Are you looking for simple DIY projects, and home decor items to add cottage charm to your bathroom on a budget? If so, today I’ll take you shopping for specific cottage style decor items from my list, then we’ll tackle our DIY projects. Finally, we’ll stock, style, and tour the finished bathroom!
I have been anxiously awaiting this day! So excited to see how this is all going to come together & to share it with you! With these kinds of projects it is immensely helpful to have the “mood board” on Pinterest, but things can be different when you actually come to put the tangible items together. There’s still that question in the back of your mind of how it will come out…
Here are the online inspiration pictures of things I was hunting for in thrift/antique stores. When embarking on a project like this I always start at the thrift store ~ you may not know what you’ll find, but it will be cheaper! Next is the antique shops since they also have a diverse array of treasures with delightful character you cannot find anywhere else. Lastly, I turn to the retail stores and online shops. If you are interested in any of these items I have linked as many as possible in the description box in the YouTube video.
Keep in mind that I’ve been hunting all the items for the last year since we began this remodel project. It takes time to find just the right things for the functionality and beauty of your space.
First off are the items I found on Etsy, Amazon, or in other “big box” stores (with a couple thrifted items).
From the left: the lighthouse oil painting we discovered at an estate sale for $15, the four canvas lined sea grass baskets were on closeout from Handcocks a few years ago for $5 each. The three blue & white planters (birthday gift) & all the storage bottles were from Amazon. I was so excited to have found the large wicker hamper for $9, since they are much higher online! The French toile fabric came from Etsy, and the Dutch painting was thrifted for $10.
Here is the view that greets you as you step into the bathroom. I love seeing this first thing every morning!
The pedestal sink add such a note of elegance and spaciousness to the space. I still can’t believe we got it for $40! The mirror felt a bit small initially, but once the glass shelf was installed it looked intetntional.
Since we saved so much on the pedestal sink we were able to splurge on the vintage inspired glass shelf. This sleek, streamlined look is the perfect juxtaposition to the curved, antique mirror ~ I love the mix!
This little shelf is the perfect spot for applying makeup in the mornings.
The antique looking clock was about $3, and the English ironstone pitcher I’ve had for several years. The little pitcher perfectly hold makeup bushes ~ pretty & handy!
Since we removed the old vanity that was here I added in this wicker hamper for more storage. The hamper holds our extra bath & hand towels. Such a perfect fit!
This pewter looking can (it’s probably a planter) makes the perfect waste bin and was thrifted somewhere between $5 – $8.
Under the custom storage cabinet Matt built hangs an oil painting we found one Saturday at an estate sale. Everything was 1/2 off that day making this piece $15!
In the shower Matt created a shower nook to house our shampoo & conditioner bottles. It is tidy, useful, & pretty!
Thank you for coming along today as we finished stocking & styling this tiny bathroom. I hope this series has given you some inspiration for your own bathroom space!
Until next time, take care,