I decided to give my bathroom a makeover last week. I think it went really well. I painted the walls a tropical blue, first.
Then, I mixed the wall color with a little white and painted a 100-year-old kitchen cabinet we had salvaged from an old house. This cabinet slides in against the wall for storage. Without the cabinet there would be no storage at all in my little bathroom. (In our house there is a girl’s bathroom and a guy’s bathroom. This is the girl’s.)
I think my crowning pride and joy is my mirror makeover.
Back before we bought our house, we lived in an apartment. One day, I went to check the mail and our neighbor stopped me. He held up a mirror and said, “Do you like this mirror?”
“Yah, it’s pretty,” I replied.
“Good. It’s yours,” he said, and handed me the mirror.
The mirror in question had stick-on decals that looked like stained glass. It was pretty until the humidity of the bathroom in my new house got to it. The decals started peeling off at the bottom.
So, I did a drastic redo. First, I scraped off the decal with a straight blade.
Then, I took the mirror out of the frame. All I had to do was pull back the staples on the back of the frame.
After that, I hot glued bottle caps around the frame to add a unique texture. Don’t worry, I didn’t have to drink those sodas and beers to get the caps. You can find bottle caps lying along side of the road, at the lake or in parking lots.
Once all of the bottle caps were glued on, I painted the whole thing the same color as the cabinet.
I love it! The bottle cap mirror turned out perfect and my bathroom looks great!
Later on, we updated the toilet, sink and more. Read about it and see the pictures here:
- Bathroom Makeover: New Faucet
- The Floor Ate My Daughter: Major Bathroom Remodel
- 7 ways to organize bathroom appliances
- Beat bathroom clutter with soda tabs, a plastic cup and a couple of boards
- Why smart toilets might actually be worth the upgrade