$50 Bathroom Makeover

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Today I am revealing the makeover of my in-laws’ guest bathroom.  The budget was really small, so the changes I made were very economical, but in the same time I’d say pretty impactful. The wallpaper had to go, so after I peeled it all off (you can see the tutorial for that right here), I had a clean slate to paint. First off I made sure I spackled all the imperfections and, after it was all dry, sanded them down to a smooth finish. I primed and painted the walls twice.  I also primed and painted the ceiling. In between coats, I painted the sink cabinets and the baseboards.

It’s funny to me that the whole painful intense process can be described in a couple of sentences. Somehow, it sounds so simple and so fast. Like I described here, the whole process took me about a week. If you have no kids and pets, the process may go so much faster. Anyway, I am happy with the results.

Here’s the BEFORE:IMG_4205

Lovely, isn’t it? And here are a few pictures AFTER:
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I also framed the mirror, which in my opinion makes for a beautiful change. It was low cost, high effort, and big impact. I used the tutorial I found over at It All Started With Paint. It was not as easy as she described it (and hopefully in a later post, I will tell you how I managed to make the process ridiculously difficult)

I also spray painted the light fixture and bought a new towel holder and toilet paper holder to match the color of the light fixture.

As finishing touches, I got rid of the old shower curtain, bought a cute one at Home Goods, got some towels and new bathroom rugs.
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I love the color on the walls (Martha Stewert – gravel – in a satin finish). What do you think?

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7 comments:

  1. I misspelled my previous comment. Ha! anyway, love it! it looks sooooo good! awesome job!

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  2. Lovely bathroom! It looks fashionable.

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  3. It definitely looks contemporary now. Great job updating with little money, and a lot of blood sweat and tears.

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  4. The bathroom remodel looks great! So sorry it wasn't as easy as I described ... perhaps because I was working with a smaller mirror and the moulding leaned up against the wall so when I put all the pieces together they basically held each other in place like a puzzle.

    I know you miss Chicago but at least you're keeping yourself busy in CO ...

    :)

    Linda

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  5. Did you use the same paint color for the cabinets as the walls?

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  6. Did you use the same paint color for the cabinets as the walls?

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    1. No, the cabinets are white. There is no natural light in the room, so it was hard to take good pictures.

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