Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Will you spruce up my bathroom Mom?

For the past few days I have been visiting my son on the West Coast. On my last visit I spruced up his bedroom and on this visit I was challenged to spruce up his bathroom. Keep in mind he lives in a rental, which must be taken into consideration when developing the design. My assignment, and I did choose to accept it, was as follows;
      • More masculine
      • Use black
      • No structural modifications to the room (no painting, etc)
      • Shoe string budget
After several trips to several thrift stores, Target, Walmart, Michael's, Home Depot, and lots of painting and gluing here it is...






I purchased the rug, towels, and curtains from Target. I like using window curtains for bathroom tubs because they are longer. I do this by using a tension rod and hanging it higher than the builder-grade shower curtain rod. I think it gives a richer feel.
 




Approximate cost of these items was $40. This was the splurge.

Since there were so many projects involved in this revamped bathroom I will post them separately. Check back soon for the following projects:



 Thanks for visiting,
 
 

15 comments:

  1. That is seriously fabulous! I just love what you did with the room, and shoe string makeovers are my very favourite!

    Linda,

    lindapendantedreams.blogspot.ca

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    1. Thanks Linda. I love them too. Makes the makeover that much more fun when you have budget restraints. Its such a fun challenge. Stay tuned over the next three days to see how I did the three projects. Just wrapping up the blog post now.

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  2. That is great! We recently redid our bathroom on a budget!

    http://emilyandtylerglover.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/bathroom-remodeling-time/

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I love redecorating on a budget too. I will visit you site now. :)

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  3. What a fantastic job! Rentals can be such a challenge! I redid my mom's bathroom when she went out of town for the weekend: http://www.envirocraftiness.com/2011/06/90-bathroom-makeover.html

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    1. Thanks Jill. You are right, decorating a rental is a challenge. One that I love. I will check out your redo now. Thanks for visiting.

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  4. Looks great...I bet your son was happy! Thanks for sharing at the Shady Porch!

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    1. Thanks D, He was. I did it while he was at work and posted that I had a surprise for him on FB so he could not wait to get home and find out what it was. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. It looks great! your son is blessed to have a talented and smart shopping mom to help out. I love your idea for using drapes for a shower curtain. Visiting from Master Monday. Have a lovely week!

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    1. Thank you Wanda. I have used drapes for shower curtains for awhile now. Can't remember where I got the idea but it works well and Target always has inexpensive panels that can be used. Thanks for visiting.

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  6. Great job! I love the long "shower Curtain" DO you use two panels or one? Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thank you Rita. I used two 42" by 84" panels, $9.99 each from Target.

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  7. Wow - looks great! I love that curtain idea. Love the wall decor. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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    1. Thank you Betsy. Love your blog and linky party.

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  8. What a big difference. love the black curtain!
    Thanks so much for linking up to support habitat. Good luck and hope to see you back next week!

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