Have I mentioned before that we bought our house sight unseen? We were living in Nashville at the time, and had just welcomed our 2nd baby boy into the world, so making a trip to see the house before purchasing it seemed impossible! Besides the lake, some of the things I loved about our house – based on the photos – were the brand new jetted tub and tiled shower in the master bathroom. Our bathroom in Nashville was barely a functioning half-bath, and the idea of having those two things felt like such a luxury!
The downside of the space were the many elements that made it feel dated. The builder grade, honey oak (yes, MORE honey oak!) vanity, window trim and above-toilet storage reflected yellow light all over the room. And everyday I found myself glaring at the floral wallpaper border, dreading having to take it down one day!
My husband convinced me we should get this project going as part of our Room to Renovate mini series, and since I am in the glorious 2nd trimester with our 3rd baby, I finally have some energy and managed to get motivated to start another project!
Our budget was small… I wanted to stay in the $300 range. We had already paid for the previous owner’s renovations in our purchase price! I did end up going over a little, but the transformation was well worth it to me!
Here is what we did:
- Remove the wallpaper border – FREE
- Touch up the walls using existing wall paint – FREE
- Refinish the vanity cabinet – $33 in paint and supplies (GET THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE!)
- Add hardware to the vanity cabinet – $24.95
- Replace the shelf above the toilet with 2 open shelves – $24.98 on sale
- Add towel storage above the bathtub – $61.49 open box sale price
- Replace the large unframed mirror with two beveled mirrors – $139.96
- Add artwork above the bathtub – FREE (I used a piece I already had to save $$)
- Add a bathtub caddy for some R&R – $19.99 on sale
- Add glass and basket decorative storage – $26 (I already had a few of these pieces in the current design)
- Add a simple valance – $17.99
- Paint out the window trim to match the frame with existing paint – FREE
Since I already had several decorative items, towels, primer, paint and supplies, I was able to keep my purchases to a minimum. So all in all, I ended up slightly over budget, spending $348.36. This is now a space that we love. Plus I no longer cringe looking at all of the things I’d like to change! See if you feel the same. Here are the after photos. Keep scrolling for before photos and links to products purchased.
Want to purchase the same items for your space? Here are the links.