tiny bathroom
decorgirly
January 23, 2014 in Design Dilemma
the guest bathroom is tiny and ugly with pink tiles surrounding including the shower. Any one have suggestions to lighten up the space without removing the tiles?
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Dytecture
Gray is complientary with pink color.
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decorgirly
not with this pink
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indianpatti
Pictures would really help .. you'll get the best advice if you could post a few.

Painting the cabinet (if there is one) white or gray ...adding a modern white/gray shower curtain.
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decorgirly
heres the pics of the bathroom
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carolins
Chrome accessories and white shower curtain, white towels, good light fixture and one day, if you can, a new toilet.
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decorgirly
do you think clear shower curtain is better or white?
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ASVInteriors
I imagine a beige and cream which reminds me of a strawberry, coffee and vanilla ice cream if you like, don't mind, pastels

Or

You can buy stick on mirror tiles from ikea. Or you ca. Pump up white with black lines a la Art Deco.
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carolins
I think a white shower curtains looks fresher :-)
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decorgirly
ASVInteriors - the mirror tiles for what? the curtain or walls?
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decorgirly
also need an idea of where to put the towels
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carolins
Do you have space for a towel rack or shelves above the toilet?
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ASVInteriors
You can put the mirror tiles any where on the walls (non shower) to temporarily cover them up and add light.
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ASVInteriors
Hard to say where to put the towels from your photos. The sink is right next to the shower. So not that side. Other?
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decorgirly
similar what?
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carolins
towel racks
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decorgirly
thanks I think I might put a towel rack above the toilet. chrome or white?
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Margo
I would put the mirror tiles on the ceiling, the towels on the floor;)
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decorgirly
Traditional Powder Room by Other Metro Interior Designers & Decorators Kelly Day Interiors
do you think this would work to cover the sink pipes?
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decorgirly
sorry that didn't work how can you copy pictures from houzz onto here?
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carolins
Margo, this isn't your bedroom we're talking about ;-)
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decorgirly
better picture of sink
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Margo
OH, carolins I know, if it were my bathroom I would put the mirror tiles on the floor and the towels on the ceiling;))
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decorgirly
do you think skirting the sink would look good?
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decorgirly
if it would what color skirt?
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Margo
How about a poodle skirt to tie in with the retro theme?
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decorgirly
poodles would look a little funny because the rest of the house is very traditional
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Margo
How about this lamp to go with the skirt?

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decorgirly
where would I put a lamp?
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Specialty Doors
difficult! I would make the most of it with a new sink and fixtures. Embrace it.
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mefor
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victorianbungalowranch
Try the website Save the pink bathroom! Lots of pink bathrooms were built in the 50s and 60s and the tilework looks like it is high quality and good condition. Pink is considered a flattering color for the complection and was Mamie Eisenhower's favorite color. Charcoal grey, chocolate brown, light grey, cream, mocha, and white all go well. Turquoise, aqua, lime green and other colors may be possibilities as well, at least as an accent color.

Don't fight it, go proudly retro! How about some old advertising art to perk it up and plain white towels, shower curtain and floor mat with black piping?
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fordjo1
Oh lord! You have my old bathroom! Except I had a maroon sink and tub. I went with white towels and shower curtain. I had light gray walls, works pretty well.
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decorgirly
my sink is the exact one as in that old ad! unfortunately I can't afford something that big right now
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decorgirly
any input on the skirting idea?
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Margo
I would call Hellokitty;)
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wisneb
We had a poodle when I was a kid. Poodles rock ... go with that theme!
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Margo
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decorgirly
whats the video about(it doesn't play on my computer)?
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sbrustein
I think you can have the tiles professionally reglazed to white. It's much cheaper than gutting the bathroom. A small white pedestal sink would look a lot better than what you have now. They are quite inexpensive.
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decorgirly
do you have an estimate on the reglazing, i'm on a very low budget
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vmedin1900
Yes! A small vanity for storage, reglaze tiles white.
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decorgirly
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10162596/ would this go with my bathroom?
how do I attach it to the wall?
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america097
I'm not a professional, but I think skirting the sink is a good idea. Here's a no-sew idea. http://littlegreennotebook.blogspot.com/2010/02/no-sew-pedestal-sink-skirt.html

I like the idea of white towels, shower curtain, and maybe a rug to brighten it up.

If you wanted more color though, you might be able to use something like http://m.target.com/p/room-essentials-chevron-shower-curtain-pink-green/-/A-14365590

Does the tile go up to the ceiling? What other colors are in your living areas? Because you might want to use the neutral that is in the house.
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sbrustein
I'm sorry I don't have an estimate in deglazing. I did my bathtub a few years back and took it from dark brown ( ugh) to off white. I actually don't recommend doing a tub. The outside held up well, but the inside wore out within 2 years of showering. It was a few hundred dollars and held me until I could gut the entire space.
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decorgirly
actually this bathroom is in the basement and I'm in middle of redoing it after a flood. we're think of cream walls and burgundy carpets in the main room and the room where the bathroom is in has wood paneling.
the tiles go up to the ceiling and on the ceiling in the shower
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decorgirly


would it look nice to have it going just straight down? with maybe white with thin pink stripes
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decorgirly
or with pleats?

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decorgirly
opinions?
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carolins
Whichever you like best. They will both work, but without pleats is a more modern look.
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decorgirly
does it look retro?
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Margo
No, it looks farmhouse.
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armygirl1987
Not feeling the pleats.
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decorgirly
I think I'm going to go with straight
where can I get waterproof washable fabric?
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CHRISICOS INTERIORS
Hello. If there is wall surface above the tile that you can add color and brightness to this would take the emphasis away from the dated tile. Color options are creams, whites, greys. And for a pop of additional interest the palest apple green possible
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Margo
Then use a shower curtain;)
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decorgirly
i'm trying to add a lot of white to brighten it up. so far i'm getting a chrome towel shelf with a rod for above the toilet and this whre the magazine holder is and a white shower cutain. any other ideas?
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Staged for Perfection
I would embrace the pink. Find a fun print multicolor shower curtain and pick a color from that to use for other accents.
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decorgirly
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carolins
I think a 100% cotton will work for the skirt around your sink.
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decorgirly
would Velcro come off with water?
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Ella Fields
I think you should just rip out the tiles. You don't want an ugly motel bathroom. Ours has blue tiles and those will be soon gone. Just rip them out and redo it!
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Cathy West
You can get tile paint from DIY shops that will change the colour of the tile, you need to follow directs well re making sure they are super clean but it works ok as a short term fix
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decorgirly
I wish I could just rip them out! there's no sheetrock behind it and it's way over the budget to make it.
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decorgirly
would Velcro come off with water? do I need to get a special type?
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carolins
Yes, I think it will :-)
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carolins
It will 'funky' it up, with its strong pattern and colour.
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