After almost 9 months of waiting, I’m so excited to finally share our budget-friendly bathroom makeover reveal today!
Last June we completed the guest bedroom makeover as part of the One Room Challenge.
I have NO IDEA why I thought I could complete both the guest bedroom makeover and a budget-friendly bathroom makeover reveal in 8 weeks.
But it was during the pandemic and I was beyond thankful to have creative focus again.
The bathroom is connected to two bedrooms and completes a suite of rooms at one end of the house.
We had already completed the other guest bedroom makeover so, basically, all I had to do with the budget-friendly guest bathroom makeover was find a way to join the two spaces.
It seemed fairly easy until I got started.
And then got stuck.
Small Changes Big Impact
While there wasn’t anything wrong with the bathroom before, I really wanted the spaces to be more unified in color and style.
And it just wasn’t quite there yet.
The minute we painted the bathroom cabinet with Milk Paint though, it changed everything.
Next, we painted the guest bathroom walls in Valspar’s Bistro White to match the rest of the house.
After that, we trimmed out the window and I thought we were on a roll.
Simple Ways to Join Shared Spaces…
While we consistently made impactful and budget-friendly changes along the way, we still needed to decoratively join all three spaces.
The only thing I knew to do was to repeat colors, styles, and common elements found in each room. That way, it didn’t look too theme-y.
For this suite of rooms, it meant embracing the color palette of whites, grays, camels, and pops of pinks which can be found throughout the rest of our home.
It also meant using warm wood tones like this DIY European Oak inspired mirror,
simple nods to equestrian and cottage styles,
brown and white transferware,
feminine French farmhouse ruffles and bows,
and layers of texture.
All of which helped to create simple but impactful changes for our budget-friendly bathroom makeover.
Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover: The Water Closet
The water closet probably underwent the biggest transformation. This is how it looked before…
Not totally horrible but I knew it could be better and I definitely wanted it to look like a little jewel box.
My Dad helped me paint the top portion of the walls in Cathedral Stone and install all the board and batten. My bestie S helped me caulk and paint the bottom half of the board and batten in Ultra White.
I’ve yet to decide on artwork to go in here but I’ve narrowed it down to two “meantime” ideas until I can find exactly what I’m looking for.
After almost 9 months of feeling stuck on this project, it wasn’t worth holding up the budget-friendly bathroom makeover reveal.
Celebrating the Finish…
All in all, it feels so nice to have these spaces completed.
None of these changes cost a lot of money save for the materials to put up the board and batten in the water closet.
We shopped the house and reused pieces we already had on hand which really helped to keep things budget-friendly.
Looking back, I think it also helped I was able to be more intentional with these choices because my style has evolved and is more consistent now.
If you’re still in search of your signature style, be encouraged the elements are probably already in your home. Walk around to each room and see what commonalities exist.
Do you find yourself repeating certain colors, patterns, textures, or finishes? If so, take note!
You’re already on your way to creating a home you not only love but one that serves you well too.
Budget-Friendly Bathroom Makeover Sources:
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- Bathroom Wall Color: Valspar Bistro White, Lowes
- Water Closet Wall Color: Valspar Cathedral Stone, Lowes
- Board and Batten: Valspar Ultra White, Lowes
- Vanity: General Finshes Milk Paint in Snow White, Amazon (or your local retailer)
- Buffalo Check Curtains: Ballard Designs
- Shower Curtain: Amazon
- Ribbon in Vanilla: Amazon
- Soap: World Market
- Rug: Amazon
- All other items were gifts, thifted finds or are antique and vintage
Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover Related Posts:
- How to Paint a Bathroom Cabinet with Milk Paint
- DIY European Oak Mirror Makeover
- Brown and White Transferware Plate Wall