Small Bathroom Makeover on a Budget

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I have painted and re-painted this bathroom quite a few times over the past 10 years that we’ve lived in this house. I decided after I renovated our master bathroom last summer that DIYing almost all the work myself really isn’t that hard. It might be time-consuming, but it’s not too difficult to learn how to do most of the repair work.

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This the bathroom before my recent makeover. It was fun but now I'm craving a more "grown up" style in my home. My makeover uses neutral colors and I replaced the vanity and toilet.

The vanity is from Ikea and is the Hemnes style. The faucet is from Ace Hardware and the frame around the mirror is from a company called Frame My Mirror that makes frames for builder grade mirrors.

I had to turn off the water supply and then disconnect the pipes. Then I disassembled the old vanity and hauled it out.

The wood plank wall is from a company called Woody Walls. It is peel and stick real wood panels. They are thin wood pieces with extra strong adhesive on the back. They can be stuck to the wall to achieve a planked wood look.

After sliding in the new vanity, I had to call a plumber to hook up the drain. The pipes on the IKEA sink had to be moved around a bit in order to fit.

I painted the walls "Divine Twig" from the grab and go paint collection at Target.

The art on the wall is from Home Goods.

The toilet is from Lowes and the brand is American Standard. The over toilet cabinet is from Wayfair and the shower curtain and accessories are from TJ Max.

The fake orchid is from Target.

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  • Sandys SYCmail
    on Jul 4, 2019

    Do you have a DIY to replicate the wall art you purchased from Home Goods?? I'd love a good tutorial to follow!

  • Lynda A. Kale
    on Jul 15, 2019

    I love your new space I just moved into a new home and there is ugly yellow tile in the shower any ideas what to do with it outside of tearing it down.We only have 1 bathroom so I can't have a long messy construction.Thank you

    • Effie
      on Mar 24, 2020

      Oh please don't paint the tile. I removed paint from 2 bathrooms and it was a nightmare. It took forever! This was at least something I was hired top do but it took forever. Try to figure or something else because the longer the paint stays on the tiles the longer it takes to get it off. It took me 52 hours because the schedule of the people I did it for was difficult to work around but I swore I'd never do it again!

  • Jeanne
    on Feb 6, 2020

    Is the adhesive on the wood planks holding up to steam from the shower?

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