Bathroom Decorating Ideas on a Budget

My friends Julie and Jim recently renovated
their guest bathroom upstairs after a pipe burst and caused
some flooding and she is graciously letting me share
the amazing results with you!

Little Miss Daisy checking out the bathroom with us ~ love this wallpaper!
So bright and airy  this lovely bathroom is stunning with
a new marble countertop, clawfoot tub, light creamy white beadboard under the wainscot moulding ~ really a bath lover’s dream!
Jim is a retired carpenter by trade and the man who along
with my son rebuilt our patio cover several years ago.
Jim effortlessly added chair rail moulding to this bathroom and
in all of the other rooms of their home plus he laid the floor tiles here and in their two other bathrooms.

Julie might kill me for printing this picture of her
but it really shows off her bathroom to its best advantage and as she had been outside gardening all afternoon and wasn’t expecting a visitor…
I told her no one would mind seeing her this way as she is always
beautiful no matter what.
You can see a really nice photograph of Julie on my
sidebar in the Follow on Google + link.
Seriously, though, isn’t this vanity stunning??!  I gasped when
I first saw it ~ then I found out she and her hubby bought it
on Ebay…
Can you believe it?!
I definitely am going to check it out if it’s still available
as I’d love to pick one or two up.
They actually purchased four of the same vanity ~
the one for this bathroom, two for their master bathroom
and one for their downstairs powder room.
By buying four, they were able to get the cost down
plus insurance picked up some of the costs with
the renovations due to the damage.
There were actually two different water pipe breaks and the
bathroom I am sharing today was the first break several years ago
but this room wasn’t fully remodeled until the second waterline
break this past year.
The second break occurred in their master bathroom causing
damage there and also to their powder room directly
right below downstairs
This is how they ended up with four of the same gorgeous
vanities which look seamless throughout.

Julie loves  Shabby Chic and all the whites mixed in
so it’s no wonder her bathrooms all look lovely with white
painted antique furniture and roses strewn here and there
in luscious wallpaper borders and in her favorite china pieces.
Julie also loves blue and her downstairs has Victorian furniture
and blue carpeting but after eight years or so of living in this
home she said she is ready for some changes.
I didn’t  take any photographs downstairs this time but
I did capture their front yard from the porch and some of the roses
she hasn’t yet cut back for the season.
It’s sooo hard to know when to cut back roses in Southern California as some of the best growing times for roses are
during the winter!
A little cherub wall pocket hanging outside the bathroom.

Here is  one of their spare bedrooms and it is devoted to sharing Julie’s dolls which belonged to her mother and grandmother and also a sweet hexagonal paper pieced flower quilt hand-sewn
by her grandmother almost a century ago.
Bright and airy and turn of the last century this look is
Victorian and timeless.

Here’s little Miss Daisy
I just loved her sweet face and personality ~ she is a very
gentle Maltese/toy poodle mix and was so photogenic
that I had to snap a quick photo of her.
Daisy looks adorable sharing the lovely tile flooring and
this sweet bathmat with you.
Sharing with
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Over the Moon ~ Gwin Gal Adventures
Wow Us Wednesday ~ Savvy Southern Style
I’ll be sharing fromJulie’s garden soon,
Barb 🙂

5 thoughts on “Bathroom Decorating Ideas on a Budget”

  1. Shelly Long Saying, What an amazing makeover. Wall looks so cute and gorgeous. Impressive and creative post. I absolutely love this idea. These blogs will really help me in improving my decor. I have ever found on the net! Thank you.

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