Yay! Yay! Yay! The bathroom is finally done enough to share with you! I am so excited about the transformation of the space, and I can't believe all that we were able to accomplish on a teeny budget. We spent a total of $96 on this project, and the end result looks a million times better. Here's what we started with:
|Dated light fixture, boring mirror.|
|Chocolate brown accent wall, too-small towel bar, bad "crown" moulding|
|Dirty grout, ugly cabinet hardware.|
Ahhh... it's like a breath of fresh air!
The focal point of the whole room is the new frame around the mirror. I give all credit to my husband and his mad skill. Here's what it looked like before it got painted:
I painted the existing TP holder and towel ring with brushed nickel spray paint. I also made an extra long towel rod using the existing mounts (read about that HERE). I moved the towel ring to a different wall so I could hang art above the toilet.
The new soft gray paint color is so much more my style than the dark brown. And guess what? It was a $5 mistint from Lowes! The original mistint color was a peachy tan, but I had some black paint and mixed a little with the tan until I got a shade I liked. Honestly, I'm surprised it worked out so well, because the color was just what I was hoping for. Ha!
New knobs and a fresh coat of white paint gave new life to the vanity:
The towel is from Walmart (have you noticed they have stepped up their game in the cuteness dept. lately? Seriously!) and the soap pumps are from Dollar Tree. I know, right?
I love the simplicity of the new light fixture. SOOOOO much better than the old brass one that was missing all the glass.
The bathroom is mostly gray with a pop of blue. So calming.
A little vignette of pretty and functional items. The best combo! The little pedestal dish is an antique from my husband's grandma. It's nice to have a place to corral my wedding ring when I'm doing my hair. And with a clock this big, I never forget what time it is when I'm getting ready.
Look at the difference in the grout, people! I still think refreshing the grout was one of the biggest changes in the room. I didn't even want to walk barefoot on the old floor and now it is sparkling clean!
Eventually I want to buy new faucets, retile the tub surround, and get a new vanity top. But those are all more heavy duty projects that can wait. For now, I'm very happy with the changes and I love my new bathroom!
Here's the cost breakdown:
cabinet knobs: $10
light fixture: $40
wood for mirror frame: $25
brushed nickel spray paint: $4
grout refresh: $12