i have a house from 1922 and it's mostly in the arts and crafts style which i love but i wanted to do something different in my bathroom. i don't have any before pictures but here's a description: the bathroom floor was covered in cheap vinyl tile in a 'basket weave' gold print. the walls were mint green and the window had no curtains only a ugly off white aluminum shade. the medicine cabinet mirror was unfinished dark wood and the cabinet for the sink was white with fake 'light wood' trim. there was one of those 'theater lighting strips in brass. oh, and there was a popcorn ceiling (yuck!)
first i ripped up the tile- i was going to put some nicer vinyl tile on it until i could afford something better but discovered the original tile on the floor! it's cracked in a couple of places so eventually i'll have to fix it but it's still really pretty.
next i painted the walls white with black trim around the windows and and door. i painted the mirror black and white and the cabinet trim black, then i added jadeite knobs to it.
i put on a quality black toilet seat, & added new sink fixtures. then i sewed the shower curtain, a window valence, and a matching toilet lid cover. lastly, i got some tips from this posting http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=2458.0
and made a roller shade.
i'm really proud of it. here's some pictures:
shower curtain: http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x8/crassy_mcnasty/showercurtain.jpg
valence: (don't laugh i sewed the base crocked and had to correct it!)http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x8/crassy_mcnasty/valence.jpg
(i love this material, it's little chrysler buildings)
roller shade trim: http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x8/crassy_mcnasty/camping030.jpg
sink cabinet and floor: http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x8/crassy_mcnasty/sinkcabinetfloor.jpg
mirror and new lighting fixture:http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x8/crassy_mcnasty/mirrorandnewlight.jpg
i also added a porcelain door knob and am working in redoing the door.