We did it! We painted, we nailed, we installed our little hearts out and our guest bathroom is complete. There were a couple of hiccups along the way, like the vanity being 1” too large for a standard top and my artwork not arriving on time, but overall it is exactly how I envisioned.
The main reason I wanted to do the One Room Challenge, was to show that even though you don’t have the budget to make major improvements, you can still do small things that have major impact. We didn’t move walls or demo anything, but we painted and swapped out dated fixtures and now our bathroom looks current and fresh. Down the road we will replace the floor and update the shower enclosure, but for now I am pretty darn happy with how it looks.
So before we get to the reveal, let’s take a look at the before and talk about what we were able to accomplish.
The very first thing we did was paint the tile floor. Again, it wasn’t in the budget to rip up and replace the floor, and since it is a very small room we figured we had nothing to lose by trying it out. We were really pleased with the outcome and the cost was only around $50 for the primer and paint. Not too shabby!
Next, we painted the vanity and replaced the vanity top. We already had the paint because it was what we used to paint our kitchen cabinets. The top was a little more than we anticipated because we had to go custom. But at $500 for the top and sink it was still way less than replacing the entire thing. We also replaced the faucet, mirror and light fixture which added up to around $300. There wasn’t a towel ring before so we added that which was $25. The old backsplash was replaced with a fun graphic black and white tile. That came in at a whopping $9!
Then there was that awkward window. Obviously not in the budget to change it, but I needed to do something to a) make it look nicer and b) create a little privacy. So I had some custom shelves made at my local glass shop and used quarter round molding to create brackets for them to sit on. For three shelves and the price of the quarter round it was $90.
I shopped my house for accessories, plants and art (since my art didn’t arrive on time). Once it arrives I will replace, but for now these will do the trick. So the grand total for everything was $974! Under $1,000 for a complete transformation! I am pretty happy with that.
And now for those reveal photos!