Our low-cost rustic bathroom makeover that cost just over $100 to complete.
We completed a $100 room challenge and took on a bathroom.
When remodeling isn’t in the budget, a good makeover can completely change the look.
Here is what we started with (be afraid..very afraid):
Well, how’s that for a before shot?
Here’s what went down during this 4-week challenge…
LOW-COST RUSTIC BATHROOM MAKEOVER
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We made over our cabinets:
When we last reported, there was an open “case” of “misuse” “allegations” from the LPA, Lumber Protection Association, on our “handling” of the rustic cabinets. We are happy to report, all charges have been dropped! The evidence showed that these cabinets would have been otherwise discarded without our so-called “abusive” help.
What we did this week:
- Took down the vent cover and painted it- FREE
- Painted the spot where we took down the cabinet. – FREE
- We painted the floors with one coat of primer and 2 coats of floor paint, using this tutorial. – $26.00
*On the painted floors, they are very white so we will have to see how clean they will stay. If you have any particular questions or tips on it, please leave us a comment. UPDATE 5/2020 – The floors have held up well. They are white so they show dirt easily, but that is expected. Otherwise, three years later and they are still going strong!
We really didn’t care for the yellow cultured marble in the shower (and counter) but alas we had no budget to change out. Painting it is a possibility, but not enough time or money on this challenge….so cover it up it is!
THE GREAT BATHROOM (SHOWER) COVER-UP
The idea was to put up a shower curtain. We put up a rod on this laundry room project and NO JOKE, the leftover rod was the EXACT size we needed for this. Otherwise, a new one would have run $20 and up. We did need a closet rod flange set which set us back $5 (total $68.54).
Since there is a glass shower door, we didn’t need anything waterproof. We looked for actual shower curtains but at the store…nothing (online much better selection). Dropcloth and material to sew our own were possibilities……UNTIL a walk down the curtain aisle and the heavens opened up. You know with the light and all!! Well, maybe it was just a checker turning on their light for a manager….but still!
OVER BATHROOM BUDGET
Here is where the budget went over…kind of……….
The panels were $23.74. If only one was needed, we would have been good in the hood. Nope, we needed two……….not…quite…long…enough. Bringing our total to $116.02.
*Making would have been cheaper but time was an issue as well.
This is when we dipped into the gift card fund. Well, since we were dipping, we threw caution to the wind, to finish this room by changing light switch/outlet covers and made a toilet paper holder with galvanized pipe. We are born to be wild #alwaysasong!!!!!
Just so you don’t think we are totally reckless, we did keep the rugs we already had, even though they are flat and matted.
Finally, the room was decorated with items…you guessed it…we already had.
FINAL BATHROOM MAKEOVER COST
We started this week with $36.46 leftover.
With the addition of the panels, toilet paper holder, and outlet covers it came in at $154.93
($100 our money and $54.93 from a gift card)
The average bathroom makeover is $11,364 so it looks like we came in under that at least!
Although we would have loved to have thrown a stick of dynamite in there and closed the door, this was a great low-cost alternative…making the best with what we have in both time and money.
*License plate was my Dad’s
MORE HOME PROJECTS
If you missed them, here are a few more home projects we think you will enjoy:
- Fork Plaque for Dining Room Gallery Wall
- Cheap Flooring Options
- The Building of Our DIY Walk-In Pantry
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