$200 Half Bath Makeover

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If I haven’t convinced you of the power of paint yet.. this ought to do it. Welcome to the home of the most hideous periwinkle room, where you can watch yourself use the bathroom from at least 112 degrees. Honestly, I’m not sure how I was able to wait 6 months before touching this room. I was holding out for a full renovation but other parts of the house took priority, like the kitchen. Just wait til you see the kitchen.


Someday this room will get gutted, but until then, something had to be done. This amount of mirror is SO excessive. All the way down to the countertop and behind the sink? On both walls? Tricking people into making this awkward room look bigger.. it wasn’t working. And we won’t talk about the color, you can form your own opinions about it.

Disclaimer: This bathroom gets zero natural light and is currently lit by florescents. Again, bear with me on these photos.

Step one was taking down the ballet room mirrors. Always try to sell the things you pull out of your house. I don’t know what people do with them.. but I have always been able to fund some these kinds of projects with the stuff I do not want to keep. Two of these stupid big mirrors paid for the new round black metal frame mirror, thank you very much Facebook marketplace.

A little under $200 and some elbow grease and I can now be proud of this space and how far its come, what do you think? Do you believe in the power of paint?

Project budget breakdown:

Paint – $23 (used leftover paint from other projects)
Paint supplies – $16
Ikea Pulls -$10.99
Target’s Project 62 hooks – $6.99/ea ($13.98)
Hearth and Hand towels – $5.99
Hobby Lobby mirror – $60
Ikea frames – $9.99/ea ($19.98)/
Soap dispenser – $12.99

TOTAL: $162. 93

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