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.
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.
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.
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.
I replaced the original Hollywood light fixture a couple of years ago. Aren’t I timely with my updating?
I found the hand towel ring and these matching towel hooks for a deal while shopping in Oxford, MS, with Mom 2 last summer.
The hand towel hoop is identical to the one I painted white for the other bathroom.
The lamp formerly sat un-interestingly on the counter, but this antique shelf allowed me to elevate it.
I found this shoe shine shelf while antiquing with – guess who – Mom 2. It even has the brush with it!
A coating of clear, then dark wax, gave the shoe shine shelf the antiqued tone I was after.
To make the shower curtain, see Shower Curtain DIY with Monogrammed Burlap Insert.
I found this inexpensive fun rag rug at Tuesday Morning – the perfect color, too.
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?