Project by: Gretchen
Location: Roswell, Georgia
When we moved into our house three years ago, the master bathroom was a huge but neglected space with stained carpet and mismatched and outdated fixtures. Someday we'd love to do a full scale renovation, but that's a ways off yet. For now, we're very pleased with the big changes we've made with a small budget.
The biggest project and expense was ripping out the carpet and putting in slate tile. Aside from that, the changes are all cosmetic; we kept the existing vanity, shower, and tub, but updated the lighting and fixtures, changed out accessories, and did A LOT of painting. The result is a bathroom that looks a lot more modern and less trapped in the 80's than when we moved in, but with plenty of vintage touches.
A lot of bathroom makeovers look beautiful but feel sort of sterile to me; I wanted to make sure ours had some personality and quirkiness to it, so we added touches like the shelves with our vintage planter collection and the gallery wall of thrifted/vintage mirrors to replace the old frameless builder grade mirror.
My single favorite piece might be the big white and brass vintage light fixture in the center of the room. My friend spotted it at a thrift store and texted me a picture of it; I paid $10 for it!
You can follow more of Gretchen's renovation journey at Boxy Colonial.
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