Ah! I'm so excited to finally get to share our master bathroom makeover! Get ready for a picture heavy and info heavy post!
There was nothing particularly wrong with our bathroom when we bought our house. The tub is a decent size and the beige paint was easy to live with. That being said, it just felt super "builder grade". It had no personality!
That being said, here were our two dilemmas;
1) We didn't have a ton of cash (hello, baby) and wanted to stay under $200
2) We don't have plans to stay here for 10+ years, so couldn't reason sinking a huge investment into the room (aka, my dream bathroom would have to stay in my dreams)
Here's what our bathroom looked like before:
Beige, beige, beige! Also, note the floor! Bleh.
See? It wasn't particularly terrible, but it wasn't particularly inspired either.
Aaaaand, there's what it looks like NOW (drum roll please!!)
(p.s. remember when we all first started using email and there were a bajillion chain messages with those ^ asterisks insisting that if you didn't forward them "all your best friends would face a horrible outcome!")
Ok, back to the "now" pictures!
Here's what we did:
Painted all the walls a gray color
Replaced the floors
Added shelves above the toilet
Accent wall treatments (the constellations!)
Framed out the window (I almost forgot about this until I saw the before pictures again! It looked so bare before!)
Added wall art
Moved the towel hook locations
Added behind the door towel storage
The floors are the big secret to this bathroom. Go ahead, take a close look:
The secret? Those tiles came in under $100. They are actually peel and stick vinyl tiles that you can grout in between! Isn't that awesome?! They still have all the texture of a ceramic tile, and you just can't beat the price. Obviously our "dream" bathroom would include some sort of gorgeous clawfoot tub or phenomenal shower skylight and drool worthy floors but back to the $200 budget. So we stuck with the extremely easy floors that we could install ourselves and I'm thrilled with the result.
The shelves above the toilet we stained gray instead of a dark wood color that we had originally planned. We did this because a) we didn't want to match the vanity wood color because our "dream bathroom" does not include that vanity anyway and b) we already had gray and wanted to stick to our under $200 budget. I love how they turned out!
Now that I'm a real adult, you know with a kid and all, I feel like I should make sure to have artwork and stuff on the walls. But artwork that I have in my mind is so stinkin hard for me to find in stores. Or online. Except for the art that hundreds of dollars of course. But, again (for fear of sounding like a broken record), $200. So, I decided to just go for it an try to recreate the Rothko-type look I was going for (for reference, this is Rothko). I also did some watercolor + script art. The best part is that all this I made myself so it came out to a total cost of free.
Here's the breakdown of cost for the whole room!
Floor (tiles, grout, and grout float) = $103
Paint = $36
Accent wall = Free (I already had the acrylic)
Shelves (wall brackets and wood) = $16
Trim for window (we already had trim paint)= $8
Trim for the bottom of the wall (to replace after floors were put in)= $15
Artwork = Free
Behind the door towel hooks = $20
TOTAL = $198
Well, what do you think?! Does your bathroom need some refreshing, too?! If you want something even more budget friendly and less time intensive I highly recommend a fun accent wall!
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