DIY Budget Bathroom Makeover
Transforming your bathroom doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Check out this impressive DIY Budget Bathroom Makeover that we recently completed in our basement.
We love our house. Like, really LOVE our house. It’s an amazing space, and we are coming up on 3 years here. It needed a lot of work, though, when we first moved in, and we have slowly been transforming the house to better suit our own personal style.
You can check out a (nearly) full tour in this post, which also includes links to the renovations we have done so far.
We have 4 full bathrooms in this house, and they were all horribly dated when we moved in. Nearly two years ago, we did a simple facelift to our hall bathroom on a really tight budget, and it turned out amazing! You can check that transformation out here.
Well, this time, we have done another DIY budget bathroom makeover on our basement bathroom, and I have to say, it is every bit as impressive as the first one we did. We spent a bit a more on this bathroom than we did on the first one, but the cost was still pretty reasonable considering the change it made.
Also, it’s the first Sunday of the month, which means I am teaming up with some blogger friends to bring you even more inspiration. The theme this month was “Bathroom.” So, be sure to check out all of the other bathroom related posts at the end of this one!
DIY Budget Bathroom Makeover
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Here’s what we started with.
She was a beaut, wasn’t she?! Ha!
This is our basement bathroom, and also, our guest bathroom. That’s right, folks, we have been making all of our overnight guests use this incredibly stylish space when staying with us for the past 3 years. I’m sure they all appreciated it…
And here is the attached toilet room, or water closet.
I’m honestly not sure what the best part of it all was – the vintage wallpaper with naked figures and cherubs, all of the cream/yellow trim, or the yellow sponge paint in the toilet room that had absolutely nothing to do with the wallpaper in the adjoining room. O.M.G.
Well, never fear, here she is now.
Quite an improvement, huh?!
The first thing we did was strip all that hideous wallpaper. (Actually, my dad stripped it for us.) If you are going to be stripping wallpaper, I highly recommend using a steamer. We tried to remove this wallpaper at first by simply soaking and scraping it, and that did not work at all. So, we purchased a steamer, which took that stuff right off the wall, no problem. (This is the one we bought.)
Steamers are also available to rent, if you have a relatively small job to do. We chose to purchase because we have multiple other spaces that will eventually need wallpaper removed. And it was totally worth the investment.
Then, we painted everything, including cabinets and all trim. For the trim, we used Sherwin-Williams Pro-Classic in Extra White, and on the walls, it was Sherwin-Williams Accessible Beige in Eg-shel. We also have Accessible Beige in our kitchen and main living area, and I think it’s a great, warm neutral.
Up next, we added hardware to the cabinets and drawers.
Hardware is an easy and simple change that can really make a huge impact on a space.
We also changed the sconces on the wall, which were pretty dated.
And we replaced the sink faucet.
Everything in the basement was brass when we moved in – doorknobs, hinges, faucet, etc. I know that brass is coming back in style, but it’s just not my favorite. Plus, the fixtures in this house are/were pretty outdated – brass or not. Some of the doorknobs on the main level had already been changed to an aged bronze when we moved in. So, we decided to stick with that.
We replaced all of the door knobs/handles and hinges, as well, to match the bronze.
Finally, a new soap dispenser and some (mostly) repurposed decor items, and this bathroom is as good as new.
(I didn’t photograph the toilet room because I haven’t decorated it yet. The only thing that was done in there, though, was new paint.)
Let’s do a side-by-side, shall we?
How’s that for a DIY budget bathroom makeover? It looks so much brighter and cleaner now! And it will hopefully be more inviting for our guests in the future.
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Also, be sure to check out all of the other bathroom posts for more ideas!
Closet and Bathroom Repainting from Grandma’s House DIY
A Plan Gone Awry from Pandora’s Box
Wash Your Worries Away with Easy Bathroom Updates from Life Beyond the Kitchen
Farmhouse Bathroom Storage on a Budget from Life as a LEO Wife
It looks so much better and cleaner now that the wallpaper is gone and the details have been changed. One room at a time Amy. I’m still not done with my bathroom and its been 4 months.
Thanks so much, Mary! You are right – one room at a time. It is sometimes a slow process, but we are getting there!
Wow! That’s quite a difference! Your hard work definitely paid off.
I’m not a fan of brass, either. I prefer the hardware you’ve chosen.
Thanks so much! I have been so happy to replace all of the brass knobs and fixtures. 😀
Very useful idea. Good decoration bathroom. I like. Good job.