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Budget Bathroom Makeover

Some friends of mine decided to update the one and only bathroom in their house recently.  They had lived in their home for 20+ years and over the past several years had fixed up every other room – but the bathroom was overdue.  However, they had a budget so they wanted to make smart choices and asked me for some help.  Here are some of the before pictures:

As you can see, the room was blue and white and simple.  It also had beach/lighthouse decor.  The cabinet had always been white (repainted a few times though) and the floors had been the same for as long as they’d lived there – and the tiles were starting to come up and needed replaced badly.

Here’s what they did:

1.  First they bought a new granite countertop (on clearance because the style was discontinued) with under-mount sink and installed it themselves.  They also bought a shiny new faucet.

2.  Then they carefully removed the trim and tore up the old flooring themselves, and hired professionals to lay new tile and install a new toilet.  They saved money by doing some of the work themselves and choosing in-stock tile instead of special ordering them.  Also, since the trim was in good condition, they just repainted it and were able to reuse it once the flooring was complete.

3.  Next, I helped them choose paint colors.  We chose Bone White by Pittsburgh Paints (Grand Distinction) from Menards for the walls and La Fonda Boulder by Valspar from Lowe’s for the cabinet.  My friend painted the walls and mirror frame, and I painted the cabinet and bought new knobs from Hobby Lobby.

4.  Next I hung the custom shower curtain that I made and also the matching wall decor (tutorial coming soon!).  I bought a decorative mirror and hung it above the toilet and the homeowners added new rugs and towels.

I’m very happy with the results and I know my friends love it too.  Their formerly dated bathroom now looks pretty and polished, and they did it all with a modest budget!  If you live in a house with only one bathroom, why not make it as beautiful as you can?

 

Jen

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24 Comments on Budget Bathroom Makeover

    • Jen
      (March 23, 2013)

      Thanks Rebecca, good luck with your makeover!

      Reply
  1. Susan
    (March 23, 2013)

    I love the color scheme in the bathroom. What would you charge me to fix my bathroom like that!

    Reply
    • Jen
      (March 25, 2013)

      Thanks Abby- good luck! It will definitely be worth it when it’s finished! :)

      Reply
    • Jen
      (March 26, 2013)

      Good luck Jeni, I’m sure it will turn out awesome!

      Reply
    • Jen
      (March 26, 2013)

      Thank you, Randi! Glad to have you visiting again. :)

      Reply
  2. Tanya
    (March 27, 2013)

    Gorgeous before and after Jen! Thank you so much for linking up to the Pretty Things party this week!!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

    Reply
    • Jen
      (March 30, 2013)

      Thanks so much Jill!

      Reply
  3. Carol
    (March 30, 2013)

    This is an amazing transformation! Great work on everyone’s part!

    Reply
    • Jen
      (March 30, 2013)

      Thank you Carol, glad you stopped by for a visit!

      Reply
  4. Helena A.
    (May 21, 2014)

    Hi Jan!
    I LOVE what you did! it is a awesome makeover! Very Classy! Did you make the wall decor tutorial??? I can’t find it at the Project Gallery…
    Kisses from Portugal!

    Reply
    • Jen
      (May 25, 2014)

      Thank you so much Helena! Yes I made the wall art too, but I never wrote a tutorial for it. So sorry :(

      Reply

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