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Mini Budget Bathroom Makeover

If you're anything like me, a simple project inevitably leads to something much bigger! Like the decision to switch out a bathroom light fixture that snowballs into an entire bathroom makeover!

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!



I shared my mason jar light fixture with you last week. This quick and easy project is to blame for instigating an entire bathroom refresh!

The fact that this project happened during the week of our son's high school graduation and subsequent grad party (at our home) just added to the excitement stress!

Nevertheless, we finished this project (before the party), thanks to my hardworking hubby, Mr DIY.

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!
Here's how it went down.

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You really need to see the before pictures to fully appreciate this mini budget bathroom makeover!

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!

See what I mean?! Yuck! There's a reason why I haven't shared pictures of this room up to now!

I have no idea why I ever thought chocolate brown was a good color for the walls in this tiny space. It made it even darker and more cave-like. And did you notice the carpet on the floor? In a house full of guys, it's a bad idea all the way around!

You can probably understand why we were so eager to make over this bathroom!

Mr DIY started by removing the light fixture (you can see that project here). He also removed the sink and toilet and pulled up the carpet and padding.

We were left with a big mess. Our son helped by pulling out the numerous staples from the flooring, and I gave the room a good dusting.

New wall paint was the first item on the to-do list. Did you know that Lowes now sells Sherwin Williams paint? I was ecstatic because I wanted to match the paint to the majority of the downstairs, which is painted in SW Mindful Gray. I ended up going a shade lighter on the swatch and chose Repose Gray.

Here are a few in-process pics. It always gets worse before it gets better, right?

Imagine this...a tiny, windowless room with no light fixture, and I'm painting inside with the door closed! A happy ending doesn't seem to be possible, but I'm happy to report that no paint was spilled, and the walls were successfully given two coats of paint. A work light was the perfect solution. You can see below that I have it clamped to the sink pipe!

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!

Two coats later, the improvement was remarkable! It was already so much lighter and brighter!

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!

The next project we tackled was the floors. We selected 18" peel and stick tile and laid it on the diagonal, like we did in our laundry room makeover. Before the tile went down, I rolled on a layer of floor primer directly on to the sub floor. This product is recommended for peel and stick tiles; it self-levels and prepares the floor for the tile.

Adding the tiles was much simpler with the sink and toilet removed! In hindsight, I wish we would have gone with black and white tiles like we did in the laundry room because it's more dramatic, but it's still a huge improvement for very little money!

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!

Once the floor was done, we added quarter round molding around the baseboards to close off the gap that was left from removing the carpet. Mr DIY also added a transition strip to cover the area where the new tile met the old carpet.

Once the sink and toilet were re-installed, it was my turn to take the reins of this bathroom makeover and add some personality.

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!

I chose minimal decor, with a focus on natural and rustic. All the hardware in the space was spray painted with Rustoleum oil-rubbed bronze (including the light fixture, metal shelf, toilet paper holder and floor vent). I still need to spray paint the door handles.

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!


This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!


This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!

This mini bathroom makeover was accomplished in just a few days, and we only spent about $100! It's quite a dramatic change, and I couldn't be happier!

My pictures don't quite do it justice because the room is so dark, but trust me when I say it feels so much lighter!

This bathroom makeover was accomplished on a tiny budget! New paint, flooring and spray painted hardware give this tiny bathroom a fresh, modern feel. Get all the details at diy beautify!

You really don't need to break the bank to add a fresh new look to a room! I hope this mini budget bathroom makeover inspires you to get started on a project you've been putting off!

Source List:


  • mirror - Homegoods 
  • faucet - Delta  
  • olive bucket - Walmart  
  • monogram - Hobby Lobby
  • metal heart picture - Cracker Barrel
  • glass jar votive holder - Marshalls
  • glass jar wall hanging - Marshalls
  • burlap roses - Hobby Lobby



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4 comments:

  1. Way to go! the bathroom looks great now and it is so much lighter and brighter.

    We had carpet in our master bath at our first house. Yuck!!

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    1. Thank you SO much for your sweet comments Stacey! I can't believe that any builder would put carpet in a bathroom. I'm so glad it's gone now!

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  2. I really like the wall color. Big difference just with the paint.

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  3. It looks great! We just finished a bathroom makeover on a budget too. They can be tricky, but so worth it in the end. The peel and stick tiles were a good solution for your floor. Love the accessories. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie
    button-jar.com/blog

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