I didn't want to spend a ton of money, but I was ready for a new look. I had a curtain valance in the attic from a purchase a while ago.
It didn't work in the room I thought it would, so this bathroom seemed like a great new home for it. With the curtain as my inspiration, I made a few changes to the room. I picked up a white waffle weave shower curtain (horray for fabric instead of plastic) at Target.
I pulled light green accessories that I had stored away and put them out.
My favorite part is some artwork I created, thanks to an idea I found on Pinterest. I picked up a canvas for about $6 at Michael's. With painters tape, I made a pattern.
I painted with white along the edges to seal in the tape, which helps to make clean lines.
Then I took two colors of green acrylic paint and started painting away. Three coats of paint later, I removed the tape, and I had this!
Ok, truthfully some of my lines looked like this.
I held an index card along these lines then touched up with white paint.
At certain angles you can tell where I painted, but it was minimal. Next time, I will put the white paint on more heavily. I like the artwork a lot - it's the perfect size for the wall, and fun for a kids bathroom.
There's definitely still more updates that we could make (frame the mirror, replace the light fixture, add a shelf and some more accessories), but for now, it's a nice improvement.
Shower curtain - $15.00
Canvas - $6.00
Paint - $.89 (already owned one)
Curtain - $0 (already owned)
Accessories - $0 (already owned)
Total = $22
I was happy to find a way to use items that I already had on hand, so I didn't have to spend much, and I got some things out of storage!