The Bland Bathroom Makeover Part II

Remember this photo of my bland bathroom?†

Well, I’ve made some great progress on the makeover. I chose this awesome shower curtain from Target that is full of pattern. Due to the way the bathroom is laid out, the shower curtain is parallel to the doorway. When you walk past the bathroom, you see the shower curtain. And I’m glad that it’s visible so I can enjoy it!

And since the Chip It! tool from Sherwin-Williams showed me which colors would work best, I decided to go with Overjoy for the walls!†

I think a yellow bathroom will be a lot of fun. And Overjoy is bright and light enough to really liven up the space.

I found a few other accessories that complement the colors in the shower curtain as well.

I love how that little white vase on the left mirrors the flower pattern on the shower curtain. And it’s delicate enough to sit amongst other bottles and vases on the sink without taking up too much space.

The light pink soap dispenser came from Target. I like that I can pull in a little bit of pink without it being too pink.

I love these containers for q-tips and cotton balls. These will sit on the sink as well, so guests can find them easily. There is nothing worse than staying at someone’s home and not being able to find little bathroom necessities like these. Leaving them visible–but contained–is a great way to decorate a countertop.†

I’ve also been inspired by this photo and am hoping to find some flowers and a similar vase.

For wall art, I’m hoping to find something simple, since the shower curtain is so busy. Maybe even a decal or a metal “piece” instead of art. I’ll have to see what I can find!†

Have you tested out the Chip It! button yet? †Drag the Chip It! button to your toolbar:

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It’s so simple, and really helps you think outside the box with color options. You can watch a short video on how to use it here.

I can’t wait to show you the bathroom when it’s finished. I’m hoping for a fresh and bright room for my guests!†

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  1. Katie D says

    I’m so happy you blogged about this today – We close on our new house in less than 2 weeks and I’m having anxiety about paint colors/decorations. Almost everything in the house is beige, so I have a blank canvas to work with. Exciting, but overwhelming! Chip It will be such a useful tool for me!

  2. Amy T says

    I want to update our kitchen/dining room and would love to use “chip-it” to match the blue walls from a room of the house we always rent for our week at the beach. I would love to have a reminder of beach time in our home! We cherish our week at the beach!

  3. says

    We have been taking about how we need to freshen up our house this winter so we could really use it and the gift cards. I LOVE yellow~

  4. says

    I would chip the beach that is less than 10 minutes from our new little apartment. Since we can’t paint the apartment, I’d be getting a head start on decorating our house that we’ll be buying in the spring.

  5. Becky says

    I would love to use the chip on my bedroom Trying to repaint and can’t quite decide on color. Thinking about rainwashed, but it would be great to see how it looks first. Thanks for all your tips. Especially hair!!

  6. says

    My husband and I are building a new house and when I saw your blog post about Chip-It several weeks back, I got so excited! It was exactly what I needed to plan ahead and figure out how I was going to style each room.
    So far I have used Chip-It to create styles for our master suite (see below), our study (Safari/African), our two guest bedrooms (Vintage and Asian), our guest bathroom (Bold and bright, dancing in the rain-ish), and our kitchen (Italian). I told you I got excited! :)

    Below are links to the two images used to create our master suite design style. This is actually the honeymoon suite we stayed in on our wedding night back in January! I thought it would be very nostalgic to design our bedroom just like our honeymoon suite, not to mention the fact that we adored the elegent, yet royal feel of the room!

  7. says

    We are about to make our second move in 5 months. We will finally be in a more permanent space and I can decorate. Yay! I haven’t pulled out decorations here due to the short time we are here. Ugh! Itching to decorate and paint! Big moves, like 1500 miles across the US. Would love to use chip it

  8. says

    This looks awesome! I love that shower curtain and all the accents you have selected. I need to do some work on my guest bathroom…it’s boring :-/

  9. says

    I would like to use the chip it tool for our guest bathroom (it’s looking a little dated), and our master bath. I just used Sherwin Williams paint this past week to paint both of my children’s closets….great paint!

  10. says

    I love the shower curtain! I think the “chip it” tool would be really helpful while working on my kitchen – especially since I keep finding amazing kitchens all over pinterest but can’t figure out what color paints they use…so frustrating!

  11. says

    I think your makeover is well underway!!! Love the bright and cheerful shower curtain! Can’t wait to see the finished product…

  12. says

    i think the chip it tool would come in handy for painting our guest bathroom. ever since we moved into our house 3 years ago, it’s been a boring tan color, but i’m not sure which direction in which to go with it.

