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Bathroom Redo with Sky Light

Updated on July 31, 2012
Sky Light
Sky Light

After fourteen years of watching dated wall paper progressively fade, and start to peel away from the bathroom walls I knew it was time for a big change. The wallpaper had been chosen and hung by the previous home owner. I liked it the first few years we lived here, but as time went by I knew I wanted to take it down and start over.

The cream tile surrounding the jacuzzi is still in great condition, and the sky light above it lets in a great deal of light throughout the day. The shower and toilet are also in good shape so the walls just needed a major over haul.

When the roof is fixed the existing sky light will be replaced providing a better seal around the window. The seal is coming away from the edge of the window as seen in the photograph causing leaks and a place for insects to find a way in.


Nice white tile next to old wallpaper.
Nice white tile next to old wallpaper.

Supplies Needed

  • Downy Fabric Softener

  • Sponge

  • Scraper

  • Scoring Tool

  • DAP Fast 'N Final Lightweight Spackle

  • Putty Knife

  • Seaside Classic Blue Paint (Better Homes and Gardens)

  • Paint Roller

  • Paint Pans

  • Angled Paint Brush

  • Sandpaper

Peeling Wallpaper
Peeling Wallpaper
Walls to busy and cluttered.
Walls to busy and cluttered.
Faded art work and wall paper.
Faded art work and wall paper.
Wooden towel rack next to shower.
Wooden towel rack next to shower.
"Luxury Collection" bath mat.
"Luxury Collection" bath mat.
Shell collection in clear glass vases.
Shell collection in clear glass vases.

Ready Set Paint & Decorate

Opening up a fresh can of paint and seeing it's color on the prepared walls is one of my favorite parts of redoing a room. Changing the look of a room with color is super easy and so exciting. In this case I went with a light blue and used beach decor to decorate it.

Clear glass vases display unique shells and sit on the ledge next to the jacuzzi. A large sea shell print was placed just above the jacuzzi. This was a great find for just a few dollars at Goodwill last year. A woven basket to hold extra toilet paper was added to the back of the toilet and a small homemade shell wreath hangs above it. Plastic light switch plates were swapped out and replaced with wood ones for a more natural look.

During a brief shopping trip to TJ Maxx I picked up a fluffy two piece bath mat set by "Luxury Collection," and a blue and white sea horse dish to hold white "French-Milled Seashell Soaps." Another great find was a fragrant bottle of shower gel by "Michel" called Ocean Mist with a beautiful sea life label on it. I paid just under thirty dollars for all of these items.

Loving My Blue Bathroom

I no longer cringe when I enter this room and see everything that needs to be done to fix it. All the work I put into this project totally paid off. Sure it took some time but the end result was so worth it! Goodbye to dated, peeling wall paper and hello to a light relaxing spa atmosphere. It's now clean, light and airy.

Soft light from the sky light fills the room.
Soft light from the sky light fills the room.
Homemade shell decor balls.
Homemade shell decor balls.
Sea horse bowl with French-Milled shell soaps.
Sea horse bowl with French-Milled shell soaps.

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    • Green Art profile imageAUTHOR

      Green Art 

      5 years ago

      The light coming in is a bonus to an otherwise ordinary room with just indoor lighting. Thanks for stopping by Makaticrib:)

    • Green Art profile imageAUTHOR

      Green Art 

      6 years ago

      Thanks Deborah for your kind words and sharing! It's funny how long I lived with the old bathroom and can't believe I didn't make the change sooner. Of course now I have more projects in the works. Will share them on hub pages as I work on them.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh my word.. I want this sky lite.. awesome bathroom... I will share on Facebook

      Debbie

    • Green Art profile imageAUTHOR

      Green Art 

      6 years ago

      I feel closer to nature whenever I bring it into my home. Shells are just so beautiful, and each one unique in it's own way. It's neat you have containers of them in your bathroom as well. Living in Florida you must have so many to choose from:) Thanks for your kind words!

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      I love blue bathrooms and I love this article! You did a great job of remodeling your bathroom. I love it! My bathroom also has a seaside/shell motif to it. I have containers of sea shells all over the bathroom. I love your touches - the wooden towel rack - it looks so incredibily different. So much better than the wall paper. Thanks for sharing this with us. Great job!

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      Green Art 

      6 years ago

      I am totally enjoying my new bathroom and so happy to be able to share how I changed it with everyone on hub pages and beyond. I love your idea of adding a cabinet. Something for a few extra towels would be nice.

    • Oakfurnituresol profile image

      Oakfurnituresol 

      6 years ago from Bristol

      Love this hub, it is really personal and tells a story with the photos. It is also practical for anyone needing tips on how to redo their bathroom and the end result is fab! A small bathroom cabinet or storage unit might be really useful too.

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