When we bought our home it was equipped with three ugly bathrooms. The bathrooms were impeccably clean and looked like they were tele-ported straight from the 70’s. Some people may enjoy the retro look of the yellow, brown and gold finishes, but I couldn’t take it any longer. This bathroom, also known as “That 70’s Bathroom” is our main bathroom on the upper level. The main bath is also what I use everyday, so it’s lack of “fun” was starting to wear on my creative heart and soul. I ripped down the wallpaper and applied a fresh coat of primer and paint, followed by more painting of fixtures and adding pops of blue and teal accessories. Although, this is not the long term solution, it’s a temporary one that makes us happy.
Counterclockwise from the top: framed scrapbook paper, DIY Ombre canvas art, framed birthday card by Papyrus.
The bath bomb in the middle apothecary jar is from LUSH and it’s my favorite!
Tiny canvas painted teal with a gold wooden heart.
Murano glass frame from Italy and a photo of my late Grandparents. I love seeing their faces every morning.
Reverse DIY wall art; backwards when you look at it straight on, but normal when you look at it in the mirror. It distracts guests from the ugly floors while using the loo. 😉
I am still searching for a large enough rug to cover those horrible floors. They bother me everyday. I should get over it, but they make me dizzy and crazy. I can’t help myself. I also want to paint the cabinets. Paul said “settle down, Lady” when I mentioned that idea. I guess that means no… for now?
10 Steps To Making The Most of an Ugly Bathroom:
- Removed wallpaper, primed and painted in Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
- Spray painted the mirror, medicine cabinet, light fixture and door hook
- Hung the white cabinet above the toilet ( already had, from Target)
- Installed a curved shower curtain rod like this (Bed Bath and Beyond with 20% off coupon)
- Teal shower curtain (from Target) to hide the ugly sliding doors
- Updated cabinet knobs and matching drawer pulls (Target, again)
- Hand towels, rugs, soap pump (all from Target)
- Added DIY artwork and accessories in shades of teal
- Install new faucet (still sitting in the hall closet… ahem Husband)
- I love to shop at Target (okay, not really a step but more of a confession)