Friday, October 9, 2009

My $8 Master Bathroom Makeover

Before:



We moved into this house mid March 2008. Two weeks later our second child was born, and this photo was taken one month after her birth. Now you understand all the mess in this room!


The walls were painted the worst shade of yellow. You can't really tell just how bad they were from the photos. It was exactly the color of yellow school chalk. The worst part was the previous owner also painted all of the trim and the back of the door with the same paint! Ugh! Who does that? Oh, and that oh-so-lovely lace panel thumb-tacked to the window came with the house too. What in the world? How did their realtor not tell them to take that down? I love a good mistreatment, but come on! The cabinetry wasn't terrible, just builder basic oak.






Our purple towels and bathmats weren't doing anything to help the situation!



A gallon of camel/caramel paint, some white trim paint and two cans of spray paint later(Valspar satin java brown) it looks like this:
















I just taped off around the cabinetry and spray painted the cabinetry in place. I did take off the wood cornice on the light fixture as well as the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and painted those outside.
















The wall color looks more camel in person. It looks too yellow in this photo.

I'm planning to frame out the mirror soon...

I didn't pay a penny for the fabric in the room. Remember this post about my sofas? The lady who sold me this sofa threw in a slipcover for free. I liked the fabric but it didn't fit the sofa so i cut it up and used it to make the window treatment, the shower curtain and this little curtain for the area between the cabinets (thanks for this idea, Nester!). The shower curtain is bordered with a burgundy window panel that used to hang in my hubby's bachelor apartment.







I would love to replace that light fixture, but now that it's painted it doesn't bother me as much.








I already owned the ledge shelf (still trying to figure out how best to accesorize it though!) and all the accesories in the room (including the world's naughtiest kitty!).

The tile in this room isn't bad, but it has a burgundy border, so we had to work with that color. I found these towels at Target and had a $100 gift card, so I bought the towels and bathmats. The wall color is maybe one shade lighter than the camel color in the towels.



I still haven't decided what to hang above the towel bar. I thought I had it all figured out- two vertically hung frames spray painted brown and filled with leftover fabric from the shower curtain and window treatment, machine embroidered with "His" and "Hers" (similar to the art in the bedroom), but it just turned out weird. So, if anyone has a suggestion, I'm all ears!! I do have one idea...


By the way, do you like the shower curtain better hanging on the rod like this:



Or froofed up on clip rings a la the Nester like this?:


The shower actually has nice tile (somewhat nicer than the rest of the room) and an attractive glass door, but after one shower the glass looks dirty, and I just can't keep up with that, so I decided to add the curtain. It's also nice to have the privacy since my little ones are frequently in and out of the bathroom while I'm in the shower.


Here's a closeup of the window:



I just sewed a little pocket into the top and put it on a tension rod inside the window frame. Then I accordion folded the bottom and put a pin on each side. Our house backs to woods, so we don't have to worry about privacy. You'd have to jump off a cliff and then climb a huge tree to see into this window!

Oh, almost forgot- I did purchase these new switchplates and outlet covers, but I used store credit, so I'm not counting that towards my $8 bottom line. The two cans of spray paint were the only thing I purchased. I'm not counting the wall paint, but that was purchased a while ago. Yeah, that's probably cheating, but I won't tell if you won't.


For the cabinet knobs I painted my old brass knobs with rustoleum hammered spray paint in brown. I love this stuff. It has a nice mettalic sheen, but it doesn't show up well in my photos. Sorry- you'll just have to take my word for it!



What do you think?

Love,


















36 comments:

  1. That looks so amazing! Awesome job. I love the spray painted vanity.

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  2. Love the shower curtain the first pic best and I just adore everything you've done! Awesome job!!!

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  3. For $8???!!! You rock!!! :) Seriously, I don't know what the previous owners were thinking...you did a fabulous job, as usual. ;) Btw, your youngest is just 2 months younger than my youngest. :)

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  4. I like the froofed up shower curtain best. :) Great colors and great makeover. It just proves you don't have to drop a lot of cash to make a difference.

