The first room my husband tackled for a full remodel when we moved into our 60’s ranch was the bathroom. As you can see from the “before” pics, it needed HELP.
Mr. Shallow Pockets took the shower door and runner off and then we hit every home improvement store within 50 miles. Man are vanities expensive!! After much consideration, we decided to buy stock kitchen cabinets at our local Lowe’s. They were affordable and we could paint or stain the way we really wanted.
We decided to use my favorite greige paint Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter in the Aura on the cabinets. No VOC’s and it’s as smooth as butta’. We bought the wallpaper from Sherwin Williams. Neither the paint nor the wallpaper are the cheapest options, but i believe in buying what you absolutely love and investing in quality products rather than wasting money on something you don’t love or that won’t last! Besides, I can’t say enough about the ease of BM’s Aura paint! One can costs a fortune, but you use half as much saving money in the end. And did I mention the amount of time saved?
On to the reveal…
The new vinyl snap and lock floors, cabinets, countertop, hardware and closet door were all purchased at Lowe’s. We kept the sinks, faucets and tile. The sinks still looked good and the faucets are functional for now. No need replacing things that are functional and work fine with the design.
Mr. Shallow Pockets framed out the mirror and painted it to match the cabinets. The schoolhouse lights were purchased on Amazon. We will be replacing the bathroom door very soon!
Rugs and shower curtain are from Target and many accessories like the toilet paper holder and trash can are from Home Good.
The Urn for $5 and the candle holder for $3 were both found at flea markets.
The Urn’s before pic…
Here’s the before of the candle holder…
And the after…
This shabby chic flower medallion thingy was $3 at a local thrift store. I repainted and re-distressed it because it was a little dingy looking.
This chalkboard was a mirror bought at a yard sale for $2 or $3. Mr. S.P. painted the mirror with chalk paint. We ran out of chalk before this pic so need to buy some!
Next up (in the horrible pic) are the curtains I made from fabric purchased at Joann’s. P.S. Don’t use upholstery fabric for curtains. Just grabbed my fave fabric in the home decor section without paying attention. Oops.
Now, I am not much of a decorator and it may seem even more difficult with shallow pockets, but I believe we pulled it off. What do you think? Hit or miss?
And does anyone remember a clothing store called “Hit or Miss” or was that just a Cincinnati thing?
Happy decorating with shallow pockets!