Sunday, August 12, 2012

Budget Bathroom Makeover

*Before


I was growing tired of our old bathroom.  It felt dull and dingy.  I set out to update the space with a small budget.

*After



Although we went with darker paint, it feels much brighter and livelier. 

I found this wooden tray at the thrift store.  It was originally brown.  I gave it a makeover with paint and accessories. 



I love this plant(Southern Mimosa).  The leaves fold up at night.

I purchased the glass jars at TJ Maxx a few years ago. I've seen similar jars at Home Goods.


The some of the artwork is actually framed greeting cards ordered from Etsy.

I purchased the shower curtain for around $20 at Marshall's.


Our friend that helped out in our kitchen added trim around the ceiling. 

He changed out the light fixture for us too. 

Basket under the vanity for extra toilet paper. 

View from our bedroom.

The rug was purchased at Target for cheap. 

I purchased the small stool at a yard sale for a few dollars.  I gave it a quick makeover with spray paint.


The driftwood art was purchased at Home Goods for less than $20.


I added rocks to the plants to hide the exposed dirt.

View out of the bathroom window. 

The only window is inside of the shower.

Our backyard is full of trees, so privacy isn't an issue. 

Greeting card ordered from here.


A small hook for my robe or towels.

I am pleased that I was able to give our bathroom a fresh, new look without spending a lot of money. 

52 comments:

Leslie said...

Its so natural and calm...I love it!!! The little plant is adorable and perfect on the tray. Great job.

Simply LKJ said...

Brandi, it looks fantastic. It is amazing what a few little changes can do for a room. You just proved it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg!

Ally said...

I love the vignette on the tray - that's really nicely arranged. And the driftwood art.....I love it so much I'd have to sit backwards on the throne. Lol

Kim said...

Gorgeous! So serene and tranquil. I'm inspired to tackle my master bath now.

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

Beautiful!

Toodie said...

Very pretty and very calming. :)

Latoya @ A Peaceful Crib said...

I am so in love with the driftwood:) Great makeover!

Julie said...

You are invited to share this with my Show Your Stuff blog hop: http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/08/show-your-stuff-36-taco-casserole.html

Nici Higby said...

Great job on the bathroom. It is beautiful. I love the birdie pictures you framed. Thanks so much for commenting over at Posed Perfection. Gotta love vinegar! I hope you will visit again. Have a great week!
Blessings, Nici

Nici Higby said...

I forgot to tell you I am your newest follower. I hope you'll visit Posed Perfection again and click on my "Follow Me" Button to add Posed Perfection to your GFC. Blessings,
Nici

It's me said...

Like your bathroom ...it looks great !! well done darling !!!...happy week....xxx..

Karen said...

Your bathroom looks great Brandi, I love all of the pretty touches you've added, the shower curtain is perfect and that driftwood art is amazing, what a great price too. What a great idea to frame those greeting cards, they look fantastic. Great job sweet friend!

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

Ohhh I love all the little details:) It's very tranquil and spalike. Great job!

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

Looks great Brandi! I especially love the white tray with glass jars and plant. Hope you enjoyed the weekend!
Alissa

Designing Domesticity said...

Love that driftwood and all the greenery. Lovely update. Thanks for sharing, liz

ancient one said...

Beautiful....

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Nice job on your bathroom! I enjoyed seeing it. Your pictures are great. What kind of camera do you use?

Libby said...

I actually loved both your before and after bathrooms. But I do adore the paint and color scheme used in the after makeover. You have such a great sense of style. I think I could live in that bathroom. :-)

Nici - Posed Perfection said...

Hi Brandi.
Thanks for commenting again back to me about my email situation. It should be resolved. As far as the GFC goes, I have it hooked up through the button. You'll need to actually click on the "Click here to Follow Me" button. I appreciate you letting me know about the difficulties. I'm still working out the kinks of this blogging thing. Have a great week!
Blessings,
Nici

Karen said...

