Before & After: Look What $1K Can Do to a Vintage Pink Tiled Bathroom

published Aug 10, 2018
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This immaculate 1950s pink tile bathroom was completely untouched. Other than a few paint updates over the decades, it had never seen a full renovation. As the only bathroom in a 1,600-square-foot family home, the homeowners lived with the dated look for about four years before they decided to make change.

Here’s a slightly larger of a shot, so you can see the space from head to toe:

(Image credit: Teri Moore)

They asked designer Teri Moore of T. Moore Home to help bring a fresh look to the bathroom without spending a ton of money—in this case, only $1,000. Here’s what she had to say about the project:

Knowing they didn’t have the budget, nor the time, for a full renovation, I determined the best way to freshen this space was to embrace the existing elements.

And here’s what it looks like today:

(Image credit: Teri Moore)

The biggest, most impactful, change was the fresh coat of white paint, which freshened up the existing mid-century trim. A shallow vanity, purchased off the shelf at Lowe’s, alleviated the tight space issues, freeing up an additional foot of floor space where previously the path had been narrowed to 18 inches. Add in some updated lighting over the sink, and some new decor, and this bathroom is ready for go for another decade or two.

One way to Teri saved them some money was by getting creative with one shower curtain:

The homeowner fell in love with a Kate Spade New York shower curtain that I thought was a little too busy. Luckily, I’m skilled enough with a sewing machine that I was able to make it work by cutting it into two stripsone to add to the bottom of an inexpensive, standard height white cotton shower curtain and one to create a matching faux roman blind on the window.

Thank you, Teri!