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$200 Bathroom Update

You guys, I love it so much. It literally took twice as long as expected–a month instead of two weeks–but that’s a DIY tale as old as time. I should probably just stop trying to give myself a deadline for all future projects because I have a knack for blowing them out of the water. I didn’t mind the extra time in this case, though, because now the basement bathroom is cool like its sister upstairs.
Time: 4 Weeks Cost: $200 Difficulty: Easy
Take a moment to absorb the whole room. Try not to look directly at the light fixture that I STILL can’t photograph correctly (ugh) because your retinas might melt, but get friendly with the rest of it.
Aaaaaaaand before:
The only real offender in here was the vanity (and matching trim). I liked the existing floor, the layout was fine, and I was digging all of the shiny chrome fixtures. So while I may not have designed a bathroom exactly like this if it were up to me, there wasn’t anything seriously wrong with it. No sense in ripping everything out because one thing was making my eye twitch.
The goal was to make everything coordinate, since the old vanity DID NOT, so I built the new color scheme around the floor. I painted the vanity (Old Navy by Benjamin Moore in the Advance formula), painted the trim (Benjamin Moore Advance in un-tinted white), got a new countertop, replaced the faucet, found a new mirror, changed the vanity hardware, and painted the walls (Grey Beard by Olympic).
To get all of the DIY details a budget breakdown and source list, click the link below!

To see more: http://www.little-nostalgia.com/2015/05/basement-bathroom-makeover.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Opelika, AL
    on May 1, 2015

    So gorgeous. Your tips were very helpful regarding buying sample sized paints.

    • Kae A Done
      Kae A Done Smithfield, UT
      on May 2, 2015

      @Charlotte You can get A LOT of mileage out of one of those sample pots. It's really amazing.

  • BINA E
    BINA E
    on May 2, 2015

    it does look nicer I have to say

  • Michelle Brown
    Michelle Brown Cedar Park, TX
    on May 2, 2015

    So amazing how much painting the honey oak can add so much class. I just love it!

  • Wendy Jean Leon
    Wendy Jean Leon Phoenix, AZ
    on May 2, 2015

    Try turning the light off when photographing the fixture. The vanity looks much better with the dark paint.

  • Kim Yurjevich
    Kim Yurjevich Poulsbo, WA
    on May 2, 2015

    Good morning sunshine. Aren't you a breath of fresh air. Just a quick question. Where did it say she was photographing the fixture? Also, it appears to be the only light source. How would that picture come out?

    • Paige @ Little Nostalgia
      Paige @ Little Nostalgia Naperville, IL
      on May 2, 2015

      You're right, it's the only light fixture in the room and there aren't any windows! It's an all or nothing situation, unfortunately.

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