A bathroom remodel isn’t always in the budget, but it is possible to remodel a bathroom on a budget. There is so much I want to do to our kids/guest bathroom, but gutting it is not financially possible. However, with $500 we were able to get a great bathroom makeover .
The biggest sore spot of this bathroom, are the tile walls. Awful is an understatement. However, when you move in a house that needs a new kitchen, and other necessities, we had to leave the fully functioning yet ugly bathroom as-is. We knew $500 wasn’t going to be enough to pull all of the tile off, and then have to re-do the walls, but I was determined to make those awful tile walls beautiful.
The fantastic guy at the paint section of the brand new Lowe’s store near my house, informed me that there was a primer made for surfaces like tile. I found out that you can actually paint bathroom tile! Things started to look up. I bought a 5 gal Valspar Multi Purpose primer, and paint to go over it. I was so excited, because for $50 of paint I was getting all new tile walls. I had a 20% off coupon, and went on knowing I’ll be able to get what I need. The tile walls wound up looking so fantastic. My mom thinks it looked like limestone. My dad insisted I get a light color, and he was right.
Replacing Bathroom Vanities
Next up was the bathroom vanities. Firstly, with 3 kids if you have any way to go from 1 to 2 sinks, you grab the chance. I asked my consultant, a.k.a. dad, if plumbing-wise it was out of the question to from 1 sink to 2. He told me that it wasn’t a problem, and so I decided to go for it. I want to interject something: I’m lucky to have someone who understands the intricacies with plumbing. If I didn’t have that, I would have never taken this project on. I’m so glad I did, because I asked questions, got in there and did some of it myself, which made me learn so much.
With 2 Magick Woods 24″ Dark Chocolate bathroom vanities, 2 American Standard Cypress faucets and 2 Style Selections Espresso mirrors, embracing the cabinet that was already in the bathroom we changed the whole feel. Mix all of that with our renewed tile walls I cannot believe how different it looks. This bathroom makeover was just what we needed to tide us over until we can got the whole thing. A girl can dream right?
Please Note: the $500 spent excluded all painting supplies, bathroom decor and tools I already had at home. If I didn’t have those items, I would have gone over the $500 budget.
Products Used for $500 Makeover:
- 2 Magick Woods 24″ Dark Chocolate bathroom vanities
- 2 American Standard Cypress faucets
- 2 Style Selections Espresso mirror
- 5 gal Valspar Multi Purpose primer
- Valspar Latex Paint
Disclosure: This $500 bathroom makeover was sponsored by Lowe’s Creative Ideas. However, it was designed by my inner Fashionista.
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