Bathroom decor – have thrifty fun styling your small toilet

Bathroom decor – have thrifty fun styling your small toilet

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Do you have a small toilet? Ours received a lick of paint six years ago – I’m rather embarrassed to admit the kids had nicknamed it the minging toilet. It really needed a revamp. So I was delighted to be offered some tools by Ryobi – the perfect motivation to tackle the room. It’s small, that’s not going to change, but the feel of it had to go!

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Do you have a similar problem? Choose a theme and work with what you have. What resources do you already have? Most people have left over tins of paint in the shed. Pick a colour theme, paint items you already have to create a cohesive look.

For our bathroom the first job was stripping the textured wallpaper and sorting the boxing in (the original was removed for a plumbing repair and just wasn’t going to go back). As the sink and toilet worked fine they stayed. Replacing the boxing in cost £40.

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The walls and woodwork were redecorated with paint left over from other projects.

So the fun bit, adding personality by changing the decor touches, on a budget. The curtain was replaced with a blind. I found a curtain at a carboot to make a Roman blind with. It set the colour theme for the room. A few internet searches later I had learnt how to make the blind.

To make your own thrifty blind think about using what you have. I used some bias binding to make an encasing for the rods.

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The rods were made from garden canes. I bought the hoops on the back.

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As I am never going to pull the blind down I was happy using garden twine to pull it up. Cost £6

With the colour theme set I gathered a few supplies from the garden and shed.

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I used left over paint from previous Rustoleum projects (remember the shabby chique mismatched dining room chairs?). I mixed two colours together to gain a shade which tied in with the Roman blind. Using one paint on a variety of objects brings a cohesive touch to your thrifty makeover.

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Over the summer we have collected shells, sea glass and pebbles with holes. The bathroom is a perfect showcase. It has become a beach themed room.

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You can use an old frame and freshen it up with paint. I used a quilting ruler to measure out a grid format.

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A glue gun works well for holding shells and glass to paper. £-

To create a holey pebble art work find a plank of wood. Apply paint with a knife, layering it up and capturing some of the not quite mixed bits of paint to create a textured piece.

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On the back add picture fittings before adding nails on the front to hang you holey pebbles.

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Tin cans were painted and filled with plants. Keeping the air fresh in a bathroom is always a good thing! I’m hoping the plants will help. The plants cost £6.

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Lastly I created a homemade reed diffuser, I followed the direction from this blog post (Moral Fibres). Hopefully the combination of a reed diffuser and plants will help help keep the air fresh.

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We are yet to source/make a towel rail, plus I’m secretly coveting a old wooden window to transforming into a mirror. The toilet upgrade has cost less than a £100 and has been referred to as the poshest room in the house!!

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Thanks to Ryobi for supplying the tools – new tools were just the motivation my husband and I needed to transform the room. I’m wondering why it took us six years!

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The tools were supplied by Ryobi. All opinions are my own.

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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