First things first. You guys ROCK! You were incredibly helpful with my bentwood rocking chair decision! I’m going to be mean and not tell you what I decided to do. BUT fabric has been ordered and plans made to begin my makeover. Don’t worry. It won’t be too long.
Now back to why you all are really here. The hubby and I started to makeover our main bathroom back in August. Only 2 months isn’t too bad, right!? It has been a slow process gathering the bits and pieces of this little makeover. And since we all know that I am very
cheap resourceful, we spent less than $200! Woot woot! The main bath is my new favorite room in our home. You may or may not find me hanging out in here petting the floors.
FYI, the main bath is not 100% done. I’ve been itching to share it with you so I’m jumping the gun a bit. I’ve been on the search for artwork for the walls but I haven’t found anything I like so I’m still hunting. Also, down the line we want to replace the contertops, sink, faucet, mirror and light. All in time, right?
Tour time! Can I call it a tour when our bathroom is itty bitty and you basically spin around like a ballerina??
Looking toward the vanity and the left of the door you will see the striped wall that I shared with you all before. It’s my favorite. I love how the geometric…ness?? of the stripes goes so well with the organic pattern of the shower curtain. Let that be a lesson to all of you… mixing geometric patterns with organic patterns work really well together!
Let me also address the flooring. I know this picture sucks at showing the flooring, but whatever. We went with a vinyl plank flooring. I know a lot of people cringe when they see the word “vinyl” in relation to flooring. But we love it in this space. It combines the flexibility (both in uses and in ability to bend, manipulate, and install), resilience, and waterproof-ness of vinyl with the pattern, texture, warmth, and plank style of hardwood. Plus it was crazy cheap at only $1.59/sq. ft. We absolutely love it.
Now spin on the spot and take a look at the wall to the right of the door. This bathroom is not tiny, but it is not large either. Previously it had a single, small towel bar behind the door. The door would always smash into it, knocking the towels to the floor. So I decided to do away with it and replace it with these adorable hooks I had bought years ago. Not only is it adorable, but it holds more towels than the old towel bar did!
Let’s talk about that shower curtain, shall we!? I love it. I die. I love it so much. I found it at World Market when they were having a super sale on shower curtains. Point for Talitha!!! If you couldn’t tell, this shower curtain was my jumping off point for the entire makeover.
Let’s be honest, we all have a favorite thing or 2 about each room we makeover. My favorite thing in this room? These shelves. I adore them! They were DIY’ed by me and the hubby. We went with white brackets that we found at Home Depot and then had some wood cut down there as well. We considered painting the shelves white but at the last minute decided to stain them. I wanted to bring a touch of the warmth of the floor up to the walls. Plus, they added much needed storage in this bathroom.
I store bathroom items on the shelves for all of our guests to use as needed. I even used one of my DIY apothecary jars from the early LPH days to hold travel sized items in case anyone forgets or runs out of something. We have had a few guests since I put this jar into the bathroom. And each time they have taken an item they needed. I just restock it when they leave! It makes me feel like a good little hostess.
Okay. I know this may seem a little weird. While we were making over this room we had to remove the toilet to install the new flooring. As we were removing it we found that 95% of the parts in the toilet were either rusted, corroded, or already in pieces. How it wasn’t leaking, we have no clue. We had already heard of dual flush toilets (and experienced them at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago) and decided to replace the toilet’s innards with a dual flush converter (more on that later). But in doing so, out toilet switched from normal handle to a round button with 2 options based on your… needs. So as not to confuse people, I made up a little sign to explain how to operate our new schmancy toilet.
The vanity got a fresh coat of paint and some new knobs.
Again, there is not much wall space for a towel bar in this bathroom so I installed an adorable little hook to hold the hand towel. That little hook may be my favorite Hobby Lobby find ever. I love it so much that I went back the next day and bought 3 more just to have for anywhere else I may want to put them! Call me Mrs. CrazyPants.
Since we all love a good before and after… I am happy to oblige. Please take note of that little picture within the before picture. That is how the bathroom looked when we first saw the house. Wooden toilet seat and all.
Here are the deets (aka where I got everything) and a price breakdown for this entire makeover:
- Wall paints (Wheat Bread by Behr & White Truffle by Behr) and vanity paint (Polaris Blue by Behr): $36
- New flooring (TrafficMaster Allure Brazilian Cherry Vinyl Plank Flooring): $38
- Shower Curtain (Victoria Floral from World Market): $17
- Rug (World Market): $10
- Towels (Bed, Bath and Beyond & Target): $18
- Shelves (wood, brackets, and Dark Walnut stain all from Home Depot): $34
- Dual flush toilet converter (from Costco): $12
- Knobs and hand towel hook (Hobby Lobby): $6
- Hooks and accessories (had already): $0
Grand total: $171
Honestly, I’m impressed by how much changed for such a small amount of money! So there you have it. What do you think? Honest (but kind) opinions??