Hello dear friends! I am so very happy to finally share The DIY Home Planner Bathroom Reveal. We did it all, including decorating and accessories, for under $1,000.
The DIY Home Planner Bathroom Reveal
Mr. Decor and I started this light remodel way back in March.
We knew we needed to replace the yellowed laminate countertop and sinks, and refresh the rest of the dated elements.
From the getgo, the project began to go wildly off of the rails. We faced obstacles on every SINGLE thing that we wanted to do.
In addition, the spring rains and accompanying hailstorms arrived. It became evident rather quickly that Storybook Cottage needed a new roof ASAP. The bathroom was put on hold while we researched roofing companies, dealt with insurance and scheduled work and repairs to be done both on the exterior and interior of our home.
So now it’s almost three months later. With all the setbacks that we faced, I am amazed that we are even here. But I am so happy that we are.
Much has been said about the power of paint and I have to agree. All of the walls, trim, and cabinets received a fresh coat of white paint. In a room lacking in natural light the white paint brought a much-needed brightness to the room.
We saved money by just reinstalling the same brushed nickel hardware.
Mirrored Transom Window
It was absolutely impossible to remove the large existing mirror without causing major damage to the wall. So we needed to work around it. A simple update was created with my mad design skills and Mr. Decor’s install know how.
The most expensive update in the room was the custom countertop and sinks. It was 70% of our budget. But it was so worth it.
The new white countertop completely refreshes and updates the space in one fell swoop.
Since we needed to save in other areas the rusted nickel light fixtures were simply sanded and painted. We swapped out the space age globes for simple glass globes more befitting the cottage look.
The globes were found on a ceiling fan that my neighbor was getting rid of. FREE and avoiding the landfill for the win!
Now that the mirror is in line with the large wall cabinet the room feels balanced and complete.
We removed the cabinet doors, installed crown molding and corbels.
Trimming out the top of the cabinet was an exercise in patience to be sure.
The shelves were simply filled with bathroom necessities.
Another area that we saved instead of splurged is a simple floor tile update that I wrote about HERE. The treatment is holding up beautifully!
I really wanted a floor to ceiling shower curtain. It was a bit disappointing to discover that the crown molding angled out in a way that prevented my initial vision. But the 96″ curtain overall still makes a dramatic impact.
Fresh white towels and simple accessories complete the look.
We’ve already had three sets of houseguests who have enjoyed the refreshed space.
To celebrate the reveal I am giving away two copies of The DIY Home Planner. One will be given away on the blog and the other on Instagram. Just leave one comment on either platform or BOTH for two chances to win this inspiring book.
The two winners will be randomly selected on Monday, June 4th.
UPDATE: The Random Number Generator has selected Nancy as the winner. Congratulations!
Questions? Leave a comment and I will happily answer.