  13. Lauren alaniz says

    Wow! How cool is this? Would have been VERY useful in preventing us from reprinting our master bathroom FOUR times before we got it right! Tan? Bleh. Grey? Snore. Peach? Agh! Burn it with fire!!! Red? Ahhhh. THERE we go!

    Journeymom_1@yahoo. Com

  14. says

    I have an awesome quilt that I would use as an inspiration for the chip it tool. I would want to redo my bedroom around the quilt. Love your bathroom!

  15. Yolanda says

    Kate this has to do with your clothes and not the bathroom color. I was looking back trying to find the jeans you said you loved so much. Can you tell me what brand and style they were? I can’t seem to find the post about them.

    Thanks from Hickory!

  16. says

    What a great giveaway! My sister-in-law offered to make some throw pillows for my new apartment but I’m at a loss as to which colors would go best in the room. The chip it would be perfect!

  17. says

    I have never seen the Chip It tool before! I would love to use this in my living room. I went crazy and bought an out there piece of art, I would love to see what colors would work with it!

  18. Christina says

    We recently got a new bedding set for our master bedroom and chip it sounds great to pick some colors to update the rest of the room and adjoining bath

  19. says

    Hey Kate! I think you should let me paint something for your bathroom:-)
    I think you need a simple square canvas in the colors of your curtain. It would look nice to have a close-up floral, a bird and branch, or a simple line of vases. It would make my day if you checked out my blog:-)

  20. says

    Can’t wait to see your bathroom, Kate! I love that tool…I’m going to try it on an arrangment of peonies…that should help me find the perfect shade of pink! :)

  21. Anonymous says

    I love Color, so chip it will come n handy for me. I would use it in my daughters room. She loves everything orange, and it is easier topick out a comforter and match the wall Colorado, other than the other way around.

  22. Anonymous says

    There was a huge painting I saw at World Market that I would love to buy for my laundry room/office and then “chip it” for colors to complement. It had a lot of olive green and white, yellow, and bright red poppies. :)


  23. says

    I would love to find a great compliment to my favorite chair. I love the colors and pattern but not sure what color to paint the walls.

  24. says

    I wrote a blog post about this give-away, The Small Things Blog, and our new home-building process with pictures of ALL of my Chip-It color ideas! Check it out here:

    This give-away would be SUCH a help in getting our new home ready to move into! No matter what, though… thanks for sharing the Chip-It information… it totally made my life easier in trying to decide how to decorate the house!

  25. says

    Chip It! I am trying to redo our kitchen. I have a few images I’d like to try! It’s all bland and off white with wood everywhere. Nothing pops right now.

  26. says

    I just found out I am having a baby girl and can’t wait to get started decorating her nursery! I was looking online at crib bedding this weekend and found several that I love. Once I pick one I will definitely be using Chip It to find a coordinating color to paint the nursery walls. Thanks for the tip!

  27. says

    I have this amazing hand-painted teacup. My grandma gave it to me when I was about 3 years old, it was a piece from her grandma’s wedding china. I love it and I’ve always wanted to decorate my kitchen around it. I think I will have to use the chip it program and see what I can do with it!

  28. says

    We’re in the same boat but with our own bathroom (we only have 1 bathroom for the house). The house came built with a blue-ish/turquoise tile around the bottom half of one side of the bathroom (where the shower is) and we bought a simple yet elegant with its pattern, dark brown shower curtain and rug. Now that we stripped the horrific wallpaper down that was in there, we’re looking for a complimentary color with CHIP IT to see what would look best with the tile and the curtain! It’s a great tool, my husband is way more psyched about this than I am!

  29. says

    I would use chip it with a photo of cherry blossoms I took in Washington DC last year. Someday when we need a nursery, we’re going to design the room around that photo!

  30. says

    My fiance and I are moving into our first new home together – we’ve lived in an underground apartment for YEARS so we’re excited to move into a place with natural light. I’m a photographer, and so we’d like to chip a picture I took of sunrise in our home town last year for a bold, modern pop to our home!

  31. says

    I’d love to use Chip It in the kitchen of our first house! It would help us to match to our Laurie Gates floral dinnerware that I’m obsessed with!

  32. says

    I would use it for my bedroom. I am wanting to give my bedroom a fresh makeover. Thank you for this opportunity! We could really use the visa gift card!

