Last week I shared how our budget bathroom (aka my hubby’s bathroom) is coming along. I’m happy to say that I have an update to share today too! The brass backsplash is in, the wallpaper is up, and the faucet is painted! The room is officially done! I snapped a few pictures today, but expect a room reveal with the total cost breakdown for the full room. Today is all about the budget bathroom diys!
As a reminder, here is where we started before-
After a TON of painting and some accessorizing, here’s where we were-
The bathroom was super improved, but there were still some projects I wanted to do.
budget bathroom today
The terrazzo wallpaper went up first! Let me tell you an insider budget wallpaper tip– if you need a small quantity of wallpaper, go onto Spoonflower’s Etsy shop. They have a million pattern choices and you can buy it in as small as 2’x2′ pieces for a great price. Here’s the link to my terrazzo paper.
budget bathroom diys
This cute wicker table was originally in the bathroom when we moved in. It’s cute, but the wicker was chipping.
Here’s some tip on how to chalk paint wicker. First off, clean it nicely (always). Second, start with a coat of spray paint. I promise you’ll appreciate that the spray can get into all the little crevices. Finish with a few coats of spray paint. I went with my favorite white color- Fluff.
how to paint a faucet
I had a chrome faucet in here. Since I was on a tight budget and didn’t want to take the time to salvage a faucet, I decided to paint it. I’d only recommend this DIY if you are planning on replacing the faucet in the next 1-2 years. This is not a permanent solution. BUT it is a great way to get a new look without having to mess with the plumbing!
- Artist paint brush
- Start out by cleaning the faucet really well
- Next, prime the faucet with slick stick. Paint on one coat. Let it dry two hours and then apply a second coat. The primer is what will prevent chipping! Don't skip this step
- I was going to paint my faucet gold, so I started there. I ended up not liking it and choose to go with black. I think with more coats it would have gone a darker gold color though
- Finally, I painted on the black chalk paint. Immediately it looked better! I did two coats and love the matte black finish
- I didn't do a top coat as I like the finish. If you want a top coat that repeals water, use Gator Hide.
how to install a brass backsplash
I found a sheet of 2’x4′ brass online for $60. I thought it’d be fun to install it as a backsplash!
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