DIY Small Bathroom Moody Makeover

Dec 31, 2020
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I couldn't leave without playing into Holly's love for black and my signature moody black accent. It was fun to see the different phases of this bathroom and this is NOT the last of it. Holly will be demo/reno'ing without me to expand her master but this is a good upgrade in the meantime.
Part 1 (First Makeover):
Part 2 (Re-Doing the Design):
d e e t s + l i n k s
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Paint color for walls is "Ultra Pure Black" by Behr in an Eggshell finish
Paint color for vanity is "Jungle Camouflage" by Behr in a Flat finish
Spray wall texture:
Multi tool:
Angle grinder:
1x2x8 primed MDF strips for the geometric accent
1x2x8 select pine for accent ledge
Black faucet:
Light fixture thrifted from Habitat for Humanity
Vanity and sink top thrifted from Habitat for Humanity
(2) sets of shower curtains from Home Goods and sewed together
Fake snake plant from Home Goods
Mirror thrifted from Habitat for Humanity
Handle hardware:
Under sink storage I love:
Wall storage I love:
c o n n e c t
Business inquiries:

  • This is kind of a bad job. The paint is spotty and the lip above the sink only goes on 3/4 of the way, the outlet...etc I think it’s great to just pick up and go for things, but this just looks haphazard. Cool idea though!

    Danniela CruzDanniela CruzMonth ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz You have such class.

      Gunsel ShalyGunsel ShalyMonth ago
    • kind of? lolll

      Candace S.Candace S.Month ago
    • @C F I really really hate when people say this crap. If you go to a restaurant and don’t like the food, you can only criticize it if you’re a chef and can cook a better meal yourself? What am I supposed to do then? Shut up and just eat it? You can’t criticize an art piece unless you’re Picasso or something? I can’t criticize your comment unless I’m- what, a world renowned comment critic? Your comment is bad and you should feel bad.

      alittlebitofjessicaalittlebitofjessicaMonth ago
    • I'll take a whole house of bad makeovers if the look like this! I actually went back and tried to see the things you pointed out and I can't? Maybe the paint in a couple of spots, yeah. But what do you mean about the lip on the sink and what about the outlet??

      Alex Hunter DesignsAlex Hunter DesignsMonth ago
    • Let's see you do something remotely similar. Bet you haven't even picked up any power tools.

      C FC FMonth ago
  • 👎👎👎👎

    GabiSPNGabiSPN12 days ago
    • Thanks for the feedback xx.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz12 days ago
  • I added it to my never erase playlist because I’m redoing my guest bath and I plan to implement several of the ideas... I personally think it rocks major ass...🎨💪👏🏻

    T LeaT Lea13 days ago
    • This one was rushed but there are some takeaways.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz12 days ago
  • Wow it looks like a spa hotel! Love it😍

    kaira browniekaira brownie13 days ago
    • It's not the best but it's an upgrade!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz12 days ago
  • To dark for me but Rachel is unmatched in her skill set .!

    Juss JessJuss Jess15 days ago
    • This is not my style ...but have to execute what the client likes!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz14 days ago
  • Can you share where you get the toilet chair please??

    Pet & GamesPet & Games27 days ago
    • Amazon!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz27 days ago
  • Love the concept but where’s the prep and finish?

    Eiren BlackEiren Black28 days ago
    • This is part two of a very rushed series when I was moving out.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel Metz28 days ago
  • Hey Mama Metz, I'm trying to get Blue Light filtering glasses that can also be my prescription glasses and i remembered you have a discount code. Would you be able to refer me to the video of yours that has that link? I'd love to support you😊, if it's affiliated, and be able to get a discount as well😄

    potatopotatoepotatopotatoeMonth ago
    • @Living to DIY with Rachel Metz thanks ❤ i appreciate it and appreciate your work

      potatopotatoepotatopotatoeMonth ago
    • I think that code is expired but they are felix Gray's

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel MetzMonth ago
  • Love your work!

    Kadilak HomesKadilak HomesMonth ago
  • Thanks to Modern Builds, I'm here.

