We have lived in our house now for 15 years. That is the longest I have ever lived in one place since becoming an adult. I have painted every room in the house except two, the guest bathroom and the master bathroom. They are just small rooms that got overlooked and pushed to the side, I mean because really, who wants to try to paint around the toilet!! So, when some of my blogging buddies decided to do room makeovers I decided it was time to give our master bathroom a facelift. Today I am sharing with you my $100 master bathroom makeover reveal!!
And pretty please, be sure to visit all the rest of the reveals at the end of this post. These ladies all have amazing talent and don’t you want to know if we all stayed on budget?
Take a look at the before and see what I had to work with.
White dirty walls, fake brown wood trim. I can’t believe I left it like this for so long!
How I spent my $100
- Drop cloth for shower curtain…..$8.00
- Shower curtain hooks………………$8.94
- 18 1×6 boards …………………………$53.62 (I had a $20 rebate certificate for Menards)
- Stain for boards………………………$13.63
- 2 picture frames on clearance…..$5.98
Items I reused or already had on hand
- Paint for walls and trim
- towel bars and clothing hook
- drop cloth for graphic matting
- small white bookcase
- grapevine for wreath
Total spent for this project…..$90.17
YES!!!! I came in under budget!!! This master bathroom makeover could probably be done in a weekend, but I worked on one project per weekend for 3 weekends. Now let me show you what I did.
The first weekend was spent painting walls and trim. Can I tell you how much I hate painting trim and baseboards? I painted the walls using Valspar’s Notre Dame Gray and used a bright white on the trim and baseboards. I had this leftover from our room addition we did a little over a year ago.
A tip to making a small room feel bigger…Paint the ceiling the same color as the walls. It keeps the eye from stopping as you look up and gives the illusion that it is bigger than it really is. It also does away with the random dots on the ceiling from the paint roller, lol!!
The next weekend my hubby and I did the feature wall and I am so excited with how it turned out!! He said he is tired of my projects becoming his projects, so he showed me how to use the table saw and jig saw and taught me how to do this wall.
I know that typically shiplap is painted white. Don’t get me wrong I think it looks fabulous, but I just couldn’t bear to cover up those knotty holes and the character of this wood. I am in love with the industrial farmhouse design style so I decided to stain the wood instead to stay true to that industrial farmhouse feel. I will share how we did this feature wall in a future post so stay tuned!
The stain is Minwax Provincial 211. I love that it doesn’t have a reddish or golden look to it!
This was a really easy project that added a ton of character to our builder grade bathroom. I will tell you all about how we did it in an upcoming post.
That same weekend I made my new shower curtain using a 6×9 drop cloth that I picked up for just $8 and grommets that I had left over from another project. I will share what went wrong with this project in a later post. You can also check out the headboard I made over using a drop cloth, it is such a versatile fabric!!
It looked really plain so I added these flowers to the bottom using a stamp and brown ink. I like the tone on tone look of it.
Remember that ugly brown vanity? No? Go back and look, I will wait…
I did that about 7 years ago and it was okay for awhile, but it clashed with the feature wall and so I painted it white. It looks so much better! At least I upgraded the handles 7 years ago and lucky for me they are still in style.
The new feature wall needed something, but I couldn’t put just anything up there. I found these really cute printables from Bless’er House that were free (free is good!), all I had to do was print them out. I cut up some leftover drop cloth fabric to use as a matte in these 12×12 frames I picked up for $2.99 each at Meijer.
I already had two baskets like the one below and was using them for a trash can and to hold toilet paper. I also moved this little bookcase from the family room to replace the cherry wood side table we were using in this spot.
I am loving our master bathroom makeover. I am really loving that I was able to do it for under $100!!
Updating your bathroom doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Simple easy updates and shopping your own home can save you a ton of money when it comes to remodeling. Someday I will have new flooring and a new vanity and mirror, but for now this will get us by for maybe another 15 years 😉
Have I inspired you to try your own $100 room makeover? Which room will you do? Please tell me in the comments below, I would love to hear about it!
Don’t forget to visit the the $100 room makeovers that my friends have done and find out if we all came in on budget!