua for my own room, so I'm not much help, but... I really love the True Turquoise in your bathroom because it gets so much light! Good luck, can't wait to see the results!

  11. Thanks for all the feedback! :) We've decided and the makeover is in full-swing! Can't wait to share next week!!


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