  • youtube has stories? I just discovered reels on instagram. I'm going to have to quit my job to watch everything I enjoy!

    Jennifer JahnsJennifer JahnsMonth ago
  • looks soooo god

    sugadaddy drizzysugadaddy drizzyMonth ago
  • Just subscribed been following your videos for the past 8 months; this bathroom makeover is artistic! And I know you hate painting! 😂 Congrats on your new house!!!!! Can't wait to see your new projects!

    suebabyblue168suebabyblue168Month ago
  • We miss your videos

    Chazel BothaChazel BothaMonth ago
  • Modern builds brought me here

    MC Gamer201MC Gamer201Month ago
  • destroyed the bathroom for youtube content. I can't. I'm all for demo'ing ugly tile and installing drywall...but why do it so sloppily? mudding dry wall IS difficult and it's not for a novice. Cutting tile and then not adding a finishing a piece on the edge is lazy at best. It takes almost zero effort to unscrew a outlet/lightswitch plate. Why not remove it instead of getting paint all over it? Then there's paint alll over the edge of the tile...not even cut in in a straight line. I am watching this in absolute shock and cracking up at the same time. just wow.

    Candace S.Candace S.Month ago
  • Love the style, hate the Implementation. Bad paintjob, Not really precise work with shelving and the other wood parts. Sorry, but I expect more, when I want to fresh up my rooms

    piano chrispiano chrisMonth ago
  • Can you please try to make this moon-mirror? It’s like $4 000 - $15 000 but they are so beautiful!!!

    Ida AndersenIda AndersenMonth ago
  • Did rachel delete her newest video or my youtube just error??

    Risya NabilaRisya NabilaMonth ago
  • Also could you do a spirituality vid? I know you’re all about diy but I could use some good inspo for the new year!

    Angela RobertsAngela RobertsMonth ago
  • I love your energy in your latest videos. You seem almost calmer and more assured of yourself. I’m really digging the slowed down talk throughs with the process. I love a good process😂

    Angela RobertsAngela RobertsMonth ago
  • LOVE it xx

    the unstable ladiesthe unstable ladiesMonth ago
  • Great ideas! Fantastic on a budget job. Great inspiration! I've been dreaming of painting black without it appearing "Goth"

    Katherine HarrisKatherine HarrisMonth ago
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    Laura BrownLaura BrownMonth ago
  • Squatty Potty sighting! What did I do without one all those years? Kiki The Wonder Dog passed away on Sunday so this video is just what I needed to occupy my mind. 12+ years is a long time to spend with a little furry creature to suddenly have them go. Hug your babies and give them treats for me!

    Nikki KNikki KMonth ago
  • did you do hydro protection on the drywall?

    Kitty BKitty BMonth ago
  • Definitely taking some inspiration from this, have been hesitating doing anything in our bedroom Bathroom cause of the tile vanity that’s there

    Can Crane Do ItCan Crane Do ItMonth ago
  • Have you ever mounted a mirror using French plates? I think that would be a lot easier when hanging heavier pieces like that solid wood mirror. I LOVED this btw. The pop of green on on the vanity was the soft touch needed in such a dramatic bathroom + the continuity from the kitchen!

    Miracle BrightMiracle BrightMonth ago
  • Can you do a DIY for beginners top 15 must have tools vid? If you already have one can I get the link? Or an updated video?

    Tammara FlakeTammara FlakeMonth ago
  • I have a question about the extended shower curtain "hack" mentioned near the end of the video. Does any else do this? I was under the impression that the gap at the top was for steam to escape and for good air flow/exchange. Does it get crazy steamy in your shower if you move your your shower curtain up? Asking for a friend. 😜

    Rachel SlyRachel SlyMonth ago
  • Hello. Could you share the link to the leopard robe

    Beauty 2cBeauty 2cMonth ago
  • I didn’t think I’d like it, I thought it would be too dark. Turns out I love it Rachel!

