Not very much to love here. Bad wallpaper, wood paneling that had seen better days, funny angles and corners, a dirty glass shower enclosure…It seemed hopeless.
But with some new paint, in two different hues of green-on the walls, wood paneling, built in shelves, and wall cabinets, and by taking out the glass doors and putting up a barkcloth shower curtain (that I made), installing a new sink and light fixtures, the transformation began to take place. (I am so thankful to have a husband who knows a thing or two about electrical work and plumbing!)
I found this wall mounted hand dish and thought it would make a good hand towel holder.
I found these two dishes at Goodwill. They used to be part of a 50’s lazy Susan snack set. They will be useful for keeping small items like Amy’s hair bands organized.
A couple more vintage finds-a really neat piece of art pottery that can hold wash cloths, and a 50’s plastic kleenex box cover. I splurged on two new sets of towels and new bath rugs-both on sale for 50% off!
The biggest expenditure was the two new light fixtures. I wish my pictures did them more justice, but they are really gorgeous. I got them from a company out of Portland, Oregon called Rejuvenation. I also found the new soap holder and cup holder there too. An incredible source for old house style lighting and fixtures.
I was not crazy about the wall cabinet and medicine chest, but they were too good to get rid of, and so I just painted them. They look much better now.
So there you have it!
If I’d had an unlimited budget, I would love to have had a claw foot tub and new floor too, but I am really pleased with how this project turned out. I never could have imagined that such an ugly duckling of a bathroom could turn into such a swan!
Pinup art by artist Joyce Ballantyne (1918-2006) She is best known for her iconic 1959 Coppertone ad with the little girl and the naughty dog.