Gutted Bathroom + Guests = EEEK!
When a girl starts freaking out at the thought of guests having to shower or bathe in the world's scariest, darkest, and ugly gutted bathroom ever, she may take the craziest of measures. I never claimed to be sane, but I've always thought there is a solution for every problem if you thought about it long enough (which is what is getting me through this whole remodeling process...)
We gutted our bathroom back last year and so far, we've only installed the new tub. I get distracted easily and decided that I really wanted the kitchen to be finished first. So that left us with said dark and scary bathroom. I hate it and always rush in and out of there quickly when I need to shower. It's our only full bath, so our guests will have to use it, but I hated the thought of them having to be in such a cold and unviting space. Yep, something had to be done to make the space cottage cozy:)
With a few decorative items I had on hand, a new shower curtain and towels, dropcloth "walls", and a few coats of floor paint, I think it turned out great! Let me give you a tour..
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Here is where we began...Ugh!
And this is how it turned out! I'm sorry that the photos are a little dark - I didn't like how washed out the flash make the photos look. But the space itself is very bright and cheerful now! We painted the floor and added a disposable cloth dropcloths to the walls. Hubs thought this was silly but I think it makes the room looks much less cold and dreary.
I bought this old dresser for just $25 and gave it a quick shabby coat of off white paint. So sweet:)
My $6 new embroidered flower shower curtain....
I got the mirror at Goodwill and may some day paint it white. I put the big white bowl on there so guests can fill up with water if they want to just wash up...just like in the good old days!
I typed up my favorite words in various fonts, printed them out, tore them apart, and pinned them to the dropcloth wall. It gives you something interesting to look at and think about while you're soaking in the tub. Another idea is to print each word individually in a large font size and frame it. Less expensive than buying art!
I bought this old towel rack at the flea market a couple of years ago. I've never used it until now:)
The chair is another flea market find. I hung some dried flowers on it and added a couple of books for some added interested and color.
A little basket of soap and washcloths...
What gutted bathroom would be complete without a chamber pot? LOL, this is just for fun as it's not intended for actual use (though it is covering the hole in the floor where the toilet use to be!)
Nothing says cozy like fresh rolled up towels in a basket! Behind the basket, I layered a mirror behind it to bounce light and an old frame.
I nice new rug that looks "old" adds some color and warmth to the white floor...
So there you go...my gutted bathroom that happens to also be my favorite room in the house so far:)