Let’s start with the room that needs the most work. This is the downstairs bathroom in our new house right now. I haven’t done much to it – just move in our stuff and take the mirror off its bracket.
Things I don’t like about it:
1. The walls are paneling that looks like tile. Some is glued on tight and some isn’t. A section. Under the counter is missing – the big blue spot.
2. I think the grout is supposed to be white, but is dirty. Yuck!
3. Builder grade mirror. Enough said.
4. The faucet is chrome, but the cabinet handles are brass. Mixed metals look ok as jewelry, but don’t belong in a bathroom.
5. The off center cabinet. They didn’t tile under it, so moving it would be more work than I want to do.
Now for some inspiration photos!
I love the double lights, mirrors, and glass shelves! I also really like the open shelf. I think we could make the off set cabinet look a lot more intentional if we added this to one side. The window treatment is also nice.
I like the colors in this room. I don’t want to paint the cabinet or remove the faux tile because I’m trying to do this inexpensively and quickly, so seeing the open shelf done in wood is helpful for me to visualize. I like the framed mirror with the sconces too!
1. Build a chunky shelf
2. Baskets for storage/laundry.
3. Update hardware to chrome (spray paint?)
4. Frame mirror (cut in 2?)
5. Update lighting.
6. Window treatment.
7. Towel hooks.
8. Hide blue spot – I think there’s some scrap panels in the garage
9. Scrub the heck out of the grout and seal it. If all else fails, use grout paint.
Budget: as close to $0 as possible. I’ll be trolling craigslist free section for materials.
Wish me luck!