How to make Your Bathroom Tolerable on a Budget

January 11th, 2009 in member junk     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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I painted the tile walls a blue/slate grey and the top part a light blue/ start
Added a wire shelf I bought from a store closing for $2, with tin boxes to hide my things
A round white mirror and an old cast iron pedestal sink add some class for very little $$
For window coverings I bought a white shower curtain that I cut off and hemmed, with large grommets and a box texture to go with the wall grid /tile pattern. The rod is a galvanized pipe with fittings on the ends for finials.
Check out the tile!!! and the gold faucets! What were they thinking?
I painted the tile walls a blue/slate grey and the top part a light blue/ start

I painted the tile walls a blue/slate grey and the top part a light blue/ start

So when I bought this building the bathroom was from a 70"s restaurant and I could hardly stand it. The tile on the walls was mostly green but the floor tile had the same pattern but with blues and greys??? But with a limited budget I had to come up with some ideas to change it without spending much.  I's taken me a while to get it done but as soon as I came across the cast iron sink I knew it was time to get on with it. It took several coats of paint to cover the tile and I tried a couple of options for the wall shelf. I would say I am almost there. I will play with accessories as I run across them but for now I can at least not cringe when a customer asks to use the restroom!

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Georgia Moon Design
posted in: member junk, industrial, bathroom, modern, shelf, traditional, blue, silver-metallic, textile, grey, ceramic, paint, window coverings

Comments (13)

nutbird writes: Okay, where did you get that shiny insert to a minnow bucket? A great use for something that you don't really need if you have a minnow bucket. Do you sell these?
Fellow Junker: everyone had this type of bathroom cabinet in the 50's. When I look at it, I smell Lifebuoy soap. This bathroom is great for people who need to know where bathrooms are, like moms with small kids. Great job!

Posted: 8:46 am on January 16th
shabbychick writes: Georgia, Marvelous re-do - simply elegant, and on a budget - it has great style!

Love the wire shelf too!

Thanks for sharing.

Posted: 10:13 am on January 13th
CottageElements writes: Geo, great transformation! Can't believe it's the same bathroom. You done good, girl!!!! I love the wire shelf. It's all so clean and simple. Wow! What else can I say!

Lani Posted: 11:32 pm on January 12th
writes: Oh honey. It's done and WHAT a difference. YAHOO! Posted: 11:10 pm on January 12th
JunkArchitect writes: You did a great job with this bathroom renovation Georgia.

I feel like I should be making pizza when I look at those tiles. Posted: 9:55 pm on January 12th
Meadowview_Farm writes: What a change...great work! It is just so classy now!
Kari Posted: 9:30 am on January 12th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! Total update! I love the sink and the tin boxes. Great job, girl!

Candy Posted: 8:39 am on January 12th
junkermidge writes: What a transformation! Once again you've inspired me. I've got bathroom just screaming for a redo. I think it's time for me to get busy. Thanks!
Midge Posted: 7:38 pm on January 11th
bolmscheid writes: Georgia - You really did wonders! I kind of like that pink thing too ... I'm curious about what that was ... will we see that repurposed someday???

Brenda Posted: 6:20 pm on January 11th
Countryinthecity writes: Well you can certainly be proud now!! I love the wall color. Would you mind sharing the brand and color? I have a blue-grey picked out for my guest bathroom remodel... just wondering how close mine is to yours. Hard to tell on a monitor. Your room doesn't look like it was done on a budget. Nice job Georgia!

Sue Posted: 6:18 pm on January 11th
fellowjunker writes: Great restyle Georgia.......I have to tell you that I love that pink unit sitting on the tiolette in the before picture(what is it?). We just redid our master bath before Christmas, but I still have to add my junking style to it to make it my own. One day I will shop at your store in person and get to see this bathroom real time!
xojanis Posted: 5:43 pm on January 11th
LuAnn writes: What a tremendous make over. I especially love the new sink. I'd love one of those too! I think your self is a great. Good job!!

LuAnn Posted: 5:29 pm on January 11th
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