Updating old shower fixtures


It was the first thing you see when entering the bathroom, which means it was visible from the bedroom. The shelves are very simple–stained 2″ x 6″ lumber, cut to 36″ long and stained, and then glued to ready-made wood brackets (from Home Depot) which were painted green and then stained/glazed for an antiqued look.

The tile continued around the vanity area and created a decorative backsplash.

Here are some practical and economical ideas to consider for the budget-conscious. When you first start planning your master bathroom remodel, it is very important for you to gather ideas from a variety of sources.

Looking at the work that others have done in the past can help create significant inspiration when planning your own master bath remodel.

Like the torn paper wall treatment that was scrapped, and then the glazed wall treatment that turned out to be too busy.

Then there was the wrestling back and forth with ideas of how to cover the brass shower frame. The cabinets were in good shape, but they were just so plain.

And let’s not forget the two days spent cutting little tiny wood pieces that I thought would end up as frames for the mirrors. And that sea of mirrors above the vanity was more than a little overpowering for the room…. So are you ready to jump from this 1980s flashback into the present? I added tumbled marble tile all the way around the room, accented by glass mosaic tile.

For example, Faucet Depot.com, Moen, Delta and Price Pfister, all offer wall-mounted oil-rubbed bronze or brushed copper finished rain shower heads for around 0 and under, and they can be found at home improvement stores such as Lowe’s and The Home Depot.

By installing a new rain shower head, I can update my bathroom quickly and rather inexpensively.

As soon as I have some free time, that old silver shower head and Waterpik handheld are going to be history.

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