Recently I mentioned that Garden Ridge just opened up in the neighborhood. On my recent shopping trip I found tons of great things to be had but this is one of the few things I actually left with.
I love love love ikat or anything ikat-ish and lately I’ve been feeling indigo blue. When I saw this I knew that I wanted to use it in the upstairs bathroom. Especially since I already had this paint sample from Lowe’s.
I picked it up when they were giving away free samples in the spring. I had been thinking about using it to paint a small cabinet that I wanted to use in the bathroom and when I found that shower curtain I knew it would be per-fect. Except I’m not using it as a shower curtain. I bought two of them to use as panels over the window shades.
This is the bathroom before. This cabinet was all kinds of wrong in here. Too tall and not a great color.
Here is a before and after of the small cabinet.
This cabinet used to be in the downstairs bathroom but that’s going to be getting a big makeover soon. OK , so that’s not all. I also made some simple DIY art.
The one on the left is a card that we received with one of our wedding gifts and the one on the right is a picture from a wedding magazine that I had from planning our wedding. I already had the frames but one of them did get a coat of spray paint.
I love turning personal items into artwork. Especially a card, since I know that underneath the glass are the sweet words of a friend. (FYI, we got married six years ago.) I also hung a DIY sunburst mirror on the wall above the bathtub. It’s so fun! It peeks out from between the shower curtains.
I painted the corners of the little leaning mirror (on the right) with Rub n Buff in Silver Leaf AND I painted the frame of the medicine cabinet mirror in the same color. The wooden letter that’s behind the sink (it’s hard to tell in the photo but it’s a Q) was purchased in the clearance aisle of Hobby Lobby for $.75.
I’m thinking the wall still looks a little empty so I might go ahead and just turn that into a gallery wall. Otherwise, I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. All in all I only spent around $40.00 to update the bathroom by using mostly things we already owned. That’s my kinda makeover.
Oh I should mention, the original makeover of this bathroom was done several years ago by my husband and his brother. New flooring, faux concrete counter….those guys can do anything. Seriously they could have their own show.
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