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DIY Bathroom Makeover with a Shower Curtain and Mod Podge

#DIY small bathroom makeover from Eve of Reduction

 

I did receive this shower curtain for free, but as always all opinions are 100% mine. This post also includes affiliate links.

Earlier this year I did a post on the gut job of our master bathroom, which we did in 2014. Our other bathroom, occupied mostly by my children, has been an eyesore in my home for as long as we lived here. So when I got an offer to review the Harmony Storm Grey Shower Curtain I was all over it!

Our bathroom, original from 1971 has harvest gold tiles. Years ago I painted the bathroom lavender because I was on drugs. No, totally kidding! It was “oops paint” from our office. I thought it would be more blue than purple so instead of returning it, I just used it in the ugly bathroom.

In the back of my mind I thought grey would be the best color to go with the yellow tile. And now here was my chance to make it happen!

I ordered the shower curtain off Amazon last week and got the most pleasant surprise when I received it in the mail.

It came in a fabric bag that matched the shower curtain. This meant I could get crafty with the extra material!!

Shower Curtain HQ sells designer shower curtains that come in a matching bag. Get crafty making DIY bathroom decor with the bag fabric #modpodge

Mod Podge Bathroom Decor

In my childhood my grandmother gave me a couple relics from her house: tweezers and engraved scissors. When I moved into my house I put them in shadow boxes in our master bathroom. After the renovation my husband didn’t want to put them up.

No problem! I dressed them up by Mod Podging the extra shower curtain fabric to the back foam board of the shadow boxes. Then I hot glued the antiques to the fabric.

DIY bathroom decor with #modpodge and @JenDePaoli

The second Mod Podge project in my bathroom used Mod Podge Stencils. I am head over heels for these stencils because they are small and self adhesive.

After I painted the sink dark grey to match my gorgeous shower curtain, the sink kind of looked like a block of concrete – and not in a good way.

So I used the stencil to add some design and contrast.

I’m almost embarrassed to show the hideous before picture of my sink, but that’s reality. To paint over the old Formica counters I needed heavy duty primer. Then used paint + primer on top of it.

before-after-sink

I also cleaned the heck out of the sink with toilet bowl cleaner. Hey, whatever works, right!~

All my secrets are coming out!

Hanging Wall Art in a Small Bathroom

Another thing that bothered me about my previous bathroom was that the wall hangings were at all different heights. Because the glass cabinet was the most difficult to hang, I used that to line up the top of all my picture frames.

In the before photo you can see a brass framed (colorful) Irish blessing that had no business in the bathroom. It was a Baptism gift for my son.

I spray painted the frame, painted the mat and replaced the picture with my favorite Georgia O’Keefe watercolor, Train at Night in the Desert.

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bathroom-before

bathroom-after

This bathroom still has room for improvement but a shower curtain that cost less than $50 and a little paint and decoupage has made a HUGE improvement.

Let me know what you think in the comment section!

I’m Cristin Frank (AKA Eve). I love all things frugal and crafty. My mindset is always on upcycling, repurposing, reducing waste and saving money – and Eve of Reduction is my roadmap. You might also want to check out my book, "Living Simple, Free & Happy."

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4 Responses to DIY Bathroom Makeover with a Shower Curtain and Mod Podge

  1. Jennifer DePaoli April 10, 2015 at 9:54 pm #

    Awesome article Cristin! I love what you did with the bag that the curtain came in! And great job on the sink!

    • Eve April 11, 2015 at 10:54 am #

      Thank you, Jennifer!I have more plans for the rest of the bag fabric. Projects to come!

  2. James April 20, 2015 at 4:39 pm #

    I purchased a Blissliving shower curtain the other week. They are gorgeous!

  3. Shannon April 2, 2016 at 8:43 am #

    Paint the glass cabinet white, too. The medium wood finish stands out more than it should and looks like it doesn’t belong.

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