Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover
Well, its reveal day here at Twelve On Main! After 4 weeks of brainstorming, searching, and working hard, I am finally ready to reveal my budget friendly bathroom makeover!
This bathroom belongs to my boys. And if you are here for the first time, you really should check out
And here is a before picture if you have been here and dont remember what a mess it was to begin with!
This bathroom had seen better days! Two boys can really put their mark on a bathroom. Literally.
The bathroom was not pretty, stylish, or fun for kids.
That was my goal. I set out to accomplish this whole bathroom makeover for under $100.00. My sweet friend Erin at Lemons Lavender and Laundry started this really fun series The $100 Room Challenge. She recently decided to include other bloggers and I was eager to attempt the challenge! And here is how this budget friendly bathroom makeover turned out:
$100 dollars goes pretty quickly when you are remodeling any room, let alone a bathroom. I however, was able to do it all, for under $100 dollars. I am still so excited about this budget friendly bathroom makeover. I of course wanted to implement some farmhouse bathroom decor.
I like to think that I have become more resourceful since establishing our life in a tiny town void of most conveniences that people take advantage of. We do have a small hardware store and its fantastic, but as far as home decor stores, or any convenience stores, we do not. I have to make a special trip or plan it out to make it to any of those kinds of stores. And this last week, we were kicked in the nuts with snow, snow and more snow! Any plans I had to add a few touches to this room by purchasing at a store were called off.
I had to get really creative.
If you saw my post about my week 3, I had started to hand draw shiplap on the walls, since the shiplap itself was not in my budget.
I was struggling though. I was not in love with it. I was stuck. Then I thought, what if I reversed the shiplap, and put a thin pieces of horizontal trim on the walls in a repeating pattern. This I could do! I had some 1/4 inch plywood that just might work! We cut it down to 1 1/2 inch wide and made a ton of strips.
This wall treatment was exactly what this room needed! It added the dimension and interest that I was looking for, and it cost a fraction of what shiplapping the whole room would have cost. And since I had these wood pieces as left overs from our master bathroom makeover, it really cost me nothing.
We used some 1 by 4 pine to redo our mirror and I used my favorite weathered wood stain to create the look.
I had one last hook left over from my master bathroom makeover, so I hung it on the wall as a place to hang the boys hand towel.
We also used some 2 by 2 inch wood pieces that you can get from Home Depot for under $2.00 to create a fun towel ladder behind the toilet. I used the same weathered wood stain here as well.
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The biggest purchase for this bathroom was the shower curtain.
It was also the inspiration for the rest of the room. I wanted the bathroom to have a light and bright farmhouse feel, but I wanted to incorporate dome whimsical touches for the kids. This octopus shower curtain was perfect. I used this as a jumping off point. I wanted to add some more octopus touches throughout the room.
Did you see that “water” sign above the shower? I previously had it in my kitchen. It too was a re-purposed item. Check out its before here!
Next, I went straight to my 10 year old son, who is an amazing artist. I told him I wanted him to draw me some octopus pencil drawings to hang in his bathroom. He excitedly agreed!
I am blown away at the talent of this young boy. His drawings were hung simply in the bathroom with some twine and clothes pins. I thought having a movable set up would be best, since he loves to draw, it would be a great place to frequently display his art.
I decided to do a little art of my own and created a few funny bathroom signs last week. We have quite the sense of humor here at our house and my kids had to have this sign in their bathroom. Haha!
I finished off this room with a blue and cream striped rug that I got at Home Depot, for get this…..3.00. No I am not lying. Before Christmas they had this pile of small throw rugs for 3.00 on a random aisle! I grabbed a few, knowing that I could use them somewhere in the future! Score.
This budget friendly bathroom makeover was exactly what this room needed. While remodeling a room for under $100 dollars, it is actually more work. You have to be resourceful, creative, and think outside the box.
So, here is a rundown of all the things that were done in this room:
- Repaint the whole room white – $30.00
- Add horizontal trim – $5.00
- Paint vanity with leftover navy paint – 0.00
- Frame out the mirror – 0.00
- Paint door frame and trim – 0.00
- Create bathroom art – FREE
- Hang new shower curtain – 30.00
- Make ladder towel holder – $10.00
- Hang water sign – FREE
- New Towels – $10.00
- Hang sons artwork- FREE
- Striped Rug – $3.00
This bathroom was a monster to tackle! But it was all worth it. My boys are happy. They love everything about the bathroom and that makes me so very happy.
Now, we will see if they can take care of it;)
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tour of my budget friendly bathroom remodel.
For your convenience, I’ve gathered a few of the exact or similar products in case you are looking to create a budget friendly bathroom makeover for yourself!
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Have a great day!
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