Hey folks! As you may remember from a previous post, we have a lot of home renovation plans in the works. We’d love to tackle the entire house at once, but of course, it’s just not in the budget. That doesn’t mean that we can’t make tiny cheap steps in the right direction and still have a big impact. Case in point, our half “master bath” that is pretty darn ugly. Yellowy orange paint on half the walls, ugly faux wood wallpaper that is legitimately from the 60s, and a horrific discolored wood medicine cabinet/light fixture. If you want to save your eyeballs, skip the next picture, but otherwise take a gander at this scary room before the budget bathroom makeover:
The plan was just to ignore it, but frankly, it hurts my eyeballs too much. So I brainstormed some ideas for a ridiculously cheap makeover. The wallpaper and paint have to go. Luckily, we have leftover white paint that will be perfect and free! Wallpaper remover solution is about $6 at the local hardware store and we have all the other tools we might need for painting and scraping wallpaper.
We don’t currently store anything in that yucky medicine cabinet so a mirror and light fixture are the cheapest fix (especially since we plan on replacing the sink later down the line). I just so happen to have the perfect mirror for the bathroom already, but if I didn’t it’s only $50 at Target. All that was left is to find a cheap light fixture that I like…not an easy task. I stumbled upon the blog Bigger Than the Three of Us and a budget bathroom makeover she completed with a DIY light fixture – only $20! And it was cute to boot! That means, drumroll please, that my bathroom makeover will cost a whopping $26!! Now there’s no excuse to go ahead and do the dang thing. To get a feel for what it will look like, here’s my simple little mood board:
What do you think? Not too shabby for a budget makeover, eh? And if you don’t already have the Target mirror, that only brings up your total to $76…still not too harsh on the pocketbook at all! I’m thinking about doing something similar to My Simply Simple and adding some washi tape on the walls for temporary interest and I’d love to switch out the sink faucet…but we’ll see. Keep a lookout for the reveal of this teeny tiny makeover!