Don't you just love the shower curtain? I draped it around me and wore it around the house for a few days (like a cape) before hanging it up...no seriously ask the Hubs! It just makes me feel so pretty and girly! Love that! It was the splurge of the space coming in at a whopping $118 from Anthropologie. In order to make that happen I tried to be very thrifty with the rest of the room. I believe it is important to love your space and when planning a budget, figure out what is the most important thing to spend the money on and work around it. In such a small bathroom I thought the shower curtain needed to make a statement, and this one does that to say the least! By reusing the chandelier that we already had, purchasing art work from etsy and frames from ikea, painting out everything ourselves and having the Hubs build the shelves and repair the walls himself, everything fell into place and we stayed blissfully on budget! I accessorized with things I already had such as my grandmothers lamp, a mirrored tray which I just spray painted and a mirror I already had.
We painted the walls Martha Stewart Chinchilla grey and it was the pefrect crisp clean backdrop for all the accents around the small space. We also for the first time painted the ceiling the same color, it worked out, thank Goodness!
We were quick to add function to the bathroom because let's face it, in a small 100+ year old row house carving out function and storage is a must. The Hubs put his saw and drill to good use and with a $9 piece of MDF, a $5 strip of molding and leftover vanity paint, BAM storage was created with shelving! I love that I now have a place to house my make up, perfumes, and hair supplies.
Here are just some moments from around the room...(all few sq. feet of it hahah)
Isn't the splash so much fun? I have been trying to figure out for years what I could do with that little wall crevice and this came to me in my sleep...fo realz! I purchased the letters for $2.99 at Joann's with my handy coupons of course and an inexpensive can of coral spray paint. *A little interesting tid but on how determined I was to make this happen...they actually had No "P" when I went to the store. So I purchased an "R" sawed off the extra lil leg (sorry Mr. R) patched it with cardboard and poof a magical P appeared. Thank goodness it would have looked funny if it said SRLASH...am I right? So there she is I hope you like her! She came in around $300 and took two weekends. I am so pleased with this project and now feel okay about moving on to California. Let me know what you think about her little face lift! Here she is again!