Here's the deal. I did tons of hard work on this bathroom many-moons ago. I took it from 1980's to 2010-ish by painting about every surface in sight. It looked so much better; many of you thought it looked great. BUT, since I live with this bathroom every single day, a few things started to bother me. And since this is a blog about the mundane happenings of my house, here's THAT story.
Last week I stopped by the thrift store. (If you've followed me for awhile, you know by now that I go to the thrift store about as much as I brush my teeth. And I have some rather pearly-whites.)
I came home with 3 amazing scores. I found this amazing chandelier that I rehabbed, and then I found 2 very awesome things that set me off on a bathroom-mini-makeover.
So, my absolute favorite find was this antique hand mirror. My grandmother gave me one almost exactly like it several years ago. It resides on my dresser, and I adore it. So, when I saw this one at the thrift store for $11, I yanked it up in warp-speed.
There's so much total junk at thrift stores, but I always keep going back because there are treasures to be found, peoples!
The next thing I found I knew I wanted the minute I spotted it, but I had no idea what I would do with it. It was a silver framed mirror for $6. I thought it was really pretty, and for $6 you really can't miss. And then I picked it up and put it in my cart and saw a pottery barn pricetag on it. For $89. Now, I'm sure this thing was probably from 1998. But, still. You can surely imagine my brain celebration.
And when I brought it home and thought about it for a wee second, I knew. It would go where the 'crappy bath art' used to go.
Here is crappy bath art exhibit #1
And now here is the thrifty PB mirror !
It basically took my bathroom from 6-year-old-bath-time to normal zone.
Sometimes you just don't get it right on the first try.
You may also notice that I got some fancy new soft plush gray bath towels. I have a bad habit of using my towels as drop-cloths when I paint, and it was a necessary upgrade.
And since I grew to hate that awful youthy-loud-flowery shower curtain, I replaced it with a calm, cool, and collected adult version. Welcome Mr. gray, damask, pretty!
Sometimes it's amazing how little changes can affect how you feel about a room. Isn't the frame on the little mirror so dreamy? (For $6, you better be shaking your head in a yes-direction.)
And I love how a few fancy accents can totally take a vanity from plain-jane to luxurious!
In case you missed the first bathroom-redo post, that small canister and soap holder were also thrift store finds. The canister was real silver, too. Not that I care...I would sport a paper plate soap holder if the price was right, but hey, extra bonus points on a worthy thrift store find!
So, now, for those of you who missed the transformation of this bathroom on the first go-round, let's reminisce. Check out how gnarly this bathroom used to be before I got my paint-obsessed-little-hands on it!
It is yet another example of how you can update your house with just a bucket of paint and endless hours/patience on your hands! :)
And now, of course, it's latest updo without those awful letters! Again, if I was 6, my name was Jacob, and I liked to take a bath, the BATH would be appropriate. But, I'm 29, people call me Virginia, and there isn't even a bathtub in this bathroom, so let's keep it real. The toddler letters had to GO.
Oh, and one more teensy bit of reminiscing. If you're looking for a way to refresh your GROSS tile grout (I'm no stranger to disgusting grout), I found a pretty good solution, and I totally restored my tile grout. You can find all the gritty details here.
Here's a little grout-restoring-proof for ya!
Not bad, eh?
So, now I'll leave you with a little peek out into my bedroom, which is what I see everytime I'm drying off my hiney....with one of my new luxurious non-paint-coated towels. :)
Thanks for listening to me ramble, and for caring about all of the ridiculously mundane details of my bathroom!
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