$300 DIY Bathroom Remodel Transformation
Hi Everyone, happy Friday! Hope everyone had an AMAZING holiday last weekend.
Today is sort of a holiday On Bliss Street- it’s Kindergarten graduation day! We are about to have a 5th grader and a 1st grader in the house. Not to forget gorilla baby, but we have a while before he gets a title with “grade” in it.
Anyway, I know, I know, I’ve been promising a $300 DIY Bathroom Remodel and I just haven’t totally given it to you yet. You know how it is, stuff piles up and bathrooms just get tossed to the side, but not today! Today is not only Kindergarten graduation day, it’s bathroom graduation day!
I can check this bathroom off and call it a day- or a month…or a couple months- whatevs.
So, without further ado, here is my completely transformed powder room- the grand total is at the end of this post, but I promise you, it’s less than $300.
Just to refresh your memory, here is what I had to work with before….
That was something, wasn’t it? Let me just tell you that to get around the door, you needed to either be wearing Spanx or skipped lunch that day. It’s was a tight fit. Now with a newly installed DIY Barn Door, it’s not a problem and the room feels about 10 sqft. larger. Unfortunately, I’m not sharing that barn door hardware just yet. I’m going to wait until I do the hall/entryway for that one because I want to show off my custom door I will be building myself. It’s all in my head right now. I could draw you a picture, but it would probably look like I drew it with my toes.
Onto the good stuff. Click pictures for links to tutorials.
Let’s start at the beginning… Way back in time to when the bathroom was ugly… (squiggly, dreamy lines…) I started off with the baseboards which you can see here, and then moved onto making the room brighter and a bit more interesting.
Once the board and batten was finished, and by that time we had been living without a vanity for a good two weeks, it was time to get the floor finished. I knew tile was the way to go and with the bathroom being so small- 25 square feet to be exact, it was pretty inexpensive.
First the linoleum needed to be ripped out and the floor needed to be prepped for the tile. Not so bad, but still a process.
So I made a vanity from a board that I had found in a dumpster when a local church was being renovated. Take a look at my free vanity and how you can make one for the price of a single board.
Now for some storage. This being the powder room, we didn’t really need very much. Really just somewhere to stash the TP. So I made this from a window in my garage and a couple boards.
So now the storage situation is sorted out, what about a mirror. I just happened to have an oval mirror taking up garage real estate just waiting to be prettified.
last, but certainly not least… The hideous Hollywood strip light. I have to say, I was stumped for a while. I was sure that I would have to either cough up the bucks for a new light or completely remake one that I found at Habitat ReStore, but alas, I have done it. I made this light fixture livable for a while.
As for the paint, I made my own from an old can of Weathered Tin Gray and off the shelf white. I made a perfect match for the Warm Gray grout.
There you have it. My $300 DIY Bathroom remodel. It was quite a job, but worth every penny!
Here is a nice before and after. Let me know what you think!
Now for a price breakdown-
- Board and Batten Supplies- $30
- Flooring supplies and tile- $116.54
- Sink- $15
- Towel bar- $1
- Faucet- $105.00
- Window cabinet supplies- $$10.35
- Thrifted mirror- $5
Grand total for a completely different bathroom- $282.89
I think that’s a pretty reasonable price.