Five Ways to Make Your Bathroom Luxuriously Vintage on a Budget


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1. When it comes to setting the tone, attitude and ambiance for any room, paint is king and one of the least expensive materials to buy. First, we need to set the tone, if you want to appeal to a wide variety of tastes then neutral tones like boring beige and awful off-white will do. However, I like subtle sexiness, blue-gray purples, greenish-blues and pink! Yes pink can be vintage and sexy. www.myperfectcolor.com/ by Benjamin Moore Paints is a perfect way to match or create the colors you desire. By using Kilz Primer you can multi-task the color of your choice and keep the mold away. They have expert advice – from designers, to color matching and the best feature is, home delivery! One gallon of paint for a regular size bathroom should be enough, depending on the size. Kilz one gallon cost $25, blue painters tape, brushes and paint tray $25.

2. Now that you have picked your color, next is lighting and this is queen, if you will, of the bathroom especially for women. If you have decent natural light in the morning when applying make-up and plucking eyebrows that is great, but at night? No amount of natural light in a bathroom is going to help. A chandelier is must have when it comes to luxury and vintage decor in a bathroom. It is not traditional, which is great and unexpected for your guests. On our budget, we are going to use a chandelier that is functional, but not dependant on light for eyebrows just mainly for ambiance. At Lowe’s a 3- light chandelier with glass tear drops, start at $59 to $101 is max for our bathroom budget. If you have two vanities, his and hers, put a glorious faux tiffany lamp in each corner. Now we have a cozy, luxurious and a functional bathroom setting. Lowe’s has the Portfolio Tiffany Style-Desk Lamp for $40. When I think of vintage for a bathroom, I think of bronze and copper. There must be one more light is over the mirror above your vanity, again, Lowe’s has the 3- light Portfolio oil rubbed bronze bathroom vanity light for $49.

3. Bronze fixtures is timeless easy to clean and does’nt look dirty. Instead of springing for a new bathroom sink, opt for bronze fixtures for the sink, shower and bathtub. On Amazon.com I found bronzed sink fixtures for as low as $65 but the shower fixtures in bronze were more expensive and they start at $135. Hey! Do not get nervous we are right on our luxurious bathroom budget, stay with me.

4. Accessorize the front of your vanity with a genuine sheepskin rug 2’x 3′ for $49. Choose a shower curtain with a cotton or silky texture keeping with the luxurious materials, no plastic. Candles are necessity in any room, especially in the bathroom, around the bathtub, outside of the shower, on the vanity. You can find wall sconces on Amazon.com for as low as $8.88. Great bargains on vintage looking mirrors from Hobby Lobby, Kirkland’s and even Ross for as low as $25. I suggest before painting, to take the huge vanity wall mirror off. It is a waste of space and not vintage, an oval 2’x 3′ mirror is plenty for your needs. Use the extra wall space for the sconces, towel holders and art pieces. Chunky, soft over-sized towels are essential and can be expensive, start with two and acquire slowly as your budget allows.

5. The, most unusual but very important element to this luxurious vintage bathroom is the doorknob. I know what you are thinking – a doorknob really? Yes! A doorknob is the introduction, or the red velvet curtain to your new bathroom; it is textured, cold, bumpy, old, and a little rusty on the inside. The doorknob makes your guests wonder what is on the other side. As they step in to a wonderful fragrance, lighting is perfect, textures are numbing their senses and they feel sexy, cozy and right at home in your new luxurious vintage bathroom.

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