Learn How to Create a Shabby Chic Bathroom in Your Home

Start With The Walls

To create a shabby chic look in your bath, begin with the walls. Paint your shabby chic bathroom walls in muted greens, pinks, or creamy whites. Use flat or matte wall paint to create a shabby chic look. Or if you prefer, you can cover your bathroom walls in a floral wallpaper. Try pink roses or muted green, pink, or pale yellow floral patterns.

Repaint Your Sink Vanity

If you're not ready to completely replace your sink, toilet, tub, and fixtures, a quick way to change the look of your bathroom is to repaint your sink vanity.

Begin by sanding your Vanity. It's best to start with an unfinished vanity. If your sink cabinet is already painted or finished, you may need to strip off the finish. Otherwise, consult your local home improvement store for the best way to prepare your vanity for painting.

After your sink cabinet has been sanded or otherwise properly prepped for painting, you will want to start with a good primer. Apply the primer with a roller or brush or use spray primer. Let the primer dry completely before continuing to the next step.

Next, paint the vanity with a light or dark wood color. This is not the final color of the vanity. This is the color that will show through on the distressed parts of the vanity.

After this color has dried, paint the vanity a final coat with white, antique white, or a pale blue, green, yellow or pink.
Once the final coat is dry, distress the vanity by lightly sanding edges and corners to simulate years of use. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser also works well for removing areas of paint to simulate wear. Continue distressing the vanity until you achieve the look you want.

Replace The Sink, Tub, and Toilet

If you want to go all out, you can find many beautiful Victorian style pedestal sinks, clawfoot tubs, and water closet style toilets for your shabby chic bathroom.
Replace The Bath Mats

Complete the look of your shabby chic bath with bath mats and throw rugs in muted pink, green, or yellow florals. Pink roses are always a great choice for the Shabby Chic look.


Don't forget the accessories. Add towels in whites, pinks, muted yellows, or pale greens. Floral patterns work great. Distressed towel racks and cabinets also look great in your shabby chic bathroom.