Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams®.


This is our downstairs bathroom.

You know.

If you have followed the blog for more than a hot minute you have seen it before.

Just between us?

I love this bathroom.

I love the tile floor.

I love the vintage heater.

I love the painted ceiling treatment that we created in an afternoon.

I love the mirror that I stood in front of on my wedding day.

But again—just between us.

Don’t you think it’s missing something?


Don’t you think it needs a little 2021?

I wanted to give it a makeover.

A new look.

A little before and after to kick off what is going to be an amazing year. I wanted it to be a sanctuary – a retreat from the chaos of the outside world. A place where I can live a little better.

So I changed it up a little.

And now?

The bathroom that used to look like this?


wall decoration

Looks like this.


Just to make sure you are in the same bathroom.

Scroll up to the first picture.

And then scroll back down.

wall decoration

bathroom desk with mirror

bathroom shower

bathroom light fixture

Please tell me you love this color as much as I do.

Isn’t it amazing?

It’s Let It Rain SW 9152.

The color is soft and subtle with a depth that the bathroom needed. It makes the tile pop and the molding look classic and crisp and clean.

My husband loved it so much he asked me if we could paint the outside of the house this color. I told him the house and I would think about it.



We remodeled this bathroom when we first moved into the house. See the back room with the shower? It originally went all the way through to the kitchen on the other side. There was a bathtub there with a door that opened up right by the back door.

We removed the door, walled it in, took out the bathtub and made a shower instead. This ended up being the perfect solution for guests that stay downstairs and created a private area for them. This shower room was originally painted Extra White SW 7006.

When we painted the central area of the bathroom, we decided to paint this room as well and we layered in the color Silver Strand SW 7057.

stack of towels

It is the prettiest light gray color that adds another dimension to this tiny space and opens it up and gives it its own personality.

The color gray is similar to the grout color that we used for the tile in the shower.

Even the towels match perfectly.

shower door

And as pretty as this paint is?

There’s something even more amazing about it.

You see, these two colors Let It Rain SW 9152 and Silver Strand SW 7057 are part of the

Sherwin-Williams new Living Well™ collection of palettes and innovative paint products designed to help you do more with the spaces in your home.

We painted the bathroom with SuperPaint® Interior with Sanitizing Technology in a Satin finish. It’s a paint that effectively sanitizes walls 24/7* and helps prevent the spread of bacteria on painted surfaces—which is perfect for a room like a bathroom. There are 11 palettes in this collection, including Balance, Breathe, Center, Create, Focus, Inspire, Recharge, Reflect, Renew, Unplug and Unwind.

I chose Let it Rain SW 9152 and Silver Strand SW 7057 from the Unwind palette because this beautiful calm blue layered in with the light gray helps me feel grounded and refreshed. It’s like a spa at my very own home. To complete the spa-like feeling, I added sugar scrub and lemon verbena soap at the sink, along with thick, freshly washed towels and drawers full of lotion and room spray.

I can’t even begin to tell you how special this bathroom makes me feel.

It’s the oasis I need to start 2021 off with a fresh perspective.


And now that we’ve taken the bathroom and our paint to the next level.

From this.


To this.


I’m looking at you.

Let’s get this party started.

It’s time for a new chapter and a new beginning and a new start.

And if this makeover is any indicator….

….it’s going to be an amazing year.

Disclosure: this post was sponsored by Sherwin-Williams.

All opinions are my own.

Please see my disclosure page for more information.

*EPA registered paint that kills 99.9% of Staph (Staphylococcus aureus), E. coli (Escherichia coli), MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis) and Enterobacter aerogenes on painted surfaces within two hours of exposure, and continues to kill 90% of bacteria for up to four years when the integrity of the surface is maintained.

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  1. Image for Jillian Jillian

    Looks so great...but confused...did you do the two colors together, sort of like a faux finish? Looks much more polished. Pretty with the ceiling.

  2. Image for Margaret Smith Margaret Smith

    It is beautiful! Can you share where the two gold framed prints are from please. And, have you done a post in the past on the ceiling treatment? Thanks!

