Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Budget Bathroom

The Nester has asked us all to share our 10 minute room makeovers inspired by her series called 10 Minutes to a Room You'll Love. Since I did this post before I found out about her party, I am just updating it.

I decorated my master bedroom with things I already had and/or things I got for an insanely great price. The paint wasn't a quick fix, however, but since I copied Nester's paint color, I thought it deserved a nod in this post as well.

My favorite thing in my bathroom is this iron chandelier I had when we moved into our house 3 years ago. It really makes the bathroom feel elegant. I couldn't stand the unsightly chain, though, so I got my glue gun out and glued some fabric right over it.

Recognize this paint color Nester fans? Tobacco Road (well, actually, the Tobacco Road knockoff recipe I got here).

I got this cute mirror from the local thrift store for a couple bucks. I love how the white looks next to Tobacco Road.

I did what Nester told me and hid the Crest, but I do have some silver pieces on a tray (all thrift store) that hold some Q-tips, and other stuff. Is that ok?


I needed some wall art, so I painted some old frames white and put in some pictures of my kiddos' feet at the beach.


This is not my first choice of window covering. I would love to hang some really nice fabric up there. But I'm on a big-time budget right now, and this was in my closet, so it will make do.

Got this cute rug at the thrift store. Brand new. Beautiful hooked rug. For a few bucks. It is a little more "tropical" than I would have picked if I could pick anything, but doesn't it go great with Tobacco Road? It warms up the white floor, too.

This is a pot I got from Home Depot a long, long time ago for not very much money. I just put a cheap little fern in it. Hopefully it won't die.

I like white towels. They look like you're at a nice hotel. They go with any colors. You can bleach the heck out of them. And it takes a little teeny extra time, but I like to roll them up. And when you redecorate a bathroom, you don't have to buy new towels!!


This little pedestal is another thrift purchase. I put some french soap on it by the tub. Some candles, too.




The other day, I did a little upgrade to the toilets. Sooooo easy. I'll show you in a few days.

43 comments:

Lisa said...

I LOVE THE LIGHT FIXTURE. I AM SO DOING THE SILVER FOR Q-TIPS, ETC... THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE YOUR POWDER ROOM

HUGS FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Jen r. said...

I think it looks fabulous! I love how you put everything together!

The Hopkins Home said...

I love the artwork of your kids feet - cool idea! Lovely makeover and the "budget" part is what I love best about it - a little creativity goes a long way :)
Thanks for sharing.

june@craftyniche said...

Wow, your bathroom is beautiful! I just love the photos of your kids' feet at the beach. I may have to copy that idea!

Amy said...

This is beautiful!! I love all of the special touches you incorporated to personalize it!

Pajama Mama said...

oh, i love the silver idea! I'll have to look for some next time i get to thrift! beautiful room! love the fern, too!

Coastal Nest. said...

so good sister!
come get your award..
I think this post might count as a little bit of
self aggrandizing, but Ill let it slide, this time.
love from the beach!
Lisa

Coastal Nest. said...

oh yes..
a give-away..also.
remember how long the last one took? Lawsy mercy.

Amber said...

The bathroom looks great! Very serene and spa like...a place I'd love to light some candles and take a bath. ;) I love how the addition of a chandelier adds so much character to even bathrooms. You did a wonderful job of ramping up the decor on a budget!!!

Martha said...

Happy Valentine's Day Mrs. Jones! Love the silver pieces for the q-tips and cotton balls.
I heart you!

Your buddy,
martha

Linda said...

Your bathroom on a budget is so pretty you would never know you did it on a budget. That makes it even nicer. Thanks for sharing. I also love the barefoot feet pictures, how adorable.
Blessings,
Linda

Jillian, Inc said...

Love it all...especially that rug. Those thrift store are full of good stuff.

Trudi said...

Your pictures are darling. I have white towels on my want aka. need list.

Penny said...

Wow, gorgeous bathroom! I have a smaller version of the print that is in the photo of your window treatment. It's no longer hanging in our house, but was once in a bathroom too! :D

Michelle said...

Looks great! Love the kids feet photos!

Tricia Anne said...

I love your bathroom!! Every stitch of it! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

southerninspiration said...

Looks FABULOUS! Love the silver!

Suzanne

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Oh, oh, oh. Those feet. That is the COOLEST idea EVER. I wonder if my teenagers will cooperate? Or does it only look cute with little feet?
The rest of the bathroom is fab too, but you had me at the feet!

Rachel said...

Very nice. Really like the chandelier!

Sissy said...

I love the idea of the silver dishes for your Q-tips and stuff. That is so creative and I wouldn't have thought of that.

Jennifer said...

It looks so relaxing! Great job on the re-do!

Jen r. said...

I love this room!

Christina said...

Looks beautiful. I love the urn and the mirror especially.

Rona's Home Page said...

I love the chain covering. And yes the chandelier adds such elegance to the room.
Your finds are so inspiring. I realize I can decorate our apartment without cleaning out my bank account.
Thank you!

Amber said...

I love it all! Everything looks so great. I especially love the chandelier and those frames with the star on top. Oh ya, and all the stuff on the pedestal. Great job!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Really great job! Love the photos of the kids feet! The silver was a stroke of genius that I must copy!

Dana said...

I love the mirror and the chandy... Not to mention the Tobacco Road! Looks wonderful!

jenjen said...

What a beautiful bathroom! I love the color and the Chandelier! It totally makes the room! Love it! I also love the silver tray.

It looks great!

Jen

Twice as Nice said...

I love this room and the mirror is so fab. I think my favorite is your "babies" feet in the sand pictures...PRICELESS

koehmstedt said...

The chandelier is amazing! I have one in my attic just waiting for my husband to install in my master bath... but it's been 10 years now... I'm going to figure it out myself. Your rooms are very beautiful

Jodi said...

love it all - especially clever toput the fabric over the chain!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful bathroom! I love that Tobacco Road color. And your kids framed feet? Adorable!

The Nester said...

Fantastic job!

So that Tobacco Road formula worked for you? People have been emailing me saying it comes out all wrong. But it looks just right!

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

Oh my dear goodness, I ADORE yoru bathroom! Adore it!! The light is just fabulous, and those framed toes, mirror, ...sigh....just love it all. And it's so spacious, too!

HeathahLee said...

You have the prettiest bathroom I've seen in a long time. : ) Love that color!

Sandy said...

great post, fun to see, and i love the nester!

Linda said...

Just checking in Mrs. Jones. Missing your posts.
Blessings,
Linda

patty said...

how pretty! it's fresh and warm and soothing... just what a bath should be!

hope's hopes said...

Hi,

Wonderful post.
Keep posting the good stuff.

The Simpson Family said...

Umm So what city did you get that pedestal? I seriously think it used to be mine!

Happyhome said...

Beautiful job...very relaxing and elegant.

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

I think the bathroom looks great and personally, I LOVE the carpet.
Nancy

Tee said...

Oh, I am loving that pedestal by the tub, and that mirror is gorgeous!

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