    Joan SnowJoan SnowMonth ago
  • This bathroom is just not meant for her 😂😂😂 I wish she would take more time and do one project at time, seems all over the place, unfinished and in need of some painting skills courses, ideas are there tho, I feel like she needs more focus on the basics, or leave the building part and focus on decoration

    IdaIdaMonth ago
  • im so excited to start my guest bathroom now. thank you for this!

    Dylan MottDylan MottMonth ago
  • A PUTTY KNIFE + RACHEL = A GOOD TIME. I would love to cook for her as a thank you. Such a virtuous woman LOOK AT ALL HER HARDWORK !

    rvsp89rvsp89Month ago
  • watch to see if Charlie’s followers are FAKE?!!?!!

    Chloe faitel FaitelChloe faitel FaitelMonth ago
  • Oh yes, the mirror horizontal is soooo much better Sara Nena DIY

    Sara NenaSara NenaMonth ago
  • It's nice to see that Rachel actually reads the comments and takes them into consideration ❤️

    Rebecca DenmanRebecca DenmanMonth ago
  • Rach! I love EVERYTHING you touch, but I hate the mirror in this bathroom 😔

    Annette JanaiAnnette JanaiMonth ago
  • I can’t wait for the privacy fence in the front! I love all of Holly’s 🏡 renovation 😭🥰 I am 🤞🏻 your 2021 is your home renovation adventure!

    LOV GangLOV GangMonth ago
  • I an a nine year old kid and love to watch Rachel’s videos,I love watching what she does.

    Bella GabrielBella GabrielMonth ago
  • Did you buy your house in Joshua tree or are you just house sitting there or both? I’m a little bit confused 😜

    Nana HeyNana HeyMonth ago
  • rachel!! i would absolutely love to see a video specifically on windows!! i’m having such a hard time with my room because i have a while neighborhood right outside of my room and it’s an eyesore to look at and i’m not exactly sure what i should use to fix that!!

    rach. hostetter_rach. hostetter_Month ago
  • Great makeover! Anyone know what the plant on the sink in the finishing shot is called? (The variety of the plant)

    Lauren UsmannLauren UsmannMonth ago
  • Please post a life update video !!!! I wanna hear all the good news !!

    Estefania TerriquezEstefania TerriquezMonth ago
  • Wait you moved to JT???? When did I miss this update ??? . I’m not getting any notifications of your videos ! :( I’m so happy for you tho ! I know you mentioned you love JT! ❣️❣️❣️❣️

    Estefania TerriquezEstefania TerriquezMonth ago
  • Rachel dahling PLEASE give us a link to that robe, I must have it!!! 😂🤣 😘Happy New Year btw ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Denise SDenise SMonth ago
  • U do a great job, on a budget..I would never say anything negative..

    Alma ChapmanAlma ChapmanMonth ago
  • It might be better to take your time and finish a space completely and thoughtfully rather than re-doing spaces over and over because they didn't turn out well originally.

    C GC GMonth ago
    • When you run out of rooms, you tend to revisit old ones that weren't working. Do what works best in your home though xx.

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    Sarah KanaeSarah KanaeMonth ago
    • Me too!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel MetzMonth ago
  • wow i love it ❤️

    Ishtar AdnanIshtar AdnanMonth ago
  • Happy New Year, my dear! Thank You for beeing here for us!

    paniHelenapaniHelenaMonth ago
  • holly is the perfect client for experimenting with new designs, she's open minded and fearless

    Jemma JJemma JMonth ago
    • 💯

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel MetzMonth ago
  • So cute! Love light & bright, but also dark & moody. Wish you could come see my den & help me figure out which route to take❤️

    DeeDeeMonth ago
  • Oooh you’re house sitting for Modern Builds? That’s so cool! I love when I learn that rando YT channels I watch are actually friends lol same thing happened a few weeks ago with Monica Church and Austin Flipsters

    Gray on the WaterGray on the WaterMonth ago
  • Did you add a trim to the new tile edge? Seems like it would be sharp and dangerous!

