Glidden Paint Adds a Pop of Color to the Bathroom (DIY Review) #noisegirls

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Let me start by making a few confessions.

I love DIY home decorating. HGTV is one of my loves.

It started many years ago when I developed an addiction to Trading Spaces. My mom and I would talk about when we had a house of our own where we could do all of the DIY projects we wanted to do.

Since then we have worked together to redecorate two different homes and now we’ve started on our newest house. While there were a lot of things that we could live with, there were some rooms we really wanted to change. W’s room has finally gotten a coat of gray paint to cover up the pink walls! The cowboy wallpaper border in my mom’s bedroom has finally been taken down.

There was a paint line in my master bathroom that had to go. Clearly the previous owner’s threw up a quick paint job before they put the house up for sale. The bathroom was (and part still is) pale blue. When we got the house, most of it was chocolate-brown (with some blue peeking through). There was paint on the ceiling and the color just wasn’t my favorite.

Making over the Master Bathroom with Glidden Paint

The bathroom was nice enough but one thing I love about bathrooms is that they are the perfect place to add some color. I have done bathrooms in bright green, ocean blue, and most recently in robin’s egg blue. You can see how I went bold in our powder room!

Glidden livens up the bathroom!

While I appreciate the fact that they tried to put something on the wall. I knew I would have to redo our master bathroom and I knew I wanted color.

I have so many plans for the bathroom. I am going to take the hardware off the cabinets and spray paint them black. I want to find a new shower curtain too. I’m also going to redo the floor on my own too. We plan to get peel and stick tiles for the flooring. Carpet in the bathroom is not amazing.

Prepping the bathroom for Glidden Paint

First things first… we had to paint. So my mom and I spent some time prepping the bathroom. To avoid having multiple paint lines (blue, brown, and the new color) we cut in with white paint. Then we taped off and spackled the holes. It’s weird not to have mirrors in the bathroom.

Glidden Smoky Mauve Paint in Eggshell finish

Meet the Star of the Bathroom: Glidden Paint in Smoky Mauve

I was so excited to try my new paint courtesy of Glidden. I had actually chosen the color, Smoky Mauve, off of their website. It was the first time I have ever done that. Usually I go into the store and study all of the paint samples.

I was feeling like I wanted something purple for the bathroom. Our last bedroom and bathroom was a brown and blue theme. I wanted a touch of something more feminine in our new house. Of course, it couldn’t be too feminine. I’m hoping to find a great balance with maybe a purple and mocha combination.

So, I headed to the Glidden Color Palette to check out the available. In the neutrals, I discovered smoky mauve. It really seemed neutral enough but had a hit of purple to it. So I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. I normally use a satin finish paint in the bathrooms so I was interested to see how the eggshell finish worked.

Bathroom makeover with Glidden Paint

It’s time for another confession.

There have been a few hiccups along the way so I have not gotten as far along as I thought I would. Painting during nap time is very limiting! We have also had some taping problems. One of the things I got used to when I was painting was doing it on brand new walls. my old homes were brand new. My new home is over 40 years old! It’s not exactly the same.

I have gotten the taping issue under control and there is some paint on the walls. There is still a ton of work to do though.

The good news?

I love the Glidden Smoky Mauve color! It’s absolutely perfect!

When I was painting it actually looked very similar to the brown color that was on the walls. As it dried, the color came through and I fell in love!

Smoky Mauve paint from Glidden

I am getting amazing coverage with the Glidden paint. The photo above shows the difference in color once the Smoky Mauve paint dried. It also shows the great coverage I got just using a paintbrush. I am a roller type of girl but the wall is skinny so I stuck with a brush. The paint will be fine with just one coat. Love that!

So, the master bathroom is still a work in progress which means I will be updating you again soon! I’m looking forward to spending a few more nap times painting with my Glidden paint because it’s proving to be easy to work with. Trust me, I have used a number of different paint brands in the past and not all are created equally! Some definitely give better coverage than others.

Glidden Paint provides great coverage and makes DIY easier!

To learn more about Glidden and all of the amazing colors they have to offer at The Glidden Color Palette tool gives you the opportunity to view available colors and coordinating colors. You can put them on the walls of the example room and calculate how much paint you will need all in one place!

You can also connect with Glidden on Facebook and Twitter @glidden_paint!

Around the House Giveaway Event

As part of the Noise Girls Around the House Giveaway Event, you will have the chance to win a prize package designed For the Master Bathroom that includes 3 quarts of Glidden Smoky Mauve paint! The Noise Girls send out a huge thank you to Glidden for sponsoring the event and helping one lucky winner redo their own bathroom!

Which room in your home could use a little pop with Glidden Paint?

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  1. says

    My master bedroom could definitely use some help. We pained paint samples on the way a few years ago and they are still there. They are ugly and I can’t help but always stare at them. I keep telling myself, one day we will get to it. Life just seems to keep getting in the way.
    Tiffany Revels-Cruz recently posted..Ever Wish For A Do-Over?

  2. Jennifer Mae Hiles says

    I have a small log cabin so there isn’t actually any paint in my house but my dressers could definitely use some! I like that you only needed one coat!

  3. Kelly Commerford says

    I think the name suits the color perfectly, and it was a great choice! In fact, I really am semi in love with the color, I have a retro burgandy velvet chaise lounge in my living room that would complement it perfectly. I’ll keep an eye out for your finished bathroom.

  4. Carol L says

    I love Glidden Paints.. Your color is gorgeous. And your bathroom I love. Thanks fr sharing.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  5. polly says

    i would love to paint our dining room/living room….trading spaces was a big favorite of mine! i always wanted vern to come & spruce up a room for me!

  6. Jill A. Collins says

    Glidden paint in my opinion is absolutely the best out there. When we built our home, we spent about $800 on their paint to do it. We had an interesting issue with how the paint was drying that no one ever figured out. After talking to their customer service rep on the phone, they actually sent a corporate rep to our house to see the issue first hand. Since where we bought the paint was over an hour away, when he figured out that we had done nothing wrong on our end and Home Depot had done everything correctly as well and that the lots were all good the paint was pulled from, he personally replaced EVERY gallon we bought and brought us extra so we would have it for touch up later.

  7. Seyma Shabbir says

    Love the coverage and with one coat. When we painted our kids rooms we had to use primer then 2 coats. Love the colors!

  8. Tami Valentine says

    Glidden paint is the only paint we use. I LOVE the colors. We’re actually remodeling our bathroom this fall….this would be perfect!

  9. chelesa sims says

    what a beautiful color and you did a great job.We just moved into a new house and We are talking about renovated things .

  10. Danielle Papsis says

    I like that Glidden has a tool to help calculate how much paint you’ll need. Pretty cool!

  11. Kris says

    Your bathroom makeover looks great! It’s amazing how a change in color can really liven things up. You were brave to go with such a bold color – I tend to be a color wimp. :)

  12. MommaMary says

    Painting is not my favorite job, so a quality one coat paint is absolutely necessary. Sometimes the more costly paint ends up saving you money. No second coat.

  13. Gretchen Gerth says

    High quality paint makes all the difference between a successful DIY and a disaster. I have always been very satisfied with Glidden.

  14. Jessica says

    What a great color. This looks like it goes on super easy. We’ve been needing to repaint the bathroom.

  15. Kat Riley says

    My master bedroom could use some color – the walls haven’t been painted since we moved in and they are light green (green is not my husband’s favorite color).

  16. Deborah Hogue says

    Glidden paint has always been a well trusted product. I have used it several times in the past. They offer colors to please anyone. I would recommend Glidden to all my family and friends

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