Drum roll please! My tiny, dingy, dated half bathroom has had a major facelift!
We extended the challenge by a week to complete the finishing touches and it was well worth it. I love how fresh and clean the bathroom now looks.
I kept the vanity base the same and gave it a fresh coat of white paint. I also swapped out the sink top to give it a more updated look. Adding new hardware to the vanity was the perfect finishing touch.
We purchased a new light fixture from Home Depot, painted the existing mirror and updated the towel rack. The light fixture was on sale at Home Depot and while I love the way it looks, when you held the fixture, you knew it was a little cheap. If I did it over again, I would have put some more money into a better light.
I originally had a different idea for the artwork in this bathroom (see my original design ideas here), but when I printed out the floral image I had chosen, it ended up looking like dull camoflauge print and I scrapped the project. I found these pretty pieces of artwork at Hobby Lobby (40% off obvi) and they fit perfectly in the space.
I am so pleased with how the shelves turned out. I originally bought true shelving brackets that were big and bulky and did not feel right in the space (Here is a similar version). We returned the brackets and purchased L-brackets that are not technically for shelving and then cut two pieces of cedar for the shelves. They have the little bit of rustic look that I was going for. I purchased the flowers at Target and pulled the sign and photo from around our home.
And now for the not so fun part...admitting how far I went over my $200 set budget! Wahhhh.
Here is the breakdown:
Wallpaper removal materials (scraper, removal spray, wallpaper steamer): $75
Wall Paint: $30
Ceiling & Trim Paint: $0 - I had leftover paint from other projects that I reused
Kilz (quart) for the mirror and vanity: $15
White paint (quart) for vanity and mirror: $15
Light Fixture: $20
Vanity hardware: $10
Shelving (Cedar & L brackets): $10
Wax Toilet Ring: $5
Toilet paper holder & towel rack: $25
Vanity top & faucet: $200
I decided to add the new vanity top to the list after we began this project and that was what really pushed me over my budget, but I do believe it was the right decision. Without the vanity I was very close to my budget at $250. With the vanity top I clocked in at $450.
Check out Christie's amazing half bath transformation at thedenverette.com. I am obsessed with her floor tiles and all of her gold accents. It is also really fun to see another way to re-use a builder grade vanity. Check it out!!