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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Low Low Under $100 Budget Master Bath Redo


I love before and afters of beautiful bathrooms and kitchens but folks, please.
Your $10,000 remodel of one room is not low budget. 
It is a project with a $10,000 price tag.
 Yes, I know you replaced all the fixtures and
 moved the tub and tiled everything. It is beautiful. 

it is all a matter of perspective and I know the internet needs 
some projects that are truly way down in price.

Forthwith, I give you the low low budget cosmetic bathroom redo/refresh/upstyle for under $100.

Here is the AFTER.

This bathroom in our old mobile home needed some serious help.

Below is the before showing the new wall medicine cabinet built by
The Welding Man and the existing vanity.

The vanity, shower, flooring and commode were still serviceable, but the whole room needed an update.


I used the ivy stencil everywhere in that house. Kitchen. Hallway. Bathrooms. 
The mixed mirrors decor just wasn't cutting it anymore.

And below is the old medicine cabinet. Yowza, what a beast!

But hey, is that a cheap $3 golden oak light fixture? That's a good start!

Here's the new room, four days and less than $100 later.

Loving it!

Step by step, here's what we did and spent-

$16 vanilla white semi gloss latex bathroom paint for walls and ceiling. Just do it.
$10 chocolate brown semi gloss latex paint for the vanity and all the woodwork, including the light.
$4 for two pine boards that we used for the mirror shelf and the high wall shelf.
$2 for metal shelf brackets.
$8 plate glass mirror from a contractor friend. Four foot by two foot.Total score!  
$10 bulls eye corner trim and flat boards to frame mirror.  Four foot by two foot.Total score! 
$8 light bulbs
$4 gloss brown spray paint

Total cash outlaid was about $62.

Everything else we used was from our stash. Including the raspberry colored towels which were still in perfect shape and didn't need replaced. And the textured wallpaper on the door of the medicine cabinet and the tall vase holding drieds on the mirror shelf. Here's a link to the story behind that vase.

Below is another view of that wallpaper covered vase and
 the bulls eye corner blocks and framing around the mirror.

After all the painting was done and the shelving in place, it was fun to shop the house for all kinds of decor and knick knacks and baskets and art and STUFF. Glossy brown spray paint pulled it all together. 

Man, I LOVED the new look of that bathroom!

This is what I like...a project that comes together on a low budget
 with creative thinking and some clever restyles.

You know, until I can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a room project!

My next bathroom redo is in the works...with a vintage
 vacation/driftwood vibe and loads of fun details.
On a budget, of course!


  1. I like the shelf you added under the mirror. Very practical. And the new paint colors you picked are so classy together! Beautiful bathroom makeover!

  2. I'm always looking for REALISTIC bathrooms re-dos. Thank you for showing yours!


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