Wednesday, August 22, 2012

my budget bathroom makeover

over the weekend 
dan and i embarked on 
a small bathroom makeover

we didn't have much to spend
only $300

here is the before photo
do you remember this UGLY bathroom?
MLS photo (when we purchased the house)
ack! no?
the walls were a dirty mauve-y, pink-y, peach-y color. 
with a odd lumpy texture.

here are a few after shots
(please don't mind my horrible photos, i can't seem to take a good photo of a bathroom. ever.)

here's the makeover breakdown.

metal chandelier candleholder

(repurposed) $120 from Bacon Square Farm on Etsy... link

budget lighting
 $29 from home depot... link

Toilet Paper Holder
 $17 from home depot.... link

Hand Towel Rod
  this is an appliance/cabinet pull, i'm using for a hand towel
$10 from from home depot.... link

Magnifying Mirror
(repurposed) $5 Frack Mirror from Ikea.... link

Shower Curtain
(repurposed) $30 Silver Starburst Shower Curtain from Target

(repurposed) My favorites - $25 a pair, Merete from Ikea... link

Paint Colors

Wall color - Martha Stewart, Heavy Goose
(mixed in Behr Premium Plus Ultra in eggshell)

Cabinet color - Martha Stewart, Cement Gray
(mixed in Behr Premium Plus Ultra in satin)

that's all i have for now.
i did order some new accessories that I will share soon.
i need to think about artwork
i'd like to frame out the mirror and replace the faucets.

to bad $ doesn't grow on trees :)

xoxo - e


  1. Wow, Erin, your bathroom looks awesome!! I love the color you painted the vanity...and the curtains above your tub. Your bathroom looks bigger now!

  2. It looks great. I love the color of the vanity. I am going to paint my kids' bathroom soon and I was looking for a good gray.

  3. Oh dear, that candle chandelier is just lovely! Who knew bathrooms can be just as classy as that! :) Do you have radiators in there?

  4. This is a great budget makeover! I agree with your assessment with your old bathroom and I’m glad with how your new one turned out. Since taking down those tiles is expensive, it’s a good thing that your choice of color worked well with them. And in spite of your dollar shortage, I tip my hat to you by getting that metal chandelier. That’s money well spent!

    William Gulliver

  5. The contrasting elegance of the candle chandelier and metallic accessories brought out a vintage feel to your bathroom. It looks so rustic and postmodern, that all I can say is, “I want something like that too!” That bathroom makeover doesn’t seem like a product of dollar shortage!

  6. Wow! What a wonderful transformation you had there in your bathroom. I like the bath tub area. Those white sheer curtains look nice too! It goes well with the wooden window and with the candleholder chandelier. Where did you get your inspiration? Did someone help you to come up with this beautiful makeover?