$20 Bathroom Update

$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.comI decided the guest bathroom needed a little pick me up in anticipation of Spring. I didn’t want to spend a lot but I did want it to look fresh and new. 

$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.comWhile browsing Wayfair’s site I spotted the Ruffled Shower Curtain and couldn’t pass it up. It’s $20 price tag drew me in, and that’s how the whole update started. 

$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.comThen I decided to shop the house for accessories. I found the chamber pot on my porch and decided it would make a fun trash can, and quite fitting too, so in it came. 

$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.comThe enamelware oversized cup is from my dad, I’m not sure of it’s original purpose so if you know fill me in, but for now it’s used for hand towels. And I added the melamine plate as a trey for a pop of color. 

$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.com$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.comThe mason jars (straight out of the kitchen cupboard) work great for holding bathroom things, and I made the forsythia wreath. I also found 2 yards of white eyelet material in my stash so it quickly became a no sew curtain. 

$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.com$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.comI don’t have a fancy soap dispenser so I disguised the plastic one by dropping it into a pretty yellow vase. More on the vase in a later post (also homemade). 

$20 Bathroom Update | Shop Your Home For A New Look | CreativeCainCabin.comSo for $20 I’m loving it and at least it looks like Spring inside. 

Where it came from:

Ruffled Shower Curtain 

Turquoise Melamine Plate 

Blue Mason Jars 

Restroom Sign

Mason Jar Light Fixture Made by Me


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  1. Kathleen G says:

    The blue mason jars and the forsythia wreath looks like spring to me. The frilly curtains against the rustic wood is perfect. Fresh and bright. Also nice to shop around the house. Keep warm, Kathleen in Az

    1. Kathleen, no keeping warm here it’s below zero every day but the bathroom is spring like. I may have to stay in there and pretend its nice outside.

  2. I am a newbie to your blog [found you via On Sutton Place] and I am truly smitten with all that you do with your cabin. This redo has me inspired to use my colored mason jars in more places than the kitchen. I also like the vase in lieu of a soap dispenser.

    1. Windi, love the spelling of your name ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s so unique. Thank you so much for all your kind words and letting me know you are a friend of On Sutton Place too. Ann is one of my best blog buddies, she’s a dear.

  3. I love how you shop around the house and how you give us inexpensive ideas. Thank you for that.

    1. Carmen, nothing better than creating a redo for free. I have enough things to go around there’s no need to head to a store for decor items.

  4. A pretty amazing update for the cost of $20 !! Love that ruffled shower curtain and such a great deal !
    I have been confined to this house all week because of the sweet Mother Nature and find myself sprucing up for Spring to battle the winter blues….The bathroom is fabulous Dawn and love the creative accents you added!

    1. Shirley, It’s hard to believe even in the south you are battling the weather. Mother Nature had not been kind lately. Thanks so much for dropping in.

  5. Oh my gosh I need to get busy. I just can’t get motivated when it’s below 0 and there’s a foot of snow on the ground! I hope to add some spring around here this weekend. Good job!

    1. Ann, it’s so hard to be motivated when the weather is dreadful outside. I’m so over it all, and ready for signs of life outside. Not sure we will ever see green grass again. I hate to mow but would take it over shoveling right now.

  6. Great Spring fix-up! Could the over-sized enamelware cup from your Dad be from an old child’s potty chair? FirTs right in with the theme if so!

    1. Gloria, I think you have it. Many have commented it’s a kids potty chair. I had no idea they made different sizes. LOL

  7. crafty.grandma says:

    Love your new ,,,,The enamel cup reminds me of one my father had in the country used to put soap in to shave. Yours looks bigger in the picture, but then again sometimes it is difficult to see size. Our country house was filled with antiques that I now wish I had. When my parents sold it, they sold everything with it. I no longer need a shower curtain because ours is a separate stall from the bathtub but I did find a very cute patterned shower curtain which is made more of fabric which was on sale for $2.00. I will make cushions with it for the outdoors stuffed with plastic bags (if I can find any!)…instant weatherproofing!

    1. That’s exactly what I envisioned the cup being used for. I buy shower curtains all the time to recover outside furniture when their on the clearance rack. I like them because the rain doesn’t penetrate too. Brilliant idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Fits right in! Ha! Ha!

