Well, I was still working at the time of our move in. So for the past 3 years, I have had little time to makeover or decorate. Since leaving my career in January, I have been finding projects to work on. However, with one income, our budget has significantly decreased. I am decorating with the items I have, or the money I earn from my antique business.
Our master bathroom has been looming over us since moving in. It was dark, lacked character and truly just needs a complete makeover. But as stated before, this is out of our budget.
Since my bathroom was very uninspiring to begin with, I had a difficult time decorating. I could not even relax in this huge jetted bathtub. When I tried, I would think about how the bathroom was not relaxing.
I had already taken the doors off before I remembered to take a picture. Notice the ugly mirror. It is gigantic! Notice the lack of organization. Horrible.
Ya, the toilet. Exciting.
Anyway, I started this project when Mat was gone. Then life became crazy. So I asked Mat for help. I told him that I could get this bathroom done in two days if he would help. And he did.
Here are the after pictures. I chose a very light yellow. We painted everything. The ceiling, the base boards were painted with a fresh coat of white.
I made the quilt rack shown below when I was pregnant with my first, ten years ago. It was a natural wood color, but I painted it white and now use it as a towel holder.
The vanity and mirror. I painted the vanity white. This was a huge pain in the rear. I sanded, painted. Painted again. Did not turn out very well, so I sanded and painted again. But the results speak for themselves. It creates a bright space! As for the mirror,we have 100 year old barn wood that I have used for various projects. We used this barn wood to frame our ugly mirror. I took a metal crate that I am selling, and have made it into a shelf. I also made more of my chalkboard pots, and use them as a washcloth holder and toothbrush holder.
We even added these wonderful vintage porcelain knobs I found on Etsy to the drawers and doors. These knobs have added some much needed character and also protect the paint I worked so hard on!