  33. says

    I would love to “chip” the colors of Prince Edward Island in the summer time…the bright red of the dirt, lush greens of the fields and the brilliant blue of the ocean! My favorite place to travel in the summer months.

  34. Carolyn says

    I want to chip my shower curtain in my guest bath. I’ve had it for years but have never really done anything with it!

  35. says

    The Chip It tool looks so neat! I have a picture of the sunset on our wedding day filled with different shades of pinks, grays, and blues. I would love to design the guest bedroom using those colors!

  36. says

    I would chip my favorite picture that my honey has taken which is of a curled leaf- I think it is perfect because it has soft yellows, greens, and blues- and would accent my living room perfectly!

  37. Lisa R says

    Just bought the same shower curtain Yesterday. Love it! I wiuld chip my kitchen. Very, very bland. Needs some help in the color department

  38. says

    My office/guest bedroom. I’ve painted every room in my house (bought three years ago), but I’ve never been pleased with the color in this space. I had a vision, and it just…fell flat.

    I have a great fabric swatch from Pottery Barn I’d love to match. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Anonymous says

    i’d use one of my wedding photos – my flowers were my favorite colors! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  40. says

    I actually used ‘Chip It’ after you first mentioned it! I took a picture of the crib sheet I’m using in our nursery and it came up with the best color options! We haven’t quite gotten to painting YET, but when we do I know the tool I’ll use to pick out the colors!

  41. Anonymous says

    We are currently finishing our basement and the hubby put me in charge of paint colors!!! I have a beautiful blue glass hurricane from zgallerie that is my inspiration piece, cannot wait to “chip it” tonight!!


  42. says

    I would love to find some inspiration for my bedroom. Well, the future bedroom. We are going to be buying a house in the near future, and I love that the chip it tool exists. It should make the whole process so much easier!!

  43. Karen H says

    I would love to “chip” a pic of some vintage curtains that were given to me by my mother-in-law. I love the curtains, but have never known what color I should put on the walls in order to hang them! Can’t wait to try this!

  44. says

    I would like to “chip” a silk pillow cover that I have. It was given to me after a friend returned from China and it has a beautiful tree embroidered on the front. The colors are so rich with deep red, green and gold.

  45. says

    I would love to “chip” a vintage water color that I purchased while in France. I want to use the colors in it to redecorate my room.

  46. says

    I don’t have a picture of it to link to, but my husband and I got this awesome picture by a Greek artist in Santorini (where we got engaged!) that we have framed in our bathroom and is full of the gorgeous Santorini blue. Someday I’d love to paint a spot wall with that same perfect shade of blue and this chip tool would be PERFECT to make that happen!

  47. Kara C. says

    I would chip the new fabric we have picked out for my daughter’s new bedding. Want to make sure we pick the best wall colors :)

  48. says

    I would like to chip a new bed spread I just bought to help with my wall color decision! The chip also seems useful for figuring out colors for other things such as rugs and pillows. Very excited!

  49. says

    So I just moved into a new home YESTERDAY which is over twice the size of my previous one!! Yay!!! But with so much extra space, we have had lots to do to get it ready. I saw the Chip It feature on here and gave it a shot with all 4 of my children’s bedding and my own. The results were amazing! Then I went on to use it for living, dining and kitchen also. And Sherwin Williams had all paint 30% off last week. Soooo glad you mentioned it on here! I have showed it to everyone who has come to help with the house!!

  50. says

    So I just moved into a new home YESTERDAY which is over twice the size of my previous one!! Yay!!! But with so much extra space, we have had lots to do to get it ready. I saw the Chip It feature on here and gave it a shot with all 4 of my children’s bedding and my own. The results were amazing! Then I went on to use it for living, dining and kitchen also. And Sherwin Williams had all paint 30% off last week. Soooo glad you mentioned it on here! I have showed it to everyone who has come to help with the house!!

  51. says

    I am turning my closet (well, half of it anyway) into an office and can’t decide between about 10 colors! Chip It would be an awesome way to “test drive” the colors.

  52. Amy SD says

    I painted and old Window a teal color and it hangs in my living room.. I love it and I’d love to add to it and the colors in my living room.

  53. says

    I’d like to chip a picture of my husband and son that was taken almost 5 years ago.. They were digging in rocks with a lake behind them and behind that is the Teton mountains. I absolutely love the photo and have it hanging in my living room.

