Best Ideas for Shabby Chic Bathrooms on a Budget

Shabby Chic Bathrooms on a Stoestring

You have been dreaming of a new bathroom for your home. You want it to be beautiful, yet not break the bank. Well, I’m here today with some shabby chic bathrooms on a budget idea to help you achieve that!

I’ve spent some time looking through the products available to give your bathroom the shabby chic look. I’m sharing them here, I hope you like them as much as I do.

The look can be achieved by buying and placing individual shabby chic accessories in your bathroom. Think of white or cream distressed mirrors, painted metal toilet roll holders and cream or white lace shower curtains.

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Budget Makeover Old Sewing Table Turned into Bathroom Storage

I had an old wooden sewing table that really wasn’t needed. The wood was very water stained and to be honest if not used in this project would have been thrown away.

I’ve rescued it using chalk paint to change the color to off white. I achieved this by using a fabulous product called chalk paint. It’s great, as there is no need for undercoating. The thick paint hides all brown wood color. You won’t get a perfect smooth cover but if going down the shabby chic route that perfectly ok.

Before picture

The table is being given a good coat of paint. It needed around 3 coats to cover the brown wood.

The table is finally in the bathroom. The top is used to stack towels, while the lid opens so I can store small items like toothpaste and cotton wool.

I found an old blue and white pattern bowl to hold regularly used items like hair brushes and tweezers.

Overall, I was very pleased with the result. It just to shows you can find and upcycle decorative bathroom decor pieces on a shoestring.

Before you buy new, it is worth hunting around your home to see if anything can be repurposed.

This chalk paint is available from

Rust-Oleum 285140 Ultra Matte Interior Chalked Paint 30 oz, 30oz Can, Linen White

✅Shabby Chic Bathroom Furniture

Adding shabby chic furniture to your bathroom will provide extra storage or will provide for a practical purpose like a toilet roll holder. I particularly like the rose wall hanging hook, perfect for hanging your towels or dressing gown.

mDesign Decorative Free Standing Toilet Paper Holder Stand with Storage for 3 Rolls of Toilet Tissue - for Bathroom/Powder Room - Holds Mega Rolls - Durable Metal Wire Design - Pearl Champagne

Pink rose bathroom dressing gown hook.

Beautiful 3D Flower Ceramic Wall Coat Hook , Chrome Decorative Robe Hook, Scarf, Bag, Towel, Hat etc for Kitchen Bathroom Office - YL00006 (Rose Pink)

✅French Bathroom Fixtures: Cottage Style Bathroom Mirrors

Every bathroom needs plenty of mirrors. We all need help with putting on makeup or shaving. Here are a couple of mirrors I have picked out that would fit in with your shabby chic styled bathroom.

An alternative is to look out for a distressed styled picture frame and replace the center with a mirror.

Accent Plus Arched-Top Wall Mirror 12.5x0.5x20

Rustic weathered style mirror

FirsTime & Co. Weathered Barn Accent Wall Mirror

✅Bathroom Lighting Rustic Chic Style

It’s difficult to find suitable lighting for a shabby chic look bathroom, I am trying to avoid the more modern look that is so popular. All that stainless steel and angular styling just doesn’t fit rustic style decor.

Instead, I have found a selection of lights that are more antique looking. These would be great in your shabby style bathroom.

LNC Bathroom Vanity Fixtures Farmhouse Mason Jar Lights with Faux Wood Finish, L18 x H8 x W9.5, Brown

Wooden farmhouse ceiling light

HYAS Vintage Farmhouse Pendant Light Fixture,Square Rustic Single Rustic Chandelier, Industrial Adjustable Height Lantern Pendant Light for Kitchen Island Dinning Room Living Room

✅Decorative Bathroom Towel Rings Distressed Style

Continuing the shabby chic theme, we all need somewhere to hang our bathroom towels. Avoiding the usual plastic rod styled towel holders, I have instead found these lovely bathroom towel holders.

Made from metal, either free-standing or fixed to the wall these will do a great job in hanging your bathroom towels, and they look stylish as well.

White Double Towel Rack

Metal shabby style flower holder and towel bar.

Colonial Tin Works Galvanized Steel Vintage Dalton Wall Box with Towel Bar, Galvanised, 7½" x 3" x 10"

✅Floral Shabby Chic Shower Curtains

If you have a shower in your bathroom without a door or you have a shower over the bath, you will need a beautiful shower curtain to add style and keep water off the wall and floor.

I’ve picked out a couple of beauties here. I have looked out and chosen shower curtains in white, cream and subtle floral prints.

Lush Decor Lucia Shower Curtain - Fabric, Ruched, Floral, Textured Shabby Chic, Farmhouse Style Design

Also, there are some lovely lace shower curtains lined with a waterproof liner course! I think lace also fits in well with the shabby chic look.

LB Pink Flower on Rustic Wood Panel Shower Curtain for Bathroom, Vintage Retro Country Floral Theme Curtain, Waterproof Fabric Decorative Curtain, 70 x 70 Inch


I hope you have been able to find the perfect products for your bathroom.

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