Want to see what we accomplished in the past week?
Compared to how it looked like to begin with:
The messy before:
The spa-like after:
From builder grade:
To "is this really my bathroom?"
And now for the overview of what we did. I poster earlier about how I painted the vanity and changed out the light fixture and faucets with help from Mr. Delightful Dwelling. The walls are Behr Oat Straw which I also used in our home office. I also added new knobs to the vanity doors and we added trim around the gigantic mirror. We planned on using regular moulding cut to fit and painted to match the vanity until we discovered this trim called "Mirror Edge" on clearance at Lowe's. It just happened to be the right color and the pieces were even the perfect length that exactly matched our mirror.
We used vinyl peel and stick flooring to cover the stained and scratched white sheet vinyl we had. The pattern is called beige slate and we purchased it at Home Depot. I will have an upcoming post dedicated to tips on laying vinyl floor tiles. They are a cheap and easy fix to hide an ugly floor.
This metal shelf thing was given to me by my MIL. It was originally a dark color, but I sprayed it with some Heirloom White. Now it holds extra towels and q-tips.
I made this towel holder using scrap lumber and hooks from Lowe's. I'll have a post about how I made it coming up later this week.
I shopped around our house looking for accessories to use and came up with a mirror, starfish, and vases I bought from IKEA over the summer.
This bowl was a 70% off find at Kohl's. I use it to hold my makeup and moisturizer. I'm a pretty simple girl when it comes to cosmetics. Foundation, blush, mascara, and chapstick are all I need.
A jar I bought last year at Gordman's holds my Olay Daily Facial cloths.
I bought some soap pumps at T.J.Maxx and filled them with my shampoo and conditioner. They are much prettier than having plastic bottles in bright colors scattered about. Everything sits on a plate I picked up at Marshall's. The mercury glass votive holder is part of a set that is also from Marshall's.
I made my own roman shade using fabric and a cheap plastic mini blind as inspired by The Little Green Notebook. Upcoming post to follow later this week on the how-to and tips.
I added a piece of framed art I found on clearance at Old Time Pottery.
I'm a little unsure about the diamond tins on the wall. They can hang either as a diamond as shown or tilted the other way so they hang like a square straight up and down. Should they stay or go? Or be moved in a line up or down?
I'm still amazed when I go into the room because it feels like completely different bathroom and we made all the changes in just over a week and on a small budget. This is by far my favorite room makeover in our home.
Here's the cost breakdown:
Flooring: 2 boxes @ $33 each = $66 (Home Depot)
Light above vanity = $98 (Lowe's)
Ceiling Mount light (you can barely see it in the first photo)= $10 (Home Depot)
Trim around mirror= $15 (Lowe's)
Knobs on vanity= 4 @ $1.79= $7.16 (Home Depot)
Faucets= 2 @ $29 (these are now only $25 at Home Depot) = $58
Bathroom Rugs = $14.99 (T.J. Maxx)
Soap Pumps, bowl = $4.99 x 2=$9.98 (T.J. Maxx), $2.29 (Kohl's)
Wall Paint, Behr Oat Straw=$32 (Home Depot)
Toliet Paper Holder and Hand Towel Holder = $18 (Home Depot)
Robe Hook= $4 (Home Depot)
Towel Hooks =$3.79 x 2= $7.58
Trim = $12 (Lowe's)
Vent Register Cover = $12 (Lowe's)
Frame and artwork= $3.74 for clearance frame (Target) $11 for clearance art (Old Time Pottery)
Grand Total: $404.75
We seem to be spending right around $400 in every single room we makeover. We had giftcards that covered over $200 of the project so our out of pocket cost was really not that high. All the other accessories that I didn't list a price for were things I already had on hand.