I have a simple makeover project to show you today! One of the goals I had for my home and my family this year was to entertain more. I know that many women (not just me!) struggle with getting their homes "just right" before they'll allow themselves to entertain. Even though we can't afford to remodel our downstairs bath, I could look for a few inexpensive ways to make it guest-ready, right?
Keep reading to see how I gave a vintage tissue box a makeover...and repurposed it to hold Kleenex Hand Towels for my guests:
My mom found this old metal tissue box in my Nannie's house and was going to throw it away, but I knew it would be perfect to give my guest bath a little flair. As you can see, it was a dull cream color...with old lady gold roses and what appeared to be melted candle wax:
I grabbed some white spray paint (use your favorite brand/color) and some newspaper to use as a drop cloth, and got to work painting! It took one quick coat on each side, and I let the piece dry for about an hour before touching it:
And here's the lovely, fresh "After" shot:
I felt like keeping the piece all one color (rather than hand-painting the roses) gave it a more modern look. The roses are more of a subtle background detail, and those beautiful interlocking circles on the sides can shine now!
Our downstairs bath is small and has only the tiniest amount of counter space, so I decided to take advantage of wall space and utilitze some tiny hooks I had on hand:
All that was left to do was adhere the hooks and hand towel holder to the wall with the removable adhesive! I know we have a few guests who are finicky about using cloth towels in someone else's home, so it's nice to give them another option with Kleenex. I also added a small candle, and removed the labels from the hand soap and hand sanitizer dispensers for a cleaner look:
If we had extra counter space, I'd add a small basket with some nice lotion or a pretty apothecary jar with seashells or something fun inside. For now, this was an easy way to add something welcoming to our guest bath without spending any money.
How do you make your bathroom guest-ready?
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