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  5. It looks awesome! You did a fabulous job! I actually like the straight curtain better!

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  6. This is fantastic!! I love the name of your blog by the way, that is so fun.

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  7. It looks amazing! The cabinets are gorgeous!!!

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  8. I likey! And I'm jealous of that great big tub.

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  9. Awesome transformation! It's amazing what a little paint and fabric can do, great job!

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  10. Amazing! Makes me want to go do our masterbath tonight... ours is all builder white & NEEDS color. Love it!

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  11. I like the shower curtain clipped :) Super job!

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  12. What a HUGE difference - it looks GREAT!!

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  13. That looks really good! I'm very impressed! I like your shower curtain foofed Nester style!

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  14. WOW!!! Your bathroom looks AMAZING!!! You did an awesome job!
    Hugs,
    Sariah

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  15. I have those same cabinets and have been too chicken to paint them. These are really pretty!

    Why did you spray paint instead of using a brush? That's one of the reasons I've been hesitant--I don't want drip marks, but I don't want brush marks either.

    And I'm voting for the rings for the shower curtain!

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  16. I am stopping in from ASPTL and love the bathroom! It looks great! Personally, I like the froofed up shower curtain best.

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  17. Hey, Pam! Your flashing story in Mass probably is equally as horrifying as mine. At least mine was just in front of the pastor and a friend. :s I'm not quite ready to laugh about it yet. Well, maybe a little. Hope I didn't offend anyone with the "Excommunication" thing. Since I was in the church parking lot when it happened, that's the first thing I thought of, and I totally meant it as a joke.

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  18. Wow, it looks great! I love the wall color and the window treatment. I like the shower curtain better poofed up at the top.

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  19. Nice job. It really turned out well. I love it!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  20. Oh it's come out great! Bravo!!! Love all of it!

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  21. Thanks for the visit today. :) I am a little nervous about the debut of the skinny jeans, but I think if I attempt to camouflage my (numerous) problem areas, it might work. :)

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  22. Great redo. I can't believe you made it look that great on so little! And I like the shower curtain on the clips.

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  23. Wow - that looks great! I'm intrigued at the spray painting of the cabinets...great idea! As far as the shower panel - I'm no help. I like it both ways! Great job!

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  24. Love the shower curtain the first pic best and I just adore everything you've done! Awesome job!!!

    Work from home India

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  25. Just found your blog and love it! I love the transformation. I'd love to hear more about how you spray painted indoors. I loathe painting but how did you avoid teeny droplets of spray paint in the air from getting all over the rest of the tile?
    It's gorgeous!

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  26. Thanks! I taped everything off and laid down some plastic sheeting (it was actually the plastic wrapper that was on my daughter's mattress when we bought it). I did still manage to get a little bit of a spray paint film on the floor beyond the plastic sheeting, but it came off pretty easily with a mr.clean magic eraser. Spray paint cures to a hard finish over several days, so the faster you clean up any mishaps the better.

    For ventilation, I openeded the window in the bathroom and in my adjoining bedroom, and I tried my best not to inhale the fumes. I took a deep breath near the window in the bedroom, stepped into the bathroom, sprayed a section, stepped back out and took another breath near the window...

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  27. You just gotta love such a big improvement on such a small budget. Wonderful job!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  28. Great job on this bathroom! Very impressed and for just $8... wow that's awesome! After spray painting, did you happen to seal the paint, if so, did you use poly acrylic to seal it? If not, how has it held up since you did it? I'm very tempted to try this in my master bedroom. I have been hesitate because I don't want brush strokes from a brush and drips from a spray can. Did you happen to use a spray gun nozzle on your cans? I've heard those work well for even coverage. Okay, sorry for all the questions, but reading your post has really alleviated my fear of painting my cabinets. Hope to hear your thoughts!

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  29. Ooops, I meant master bathroom, not bedroom. LOL! :)

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  30. It looks great! I can't believe you did it so inexpensively! Great job!

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  31. Now that is what I call remodeling on a budget.

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  32. Nice Post about Master Bathroom Many peoples like beautiful bathroom

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