  3. Image for Vicki McCloskey Vicki McCloskey

    I love the new color on your bathroom walls. Wow! It makes everything else really pop and stand out now.......your tile, gold accents and pictures. ❤️

  4. Image for Lyn Lyn

    Isn't it amazing what a few changes can make? My daughter is starting a similar update to her main family bathroom - painting the tiles, resurfacing the tub, new faucet, new lighting, removing an old vanity top thing and replacing the mirror, etc. One question - when to you sleep?? I ask her the same question all the time!

  5. Image for Katy Ford Katy Ford

    You and Sherwin Williams, with some hubby help, scored big here! Amazing what paint truly can do to a room! Smashing efforts KariAnne! And - great info on the sanitizing paint! Good info in these pandemic days when we are focused on clean! 10 out of 10 from my scorecard! 2021, look out! KariAnne is on the march! Hugs, Katy

  6. Image for Joanne McNevin Joanne McNevin

    I Love it! At first I was afraid to look because I thought it was already perfection but you’ve done it again! Gorgeous like everything you do!

  7. Image for Misty Misty

    Gorgeous before and after, and the ceiling is also incredible! Love the new color, KariAnne. Where did you get your towels? Have a beautiful day!

  8. Image for PJ PJ

    Isn't it amazing what paint can do? I love the transformation and will be spending some time with those Sherwin Williams palettes.

  9. Image for Marty Marty

    It looks totally amazing. Love the new color, it really does change the bathroom to a room that is awesome. Funny, I am trying to figure out a makeover for my downstairs powder room. Paint is definitely in the picture for me too.

  10. Image for phyllis phyllis

    Hi Karianne- Love the "new" bathroom as it does look completely different The color reads as blue gray on my computer; is that what it looks like to you? Would love to see how it compares to the outside color of your home as I might have to agree with the twinkly-eyed man! All the best to you in 2021.

  11. Image for Maureen Provost Ryan Maureen Provost Ryan

    Dear Karianne, My Mom used to say, “Every old sock finds its old shoe.” Because we are so alike and have the same taste, I enjoy reading the blog every day and celebrating your accomplishments. Bravo and thank you for your generous sharing of resources! The house is a terrific expression of your ingenuity, warmth and enthusiasm!

  12. Image for Sharon Sharon

    Love love love it! That color is stunning and pops with the white. I love what paint can do to for a room! Great job.


    Just beautiful, KariAnne! What a difference paint makes! You always do such a fabulous job with everything! Have a great day! Thanks for sharing with us. We always enjoy seeing what you do to add to the beauty of your gorgeous home!

  14. Image for Marti Marti

    Love the 2021 look.....perfect color and restyle! KariAnne I know you featured a video regarding your weight loss...congratulations....but for some reason I didn’t get to see it and now unable to locate. Could you help me out please? Love reading your blog so much.

  15. Image for Ann Kehl Ann Kehl

    It is absolutely perfect - now can you talk my husband into painting one of our bedrooms that color. It is soft and quieting and it would great in a bedroom. I follow your blog daily - you put a lot of work into it so Thank You.

  16. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    It pulls that added ceiling embellishment perfectly, too. Looks great. You know me and color - we don't dance well together - but this makes sense. I love the name of the color, too. Always good to have some rain in Texas. : 0 D

  17. Image for Regina Robinson Regina Robinson

    I have used this similar color in the great room wall and it adds so much depth. It has made such a difference in your bathroom. Love it! My next project is a basement renovation into a TV room with some space for my art/craft area and small workout area. Any tips on making it as warm and inviting as your rooms? I really love the nordic farmhouse look, but I also love the beautiful colors of scottish plaids. Can the two be combined?

  18. Image for Suzi Suzi

    WOW!!!! That’s amazing.....what a change, and so simple!!!! That just improved an already darling bathroom to extraordinary bathroom!! I love that color!!! 😍

  19. Image for Susan Susan

    Hey KariAnne! Pure zen! I think I might have to Let It Rain in my bedroom!!! And if Denton feels he should paint the exterior, I say more power to him!!! Great choices as always! Hugs, Susan

  20. Image for Bernadine Bernadine

    Given the chandelier, I would have gone with a deeper color on the walls. This color and ceiling lighting have me ideas.

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