Nautical Bathroom Makeover on a Budget (with Fab Woven Wood Shades!)

Abigail Sawyer | 25 Oct 2016 | Home Tours

Blogger Shannon Fox of Fox Hollow Cottage is the queen of cozy, neutral cottage decor. You may recognize her name from her previous projects with us, including her living room which is outfitted with Norman Woodlore Shutters.

Shannon Fox

Shannon lives in a cottage nestled along the Oregon Coast and she’s is constantly tweaking her home’s decor with little inexpensive makeovers.

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Outdated Bathroom Goes Coastal Fresh

Shannon had given much of the rest of the house her signature touch, but it was time that the bathroom got some love. It was dark and full of outdated finishes that stood in stark contrast to the stylish, serene aesthetic that Shannon had created for the rest of the house.


With this blank slate ready to be made over, she decided to branch out of her signature neutral palette and go bold with navy walls. The space couldn’t have turned out better and ties in perfectly with the coastal-cottage theme she has woven across her property.


Shannon gave the bathroom a face lift without embarking on a major renovation or blowing the budget. She painted the existing laminate countertop, painted the cream colored bathtub white and covered the gaudy gold shower with curtains rather than ripping it out. (See more details for all of these projects at Fox Hollow Cottage.)


Coastal Window Style with Woven Wood Shades


The windows got a lovely dose of texture and nautical style with Levolor Natural Woven Wood Shades from


She selected the burlap-like Sisal Twist Banana Leaf Fabric and gave the windows extra versatility with a Top Down Bottom Up Lift.


To finish the look she added her signature vintage touches like an antique mantle hung over the bathtub, tin lights and hanging lanterns.


See more of the makeover and tutorials for every step of the process at Fox Hollow Cottage.

  • About Author

    Abigail Sawyer is a Senior Social Media Specialist for She's a home improvement junkie who is currently restoring a 1972 cottage with the help of her husband and goldendoodle, Biscuit. Walking in the footsteps of Martha Stewart, she’s happiest when she’s crafting or whipping up a new recipe; although nothing beats curling up with a good book and some Girl Scout Cookies. Follow her on twitter + instagram at @whatabigailsaw