Darby Conquers a Dated Orange Bathroom

Darby Conquers a Dated Orange Bathroom

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Carrie McBride
Mar 11, 2010

Sometimes when you move into a new home you're excited about some of the decorative elements the former owners left behind. But sometimes, like in Darby's case, you're left with a room that practically makes your eyes bleed and your stomach turn. As her twin sister put it "there are not words clever enough for the atrocity." But don't worry - this story and this bathroom have a happy ending. Click through to see.

[cue Ode to Joy] Whew - so much better right? On a very tight budget, Darby totally updated and transformed this orange disaster into an orange delight. The bathroom is used by her three children, two girls and a boy, so in a sense the orange is a blessing since it so easily falls into the gender neutral category.

Although she would have liked to put in new (not orange) countertops and floors and replace the sink or tub her budget only had room for some (bargain, but fabulous) fabric, wallpaper which was painted over (fixing the walls wasn't in the budget), updated hardware and, of course, paint to lighten up the cabinets. All told Darby figures she spent about $500.

See more photos and read more about Darby's redeemed bathroom at her lovely, lively blog Fly Through Our Window.

Thanks, Darby!

(images: Fly Through Our Window)

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