Quick & Easy Budget Savvy Bathroom Makeover

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This is a budget savvy way to update any bathroom using paint & a single 1x6 board! You won't believe the transformation for under $100! This bathroom is now bright, functional, & inviting!


See how we crated this look!


Basically, it was just nothing special. I wanted something a future buyer would love & I know when I walk into a space my first thoughts are if the room is bright, clean & functional. So I started by tackling the bright aspect with some paint!


I started by making the back wall in half with tape. The bottom half I wanted to paint Alabaster White by SW & the rest of the room Gray Screen by SW. Paining Alabaster is one of my go to bright whites & the gray screen is light but also provides a little pop of color.

Find Your Studs

Once my paint was dry I used this awesome  stud finder to mark my studs so I would know where I needed to nail in my 1×6. It is important to find studs when hanging heavier pieces of wood because you definitely don’t want to risk it coming down.

Attach 1x6

Next I attached a 1×6 to the space I taped off. This will separate the two colors & give it a fancy trimmed look. This board will also be were I hang our hooks later. I just used my nail gun & a level to attach the board.

Sand Your Board

After the board was hung I sanded it down to give it a nice smooth finish & caulked around all the edges.

Paint Your Board

When the caulk drys go ahead & start painting your board. I used the same white paint as I did for the lower half. You can tape off the top but I like to live on the wild side, aka I have to finish before nap time is over & taping takes longer.

Attach Hooks

Once the wood dried I went ahead & attached my towel hooks.  These cute ones are from Lowes & matched the rest of the room’s hardware. I never hang anything with my  Straight-Line laser level. It shoots out a laser line so I know exactly where I need to hang each hook so that they are in line with one another. It makes life so much easier because you don’t have to keep remeasuring over & over.


Once the hooks were up the rest was just some online shopping! I bought this  super cute gingham shower curtain from Target to add a little pop of color to the room. I also bought some light gray towels to hang from my new hooks!


This little makeover cost me less than $100 & It made a huge difference to the space! Every makeover doesn’t have to cost hundreds of dollars to make a big impact on the room. Sometimes all you need is a piece of wood & some paint! Let me know what y’all think & if you have any questions. Plus don’t forget to  follow us on Instagram for inside looks on all our makeovers & renovations!

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  • Dog26006953 Dog26006953 on Apr 08, 2022

    You might want to change your third sentence under Attach Hooks from with to without.

    Your updated bath definitely looks brighter and more stylish. Good job.

  • Marlene Marlene on Apr 08, 2022

    Love It, who know!!!!!! I'm copying the wall hooks!!! Thanks!!👍️😍