  54. says

    My hubby and I just bought a new house and the thing I’m looking forward to the most is painting it! We’ve been in a rental for a couple years and werent allowed to paint over the white walls- b o r i n g
    I used Chip It! to find colors to go with my sons comforter and also to match these really cool lampshades I have in my room. I have all the colors all picked out in my head, now I just need to get them onto the walls! Thanks for introducing me to this awesome tool!

  55. says

    I would love to use chip it on a picture from a recent vacation to Jiuzhaigou National Park in China. The colors there were absolutely amazing!

  56. says

    Thanks for sharing Chip It! I can’t wait to try it out!!!! I just bought a new comforter set for my daughters room and was having a hard time trying to decide what color to paint the walls.

  57. Carolyn Giles says

    I would chip Cades Cove (at Smoky Mountain Nat’l Park, TN) at dawn. Such a beautiful array of colors there in the morning. Google it! Thanks for the chip it info!

  58. says

    After six months living in different cities following my husband’s new job my son and I are finally moving to where my husband is! We close on our house next Friday and my first project is for my son’s room… my mother purchased this bedding for him as a gift, and now we have a puke green walls to cover with something new! I just have to find the perfect color!||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_-NoMerchRules-_-

  59. says

    Here is the image to the living room I wish I had… unfortunately, my living room looks nothing like this. It has one big picture window, two little square crank windows, and a door on 3 of the 4 walls. It’s a long galley-styled room that is hard to place furniture in. This inspiration came from a need to have a calm place in such a chaotic life. By bringing these colors to my very bland living room, I feel like me and my other half will be able to relax at the end of the day.

  60. Donna Porter says

    We live in military housing, so paiting the walls is a no-no. :( But, I would love to re-decorate a few rooms in my house. My husband is currently deployed, so during this deployment, it is my goal to revamp! My plan is to revamp my desk area. As a full time college student, I need more organization (and it has to be cute too!). I would also like to do something with our downstairs (guest) bathroom. It’s bland too and needs some red! And finally, my youngest daughter is on the autism spectrum so needless to say her room constantly looks like a tornado! I need organization, organization and more organization. I would also love to paint her dresser (which she uses for her toys) her favorite color to help add a pop in the room!

  61. says

    I am in the process of converting my Dad’s old garage into an apartment for me! Chip it is really going to help me pick all the colors I need! I have a wonderful quilt that I’ll be using in my room and it may be hard to match colors up.

  62. says

    Wow, what a cute curtain! I think you made a good choice for the wall color. I want to use the Chip It! tool for my master bath. We’ll see what kind of ideas it comes up with!

  63. says

    I want to chip a picture that I took at the beach a few years ago — it has a dock in the background and a wooden fence and beach grass in the foreground!

  64. Meagan says

    I’m moving to a new apartment shortly and need some color ideas. I’d use chip on a photo of a friend’s bridal bouquet – lots of hydrangeas, but also used decorative lettuce. It was fresh and bright, but also very soft – perfect for a bedroom or living space!

  65. Ashley says

    I’m remodeling my home and love that picture and have it as inspiration for my bathroom. So glad I found it on pinterest. I would color chip a painting that is in my living room. It has the perfect blue hue and would love it on my walls.

  66. says

    I’m loving the Chip It! I’m trying to change the color scheme in my house from red/orange/brown to teal/blue/brown and I’m lost! I also have a new nursery to decorate!

  67. says

    I’m buying my first house this month and I absolutely LOVE “Chip It!” Thanks for sharing. I’m planning to makeover most of the rooms in the new house so this will come in handy. I’m loving this photo,, as inspiration for my home office. It’s calming and soothing….let’s just hope I get some work done :) Chip it picked the perfect wall color, “Wondrous Blue.”

  68. says

    I have been wanting to chip a picture of the golden wheat and the open blue skies around my home to base my bedroom redo upon! The beige gold of the wheat and the blue grey of the sky would be a gorgeous palette that is different!

  69. Katie Laeder says

    I have seen Chip It samples all over Pinterest and have been trying to find it! As someone with a deep love for interior decorating, I can’t wait to use it! I would love to “Chip” one or two of my favorite photos from my wedding on May 26! Our photographer did an amazing job and we have many pictures with awesome color, bright blue sky on a beach and deep red barn wood!=)

  70. Nicole says

    I have struggled with how I want to decorate our new house. I just learned about Chip It the other day and think it will help with the decision making!

