Last Updated on November 1, 2019 by lindseymahoney
Drum roll please! My tiny, dingy, dated half bathroom has had a major makeover!
We extended the challenge by a week to complete the finishing touches and it was well worth it. Check out the results!
Half Bathroom Makeover
The vanity base stayed the same and I gave it a fresh coat of white paint. At the last minute, we decided to install a new vanity top and I love how it looks. 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.
Originally, I had a different idea for the artwork in this bathroom, but when I printed out the floral image I had chosen, it ended up looking like dull camouflage 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.
Our shelves turned out perfect! In the beginning of the reno, I 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.
Cost for Total Renovation:
- 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
- Flowers: $18
- Artwork: $32
- 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 the gold accents. I love seeing another transformation of a builder grade vanity. Check it out!!