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Bathroom Makeover – Shop At A Thrift Store!

June 29, 2017 1 Comments

It has taken me awhile, but I think I’m ready to tackle the main bathroom makeover.  Emotionally, physically and financially.  I had to gear up for this one.  There’s just something a little intimidating about decorating a bathroom. I want it to be beautiful, and relaxing at the same time.  After all, I bask in there. My long bubble baths are sacred.  Having a very small budget I can’t replace the bathtub or cabinetry….major bummer.  But that doesn’t mean that I can’t still have a beautifully updated bathroom.

Bathroom Makeover – A Short Junkin Trip Away

My first stop is all my favorite thrift store type junkin spots.  I lump them together into the title “thrift” store.  Goodwill, Salvation Army, charity stores and Habitat For Humanity ReStores.  I’m looking for decor, trim, mirrors, lumber, paint and hardware.  I have a vision and a budget of $300.  And even better, great inspiration!

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Source: glass jars -Claudia Dalpozzo, towel bar – Babble , trifle bowl- The Goodwill Gal, sugar bowls – Room To Inspire

So Many Ideas

I love reusing thrift store finds for something other than it’s original function.  I shouldn’t have any trouble finding the bathroom accessories.  But the great little details might take a little longer.  Rugs, light fixtures, prints, curtains.

Source: House & Home

It would be great if I could find a really cheap china hutch in need of some love.  But if not, I can dress up my built-in with some trim.

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Source: Domesticity

And oh how I want a great stool, maybe a wooden plant stand to put bath side like this one found on Home Bunch.

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Final Thoughts

I have my budget.  Now I need to go junkin, not that I ever need a reason to go, but this time I have a mission.  I feel really confident that I will find exactly what I want at thrift stores, but it might take me awhile.  That’s ok.  Great design never happens overnight, not for me at least.  Wish me luck!

Happy Makeovers!



1 Comment

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    June 29, 2017

    Can’t wait to see it finished.

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