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

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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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.


  1. I love the color! When I saw the name I was like, what are you thinking going with Mauve but it is really nice! Can’t wait for the giveaway!
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  2. We love these paints. It looks great in your rooms! Thank you for the great review.
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  3. I love the color and your bathroom, it’s so big!!
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  4. I wish there was a picture of the after, the whole bathroom. I’d love to see.
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  5. Okay. Your bathroom. I want! It’s so big and beautiful!

    I love the new color!

  6. ooooh I like it!!! It’s good to know that this is good quality paint, too! I hate wasting my time with sub par paint!
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  7. 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.
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  8. 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!

  9. Love the redesign! Glidden makes great quality paint :)
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  10. I agree with previous comments the name is a bit misleading. The one coat coverage is wonderful.

  11. 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.

  12. I could use this in my basement!

  13. Carol L says:

    I love Glidden Paints.. Your color is gorgeous. And your bathroom I love. Thanks fr sharing.
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  14. 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!

  15. Donna George says:

    I need a good one coat paint for my master bath. I’m going for a seaside feel.

  16. Ruth Hill says:

    Just got done redoing my bedroom. New paint changes the whole feel of the room.

  17. deena vanbergen says:

    I love your bath, and glidden paint.

  18. This color is lovely

  19. wendy g says:

    like you only need one coat

  20. 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.

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  22. Meghan Finley says:

    I love that color! I think it’s perfect for the project in the girls room we have planned

  23. 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!

  24. 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!

  25. jean thompson says:

    I use Glidden all over my house love it !!!

  26. My daughter wants to redo her room so badly

  27. DeeAnn S says:

    Love the Smoky Mauve color. It would match my bathroom very well. Thanks.

  28. Vesta Mason says:

    I would definitely take advantage of the Glidden Color Pallette Tool!!!

  29. So need new paint throughout the house but the bath needs it the most right now.
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  30. 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 .

  31. I love Glidden paint. It is worth the money! Your bathroom is fabulous!

  32. Danielle Papsis says:

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

  33. 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. :)

  34. Harmony B says:

    Love that it covered so well. Looks good!

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. love the color and i will keep it in mind when i redo my bathroom!
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  38. melissa holske says:

    this is the paint i used to paint my whole downstairs with and i had no issues at all

  39. the mauve color is a definite change from the warm yellowy orange – hope you are loving it!

  40. Wendy Pence says:

    Perfect for a new painting project. :0)

  41. Jessica says:

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

  42. IRENE CYPHER says:

    One coat of paint over a dark color ~ that is great!

  43. Erin L R says:

    we inherited and old house that needs every room repainted…i’ll be looking into glidden

  44. 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).

  45. Katie Wurn says:

    I love that color! I moved about a year ago, and all of my walls are white. I need to paint something!
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  46. I wonder how well this paint does over wood panel walls.

  47. 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

  48. natasha brodsky says:

    That looks SO nice! I love Glidden paints!

  49. Alexandra Roach says:

    i’m looking to do some remodeling, this would help a lot!

  50. Shelbie Johnston says:

    If you are painting, Glidden is the best. You’d be hard pressed to find better!

  51. Terrific job Mariah! It’s an inspired choice for paint color and looks great in the finished project. Thanks for the ideas and tips!

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