Happy Friday! I’m so excited for the long weekend. We’ve been away from home almost every weekend in August, so it’s nice to have some time to be at home and relax for a change. I’m hoping to get a head start on some food prep for the busy weeks ahead and spruce up the decor a bit. I love making our home feel nice and cozy for fall.
Speaking of home decor, a friend of mine has been brainstorming how she wants to redo her builder’s grade bathroom and turn it into something that suits her taste and her family’s needs. For this week’s Friday Favourites, I thought I’d share 5 awesome bathroom before and afters, including our own mini bathroom makeover at the apartment. It doesn’t take much to make a bathroom go from blah to wow!
1. Our Bathroom Makeover
When we first moved into our apartment, the bathroom had very little storage (under the sink and in the medicine cabinet) and was all boring white. We’re renting, so we couldn’t do anything that was too permanent and it needed to be on a small budget because we didn’t want to put a lot of money into something we don’t own.
We started out by making a set of three bathroom shelves for $12. We had the tops precut at the hardware store, painted the brackets and then assembled them. They are resting on screws in the wall, so they are easy to remove when we move someday. They are great for storing face cloths, extra toliet paper and beauty supplies, but they also give some space to add a little decor too.
The towel bar that was already in the bathroom was broken and couldn’t actually hold a towel, so we took it down and replaced it with a set of bathroom hooks. I recently added the “Splish Splash” DIY Vintage Wooden Sign for a fun touch too.
2. Live Creating Yourself – Wood Paneling
Anyone that has gone through a tour of an older home can lament about all the wood paneling you’ll find. It seems to be everywhere.
3. The Lettered Cottage – Country Bathroom Makeover
Everything that Layla and Kevin do looks amazing, but this bathroom makeover they recently did in their home is one of my all-time favourites.
It started as a simple beige/tan bathroom…
…and turned into a bright and eclectic space with so many details to admire.
4. 320 Sycamore – Master Bathroom Makeover for under $1000
5. Mandy Jean Chic – Free Pallet Wall Feature
I’ve seen pallet walls featured in bedrooms and nurseries, but never in a small scale bathroom like this. It adds great texture and depth to the room – and it’s free! I love the addition of the wreath too. You could make it seasonal!
I’m looking forward to the day when we own our home and can make all the changes that we’d like. There are some great things about renting, but I can’t wait to put our own touches on our home and make it feel like us. For now, I’ll just keep making our apartment feel like home – one throw pillow at a time. Have a nice long weekend!