How One Thrift Store Mirror Changed My Whole Bathroom :: Bathroom Update

CIMG0732See that little mirror?  It used to be gold.  I got it at a thrift store.  Painted it.  And then suddenly I needed to update everything else.  Well…almost.  CIMG0735Some things stayed the same…but somehow they stood out so much better as the new-old mirror pulled everything together in a way that a plain ol’ rectangular cut piece of mirror could not.  Even if I had a frame hanging over it…CIMG0736 I got rid of some candles that I never lit out of fear of burning toilet goers…and replaced them with a little basket of bathroom essentials. CIMG0737 CIMG0739 A darling shell chandelier I picked up on our honeymoon in Cancun.CIMG0740 And I splurged on the $30 white waffle shower curtain from Target.  I promise I tried finding one at Ross but they did not have the same heaviness or texture that I love about this one.  CIMG0742 I still want to paint the walls…paint the cabinets (pretty sure the only remaining unpainted wood in the house besides the front door which is also on the to-do list)…and one day get some new light fixtures.  But until then, my mirror did wonders and got me to just go out and buy the shower curtain I have been drooling over for months.  Because I am one of those people who finally talks herself into buying something she really wants and is willing to pay the money for it, only to find out they no longer have it anymore.  Oh, the life of a tightwad…CIMG0744What would you like to do to update your bathroom?



11 comments:

  1. That mirror is awesome!!!!!!!!!
    Your bathroom looks wonderful.

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  2. SO CUTE!!!! What a decorator you are.

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  3. Looks beautiful! I wish you could come over to my house and help me tweak a little. :) I have that shower curtain as well. I love it! I need to re-do my downstairs half bath. It has dark burgundy wallpaper. It does have bead board though. :) I would like to paint it a nice silvery sage color.

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  4. That mirror really is a statement piece all on its own. Very pretty! I was just in Target and they have a lot of new, really elegant shower curtains. I am really happy with the one I bought last year though for $30.

    Just the other day I was tallying up what I spent in our large guest bath, it was about $500. The faucet, lighting fixture and mirror were the most expensive, then add artwork, decor accessories. I wish I had found a great GW mirror instead of paying $60 at Home Depot. Nonetheless it looks so much better. We're limited by having the 60's yellow tub, sink and toilet. I'm pretty proud of what I've been able to do without a total renovation.

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  5. I loves it! Going to link to it either this Friday or next Friday. :)

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  6. I have that same curtain! I Love it!
    I think the wirror looks wonderful.

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  7. It looks fabulous!

    (I am the same kind of tightwad - that happens to me ALL THE TIME)

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  8. Some of my best finds come from the thrift store, garage sales, clearance rack at Home Depot...etc. I love your bedroom by the way. The soft drapery and the chandalier are classic and soothing! Looks dreamy!

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  9. I have a large decorative rectangular mirror like yours that is gold and I am thinking about painting it white now too. I love the look of your bathroom mirror. It is beautiful! Love & blessings from NC!

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  10. Love what you have done here, and how one item can revitalise an entire room.

    My bathroom has just been revitalised with a new mirror.....but also a new bath, shower, sink, tiles, ....... (pics on blog!)

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