How To Update A Bathroom On A Budget



Its finally done and ‘m doing the happy dance! Can you believe we gave this bathroom of ours a complete makeover for under $500? I know, right? Crazy good and what a difference. We also completed it in about a week. Let me share all the details because I’m sure you’re wondering…



First, let’s look back at the before. I know you’re probably saying “what was wrong with it before?” The short answer to that is not a lot except I was tired of how busy it was. I really wanted a more soothing, spa like vibe in the space. Also, after 3 years, the stenciled floors were starting to peel and the painted cabinets were chipping. The wallpaper is so pretty but I was tired of the print and wanted it a bit ore clean lined. Also, I felt like the light fixtures kind of got lost in the pattern.




What can I say about the shower? I mean the gold is outdated and it was just kinda blah. I wanted an update without the price-tag since our budget was small. Paint to the rescue, can you believe it? Yes really and wow what a difference. 



You can read all about how we transformed this shower for only $25 here How To Update An Old Shower On A Budget



Can you believe how different it looks with just a can of spray paint and some electrical tape?




Replacing a vanity can be very expensive and we were on a tight budget. I was really hoping to warm things up with a wood vanity however they were too costly. So, once gain paint to the rescue! I gave the cabinets a faux wood finish and then we added some cane and wood feet to give it a more custom look. I shared all the details in this post How To Update A Bathroom Vanity On A Budget



The new vertical shiplap wall treatment really looks crisp and wow look how much better it shows off the light fixtures. I love it painted the rich Urbane Bronze color from Sherwin Williams. The round gold mirrors are perfect to soften all the sharper angles and edges . We also replaced the old painted faucets and I love the scale of these much better.





The flooring was also a huge impact, low cost project. I used peel and stick marble look vinyl and laid the squares directly over the old linoleum floor. Once completed with finished off the edges with crisp white caulking.




To make things feel more “extra” and give that spa like vibe I was wanting, I added some pretty new touches with decor accents. Adding touches of nature with greenery, and some pretty textiles really gives that cozy feel. Using baskets and wood trays brings in the warm touches I was hoping for.





Something as simple as adding bath salts to a pretty glass apothecary jar and a wooden scoop can give that touch of elegance in any space without a huge makeover.





Here’s the general breakdown of the cost:

  • Floors $80
  • Cabinets $5o
  • Shiplap Wall $150
  • Shower $20
  • Mirrors (free) they were 50% off and I had a gift card- YAY!
  • New Faucets $135
  • Cabinet Hardware Gifted in a collaboration by Battle Creek Hardware

So not too bad for a complete overhaul! 

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Happy Decorating

March 1, 2022

  1. Janie says:

    Love your new bathroom!!! It’s very dramatic and luxe looking!!!

  2. thanks for sharing a interesting furniture images

  3. Thank you for sharing this amazing information.

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