Kids/Guest Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

The kids/guest bathroom in our home was the epitome of 'builder basic' and I was determined to make it a stylish bathroom with personality for both our kids and guests while sticking to a tight budget.

Here are the results...

and here is how I did it (the link to how I did all these projects can be found at the bottom of the page)! First, I paint the cabinetry green!

Then I laid these awesome peel and stick vinyl tiles over my existing vinyl sheet flooring.

I installed board and batten 3/4 up the wall and added hooks for my kids hooded towels (I made the hooded towels for each child when they were born). I painted the upper wall in Benjamin Moore's Buxton Blue.

I turned a $12 tablecloth from Homegoods into a floor length shower curtain.

And made the plantation shutters shown above!! That's not a typo I made plantation shutters and you can too!

Lastly, I built a behind the commode decorative ladder/towel holder from scrap wood and printed out and framed the free triangle art.

Total cost of everything came to $245. We are really enjoying the results. I hope you have enjoyed this makeover!! All project tutorials and details can be found at the link below!:-)

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Tamara @ Provident Home Design

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


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  • Lbe9242216
    on Jul 29, 2016

    What color name is the paint

  • Cherylgrice
    on Apr 30, 2018

    LOVE the board and batten - it makes the room seem much larger. How did you make the plantation shutters? I'd love to have real wood shutter shades in my home, but even the vinyl these days costs more than I'm willing to spend!

  • Elizabeth Seeley
    on Feb 20, 2019

    How did you do the DIY board and batten wood trim ? Is there a tutorial somewhere else?

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