Three Awesome DIY Bathroom Enhancement Tips

There are a lot of ways that you can create a more beautiful and functional bathroom in your home. We have come up with a list of tips that will not only make your bathroom look great, but these tips will also make you feel great because you can do them all yourself.

Check out our DIY tips and let us know what you think. Did you try one or all of the tips listed here? Let send us a picture or two and let us know how it turned out.

 

Tip 1: Reclaim your old fixtures

  • Give your old scratched or stained faucets and handles an extended life by refinishing them. Refinishing your fixtures not only saves you money, but it also helps save the environment.

(Photo from http://www.blesserhouse.com/2015/10/how-to-spray-paint-shower-fixtures.html)

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Tip 2: Add a special touch to your lighting

  • Creating modern lighting Fixtures by recycling items found around the house. You can turn things such as coffee can and old paint cans into beautiful, one of a kind lighting fixtures.

(Picture from: http://www.manmadediy.com/users/chris/posts/693-how-to-make-a-coffee-can-lamp)

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Tip 3: Create more storage

  • Adding more storage to your bathroom can make your space feel roomier and it can help keep you organized. Being more organized in the bathroom can help you save time while getting ready for your busy days.

(Picture from: http://cutediyprojects.com/life-hacks/30-diy-storage-ideas-organize-bathroom/)

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If you have any tips of your own, please feel free to share them with us! Also If you like our tips on how to create a more beautiful bathroom leave us a comment below and subscribe to our blog.

For The Steampunk Lovers

Brand new obsession.

INDUSTRIAL.

Industrial style has been inspiring artists, home decor and fashion designers for ages. Much like Rococo (the soft, pastel Marie Antoinette inspired fashion from 18th century France) Industrial seems to make a come back every couple of years from the runway to interior design. And for good reason! Industrial is a unique, complex genre that anyone would look twice at. In fact, a subculture sprouted from the popular look called Steampunk. And if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve definitely seen it. Steampunk for many can be a lifestyle, composed of industrial, Victorian fashion and gears, gears, gears!

One of my favorite things about Industrial style is it’s fairly “genderless” in it’s entirety! Surely no styles have a gender, but some men may not be too fond of a pastel pink bedroom and I know a few ladies who may not appreciate a superhero themed living quarter (although I’d LOVE a Captain American themed kitchen) but everyone can find beauty in the neutral colors and rustic quality of Industrial.

And best of all, though some industrial furniture and artwork can be pricey, there’s a great amount of DIY possibilities for you to make all on your own! Plywood and some rusty pipes can make an incredible steampunk inspired shelf. Clocks, gears, and old timey maps can give your home a seasoned traveler feel.

When I say Steampunk is a lifestyle, I mean it! From clothing to decor, your entire life could revolve around industrial if you wanted! Some of my favorite designers have had entire runway shows completely based on Steampunk-victorian style.

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Such interesting and unique designs and creations have come from Steampunk influence. Movies, Entertainment and even music can sometimes take an industrial twist. Movies like the Wild Wild West and bands like Steam Powered Giraffe use cool industrial inspired looked to add to their appeal. Here’s an awesome music video from one of the first Steampunk inspired bands I ever heard of! Watch how they move and talk like robots. Everything about Industrial is rustic, dark colored and old fashioned while still being captivating and new. Organic but inanimate! I was hooked on Steam Powered Giraffe after I first saw this video.

Clothes, movies, music. And of course home decor! Whether you’re a die hard Steampunk fan or just slightly intrigued by industrial style, taking your home to the next level could definitely mean taking a little Steampunk influence. Take some of these fun appliances for example! (I’ll post any sites I find that sell industrial decor under the photos, in case you’d rather not get your hands dirty)

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You can buy this great shelf/toilet paper holder here.

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Though the idea of a fully realized conceptional room completely based on steampunk decor is extravagant to me. Maybe an entire industrial home is a bit much for some, but even just one room out of your house will turn major heads. Take these for example.

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That bathroom is godly! I am obsessed with decorative pipes and gears. So you’ve just went all out on your new industrial style bathroom and that old shower drain is bringing down your Steampunk vibes. Well I’ve got just the decorative drain cover for you! Sprockets is a cool, rustic, gear designed drain that’s the perfect touch to your industrial bathroom or kitchen! And it comes in oil rubbed bronze~

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B.Drake~

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