    Veronica NavarroVeronica NavarroMonth ago
  • Always love how real these processes are. I enjoy the flaws and perfections. Your content is more realistic when there are little mistakes. Small imperfections are beautiful within itself. Love it as always!

    Sophie Rose GoodmanSophie Rose GoodmanMonth ago
  • First of all what are you tube stories. Second of all where did you buy a house. I am confused and obviously not up with the times 😬😬

    Bernie ByldaBernie ByldaMonth ago
  • OMG yes such a big change

    Rebecca FredRebecca FredMonth ago
  • Can someone share what USworlds stories is? Trying to see what her news is..

    Estrella LacefieldEstrella LacefieldMonth ago
  • I appreciate your mind ! I can’t wait to see what’s to come ! I’m so happy to hear you finally found a new home, your own home ! I can’t wait to see this other version of you ! You’re so amazing at being intentional and so honest ! It’s inspired in so many ways !

    Jenny AdamesJenny AdamesMonth ago
  • I am with you with the horizontal flip with mirrors in smaller rooms did it myself in our small toilet even though it means I can't use it short girl problems haha x

    Dion CollingsDion CollingsMonth ago
  • Wow I ❤️it it looks so clean,slick,and sexy❤️😘😘

    Sakshi ChavhanSakshi ChavhanMonth ago
  • Need to find your USworlds stories. Is there a link?

    Judy FlynnJudy FlynnMonth ago
  • Good job🔝🔝🔝

    Laura WoodLaura WoodMonth ago
  • You are a good friend. Holly must be so cool too.... you renovated spaces in her home while learning new things and enhancing your craft at the same time. Happy New Year to you guys. Jobs well done.

    Red DarlingRed DarlingMonth ago
  • Ooooo love the black paint and geometric wall

    Alex HAlex HMonth ago
  • I don't do DIY whatsoever but I love watching your videos! I love how straight to the point you are and I kinda like that you don't have an intro

    MoniqueMoniqueMonth ago
  • it's not that hard to guess which color is holly's favorite

    Leona TorresLeona TorresMonth ago
  • LOOOOOL THE ghost busters at the beginning 😂😂😂 and loooove how this turned out!!!

    douvelettedouveletteMonth ago
  • Happy New Year🎉 Rachel it looks so fantastic ♥️

    missebelmissebelMonth ago
  • House-sitting in Joshua tree, ehhhh?

    Ruth BindasRuth BindasMonth ago
  • This turned out simply amaze!! Love! Happy New Year beautiful lady! I hope 2021 Brings you much joy, love, health,happiness and wealth 💖💖💖

    Uncle jHolioUncle jHolioMonth ago
  • I am so eager for diys in your new home - and especially diys that you can do fully for yourself in your style

    laralaraMonth ago
  • Happy new year Rachel! I wish you all the best ! Also are you and Mike dating or collabing, I didn't get it :-) because i'ts an omg or a OMG!!!!! reaction and I don't know how to feel right now

    mourmouramourmouraMonth ago
  • this bathroom sexy

    fa-shizzle-a-lizzlefa-shizzle-a-lizzleMonth ago
  • 👆🏻 this is Definitely 1 of the BEST for Bathroom Makeover 👍🏻👍🏻 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 💖💖💖💖💖

    Rinny DaleRinny DaleMonth ago
  • ❤️👏🏻😍

    JaneesvlogJaneesvlogMonth ago
  • In love with this. I'm always afraid when it comes to picking colors but this makeover just makes me want to try things out of my usual comfort zone( my comfort zone is plain old white lol)

    The Artistic IntrovertThe Artistic IntrovertMonth ago
  • Happy New Year to you ♥️🎉✨🥂

    Ery M.Ery M.Month ago
  • happy new year! :^)

    aquaaquaMonth ago
  • Great refresh Rachel! I bought all new bathroom faucets from Amazon too and it makes such a difference.

    NikkieNikkieMonth ago
  • Cant wait for the mew chapter of you!

    Caren R SabatinaCaren R SabatinaMonth ago
  • Love the snake skin nails!

    Isis31Isis31Month ago
  • Yall have a squatty potty!

