Thrifty bathroom update #2

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Do you remember my small toilet update? It wasn’t quite finished, needing a hand towel and mirror to finish the look.

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I picked up this mirror in a charity shop. I have been planning on trying my hand at chalk painting some fabric for some time. This was an ideal project to have a go.

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It was easier than anticipated to ease the back off and remove the mirror. Having read a few how to blog posts I watered down the chalk paint and simply painted the fabric. If you have a go its really easy – you let the first coat dry, sand the fabric and paint again.

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My fabric took three coats of chalk paint. I’m delighted with the new to me mirror.

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Next up a copper hand towel. My natural instinct was to google some tutorials, buy the parts and have a go at welding. But there comes a point where I stop and think, surely I should support a fellow crafts person and buy a handmade towel rail? It was certainly cheaper to buy one than buy a heat source for welding!!!

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I bought this gorgeous hand towel from HomeCrush, they have a lovely website here where you can find a variety of products with an industrial feel. Zoe kindly responded to my request for a custom order, for a rail which fitted into our space.

Lastly I made some soap – you may remember I make kitchen soap with coffee granuals. It seemed about time to to make suitable soap for the bathrooms. I followed a tutorial for the magazine Reloved using the same essential oils as for the reed diffuser.

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It seemed ever so soft, I was concerned that as I had to pour into a mold before it reached trace point (we had to go out) but is has cured well, phew!

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Finally one finished thrifty bathroom update.  We have plans to try and modernise the living room, on the cheap!!

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6 Comments

  1. November 30, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    The copper paired with the blue hues is wonderful. Your eye for detail really shines through this project!

    • Vicky
      November 30, 2016 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks so much:)

  2. December 1, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    You’re so creative! I like that you’ve done every element from the mirror right down to the little soaps for your bathroom

  3. December 6, 2016 / 7:52 am

    Thanks Vicky, I had absolutely no idea you could paint fabric with chalk paint. Thanks so much for sharing that fabulous gem of information…..and your bathroom makeover is perfect!

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