Our DIY, Farmhouse-Styled Master Bathroom Renovation

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Hey friends! Today, I want to share with you all about our bathroom makeover! This particular space has needed a total overhaul since the time we moved into our home, which was a very long time ago! :)
But first, I need to show you these "before" photos. I cringe to even post them, but RELUCTANTLY I must, in order to show you how far we've come!

Before the reno, our bathroom was complete with red walls, builder-grade counters, a garden tub, and diamond-styled, cream-colored tiles that'll knock your socks off! And the worst part about it??? The builder placed carpet, yes CARPET, in our bathroom. Yuck! Who does that?! I also need to mention that the photos below are a mix of before and mid-process pics. So, here she is - in all her glory!
But, alas! Because of our hard work and frugal efforts, we have finally given ourselves the bathroom of our dreams! And due to our small bathroom, every decision we made was centered around how to maximize our space.

And when I say "frugal efforts," I mean that we did all the work ourselves (i.e. except the shower)! More specifically, my sweet honey did the manual labor, and I did the decorating. :)

Here's a complete list of everything we did to create our dream bathroom! It was quite an undertaking! (And if you'd like to see more pics of our space and even a list of the sources, you can visit my blog....There's a link at the bottom of this post.)
1. We pulled up the carpet. To save money, my honey painted our concrete floors with a gorgeous white paint. It's wonderful, and it brightens up our room like you wouldn't believe! The paint is called Snowbound, by HGTV Home. It's a paint and primer in one, and it's AWESOME!

2. We bought a 56" acrylic tub that had "slight imperfections," yet was brand new. This route helped us to save oodles of money. And with three sides of the tub hidden, the imperfections are covered as well! Also, I love my husband's idea about where to place the faucet handle, as seen in the pic below. That way, we don't have to reach over the tub when it needs to be turned on! (And nevermind my reflection in the tub. :))
3. Professionals were hired to install the subway tile and seamless shower glass. For the tile, we chose white subway tile and a dark-gray grout, and the shower floor is a herringbone tile with the same dark grout. All of these items were purchased at a discount tile and flooring warehouse. The shelf is a man-made material called Staron. (We love this "counter" in our shower, and it cleans very easily. So far, I've had no problems with staining.) To save money, we ordered a remnant piece of the Staron, instead of ordering a complete slab! Our showerhead is awesome! I especially love the "snake" neck, so that I can easily move the showerhead around when I'm cleaning! This showerhead also has several massage settings. And don't you just love this seamless shower enclosure?! It's fabulous!
This fun, antique pot came from an awesome antique warehouse in Atlanta, and I found this succulent at my local grocery store for half-off!
4. To add some fun rustic, farmhouse vibes, we chose to install some shiplap. I absolutely LOVE how this planked wall turned out!!

Also, what do you think about these sconces? They're actually outdoor lanterns, but who says you can't bring them inside?! And at $30 each, you can't beat that price!
5. This burlap fabric for our draperies is beautiful, super inexpensive, and gives the perfect textural element! To cut costs, I used my 50% off coupon at a fabric and crafts store and bought 6 yards of burlap. Once I got home, I cut it in half (you only get one "fabric cut" with the coupon). Next, I folded over the top edges about 1/4 and then used drapery clips to keep the edges in place. To line these rustic curtains, I grabbed two white, twin-sized flat sheets from a retail store, folded the extra fabric in and clipped it with the burlap. Easy peasy! And it looks amazing! Instead of spending big bucks on finished draperies, I handled it my way and only spent a fraction of the cost. At $12 total, you can't beat that price!
6. We really wanted Carrara marble and a 70 vanity, but we also wanted the best bargain we could find. After searching Amazon, eBay and local sites, we finally found THE one on Craigslist! She just needed a little chalk paint, and then, she was golden! (You can find out how I transformed this beautiful vanity on my blog.)
7. Lastly, once we were finished with the bones of the room, it was time for the fun part: the accessorizing. Heh-heh-heh. :) I really love to accessorize! Picking out items that "make" the room are so exciting to me! From the black faux "fruit" crate to the galvanized candle to the metal wall baskets to the vintage clasp jar....I just love the hunt for beautiful decor on the cheap!
So, there you have it - our complete reno. Head on over to the blog for more photos and a few of our sources! Overall, we spent about $6,000 for the total makeover. Our initial budget was $5,000, but once we decided to hire out professional help for the shower glass and tile, the budget was increased slightly.

We are so pleased with the results of our bathroom! What do you think of our fresh space? I'd love to hear your thoughts! And if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot me an email at TheRusticBoxwood@Gmail.Com, or hang with me on Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest. And of course, I always love to see your comments below. They're always very encouraging! :)
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  • E E on Jul 05, 2019

    Truly an amazing project! How much was the shower surround and where did you buy it?

  • Joanna Joanna on Jul 29, 2019

    Amazing job. Love it!

  • Ann Swartz Ann Swartz on Jul 05, 2020

    Where did you get the clock from. Love it.

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