Bathroom #2 Updates for Impact

Earlier this year, we tiled this bathroom floor (DIY Ceramic Tile).  I delayed making other changes until I had a true vision for the bathroom.

Bathroom Before Updates

I love red, but the red shower curtain just wasn’t working for me anymore.

After considering painting the cabinets black, I decided the room would be too dark with the brown walls.

As it turns out, I love the antique mirror and accessories just fine with the cabinet and sink as is.

White Sink Cabinet

I wasn’t looking to throw a lot of money into this project, as usual. Fun Son helped me remove the big mirror off the wall and carry it to a closet for storage. (Thanks again, PAM, for the great tip to save the mirror to re-install if we ever sell this house.)

The room didn’t need repainting, but I was in a total blue mode.  After painting the other upstairs bathroom and my project studio tones of blue, I decided to leave the brown. But, highlights of blue would do.


Do you remember the fabric from DIY French Seams in a Flash?  I was making this shower curtain at the time.

I repaired the screw holes left by the wall mirror and the towel bar I was replacing.

Wall Patch Complete

The mirror height had to be pretty far from the sink base, so something needed to fill the space.  I robbed the kitchen of this iron antiques sign.  The spotted candle vase came from another room, too.

Iron Antiques Sign

I replaced the original Hollywood light fixture a couple of years ago.  Aren’t I timely with my updating?

Light Fixture

I found the hand towel ring and these matching towel hooks for a deal while shopping in Oxford, MS, with Mom 2 last summer.

Towel Hooks

The hand towel hoop is identical to the one I painted white for the other bathroom.

Hand Towel Ring

The lamp formerly sat un-interestingly on the counter, but this antique shelf allowed me to elevate it.

Antique Shoe Shine Shelf

I found this shoe shine shelf while antiquing with – guess who – Mom 2.  It even has the brush with it!

Antique Shoe Shine Shelf
After cleaning the crud off of it, I painted the dark stained box with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, in Arles.   (Sorry, no before shots.)

A coating of clear, then dark wax, gave the shoe shine shelf the antiqued tone I was after.

Shoe Shine Shelf
To make the shower curtain, see Shower Curtain DIY with Monogrammed Burlap Insert.

DIY Monnogram

I found this inexpensive fun rag rug at Tuesday Morning – the perfect color, too.

Blue Rag Bath Mat

Updating is a process.  It’s fun to make changes and add things along the way.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to update a space – just get creative.







I’m sharing this post at Metamorphosis Monday.  Come to the party, won’t you?


    • says

      Thank you, Sheila. Heads up! I have a post for later in the week, and I’m including a link to your site. 🙂

  1. says

    I like what you did- and your shower curtain is so cute! I’m getting ideas to make a little change in my bathroom. I’ve had green in there for a while and I feel like doing something different. I love animal prints- perhaps I’ve gotten inspiration here from this post!!
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    • says

      Great! I hope this gave you some inspiration in some way. Thanks, Liz. You’re always so encouraging, and I appreciate it.