{Before + After} My Tiny Bathroom Makeover

I’ve been very busy this morning. Well, mostly I just wandered around the grocery store. But I also finished painting my tiny bathroom so it would be less ugly! And now I will show you what it looks like.

Remember how my bathroom looked before?

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeover apartment envy painting decorating weekend project DIY

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeover apartment envy painting decorating weekend project DIY

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeover apartment envy painting decorating weekend project DIYWith a little bit of sea foam paint on the walls,  a face lift for my medicine cabinet, and a few framed prints on the walls my bathroom suddenly looks a whole lot better!

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeoverWe added a little wall shelf to keep things we use often in a handy location. It was only $5 at IKEA! Shallow wall shelves are great options for small bathrooms — especially when you’re low on storage space.

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeoverRather then add towel bars (which take up tons of wall space and only dry one towel at a time) I opted for a wall hook. It is very convenient when you’re getting out of the shower to have one in this location. And in the same length of wall space as a towel bar would require, you could put 3-5 wall hooks! It’s a great option if you have roommates or children and need space for many towels at once.

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeoverThese are postcards from the early to mid-1900’s I found at an antique shop in California. Four are from Wichita, Kansas (where I was born), and four are from Rochester, New York (where The Scientist was born).

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeover

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeoverThese are prints I picked up last time I was in Paris. I just got them from a street vendor — very inexpensive — and matted and framed them to dress them up. Now they look fancy and add some fun color to the space!

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeoverDoesn’t the medicine cabinet look infinitely better?? All I did was paint it in a high-gloss white (like all the other doors and trim in the apartment) and put a glass knob on it that was left over from my little dresser project.

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeover

Small Tiny Apartment Bathroom before and after makeoverNow, don’t think the bathroom is finished. I just needed a quick fix so I didn’t gag every time I walked in the room. Still on the To-Do list:

  • Replace the shower curtain. The $5 white polyester thing I have now was another quick fix that I’ve been living with for too long.
  • Get a rug. I think I want to get a colorful flat-weave Oriental rug. I’ll start shopping for that soon… After the sting of all my previous rug purchases wears off. I think The Scientist is still smarting from that whole experience.
  • Switch out the light fixture. What’s in there now is hideous and the light is unflattering. I look bad enough first thing in the morning without the awful Skeletor-esque shadows around my eyes, thankyouverymuch.
  • Switch out the shower head. Everyone should shower in the rain. I don’t think this requires more explanation.
  • Investigate removable wallpaper options. As much as I love the fresh ocean color we have now, I can’t get those fabulous wallpapered bathrooms out of my head! Since we rent, real paper just isn’t an option, so I’ll have to look into other possibilities.

What do you think? SO much better, right?!

9 thoughts on “{Before + After} My Tiny Bathroom Makeover

  1. Leslie owen says:

    As for the removable wallpaper, i used to watch this decortating show similar to trading spaces, but it was more kid/teenagerish, it was called “knock first”…i’m not sure if i heard about this from that website but somewhere i heard about using fabric and starch spray on the wall, could look back and see if i can find the article, but i remember them saying it was great for apts and dorms because its removable…just fyi!

  2. arzea says:

    It looks so awesome!!!! We have that same glass shelf in our guest bathroom and we always get compliments on it! I love the new updated bathroom!

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