The great thing about sharing my projects here is it keeps me accountable. It would be awful to come back here and tell you I went way over budget, so I walked the line. I spent all but $2 of my $500 budget for the bathroom updates.
In the before photo, the old bathroom had darker walls, dated lighting and a small mirrored medicine cabinet. There was also an acrylic composite sink and leaky faucet to contend with in this small bathroom. I pulled together some inspirations photos that had three things in common – lighter walls, vessel sinks and warm wood elements.
To save money and stay on budget, we reused the existing vanity cabinet. It was painted with a coat of Martha Stewart Sharkey Gray and new drawer pulls were added. I saved money by buying a sample size of the paint which was only $3 and it was more than enough paint for the job. My husband made a counter out of a piece of walnut that he had in his workshop. He installed the vessel sink and faucet that we purchased through Overstock. I did a lot of searching for a good quality sink and faucet and found the best price on Overstock and the shipping was free.
The mirror was a bit of a splurge for me at $119. It is from the Martha Stewart line at Home Depot. It was the only mirror that I liked and it turned out to be the inspiration for the vanity color.
I wanted an industrial style light for the bathroom. I finally found what I was looking for in the outdoor section of Home Depot for only $32. It was made of brushed nickel to match the faucet and it took a regular 60 watt blub. I always look in the outdoor lighting section for indoor lighting possibilities. It is a great way to save money.
I would have loved to get a new shower curtain, but I ran out of money. Eventually I’ll replace it.
I think this shower curtain from Café Press would be the perfect nautical element for the room.
vessel sink, drain and faucet combo $270
3 drawer pulls $15
sample paint can $3
birch plywood $9
wall paint $50
I have $2 left to put toward a shower curtain.
We have one more bathroom to do, but it is going to need a much larger budget.
Sharing with the DIY Show Off.