Sunday, July 6, 2014

Bathroom Reveal: How to Transform a Bathroom For Under $200

I have a few smaller completed projects that I need to share but revealing our updated guest bathroom is entirely more exciting. We're finally finished and we are IN.LOVE.
This bathroom even has it's own theme song now.

Yes, I know every word of that song. And yes If you ask, I'll rap it for you. Devin thinks its embarrassing. I think it puts me in the cool club.

We couldn't be more ecstatic with how the bathroom turned out, and stoked (do people still use that word?) with how few Benjamins we had to say goodbye to.

Of course, I first have to start out with some before build up the suspense.

Drumroll please.....................................................................................................................................


Aren't these painted mason jars adorbs? More on those in another post.

Bear is enjoying it too.
I'd say this room was a huge success in the McEntire House Makeover Book. This room feels most finished of any other room in the house. I attest the success to having a plan. That sounds kind of obvious but you'd be surprised at how many rooms we've already worked on with no real plan in mind to start. 

Our plan for this room revolved around the shower curtain. That allowed us to choose the wall and cabinet colors as well as the accessories to coordinate with the fabric. I've learned (the hard way) that rooms don't look as put together if you start with a wall color. It's much much easier coordinating a wall color to a fabric or statement piece than the other way around. 

Here's the short list of the projects we completed in here:
  •  Removed the sliding shower door (You can find out how we did it here)
  • Stripped the top layer of the wallpaper
  • Textured the walls
  • Painted the cabinets
  • Removed the old mirror and replaced it with a new painted one
  • Made 2 shower curtain panels out of 1
  •  Spray painted the fixtures (ORB)
I'll go into more detail about each of the steps in future posts.

The best part of this makeover is that we did it with less than $200! Holla! Here's how everything shakes out:
  • Mud to texture the Walls: We had leftover mud from other rooms but if we had to buy some, a whole bucket only costs $13.94 at Lowe's
  • Cabinet Paint from Sherwin Williams (1 quart): $17.34
  • Wall Paint from Sherwin Williams (1 gallon): $31.06
  • Rustoleum Spray Paint for the fixtures: $6.76
  • Cabinet Hardware: The knobs were $2.97 each and the pulls were $3.47 each from Lowe's, totaling $21.79
  • Grey floral curtains from Target: $24.99
  • White curtain from Wal-Mart: $14.47
  • Curtain Rods: $12.48 x 2 totaling $24.96
  • Mirror: Free! This was given to us from relatives. We would have framed out the existing mirror if we hadn't gotten lucky with this one.
  • Chalk paint for the Mirror: $9.69
  • Rug from Target: $24.99
  • Towel Hooks: $9.23 (Half off at Hobby Lobby)
  • Accessories: $10 (We already had the frames book, basket, and mason jars. The white owl was a $2 garage sale purchase, and the hung art was $8 at Hobby Lobby)
Grand Total: $195.28

I don't want to come across as too braggy but our bathroom is amazeballs. We're always looking ahead though, and still have more projects in mind. In the shorter term, we still need to replace the sink faucet and light fixture. Longer term, we want to rip up the flooring and replace it with new tile. We'd also love to re-tile the shower/tub area but that's much lower on our priority list now that we have a jazzy new curtain to cover it up.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! We sure did!

P.S. I'm joining link parties at Share Your Creativity, I Heart Organizing, and Thrifty Decor Chick !


  1. Wow! Your bathroom is certainly worth a drum-roll! I love the finishing touches, especially the pop of yellow on the mirror!!! :)
    XoX, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  2. Visiting from I heart organizing! - The bathroom looks amazing! The gold shower door made me cringe. Great job.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Elise! Yes the gold shower was awful... So glad it's gone now!

  3. Job well done! Fantastic ... I love the colors ... and Bear!

    1. Thank you Debbie! Bear tries to help out where he can :)

  4. Okay, first off, kudos to you for being able to rap, Iggy Azalea style! Hahaha! Second, your bathroom looks amazing! You did such a great job in that transformation. I'm surprised that it only cost you under $200 for all that glam. I can see a lot of readers here who are inspired to try that out in their own homes. Thanks for sharing that with us! All the best to you! :)

    Gordon Fox @ Prince & Sons, Inc.