Tuesday, March 27, 2012

$60 Bathroom Makeover

So, as you may know. I've been wanting to do board and batten in my entry way and front room for awhile now. I finally got all the supplies, but when it came down to it, I started getting a little anxiety about how it was going to turn out. It was my first time, and it was in the most important place of my house. The first place guests see and sometimes the only place guests see. So I decided to try it out in my upstairs bathroom first. Ya' know, just to make sure :) And mainly cuz the hubs was having more anxiety about it than me. haha.

Anyway. So I really never had any plans to redo this bathroom. I never really liked it, but no one ever used it so it didn't matter too much to me. So this was like on a whim makeover :) Those are sometimes the best though. Mostly because I didn't have anything planned for it or money stashed away to do it, I had to find a way to make it work on a very limited budget.
Here's the before:
Bathroom Makeover for only $60! Lots of DIY projects and tips

It has the worst lighting. Its tucked away in a hall where no natural light gets to it. It doesn't have a window. Its just super dark. The color of the walls in here were the same color as all the walls in the rest of our house, but it looked 10 shades darker. It took me about 10 times to get this picture without it looking all yellowy washed-out :)
Bathroom Makeover for only $60! Lots of DIY projects and tips
The board and batten solved the whole 'darkness' issue and was the first thing to go up! It only cost me $11 to do. Not bad, huh? I'll show you how I did it for so cheap in an upcoming post. UPDATE: Click here to see how I did the board and batten!
white guest bathroom
Once the board and batten was done, I couldn't not do other updates to the bathroom. All it took was a new shower curtain, which I made from normal curtains. You can see the post about it here.
Bathroom Makeover for only $60! Lots of DIY projects and tips

diy board and batten
Some new pictures and accessories. I got these frames from Ikea and just printed off some black and whites of a few photos I took when visiting San Juan last fall.
Bathroom Makeover for only $60! Lots of DIY projects and tips

And a little clear storage in the form of glass containers.

This whole makeover came in at $60. Here's the breakdown:
$11 - board and batten
$24 - Shower curtain and liner
$5 - Glass containers (2 of them on sale at Hobby Lobby, the other I already had on hand)
$4 - DIY Mirror Frame
$6 - Picture Frames (Ikea)
$3 - Wash clothes (the other towels I already had on hand)
$7 - Soap dispenser from Ikea to match the glass containers.
Everything else, I had on hand.
Grand Total of $60

Here's the before and after again:
diy bathroom makeover
I can't believe the difference in here. It so much brighter. The board and batten did a lot to add to the brightness, but a lot of it came from the shower curtain itself. It makes the room feel so much taller to. I love it!
white guest bathroom
Its quite a shame actually that no one ever sees or uses this bathroom except for the occasional guests. 
But on a good note, the board and batten was a success! The hubs has approved it for the entry way and front room...and so have I :) I think I might make a few tweaks, but we'll see if that happens or not. I'm super excited for it! I just wish I could blink and have it all already painted for me :) haha. One can wish, can't she?
cheap bathroom makeover

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32 comments:

  1. I love how you did the board & batten! It looks like you spent 100s of dollars instead of $60. Great job!

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  2. Hurry up and tell me how you did the board & batten so cheap! Hurry hurry hurry!

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  3. wow that looks awsome! I have to have you come decorate my house!!!

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  4. Wow! What a difference! It's feels so fresh and clean!

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  5. I'm with Jennifer. How did you do the board and batten so cheap?! I want to know. I love your makeover. I am in love with your shower curtain. It's gorgeous!

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  6. The white looks so soft and pretty! I can't believe the board and batten were so cheap!

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  7. This looks so awesome! Our front bathroom doesn't have a window either and I have been thinking of the board and batten to brighten it up. I think you just made up my mind;0) I can't wait for the tips!!!

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  8. Wow it looks amazing now. All the new colors are wonderful!

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  9. That's an amazing price! Can't wait to see how you did the b&b so cheap.

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  10. What a transformation! LOVE the white and softness. The board and batten is stunning! Fabulous job... lots of inspiration here! Thanks for sharing!
    Yvonne

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  11. It's so beautiful!! Your first board and batten project came out amazing!! Now you HAVE to do it in your entryway! Wow, I'm still in shock over the $60 price tag of this makeover- unbelievable! You did so good!!
    www.inside-outdesign.blogspot.com

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  12. btw I just featured this on my blog:) I always love an inexpensive but high-impact makeover- super inspiring!
    http://inside-outdesign.blogspot.com/2012/03/bathroom-makeover-on-cheap.html

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  13. This is great...its has me thinking about my ever so plain and very white hallway.....this is great thanks!

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  14. It looks awesome. I'll be waiting on the follow up post to see how you did the board and batten so cheap. I want to try it in my daughter's bathroom.

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  15. This is amazing and all for only $60. Good Job!!

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  16. This turned out fabulous!!! I think your first board & batten project was a success!

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  17. That is such a pretty end result! I love your new bathroom look!
    Shannon

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  18. Brilliant! Good for you...I love it and I'll bet it's going to be gorgeous in your entryway.

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  19. Beautiful transformation! I have been wanting to do board and batten somewhere in my house and I had not idea it was that inexpensive! What have I been waiting for???

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  20. It looks beautiful! So bright, fresh and spa-like! I bet the board and batten will look great in the entry also.

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  21. Awesome transformation! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/03/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-7.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  22. It looks amazing!! Can't wait to hear how you did the board and batten . . . and would also like to know how you did the mirror.

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  23. this is beautiful and i love the frame around the mirror too! I just love board and batten, we did it in our mud room.

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  24. This looks so fresh, bright and beautiful! I am a big fan of board and batten too, and love how it adds so much charm and character to a space. And the framed mirror looks awesome!

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  25. Wow I really like the new pictures. Great job on this bathroom makeover! :)

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  26. Love it! Question. When you put the board and batten behind the toilet, did you remove the toilet or just the tank? How did you deal with that issue? I am sure everyone else could easily figure out how to do it but me. Thanks :)

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  27. Hi! I found you via Better After Blog. I have the exact same bathroom and have been mulling over how to do it because I find it soo dark in there. Right now I have creamy beige with dark browns :/ but I didn't want to go white and boring...but this batten lark makes it so NOT boring! I think I may have to give it a whirl...thank you soo much for sharing and inspiring!

    Ro

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  28. WOW! looks amazing and great pix!!!

    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

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  29. It looks fabulous! What a great makeover. Can't wait to read how you did the board and batten!

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  30. absolutely fabulous! Great job!! I kept scrolling back and forth going "before, after, before, after"!

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  31. I love it! Do you have a tutorial on the DIY mirror frame? I love your decorating style -- so calm and serene!

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  32. One more inexpensive makeover item is a Hand Bidet Sprayer. It works better than a Bidet and requires no new plumbing. Provides superior hygiene and will save you money on toilet paper forever. See www.bathroomsprayers.com.

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