    Ashleigh SandersAshleigh SandersMonth ago
  • Goodbye hollys house, hello Joshua tree. Can’t wait 🥰

    Morgan NievesMorgan NievesMonth ago
    • I can’t get it on my iPad either. :(

      Sarah HinesSarah HinesMonth ago
    • @Punahele Grube-Hose thanks so much! I can get it in my iPhone but not on my iPad for some reason.

      mtzjotzmtzjotzMonth ago
    • @mtzjotz if you weren’t able to find it yet, you just click on Rachel’s USworlds profile and her profile picture should have a Red outline on it. Click on her pfp then it should take you to her stories. Hope this helps! Happy New Year

      Punahele Grube-HosePunahele Grube-HoseMonth ago
    • Hey, can you explain how I get to USworlds stories?

      mtzjotzmtzjotzMonth ago
  • The bathroom looks gorgeous!

    Paula LuskPaula LuskMonth ago
  • 2021 goal: get Rachel to 1 million subs!! Love all your work, can’t wait to see where you take us in this new chapter :)

    Rachel WongRachel WongMonth ago
    • I’ve shared her channel with friends here in Oregon and our exchange students in Germany and Switzerland. I love that she works in the middle of the night in a robe and face mask...I’d do the same but my husband likes to sleep then so I try to keep the noise level down... I do paint after he’s gone to bed. 🤓

      Marty MaloneyMarty MaloneyMonth ago
  • Loving the vibe of the new makeover in this bathroom. Honestly loving the vibe of all the projects you did at Holly's. Can't wait to see what you do with your new place! Congrats on being a new homeowner and welcome to the world of never ending projects.

    kleptomellykleptomellyMonth ago
  • Gorgeous!!! I LOVE the center split floor to ceiling shower curtains, looks like a spa!

    atrocinoatrocinoMonth ago
    • Thank you!

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  • I hope your good news is that you and Modern Builds (for whom you are currently house sitting), are going to be collabing the heck out of his new place in Joshua Tree. I seriously don't know if USworlds is even ready for that kind of Creativity yet. :)

    Steve HayesSteve HayesMonth ago
    • Check my IG 🖤

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  • Hello friend. Beautiful finish!! OneLove.

    Natural Gal NicholNatural Gal NicholMonth ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel MetzMonth ago
  • At 8.01 how did you close in the gab from the wood? You can see the glue and nails. Overall you’re so good at what you do. Happy new year and congrats on your new home.

    Nando MCNando MCMonth ago
    • I tacked it back down xx.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel MetzMonth ago
  • Not my personal style, but I love the way it all came together in the end!

    Megan PontiusMegan PontiusMonth ago
    • Thank you!

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel MetzMonth ago
  • I HATE everyone thats doing Hello Fresh ads, they are ALL the same and read a script! But you seemed so much more realistic!

    Linn SoltwedelLinn SoltwedelMonth ago
    • They provide the talking points xx.

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  • I haven’t been feeling great lately. (Control Issyes) and I’m so confused about my new houses vibe. But you make it better 💕

    sienna robinsonsienna robinsonMonth ago
    • Thanks love xx.

      Living to DIY with Rachel MetzLiving to DIY with Rachel MetzMonth ago
  • Turned out beautiful. Thank you for being so open and honest with what didn't work out in this bathroom originally. Save us from hitting a few bumps. Good job Rachel! Have a Happy New Year. Can't wait to see what you can do to your new house.

    Grace CooperGrace CooperMonth ago
    • 🖤🖤🖤

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  • Looks great. I usually use regular 108-110in curtains 😊 congrats on the new place!

    emily matosemily matosMonth ago
    • Thank you for that tip!

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  • First video of 2021 (from Scotland). I never press "skip the ad" on your videos: I think this is how USworlds pays youtubers, right?

    Gladys OGladys OMonth ago
    • Yes! Much appreciated.

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  • Girls can do anything! You inspire me so much❤️ ....I need a truly 😆😆😆

    whosdatgirlwhosdatgirlMonth ago
    • 🖤

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