Cottage Victorian Makeover – Modern Bathroom Decorating – Thrifted & Antique Decor

Cottage Victorian Makeover – Modern Bathroom Decorating – Thrifted & Antique Decor

I live in a Victorian Cottage style home and it’s been fun for my husband and I to update each room while still keeping the charm of a historical building. Most items featured in this video were purchased second hand from thrift stores, goodwill, ebay, depop and Facebook!

Shop my vintage style pink match striker from Front Gate here:

Shop my Heritage Lace Gala Fringe curtains here in the color Ecru:
These curtains sell out very fast, so I will link some other sites below as well
And Here:

Shop my brass bathtub caddy/tray :

*Some of my links are affiliate links in which I earn a small commission.

I have been so inspired by the beautiful chateau related channels I watch on Youtube, like Chateau Diaries, Dreaming of a Chateau, Doing It Ourselves etc that I decided to give our guest room a dreamy and elegant makeover! Nearly everything I decorate with is a thrift store, garage sale, or auction find. My husband and I live in a Folk Cottage Style Victorian home and I love looking for unique antiques to compliment our historical home.

For emails and collaboration, contact Selena at

#chateaustyle #thriftstoredecorating #cottagestyle #cottagecore #chateaudiaries #shabbychic


  1. Edna Alegria on May 9, 2023 at 11:01 am

    It’s beautiful! I’m so glad you finally got a special place for your tile.

  2. 🌹Annette🌹 on May 9, 2023 at 11:01 am

    It’s so beautiful. 🌸 Your home has really come together . You have great taste. Oh, and I just watched Mommy Dearest for like the 50th time. Best movie ever.

  3. Rita Taylor on May 9, 2023 at 11:02 am

    Your bathroom is gorgeous. Love the bird bathroom too.

  4. Clueless2019 on May 9, 2023 at 11:02 am

    I want to hear the shopping story behind that beautiful vintage rose print…😉

  5. Linda Ragsdale on May 9, 2023 at 11:02 am

    You are classy, elegant, and humorous,… my kinda gal…;) define victorian SWAG as a "mood" and I think this expresess victorian …

  6. Nancy Carr on May 9, 2023 at 11:04 am

    Love your dress and everything you do. 🙏🏻💗

  7. Tracy Shanahan on May 9, 2023 at 11:10 am

    Wow. Stunning, Beautiful, Peaceful!
    I love that you purchased a gift for your future self to use in your home and there it is. Best of all, you get to see it every day. What a beautiful story.
    The fixtures are exquisite, I imagine you having so much fun sourcing them. The medicine cabinet is really creative, I absolutely adore it.
    I’m a new sub and am enjoying seeing all your videos ❤

  8. Mimose Mg on May 9, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Very elegant ❤🙏

  9. Bunnymomjulie on May 9, 2023 at 11:15 am

    This is fabulous! You make me want to do something with my house too! We recently had our bathroom redone after a leak. It was an emergency, unplanned job and we are not happy at all with it, so I am constantly looking to see what we might do in the future. We should have done solid tile like you. Some day.
    I hope some day you don’t find a Dapper Dan type character staring back at you in the mirror! LOL!

  10. Hope Combest Swick on May 9, 2023 at 11:15 am

    Can you tell us about your gown? It’s such a fun piece

  11. Jeezum Crow on May 9, 2023 at 11:16 am

    You just have SUCH an amazing gift for stylizing the decor for your house.

  12. Donna Munoz on May 9, 2023 at 11:17 am

    So happy for you Selena your shower is beautiful ! It touch my heart when you spoke about your cherub tile how you wrap it up and saved it for your future home.

  13. Susan Marschner on May 9, 2023 at 11:20 am

    Love, love, love this video! And the picture is SO GORGEOUS!

  14. Rachael Rutherford on May 9, 2023 at 11:20 am

    This is a beautiful bath 🥰💖💖💖

  15. maggie Hattan on May 9, 2023 at 11:21 am

    Your bathroom so reflects your love for the Victorian era. Such attention to detail. Your humor is contagious and so love your kind spirit 🥰

  16. Gloria Henson on May 9, 2023 at 11:22 am

    The shower looks lovely

  17. Kathleen Fedrizzi on May 9, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Selena, you inspire me, and I’m 71 !

  18. Adaline Proulx on May 9, 2023 at 11:26 am

    I clean a home and she has a lot of marble like your shower and white grout. She uses a grout pen periodically to recolor it white.
    I love eastlake!! I have a gorgeous eastlake mirror shelf unit on my wall.
    That sink facet is insane!!🥰
    You shouldve been an interior decorator very talented!
    The curtains i love but in bthm id put a blind behind it to pull down incase people can see in especially at night 😄
    I love the tile story 🥰

  19. Martha Abrahamson on May 9, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Great taete. Love your momma

  20. MrLittleBigs on May 9, 2023 at 11:27 am


  21. Cal’s Talk on May 9, 2023 at 11:27 am

    That bathroom is so pretty…..

  22. Nancy Carr on May 9, 2023 at 11:29 am

    You are so sweet. I love your videos. 🙏🏻💗

  23. Mohaa meed on May 9, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Always you super moon at this channel

  24. Lu on May 9, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Asa South African we cannot buy the items you buy at your cheap prices. We would pay anything from 5 to 10 times more. You have the most amazing finds in US.

