2.25.2014

bathroom makeover reveal

So I have a ton of information and I've decided it needs to be broken down into smaller posts. So for now it'll just be the pretty after photos and tutorials will come later. Also, my camera battery died riiiight when I started to take photos. So it's all on you, iPhone. No pressure.





Since we hope to sell soon, the goal was to keep things simple, neutral, and cheap. So my original plans of mother of pearl tile and a new vanity were quickly let go. Instead we painted the vanity, painted the grout, painted, and replaced everything [mirror, lighting, toilet, hardware, tub fixtures]. 

This room turned out so much better than I expected. The toilet was $88 at Lowes. I replaced the lever with a silver one from Home Depot for $5. My friend bought me the $20 Target toilet seat. Life of a DIY'er right? I'm pleased though :p I had all of the frames on hand already.




The tray and trashcan were also Target [hello, I have a problem]. But in my defense I've been hoarding that $5 clearance trashcan since I found it years ago. I knew it would come in handy but I expected I'd have to spray paint it and rather like the neutral [theme]. And I'm in love with my toilet paper basket. $15 from HomeGoods. I've been waiting to fill that sucker for a long time.



All of the knobs and towels are from Ikea. We love the simplicity. I tried to throw around black, wooden tones, white, and tan. I snuck in a bit of color here and there but was really surprised how much I liked it without a ton of color.





So there it is! I need to do a full run down but I would say that this entire makeover cost me less than $500 and some elbow grease!



And before you go here's the before photo so you can see how far we've come!





16 comments:

  1. This makeover looks phenomenal! I've been eyeing that same toilet seat at Target for a couple of months. I think you have sold me on it! Good luck during the coming phases of selling your house and great work here!

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  2. It looks so clean and fresh and pretty! Love it!

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  3. Looks so great! Isn't it so nice to create something so fresh and clean? (Though bummer other buyers will get to enjoy it soon.) Can't wait for the deets!

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  4. Love the little styling details you've done. It makes all the changes in the bathroom seem so much more pronounced!

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    1. Thanks I was trying to channel my inner Caitlin ;)

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  5. Wow, huge difference! It's so cute! I love how you styled the back of the toilet too. :) Like a spa!
    Kelly @ View Along the Way

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  6. I love the toilet paper basket idea and the frames with quotes. I will be doing those and where did you get your toilet paper basket?

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    1. Thanks! They're from Homegoods but if you found an old egg basket that would work too

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  7. It turned out great! I love the mix of styles and finishes. The toilet paper basket is my favorite part : ]

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    1. I saw something similar in a BHG magazine years ago and have literally been waiting that long to make it a reality lol.

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  8. I really like this! The paint color is so soothing!

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  9. So fresh and lovely! Great choices. Visiting from the YHL forum.
    www.kirstenoliphant.com

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    1. So glad you could visit- thanks Kirsten :)

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  10. WOW this make-over is outstanding. You did such a terrific job. Love how it came out!

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