  9. sandra Strachan says:

    I’m pretty sure your ‘big enamel cup’ holding the hand towels is actually a child size chamber pot!! Just my guess but we used them in our home many many years ago! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Sandra oh my you had a chamber pot? That must have been interesting trying to hit that tiny cup. LOL

      1. sandra Strachan says:

        haha – yes our family did!! yes quite the challenge but the wee young ones ‘fit’ okay or had the older ones to help us! hard to imagine now days! ๐Ÿ™‚ I have three in my bathroom at our cottage – one holds soaps, the other shower products and the wee one like yours has a plant in it!

        1. Sandra a plant would be a great idea. I’ll have to put my thinking cap on.

  10. I was thinking chamber pot, too, so I’m not sure I would want to use a face cloth from that container, hahaha!

    1. Barb, luckily those are hand towels LOL and I’m hoping a trip through the dishwasher did the trick. I has been in a garage filled with nuts and bolts for years.

  11. Dawn,
    Your sweet bathroom looks fabulous. Love the new shower curtain. Love your vintage restroom sign on the door too. Super cute. Have a great week end my friend.

    1. Kris, that shower curtain would look great in your place, it reminds me of you,

  12. Could the enamelware cup be a shaving mug? I love the pine flooring in the bathroom too!

    1. Catherine, That would have been my guess too and the floors are throughout the house and so easy to maintain.

    1. Thank you Judy I am enjoying the fresh new look.

  13. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Doesn’t it feel so good to make something look so nice for just a little bit of money??..Very nice Dawn!

    1. Nancy, yes it does and I love shopping my house to do it.

  14. I absolutely love your bathroom very nice

    1. Thank you Rosella, it’s so cheery now and ready for spring.

  15. Your oversize cup may have been a shaving cream cup!

  16. Yep, you have a vintage child size Enamel Chamber Pot. Do a google search…you’ll find your pot. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I also thought the big “cup” was chamber pot. I have one and it sits on the back of the toilet holding an extra roll of toilet paper.

    1. Leslie, I thought it was a shaving cup but what do I know, I know the one on the floor is a chamber pot because it comes with a lid. LOL who knows.

    2. Leslie, you are right I think after googling it. LOL What a great idea to use it for t-paper.

  18. Looks so pretty Dawn. I adore that shower curtain and mason jar lights.

    1. Debbie, I know that shower curtain was a great find, I love it too.

  19. I love how cute & cabin-ish ,but also how bright & fun the space is!! Happy Friday!!


    1. Paige, thank you for stopping in it’s hard to decorate a cabin and get away from the lodge feel.

  20. Hi Dawndie! Oh, I love your bathroom and the new shower curtain is so pretty! Love all of your ideas. Maybe the little cup was a night pan for someone with a small bladder! I couldn’t help myself! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you’re having a nice weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Shelia I think you’re right about the cup LOL

  21. Jessica Mccain says:

    Yes, what you have is a toddler’s pee pee potty. I remember stopping by the side of the road 64 years ago, using one. Back then , car doors opened so that the front and back met and you had privacy in between them!

    1. Jessica, LOL I’m so glad you figured it out. I find it funny that you would use one outside a car, why just not pee on the ground? LOL

  22. Your bathroom looks beautiful, Dawn, just like the rest of your glorious cabin! I have the curtains that match your shower curtain (from Wayfair as well). I think I may need to buy that curtain…I am goofy for ruffles! Have a wonderful week ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mary Beth, I didn’t see the matching curtain, I will have to go look for them now.

  23. That’s a very pretty spring update! I like your ceiling light. Is it a fan as well as a light?

    1. Laura, yes it is a fan. I purchased it a Menards if you’re looking for it.

  24. I love your blog….no nonsense…clean…to the point….refreshing!!!! Some blogs are just so over the top! Stay true to
    this Dawn. Great Job!!!!!

  25. The over sized cup looks just like the pee pot I used as a child. It slid under a wooden potty chair, so you actually sat on the wooden chair not the pot itself! I just found my pot at my Mom’s not long ago and it is now in my bathroom with hand towels like yours!! My pot size is about the size of a salad plate. Yours may be smaller and probably is a shaving mug if some smaller! Cute updates to your bathroom!!

  26. Beautiful, and I love the mason jars light fixtures.

  27. Target blackout curtains Australia can be placed in any area of the room where you would like to have complete privacy. This means that you can dress the windows in black fabric and hang a valance over the curtains.

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