My husband’s tiny bathroom refresh is done! It started as super dated and so I made it a goal to redo it on a $500 budget. It took a few days to paint, wallpaper, and re-accessorize. I’m really excited to have it done! It feels so much happier in this space. I hope this shows that you don’t have to have a ton of money to update your house- even a bathroom! Are you ready for the budget bathroom reveal?!
First up, a quick video tour of the finished space!If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
Let’s start with a budget breakdown. Was I able to stay in my $500 budget? Where did I prioritize the budget towards?
Brass Backsplash $68
Plants and Pots and Stands $28
Wood Shelf $14
what made the biggest difference? budget bathroom reveal
First off, paint made the biggest difference. The walls, ceiling, and door were all given a coat of paint. As was the faucet (click here for that DIY). Do you remember what this room used to look like?
Do you see what I mean when I say it was dark in here?! All of wood paneling and the wood door definitely felt heavy to me in such a small space.
The wallpaper and brass back splash also brought in a lot of personality and color. The beauty of both of these is that they can be temporary if needed. The wallpaper is peel and stick and the brass is held on by the screws on the shelf.
Updating the hardware made a huge difference! New pulls, hooks, the painted faucet- those small touches went a long way! So did switching out the light.
This is the first time I’ve mixed metals with the hardware- I went with brass for the main metal and black as an accent. I think it works though! Especially since a brass faucet in front of a gold backsplash might just blend it. The black is pulled in with the faucet, shelf, soap dispenser, and shower curtain hooks.
Plants also played a large part in bringing this room to life (literally). I used so much white on white in most of the space that I needed some texture to break it all up and add interest. Plants are an affordable way to do so! Plus it’s fun to add even more personality with the pots and plant stands!
Lastly, adding art put the finishing touch in the room. The plant art was put in here specifically to pull everything together. Green was the accent color in this room so having that in the art was important. Just remember, art can be added even if you’re on a tight budget!
before and after
Alright- it is now my favorite part of every blog post! The before and after gif!
I am so proud of how this bathroom came together! It looks and feels better and I was able to do it on a tight budget. What part do you think made the biggest difference?
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