Well, I’ve done it again. I didn’t get before pictures. Sometimes I get so excited about a project, I just forge ahead, full steam!
After the room was complete, I slid this curtain over the rod to give you an idea of the before. Imagine light green walls and this shower curtain below. That was pretty much it.
So, what are just a few things we can do for major impact?
First is to update flooring, if needed. HH and I replaced the floor tile several years ago, so that made this update way easier.
Second thing is paint. We all know about the impact of changing the paint color. (The new color is Valspar Lament Blue #5001-5A.)
The third thing is to remove the mirror wall over the vanity. I brought this antique mirror from downstairs to replace our mirror wall. I could have built a frame from molding for the other mirror, but this solution was so much easier!
PAM had a great tip: slide the old (huge) vanity mirror against the back wall of a closet or behind something large (or under a bed). After you sell your house, put the old mirror back on the wall and take your antique mirror with you.
Fourth, update lighting. Luckily, I changed the fixture last year. (The old strip fixture with Hollywood bulbs is now in the barn bathroom. Ha! That’s a misfit, but it was free!)
We women know how hard it is to paint our faces without proper lighting, so that is key in the bathroom!
Five = Fun, so the fifth and fun thing is to accessorize. After establishing a theme, gather items from around your house that give you the look you want. Then you’ll know what’s left to purchase.
I went with the garden theme once I decided to use my gardening tips fabric for the shower curtain, which was previously used as a table cloth. You might remember seeing it in my Gardening Tips Tablescape.
Follow this link if you’d like to see how to Make a Ruffled Shower Curtain.
The bird print that Mom 2 gave me is so clear, it looks like a photograph.
She also gave me the heart wreath a few years ago. I’ve always loved it but didn’t have a good place for it. I love the natural elements and the soft colors in this bathroom.
The wooden box was a treasure I found while antique shopping with Mom 2.
The metal box holding the wash cloths is something I’ve had for a while – kept my ASCP samples in it until now.
The burlap squares (from Wally World clearance shelf) flanking the metal box are resting while I decide what sort of creation to add – buttons, stitches…
I found some iron towel racks a couple of months ago for a steal, so I painted this one for the hand towel.
Annie Sloan to the rescue again. I love the new look in white. (Ooh…I need to burn those candle wicks. Does it drive you crazy to see that?)
While gathering, I came across the old wine decanter I
stole bought from an antique dealer earlier this year. I think I’ll add some rubbing alcohol and make a little tag for it…more projects for the future.
Does it ever end? I hope not…
Ladybug hook behind the door was already there, so she fits right in.
T. J. Maxx has sets of six wash cloths for a great price! $7-$8, I think.
Step #5 can go on and on for years, y’all! It’s fun to tweak and add little touches as time passes.
Does your bathroom need some DIY attention? Maybe just a few tweaks?
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