Jul 12, 2012

Bathroom reveal!

It's finally happened!
This is one room I am HAPPY with. I didn't expect to be able to make our little old bathroom look any good without gutting the room and replacing the fittings... but it happened - by accident.

I made up my mind that apart from the shower curtain and the mirror, nothing else would be new. But I had no colour direction and didn't know what I wanted - until I happened to put pinky-purple flowers into the blue glass jar and everything fell into place. I 'shopped' the other rooms in our house and found we have more than enough bits and pieces to make the room look pretty (mostly wedding gifts, and apparently I hoard cute containers...).

Firstly... here's how it looked about 2 months ago:

bathroom makeover before

The curtain wasn't terrible, and it was freshly plastered and repainted.... but you definitely got 'old 1940's and never been updated' vibes.

Replacing the vanity isn't on the cards for us right now, so I needed a fix that didn't require any rebuilding or plumbing work....
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And I think I got what I wanted. :)

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 bathroom makeover before and after, vintage bathroom, interior design, bathroom redo
 bathroom makeover before and after, vintage bathroom, interior design, bathroom redo

bathroom makeover before and after, vintage bathroom, interior design, bathroom redo

Even the old basin looks ok with the shabby-chic curtain and mirror.

This place is old and has a kind of charm that I like - so I'm really happy with the vintage look - it compliments the house rather than trying to modernise it too much.

The mirror balances out the window to the right of the basin, and adds some contrast while the curtain adds texture. The flowers and towels were all the colour needed after that..
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Happiness.

Shower curtain: Urban Outfitters
Mirror: Ezibuy
Everything else: lying around.



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It's amazing what you can do on a small budget with some simple decoration!
Thanks for reading!

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15 comments:

  1. I love that mirror! I did not know ezibuy has home things now, my Mum and sister buy their clothes

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  2. I love that mirror, I did not know ezibuy had home things now! My Mum and sister buy clothes from them

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  3. The mirror and shower curtain add a nice touch of glam to the space. Love the new look. Kelly

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  4. It looks great! A little TLC goes a long ways! We are in the process of a bathroom reno ourselves!!! Quite extensive I might add! ESHK!

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  5. It looks great! I love the mirror and shower curtain. Great job.

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  6. It really looks lovely, Amy! The towels are so cute. And the mirror- perfect!

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  7. I love the soft, welcoming feel created by the ruffled shower curtain and mirror. It looks great!

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  8. Pretty!!! I love those towels - so lovely! It all looks wonderful but I think the new shower curtain and mirror added so much. Way to go! Such a good feeling :)

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  9. Nice work!! You did such a good job transforming the bathroom...and I'm impressed you did it with mostly stuff you already had!

    Your new shower curtain is so ridiculously fun!! Who wouldn't want to take a shower?!

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  10. LOVE that shower curtain. Great job on the whole thing!

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  11. Oh the mirror is so beautiful! The bathroom feels so light and sunny now!

    http://theas-vintage.blogspot.se/

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  12. It's just sooo perfect! What a great makeover and totally do-able too :) Thank you for the inspiration!

    Cathy Trails

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  13. looks amazing! love that shower curtain!

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