Brandi, your bathroom makeover is so pretty! I love your choice of colors, so serene, like a spa. You have a lovely view. I love the little stool and your tray and artwork. Very nice. xx

Sherry said...

Excellent job on this! Can't get over the driftwood art work, I absolutely love it!

Atticmag said...

Terrific difference in the room. The paint color really worked well with the accessories. Jane

Pamela said...

It looks fantastic and your shower curtain is very pretty!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Great job! Love the colors you chose, and especially love the art work!

Nicole said...

So fresh and clean looking! I love it. I'm working on my powder room. It's not really a makeover because it's pretty much like it was when we built our house. Thanks for your inspiration!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

A lovely bathroom makeover. I especially like the little framed pieces and love that you accomplished this without a huge amount of money.

Alycia Nichols said...

I LOVE that you have a window in your shower!!!! I would love to be able to look out like that! Actually, if I had my way, there would be no window treatments of any kind up all around the house. I love the feel and look of natural light pouring in! Living in the 'burbs, however, kinda slams the brakes on that! :-) You have wonderful privacy and....oh, I'm SO jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great makeover!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice new look, Brandi! It looks very spa-like now!

visiting from Met Monday : )

Stacia Liechty said...

feels totally spa like! I'm so in love with the little rug on the floor. Beautifully done!
http://www.feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

Cocalores said...

Looks fabulous! Love the colors and details! However, I'd freak out in a bathroom without a curtain ;-) xo Anja

Infuse With Liz said...

Your bathroom looks great! I like the coloring and the accents. The tray on the counter looks so nice...love the starfish on the towel...I really like the fabric of the shower curtain...good job!

The Single Nester said...

Love your style. Great job!

Decor & Harmony said...

Brandi, your bathroom looks fabulous :) I love all the little touches, you've inspired me to do a little spruce up.....maybe in the Fall.

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

OK, truthfully, the bathroom was pretty nice before too, but I know what you mean about how sometimes spaces just start feeling dingy to us. I get that feeling all the time! The new updated look is so crisp and fresh and that pattern on the shower curtain totally makes the room! I've just signed up to follow you on GFC, and would love it if you stopped by for a visit sometime and followed along if you like!

One More Time said...

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Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Beautifully done! Love the colors. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Someday Crafts. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Our Delightful Home said...

You did an awesome job!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Comeca Jones said...

I love it simple and not over done thats the way I like it! Great job!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks great! nice colors!

Shavonda said...

Love this mini makeover chica! It looks awesome. I really love the tray and accessories. Everything just came together beautifully.

smart momma said...

i love how it turned out after the makeover!! lovely!!!

especially the cotton balls and soap jars - they are so elegant and so clean-looking...where did you get them?

huggies ***
smart momma

Jen @ frazzled 5 said...

The bathroom turned out amazing! Like straight from a magazine!
Love the bird framed art- where did you snag these?
Hugs, Jen @ frazzled5

Debi Bolocofsky said...

You did a great job. I love what you did. I am your newest follower. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/pink-honey-beeswax-lip-balm-and.html
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Talking with Tami said...

Great job with your bathroom! Looks fab!

Baked In The South said...

love this! would love to have you share over at our party!

http://baked-inthesouth.blogspot.com/2012/08/made-it-by-monday-link-party_14.html

Elise Nicole said...

I LOVE the bird cards you framed!

Schulz Family said...

Hi. I linked from Tattertots and Jelo - well done. Karen www.madewithmytwohands.blogspot.com

DIY Show Off said...

Brandi - you did a beautiful job! Great attention to pretty details and love the new fixture and pain! Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

Lil Mama Stuart said...

Cute little Target rug! I'm going to pin that driftwood to DIY ;)

pam {simple details} said...

Such pretty updates, Brandi! I'm impressed you didn't have to spend much to make such a nice impact!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous Brandi!!!
XO

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

I have so many favorite elements here its hard to pick just one to comment about! The artwork(love Etsy!), the robe hook(I have three of those in my kitchen for aprons), the thrifted tray....another job well done!