Bathroom Redo for Only $27!
Last year I re-imagined and re-invented my builder basic bathroom. It now has loads more character, a modern style, and a bold color!
Basically, my bathroom was beige and boring. It drove me crazy.
I love the look of wainscoting and I wanted to try it in the bathroom because it's a small space. I did faux wainscoting by painting the bottom third of the wall (including the baseboards) white. Then later I installed a chair rail (see below).
Next I tackled the chair rail for the wainscoting. I used three 12 foot slats of white trim I bought for $13. I bought liquid nails to put them up and white caulk for the joints which totaled $4.50.
I also used the trim and liquid nails to frame my mirror. I removed the little clips on the mirror and replaced them with large flat washers. That way I was able to install the trim flat like a frame.
The last piece of my project was creating these reclaimed wood shelves. I got this wood for free off Craigslist and used white brackets I got for free with rebate from Menards.
So the total for this project was $26.50: $13 for white trim, $4.50 for caulking and liquid nails, and $9 for hardware to hang the shelves (anchors & screws) plus washers to hold up the mirror.
Here's the before and after shots!
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