Over the past few weeks, we’ve been browsing design ideas for our powder room downstairs, which made me realize I never shared the details behind our guest bathroom refresh! This was one of the first DIY projects we did after moving in, and we learned so much along the way. It feels fresh and clean, and we’re LOVING the real tile vs the laminate floor that was previously in there. The whole thing cost us under $225!
Here’s what we did:
What we did: We painted! We got away with using a grey paint sample that cost $3. We also took the mirror off the wall to install the beadboard wallpaper and chair rail, and never put it back up. We’re kind of digging the leaning mirror look until we find the perfect one for the space.
What we did: We got lucky with this one. Someone was giving this cabinet away, and we snatched it up for free! We bought a paint sample for $3 and painted grey/white stripes in the background to add some interest. We splurged on knobs from Anthropologie, which cost $7 each. The storage jars were from Dollar Tree and cost $1 each.
What we did: We tore up the old linoleum tile, which was actually much easier than we expected because it was one big sheet. We replaced it with crisp, white tile that cost $2.55/sq foot ($85 total for us). As part of the project, we had to purchase grout ($30 for premixed), thinset ($10), and a tile cutter to trim the edges ($10).
Total Cost Breakdown:
Beadboard wallpaper (Frontgate Outlet clearance) – 2 rolls for $25
Wallpaper adhesive – $15
Chair rail – 2 for $12
Floor tile and installation materials: $135
Vanity paint: $3
Wall cabinet, paint and accessories: $20
Basket: Free (had it)
Total cost: $210
What do you think? Have you done a budget bathroom refresh?