When I was a child, I remember going to rummage sales with my mother in my current neighborhood. My neighborhood was where the business owners and doctors in town once lived, (circa the 1960's); the homes of the local rich and famous.
At the time, rummage sale-ing was not as widely accepted as it now. My mother, a rummage sale fanatic, went to rummage sales because she couldn't afford to buy all new, not because salvaging, up-cycling and re-purposing was trendy! I remember hiding in the back seat of the car when she went to rummage sales lest my more fortunate classmates see us purchasing their second hand stuff.
It was then, that I set my sights on living in this very subdivision, someday...
And it did happen. I have actually owned two houses in this neighborhood. I currently live in a doctor's old house, but my house is pretty ordinary.
Let me say that doctors lived pretty frugally in the 1950's when my house was built. It has two bathrooms (we had one growing up), but the second bathroom is very small. I once decorated the 3/4 bathroom with an outhouse theme. Yes, it's not much larger than a good sized outhouse.
This is the vanity in my 3/4 bath. Small, and pretty cheap no frills builder's grade.
Did you think I replaced it? No. I just painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, and of course distressed it a bit.
Still small, and pretty no frills, but I definitely like it a lot better.
This IS DECORATING ON A BUDGET! A little paint, and second hand decor.
I took my Jeff Foxworthy sign down above the sink too. I think all of my relatives have seen it anyway.
I replaced it with a clipboard and junky, rusty 1955 license plate. The same era as the house.
I'm not done with this small bathroom mini-makeover. One more project to go, and then I'll show you the whole small, little room. LOL!