We have 3 bathrooms in our house.
The one on the second floor is in desparate need of renovations, but we cannot afford to (tiles to be changed, everywhere). But since only our family sees it, i can wait.
But the half bath on the main floor had been driving me crazy. All our guests use that one when we have someone over, so I wanted a transformation!
It's a tiny, tiny space, with the washer and dryer taking up most of it. But i knew it had potential.
I started with a fresh coat of paint. I had half a gallon leftover from a couple of years ago when we repainted the basement playroom. I wasnt sure it was going to be good still, but it appeared fine. So there ya have it. No cost. :)
I didnt want to put in crown molding for 2 reasons. One, the cost, and 2, it's such a tiny space, I didnt want it to be overwhelmed.
But I wanted SOMETHING to finish off the look!
I went to Home Depot and bought some polypropylene rope: 30 feet cost me about 8$. I hot glued that all around the wall/ceiling and I loooooove it! Click on this picture to see it better (you will also see it a bit in the other pics)
On top of the cabinets, I added some milk glass found in garage sales and thrift stores for a quarter to 50c each. I know they're not worth anything for the most part, but I like the look of them together!
Of course, on those melamine cabinet, I also changed the knobs/handles! They were ugly black plastic. Went out to Home Depot and bought these cuties!
On one of the walls, I put up these 2 frames. I had found the frames in the trash last week. They were dark forest green. I spray painted them white, and then added some brown scrapbooking ink to distress them. Then, I was looking for SOMETHING to put in them. Again, I turned to my scrapbooking stuff for ideas, when I found the key and keyhole. They are a kind of chipboard material called "grungeboard". I spray painted them and distressed them, added blue scrapbook paper, and voila!!
On top of the toilet...
A candle holder found for a dollar a few weeks ago at a thrift store.
The box was paper mache. I painted it and sanded it to make it look like old wood. I paid the box a dollar. I'm happy with it: it stores pads and tampons and kleenex, without us having to get up if we need it ;)
And the old handle? Bought it about 10 years at a garage sale for 1$, and it's been used like this ever since. But now with the new bathroom makeover, it looks even better!
This is on top of the medicine cabinet:
Notice the design in the mirror?
ANother find from my own scrapbooking stash! They are ceramic rub-ons from Rouge De Garance! Loooove the look it gives a plain mirror!
A few years ago, DH's aunt gave us this huge mirror with shelf. DH installed it a few months ago and I despise its shape and too modern look. But add the Caro touch, a few accessories and the same rope around it, and I like it now!
Everything on the shelf is from thrift stores, for a total of 1,50.
In the little corner of the hall where there's the bathroom door, there's also the basement door, and guests always ask which is the bathroom door.
So to prevent any confusion in the future, here's what I did:
Another scrapbooking find! They are chipboard shapes from Maya Road. I added some brown ink to them to match my walls and voila!!