We decided to redo our master bathroom in February 2012 (click HERE to see the tour) and since then, we haven’t really changed much, other than getting new towels. While we’re not ready to finish the remodel just yet, there were some low budget things I could do to freshen things up and hopefully get me motivated to tackle that mess you see in the picture above.
Keep reading to get some ideas on what you can easily do in your own bathroom, or watch the whole video HERE!
QUICK FIXES TO SPRUCE UP THE BATHROOM:
Change out your drawer pulls (or add them if you never have)
When we first moved into the house in 2002, I was all into the country/cottage look. Almost 15 years later, my tastes have changed. Nowadays it’s so easy to pick up relatively inexpensive ones at Target in so many styles. All you need is a screwdriver!
Add some new hardware
After we redid the shower/bath area of the bathroom, I realized I had them install the hinges on the shower door to open the wrong way. Long story short, I couldn’t easily reach my robe or towel when coming out of the bathroom, but I couldn’t figure out how to get a hook on my glass shower walls. I was recently introduced to a new company right up the road from me in Austin called FECA USA. They make all sorts of hooks, towel bars and other accessories that attach to just about anything using incredibly strong suction. It’s the perfect solution for glass walls, tile walls, apartments, or anywhere that you don’t want to drill holes into a wall. I ended up getting two satin nickel finish hooks, one to hang my robe on outside my shower, and the other to hang a washcloth, loofah, etc. inside my shower. I know I’ll be ordering more from them when I get ready to move Jake into his dorm room this August!
If you have a vanity area, change out your chair
I admittedly have a rather large built in vanity area in my bathroom. I used an old kitchen chair that we bought from either Sears or the base BX and reupholstered it with a (then) matching bathroom towel. The towel was dirty, frayed, and it didn’t match anymore. So with a screwdriver, a new towel, a pair of scissors and a staple gun, I swapped out the old and brought in the new!
None of these changes were life-changing or earth-shattering, nor were they expensive in the slightest. I spent less than $100 for everything, but I feel so much lighter and happier when I come in the bathroom. Hopefully this will translate to the real work that needs to be done in here-decluttering and reorganizing my makeup collection!
Here are some of the things I used to freshen up the bathroom!