Saturday, January 4, 2014

Bathroom on a Budget

Hello and happy new year! I made it through the holidays without losing my mind- hooray! Our holiday this year involved hosting in-laws for Christmas Eve dinner and then traveling (with dogs) to visit the other two sets of in-laws for about a week! It was crazy- as always- but so much fun! Before we left and before our company came to stay with us, I was determined to make a few updates to the boring guest bathroom upstairs- without spending a lot of money. Here is what it looked like before: 

Just a lot of blah and white. So I figured I could make a few changes (quickly) before our guests arrived. 

Step 1: I painted the walls with some leftover paint we had- the blue-gray color that we had originally painted our dining room. Cost= $0

Step 2: Updated the artwork using the existing frames. To do this, I googled "black and white bird picture" and "black and white tree picture", found pictures I liked, and printed them on regular printer paper. I spray painted the mats black, ripped open the back of the existing frames, and added the new photos- so simple! Cost= $0

Step 3: Paint the storage cabinet above the toilet. I had originally taken it down but realized that we truly need all the storage space we can get in this room!! It is tiny! I used leftover spray paint for this project. Cost= $0

Step 4: Frame the mirror. I used molding pieces found at Lowe's to create the frame. It makes such a huge difference! This project cost ~$35 and was the most expensive thing I did in this room. 

Here are the after pictures:

We would eventually like to replace the countertop and the floor (see below):

But these changes will do for now!! Thanks for reading! 


House in the Heights said...

Isn't it amazing who much of an impact simple changes can make!? This room feels so much warmer!

Katie J said...

Nice! I like it!