Very Inexpensive Bathroom Makeover

January 12th, 2009 in member junk     
plumberdaughter plumberdaughter, member
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Vintage window that I added shelves in the inside. Below the window is a shelf that I found at a garage sale and painted it white.
The light fixture was gold and very dated. I spray painted it black and pulled of some of the black paint while it was still wet with a crumpled rag.
I also did buy new shades for the fixture.
This is the opposite wall in the bathroom I added wainscoting and small rail with knobs.
Vintage window that I added shelves in the inside. Below the window is a shelf that I found at a garage sale and painted it white.

Vintage window that I added shelves in the inside. Below the window is a shelf that I found at a garage sale and painted it white.

The bathroom had white walls and ceramic tile for the baseboard, but no tile on the floor. I started out by removing the tile, putting up wainscoting, a pine board across the top with knobs, added a narrow 1 by 2 for a shelf and painted it white. Then I didn't like that the room was so white so I painted the top of the room dark brown. I love the contrast.

I had an old window that was still in its frame, removed the glass, added 3 shelves to the inside and painted it white. I painted a shelf white that I had found at a garage sale to hang below the window shelf.

The fixture is the same fixture that was in the bathroom, it was gold with fluted shades. I painted it black and switched out the shades with new ones. I also found a cut of fabric at a garage sale that I made the shower curtain from.

Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, wood, bathroom, fabric, shelf, paint

Comments (15)

pitterpillson writes: The Floor tiles and bath room make concern task message looks for really wonderful. I known many useful task information collection from here! I have like this site. Posted: 10:58 pm on February 15th
CreepinJen writes: Great job on the bathroom re-do. The salvaged window is definitely the star of the room, but all the other elements play a part as well. I love the dark color of the walls, along with the white. The shower curtain fabric really ties it together. So very pretty and cozy. Posted: 6:43 pm on February 8th
QueenofGreen writes: Nice, nice job and the round window turned storage cubby - ingenious! Happy creating and re-purposing. Beth Posted: 12:17 pm on February 8th
MimiToria writes: Hey Kim- this bathroom is great! Love the contrast of the white with the brown. I will be redoing my upstairs bathroom in the next month and have been vascilating back and forth with going neutral or the milk chocolate brown I used as an accent wall in our livingroom. After seeing your bathroom photos I think the brown is the way to go. Thanks for the inspiration.
Gretchen Posted: 5:09 pm on January 14th
georgiamoon writes: Oooh I like your re-do too. Since I just finished mine I know how you have to come up with space and money saving did good! Georgia Posted: 2:26 pm on January 14th
FunktionalJunk writes: I love the dark brown walls with the white accessories. I've thought of doing that in my small bathroom but wasn't sure until now. It really looks great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Leah Posted: 11:42 pm on January 13th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: That window shelf is an eyecatcher! Love this.

Candy Posted: 7:09 pm on January 13th
plumberdaughter writes: Lani, I'm not sure what the name of the color is But I have the mixture.
F RED OXIDE 0 17 0 Posted: 6:54 pm on January 13th
junkermidge writes: Great job on the bathroom. You do such nice work. I'm gearing up to redo my bathroom and this really motivates me.
Midge Posted: 5:36 pm on January 13th
shabbychick writes: Very nice - love the window, wainscoting, etc., etc... The dark brown with the crisp white is perfect!!

Great re-do!

Kathy Posted: 10:51 am on January 13th
CottageElements writes: Great renovation! Love the color on the walls. Do you know what paint color it is? The Waiscotting is wonderful, too! Oh, and the vintage window . . . fab! Great job!

Lani Posted: 11:52 pm on January 12th
JunkArchitect writes: This is a really nice renovation…clean and crisp. You did a great job with the vintage window. Posted: 9:41 pm on January 12th
QueenofQuanity writes: OOOhhh, this is cool.

QofQ Posted: 9:10 pm on January 12th
suewhitney writes: Wow, very nice! I love the look and feel of the whole room. Thanks for sharing!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:58 pm on January 12th
StrangeCargo writes: Wonderful job! Great window and adaption to this room. Wainscoting, lighting, paint, shelving & window all results in a beautiful room! Posted: 8:39 pm on January 12th
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