A Simple Bathroom Makeover

Are the long-neglected details of your home begging for a makeover? Thanks to creative, organized minds around the world, taking on this endeavor is not nearly as difficult as it seems.

Woman’sDay.com discusses several ways to add character to your home without too much effort or impact on your wallet. Here are some ideas for updating your bathroom’s look:

  • “Add a healthy dose of pattern and color to the inside of your medicine cabinet,” the magazine suggests. “Remove the shelves, then use spray adhesive to line the back of the cabinet with craft paper or wallpaper scraps.”
  • Next, “spruce up a set of plain store-bought towels with custom trim. Select thick grosgrain ribbon that suits your style, then stitch it along the edges of your linens.”
  • For hooks and racks, “hang a peg rack or an assortment of coat hooks instead of a traditional towel bar. Or fashion simple, rustic hooks from sturdy branches with good angles. Use a fine-toothed saw to make clean cuts, sand the edges and drill two holes for mounting.”
  • Make sure to reuse- “Repurpose everyday items into one-of-a-kind accessories: a galvanized metal bucket or ceramic planter is an unusual trash can, and screw-top jelly jars are cool catchalls for cottonballs, cotton swabs and bath salts.”
  • Consider using adhesive wall decals, which “transform a blank wall into a striking mural. An alternative to wallpaper and stencils, they add graphic punch and are easily removeable.”
  • Keep it green- “Treat the bathroom like any other room in the house by introducing natural elements such as a potted plant or fresh flowers.”
  • “Off-the-shelf vanity cabinets get an extreme makeover with high gloss paint,” Woman’s Day points out. “Go the whole hog or use painter’s tape to outline a thin faux trim in a peppy hue.”

 

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