  25. Sara Loftsgaard on May 9, 2023 at 11:36 am

    Very well done! You have amazingly good taste.

  26. J Stevens on May 9, 2023 at 11:36 am

    You have a beautiful home, you really search for the perfect piece to add to your rooms.

  27. Annmarie Marin on May 9, 2023 at 11:39 am

    This space is so thoughtful and lovely. Love it!

  28. Odalys Gonzalez on May 9, 2023 at 11:39 am

    It looks beautiful I’m glad you are enjoying it

  29. Adele De La Rosa on May 9, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Selena..your fairly new to me…really like soooo many details every where in your home…like me…I believe you are a time traveler, things of the past find you…or somehow you find them (yard sales, thrifting, estate sales) and amazingly!! for a pretty good price, I also DIY nic-nacks, home decor, clothing…a find I will tuck away and be so happy when my plan finally falls together, it’s just in my soul and the soul of my finds….God bless…from So. California…..byeeeeee for now….

  30. Cindy Marie on May 9, 2023 at 11:40 am

    What a bathroom! With so many little dreamy moments to set your eyes upon in many sweet places!!!❤ I always loved the swan faucets!

  31. Maryann Wiggins on May 9, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Selena I just watched you bathroom makeover for the 3rd time and it is absolutely beautiful as is all your decorating. I would love to know the color paint used on the bead board as I am redoing my small bathroom in a very pale peach and am wondering if it would coordinate with it. Thanks Love your Channel 🥰

  32. Barbara VintageHotties1 on May 9, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Bravo 👏 👏 👏

  33. Bonnie Trott on May 9, 2023 at 11:42 am

    So beautiful

  34. Michelle Pereira on May 9, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Hi Selina, I also just redid my bathroom but with my husband there is no searching for the perfect piece. It’s more like pick out any tile you like as long as it’s not more than $2.00 a square foot. Only half joking. Our bathroom did turn out nice and I spend time thrifting pretty containers and wall decor. I really appreciate all the beautiful details you put into your space.

  35. Our RV life Irma Brooks on May 9, 2023 at 11:44 am

    I love the story about that beautiful tile piece, I cried, yes I did!! 😭🥲

  36. Abundantly Inspired on May 9, 2023 at 11:45 am

    You just have the most exquisite taste and beautiful contagious joy my friend🥰🤍🤍And the tile story made me tear up with you and for myself!!!! I have my own special thing for my one-day-home, too!!!☺️🙏🏻

  37. Yolanda Chavez on May 9, 2023 at 11:46 am

    Your bathroom : the shower is fantastic. I have seen showers that are transparent, but you planned it superbly and the division wall with privacy for the toilet is excellent. I had a bath tub like that in the 80s and it was great for cooling off, relaxing in warm water when tired or achy, love the fixtures for the towels, faucet, and handles, and how you managed to bring everything together in your liking. Great work! You have excellent decor ideas! High 5!

  38. Jazmina Caicedo on May 9, 2023 at 11:47 am

    LOVED IT 😍 😍 GORGEOUS definitely my Victorian style 👌

  39. A heart made wise on May 9, 2023 at 11:49 am

    It’s absolutely wonderful Selena. It is truly the most beautiful bathroom Uve ever seen and I adore the gorgeous wallpaper in the downstairs bathroom, I would love to do something like that one day.

  40. Marlen Hernandez on May 9, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Ahh! I love everything! Definitely saving this video to do it at my new house! Can’t wait! Thank you for sharing this! 💗

  41. Kathy Case on May 9, 2023 at 11:51 am

    I love your bathroom and the cherub tile! I get it. When I finally got my bathroom , I could not believe it. All the antiques and 2 small Chrystal chandeliers that where from Italy finally pulled everything together. It took me over 15 years to get it done and I love it. You are right that you don’t have to spend a fortune. I went to antique shows, stores and estate sales. I also love my claw foot tub. It holds the heat. I love your videos and how you decorate! Great job!

  42. Crepe Myrtle Row on May 9, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Absolutely stunning!

  43. Wagner Sara on May 9, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Very beautiful bathroom ❤️! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Debra Paff on May 9, 2023 at 11:53 am

    I about died when you talked about turning the hot water off with your feet. Same! I also fell for our house 20 years ago because of the tub.

  45. cathelene altamirano on May 9, 2023 at 11:55 am

    Your bathroom turned out beautiful just lovely.And the tile in your shower is so special.Your husband must be so proud of you.He is very handsome,just saying,ha.You and your husband have made a beautiful home.Enjoy!

  46. Maria Romero on May 9, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Am very happy for you, fabulous decor I also love Victorian houses & decor is so beautiful & romantic I live in Miami no many places have this type of things, but I own few pieces thanks for sharing your lovely house it is lovely, enjoy it and many blessings

  47. anilori on May 9, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful bathroom. I love everything victorian. Oh, the taps! You did a masterful job

  48. DeeezNuuutz on May 9, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Amazing! WOW!

  49. Jean Russell on May 9, 2023 at 11:58 am

    I just love you style, make me feel better to know that there’s someone else who likes the things that I like so I’m not alone.

  50. Linda Snyder on May 9, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Love your style and all your beautiful pieces you have found … I love to go thrifty also but Im getting older and it is getting hard to go out…I do have a friend who loves to go out…my mother has also gotten older and can not go out ….so enjoy the time with your mother…

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