  71. says

    Thanks for the post. I’ve been wanting to update my bathroom and this blog really inspired me. I loved your new shower curtain that I went to Target and got it. I’m so excited to get started!

  72. Laura says

    I would like to “chip” a picture of the ocean I took on our last cruise! The water was sooo blue! I said at the time I took the picture, “I wish there was a way to bottle this color so I could paint my walls.” Now it seems like there is a way!

  73. says

    I’m ready for a change in my bedroom, and I’d like to “chip” a photo of the glorious hydrangeas in bloom here on Cape Cod right now. They’re everywhere, and I can’t begin to describe the rich, depth of the blues, violets and pinks. As I drive to work each morning, these colors make me so happy to live in such a beautiful area, and I think that would be a wonderful feeling for my bedroom, too!

  74. says

    I want to chip some photos of Ireland and the rolling hills that I captured! Thanks for a super giveaway!
    My email: anashct1 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  75. says

    I would love to chip a piece of fabric that I have sitting in my closet. I love the colors, but I can’t figure out what to do with it. Using those colors to change the colors in a room would be perfect.

  76. says

    I would use the chip to help my dad decorate his home (right now it looks like a frat house, lol). He doesn’t know the first thing about decorating, so it would help him tremendously!!

  77. Anonymous says

    I have this painting of the bayou that I’d love to chip for my living room.
    rierie11booger (@)

  78. says

    Need to “chip” away at my whole living area. Remnants of 80’s borders, chipping paint, screaming for makeover and love!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  79. says

    We just found out that we are pregnant with #2 and I want to use chip it to do a fun gender neutral nursery. Always looking for inspiration!

  80. says

    I would Chip a picture of the Garden of Gethsemane! I am a nature girl and I think that there would be so many awesome colors to choose from. I am sure it is a beautiful place and I would love to get my inspiration from a place where Jesus prayed!

  81. Laura Jacobson says

    I would love to chip a picture that I had put on canvas of my grandson when he was learning to crawl. Its my favorite picture and I would really love to tie in all the colors!
    landfjacobson @

  82. says

    I have an old quilt with muted greens and tans and I need to add some spark to my bedroom. I’m hoping I can find some brighter colors that will still work with the quilt.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  83. says

    I’ve got a photo of an old guitar I used to own, and I would love to “chip” it! There are a lot of gorgeous colors in the paint that would look fantastic on the walls of my music room.

    amyzak11 (at) gmail (dot) com

  84. says

    We’re looking to buy a new house very soon so I’d use this for furnishings. Thanks for the opportunity.

  85. Anonymous says

    I’d like to chip my kitchen. It has white walls, white cabinets, white frig and white utility cart. Hey, wake up every body! I know it is soooooooo boring even reading about it causes a snooze.

    I WANT color on the walls and cabinets and some funky knobs and pulls on the cabinets.

  86. says

    Iam SO Excited to get my bathroom redecorated now, I had a bunch of neon Flowers in there and nothing matches was way to bright! I love the shower curtain this has been a inspiration for me!..I have never heard of chip it but i could use that for alot of different things! Thanks for the GREAT ideals! I will tell my friends and family to check it out!

  87. says

    I would love to chip a piece of art we have in our living room so I can get just the right colors. It’s a beach house scene by Edward Hopper.

  88. says

    I’d love to “chip” a piece of vintage floral fabric that I bought to make throw pillows for my bed. I want the room to be shabby chic and not too feminine for my “manly” husband. :) I’d love to win!!!! e_bostian at yahoo dot com

  89. says

    I would like to chip some beautiful material that we got when we were in Italy. It is almost the beautiful color of the Mediterranean and also the deep purples and greens of grapes and their vines. We have just converted our garage into a room for relaxing and these colors woul bring back so many memories.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  90. Brittani says

    My best friend took a beautiful picture of my boyfriend and I that has beautiful summer colors. I’d pick that!

    brittanif at gmail dot com

  91. Anonymous says

    Totally love the colors in the shower curtain-running to Target in the morning to get the shower curtain. Going to use Chip It to help pick out some new colors for my bathroom!
    Missy Erstad

  92. says

    Thank you for sharing this. I really love your ideas and your choices. This just shows that one does not need to do major renovations to make an area beautiful and appealing. Just choosing the right things and accessories will definitely make a space more pleasing.

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