Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bathroom Remodel

I can't believe I haven't shared this on here before now.....

About 10 months or so ago I got a wild hair and decided I could not stand our main floor bathroom any longer.  It was one of the only rooms we had not remodeled or done much of anything to.

Here is what it looked like before:

Here is what it looks like now :)

This is what we did.  First I painted the stripes.  One gallon of Queens Anne Lace white paint from Lowes $30.  One 3/4 gallon of paint I bought off a local facebook site for $5, that is the tan color.  I have no idea what the name of that color is.  

My husband had removed the vanity so that I could paint the stripes and I had planned to paint the vanity anyway.  Along time ago I had found the new medicine cabinet on clearence at Lowes for $20.  I knew I wanted the vanity to match so I took a shelf out of it and had it color match at Lowes.  I then primed it with 2 coat of Zinsser primer and then 2 coats of the color matched paint $25.  We added new knobs from Hobby Lobby 50% off around $10 and eventually will add a new faucet when the funds are available.

I found the light above the medicine cabinet on clearence at Walmart for $35. My husband added the glass tile backsplash for $ 40 . The circle towel ring was free from my sister who replaced hers. 

I painted the closet door the same color white as the white stripe and all the trim.  I added a new handle and hinges purchased from ebay for $20.   

We replaced the floor, door casings and base boards for about $200. 

We also replaced the light switch plate, toliet paper holder and outlet cover all bought at Walmart for  $18.
The curved shower curtain rod was bought at Gordmans with a 20% off coupon for $15.  The shower curtain I already had and the hooks were bought at a yard sale for a $1.  The stool I bought at a flea market for $5 and the bath mat I already had also.

My husbad made the shelves above the toliet for me.  The brackets I got at Hobby Lobby 50% off and the wood tops he made from scrap wood we already had.  I painted them white with the paint we already had.  Total $15

The towel "hooks" my husband also made me.  I can't remember the exact cost of it.  I want to say around $20.  The knobs used as hooks were purchased at Hobby Lobby 50% off.  The sign above it was purchased at a store in my home town called Country Junction.  I think it was around $30.  

This whole project I worked on for about 5 months.  As you can see I tried my best to save as much money on it as I could.  This summer we would like to purchase a new faucet, possibly a new sink, a fan/light combo for the ceiling and put crown molding. Then the room will be officially done.  

Oh all the accersories on the shelves I shopped my house for also :)


  1. It looks great! And you found some awesome deals too. Don't you just love Hobby Lobby??

    1. Thanks Lena! I just love how it turned out. Hobby Lobby is one of my favorite stores! :)

  2. It looks beautiful.. No more 80's nightmare. My house is done in early attic.

  3. I love it! I have a similar light fixture and love your med cabinet. Was the back splash difficult to do..I mean if I was doing it and have never done it before? It is beautiful though. I believe every room of your house should make you happy and your bathroom looks happy :)

    1. Thank you Judy! This room really does make me happy to be in it!

      To be honest my husband did the back splash but I think I could have done it. It does look hard at all. Maybe you could watch some YouTube videos before you try?

  4. I'm in love with your Ideas. I relied upon pinterest for finding DIY storage ideas for our bathroom which was really effective.http://www.pinterest.com/pin/548946642051551211/ . We didn't have much budget. So my husband gave the idea of mixing high quality tiles and low budget ones to create a healthy mix. For the proper lighting we bought bright shower curtains and other bathroom accessories from betterliving on budget.

  5. The before and after photos truly speak for themselves! Thanks for sharing the wonderful changes you've made. How's your bathroom now? Just don't forget to routinely check it for areas that may need repair. Good day! :)

    Mark R