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Last Year's DIY For a Cure

Last year, I participated in my first DIY for a Cure. In all honesty, I'd never heard of it. But of course, the circle I follow on social media made it easy for me to find out about it and what it was all about. I'm a real big believer of supporting causes that benefit health- related issues. This cause is very special- This cause is all about raising awareness and support for pediatric cancer. Cancer is a disease that affects every single person on the planet. Pediatric cancer is so heartbreaking because it involves children. So anyway I can help raise money or bring awareness to, I'll totally down for.

*This blog post shows gifted products from Mitzi Lighting.


The Before

This is my guest bathroom. It wasn't too hot to look at, just a basic bathroom. Diy for a Cure is for one week only and you can do just about anything. A small diy project, a project you worked on before that you want to highlight, or like me, refresh a space. I thought, "Oh sure Tracey, you can change up the look of this space in one week, no problem". Well, it wasn't a problem. It was just A LOT. First, I came up with a moodboard..

I wanted it to be BOLD so my first thought was paint and wallpaper. The combination of the two are perfect ways to instantly change up a space. So I went with my favorite Peel and Stick wallpaper from Spoonflower and wall paint from Behr. Next came new lights and my favorite company, Mitzi Lighting helped to add a whimsical feel to the space and of course some diy, and products from Amazon to help make it all come together. All sources will be tagged below.

So here are all the before and afters. From cabinet and wall painting, to the faucet and lights, I was able to completely transform this space. The cool wallpaper from Spoonflower turned out even better than I hoped and I was able to add long curtains from Spoonflower as shower curtains to complete the look. Yes, it took me a week to do. Yes, I was exhausted. Yes, it turned out amazing and I'd do it all over again to raise awareness for a worthy cause. In fact, I AM doing it again in a couple of weeks. Maybe not as extensive as last years, but it will be a cool change nonetheless. If you want to learn more about DIY for a Cure, head over to DiY for a Cure for more details.

Until next time,


Wallpaper ( Heron Large Green)- Spoonflower

Paint in the color Rusty Gate- Behr

Lighting (3 light wall sconce)- Mitzi Lighting/ Single light- Mitzi Lighting

Curtains (Boucle texture Chartreuse Green) - Spoonflower

Cabinet Knobs- Amazon

Faucet- Amazon

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Sep 19, 2023

This was such a beautiful transformation! I'm not usually a fan of wallpaper, but you did an amazing job using it to turn a nice but ordinary guest bathroom into a guest oasis!

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