Splash of Serenity: Evergreen Fog Bathroom Renovation on a Budget!

Refresh your dated bathroom using budget friendly ideas – including a painted bathroom feature wall using Evergreen Fog paint color by Sherwin Williams.

A “simple” ceiling repair set in motion a whole refresh of our main bathroom this Summer. Step by step, one thing led to another, until we now have a bathroom that looks completely fresh & new!

Considering the fact that an average bathroom renovation (with new everything!) costs $6,600-$16,900 in 2023, we opted for a super budget friendly approach.

We chose to work with all the major parts of the bathroom and keep the tub/ shower, toilet, vanity, and flooring as it was.

Here is what our bathroom looked like after the ceiling issue was repaired and part of the ceiling stipple was scraped off:

A basic builder grade bathroom with tan walls before the evergreen fog paint color makeover.

We’ve found that the bathroom functions well with the large vanity and layout of the room. However, we wanted to update the overall look of the space.

The vanity and light area with a dated look before we did an evergreen fog paint makeover with new lights and new mirror.

The mirror and lights were some of our least favorite features of the space – along with the dark beige paint color on the walls.

And here is the space now:

A bathroom painted in the color Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams.

Here’s what we’ve done so far:

  • After we ran into a snag with scraping off the ceiling stipple, we decided to clad the ceiling in faux shiplap instead. We used the same method as the shiplap accent wall in our powder room with one major difference. Because of how the studs were laid out on the ceiling, we found there was nothing to secure them to. So, we glued them on using gorilla glue and mechanical bracing while the glue cured. (I’ll do a full post of that process later.)
  • A new fresh and clean wall paint color – Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore – brightened up the space. We loved it. However once it was all painted, it felt too stark white for us.
  • Evergreen Fog was painted as a feature bathroom wall. Just adding that bit of color to the space totally changed the look and feel of the space. We love it!
  • A new mirror, lights, faucet and drawer pulls updated the vanity area.
  • Accessories like a turkish towel shower curtain, soft throw rugs, and a faux plant in the window sill make the space feel both relaxing and inviting. *Tip: Hang your shower curtain as high as you can. It helps make the space feel more spacious! Even a few inches can make a big difference.
The vanity area with a round mirror with brass frame and new light fixtures, and the wall painted in evergreen fog by Sherwin Williams.

More about Evergreen Fog Paint Color

It can be tricky to choose paint colors sometimes, so I’ve put all my tips for choosing paint colors in this post. My biggest piece of advice is to try any color in the actual space you’re considering using it in. Light changes everything!

Evergreen Fog is the Sherwin Williams 2022 color of the year. If you google it, you will find all kinds of beautiful examples of it painted in different rooms.

I love this article on evergreen fog, which gives a great description of the color as well as picture examples in many different lighting situations.

A faux shiplap wall in a small bathroom.
The bathroom ceiling was clad with faux shiplap. We still need to add trim around the edges and this mini renovation will be complete!

Bathroom Sources

Dislosure: The following are affiliate links.

I’ve put together similar sources to those we used that can be purchased through Amazon. You can find some beautiful shower curtains here and other modern farmhouse boho bathroom sources here.

We purchased most of the supplies at our local Home Depot. If you like to shop there, too, here are some bathroom sources from there:

More Bathroom Feature Walls Ideas

A bathroom painted in the color evergreen fog by Sherwin Williams.

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  1. I love the wall color! What color towels do you use with it? I’ve been thinking about painting mine a similar color.

    1. That is a great question! I’m actually going to look for towels on my next shopping trip. We have white ones now, and I’m just not a fan of trying to keep them looking white! I’d like to find some nice turkish towels with maybe a black & white pattern. Our towel hooks are on the backs of the white doors, so they’ll look nice there.

    1. Thank you so much, Novalee. We think it looks and feels so much brighter now, too! It’s a big difference!

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