Beautiful Vintage Bathroom Renovations (That Don't Destroy Original Tile)

Beautiful Vintage Bathroom Renovations (That Don't Destroy Original Tile)

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Nancy Mitchell
Sep 28, 2016
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Few things in the world of design are more polarizing than brightly colored bathroom tile. The bright pink (and yellow, and green, and blue) tile that was so popular in vintage bathrooms has been the curse of homeowners pretty much ever since. But lately, the pendulum has started to swing back in the opposite direction, and a few enterprising (or maybe just cash-strapped) remodelers have made the bold choice to update their bathroom but keep all that delicious tile.

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Sarah and Chad were planning to completely overhaul their bathroom once they saved up enough money, but a leaking toilet forced them to change their plans. Instead they re-tiled the floor, replaced the sink, and repaired a few of the existing tiles that were broken, creating a beautiful, vintage-style bathroom for only $1000.

This bathroom was already in pretty good shape, so a coat of white paint (plus some new lighting and fluffy white towels) really gave it a chance to shine. All the white lets the tile take center stage, instead of hiding it behind other elements.

Alyssa loved the vintage tile in the bathroom of her LA bungalow, but not the dark, gloomy aspect. Painting the walls bright freshened and brightened the room, while replacing the old tiled vanity with a new wood one brought the room into the 21st century.

Here's a renovation that didn't involve any renovating at all — just a little paint and some well-placed accessories. A good cleaning and a new coat of bright white paint went a long way towards making this bathroom seem less gross. The white paint brings out the beauty of the pink wall and floor tile, and the pink towels and rose gold knobs are a perfect complement.

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