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Budget Bathroom Makeover Reveal

If you need to give your bathroom a makeover, but want to do it on a budget…prepare to be inspired! We completed this budget bathroom makeover for less than $250. You won’t believe these before and after pictures!

Full source list is linked at the bottom of post for your convenience !

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Logan and I surprisingly don’t butt heads much about renovation projects and decor styles. But what we do consistently disagree on “phase 1 makeovers”…or what I like to call…making a room look better while we live with it and wait until we can fully renovate. Logan just sees it as wasting time and money on rooms that are going to change.

So sometimes I win and we spend a little time and money making things look better. And sometimes he wins and we completely ignore it until it is reno time. Like most things in marriage (and life)…it’s a give and take.

Before pictures

shows a white bathroom with a rustic shower curtain and rug with outdated tan tile and sink with overlay text that says before

But this bathroom, oh my goodness….this bathroom was definitely something that I’ve let Logan win for probably a bit too long. We’ve been living in this house for about two and half years and I’ve hated it every second.

shows an up close picture white bathroom with a cabin themed rustic shower curtain and rug with white tile and sink with overlay text that says before

The baby blue wall paint was here when we moved in (and was repeated a few times throughout the house). I honestly think the flippers we purchased the house from just used leftover exterior paint from when they painted the outside of the house because it’s the same color.

shows a top of toilet and sink with a mirror in small bathroom with outdated cabin themed decor in the background with overlay text that says before

The decor is pretty hideous with a rustic cabin theme complete with a faded shower curtain and equally horrible bathmat. We purchased this decor RIGHT after we got married, back in that honeymoon stage where I still trying to choose things that Logan liked…hence the cabin theme. Believe it or not we actually had CAMO towels at one point (those are long gone now).

shows a wall with a purple towel and and toilet paper holder with a hole in the drywall on the bottom right with a shower curtain and rug with overlay text that says before

We didn’t live very long with this big hole in the wall, don’t worry! Haha, we had to bust into the wall when we were installing the farmhouse sink cabinet in our laundry room.

shows a white bathroom with a white sink and large oval mirror and outdated vanity lighting with overlay text that says before
shows an outside view of a white bathroom with a rustic shower curtain  and rug with white tile and sink with overlay text that says before

So here’s where we were…

I was sick of this ugly bathroom. Logan didn’t want to spend money on it because we really should probably do a full gut renovation of the space soon.

We agreed that we wouldn’t replace any fixtures, keep costs at a minimum, try to use up supplies and decor that we had elsewhere and all in all do a mini budget bathroom makeover.

DIY Vertical Shiplap Wall

So I got to work. First things first, I had to figure out what in the heck to do with the wall that had a big hole! We could, of course, have patched it and retextured the whole thing…which would have been kind of a pain.

Instead we completely transformed the wall by installing DIY vertical shiplap that seriously less than $50 in supplies (most of which we already had)!

TA DA!

shows before and after pictures of a bathroom with a wall with a purple towel and and toilet paper holder with a hole in the wall on the bottom right with a outdated shower curtain and rug with overlay text that says before. The after picture shows a stylish vertical shiplap wall with white shower curtain and gray painted tile floors with dark green wall paint above shiplap and wooden towel hooks

Painted Tile Floors

The next thing we definitely needed to address were the tile floors. The builder grade boring tan rectangles had to go.

But again…I didn’t want to spend the time or money to completely replace the tile flooring, so we tried something we’ve never done before!

We painted the tile floors using this awesome paint that is made JUST for floors! To top it off, I added a fun stencil design that although tedious, turned out AMAZING!

Don’t you think?!?

shows before and after pictures of outdated tan marble floor turned into gray tile with white stripes
shows before and after pictures of tan marble floor turned into gray tile with white stripes with floor paint & stencils

DIY Wall Art with Scrap Wood & Wood Shims

Then we made this super easy and cheap wall art to hang above the towels and it’s just perfect, don’t you think?

Ok, are you ready to see the big reveal?

shows a dark green bathroom with white toilet, white shower curtain, boho wall decor, and sink with gray with white stripes painted tile flooring
shows a sign that says being happy never goes out of style with a boho wooden frame and a framed woven wall hanging on a dark green wall next to a oval mirror with a plant and candle below sitting on top of the toilet
shows a white shower curtain in a small boho styled bathroom with a white toilet and gray painted tile floors with white stripes
shows a modern wood frame made with wood shims on a dark green wall with wood towel hooks below
shows a vertical shiplap wall with a dark green wall with a bohos tyle wood frame with arrow made with wood shims and gray tile floors with white stripes
shows a view from the shows of the toilet and sink with a dark green walls and gray tile floors with white stripes and boho home decor
wood wall decor with arrow made with wood shims on a dark green wall
white sink with the bottom of a oval mirror and dark green wall with a black wall mounted soap dispenser
shows a plant and candle in a wicker basket on top of a toilet with a dark teal wall
shows a dark green painted small bathroom with white toilet and shower curtain, and small stand alone sink with gray with white stripes tile floor and boho wall decor
shows a dark green painted bathroom with white toilet, shower curtain, and sink with boho home decor on walls and top of toilet
shows part of the wood frame on a dark green wall with a wood hook for towels sticking at the bottom from the wall
shows a corner of small boho style bathroom with the vertical shiplap wall and dark green wall with a wood wall towel hook and wood framed decor next to a white shower curtain  with gray tile floors with white stripes
shows an up close view of the wood hook and a towel hanging on it next to a dark green wall in bathroom
shows a plant and candle in a wicker basket on top of a toilet with a dark teal wall
shows an up close picture of a boho woven wall hanging in a frame with white, tan, and black yarn
shows a corner of the bathroom with a toilet and white sink next to a white shower curtain with a dark green walls and gray tile floors with white stripes
shows a corner of the coastal style wood frame made with wood shims on a dark green wall
shows a picture of a dark green wall with the bottom half having white shiplap and a wood frame and wooden towel hooks
shows a picture of a dark green painted walls in small bathroom with no windows with the bottom half having white shiplap installed vertically and a wood frame and modern wooden towel hooks with gray tiled floors with white stripes

Cost of budget bathroom makeover (our real numbers)

Vanity Light*$51
Light bulbs$10
Paint (2 gallons)*$86
DIY Shiplap – see full supply list here$50
DIY Floor Paint – see full supply list here$100
Basket on toilet$12
Faux plant (50% off)$8
Candle$10
Wooden container for extra toilet paper (50% off)$14
DIY wooden wall art (only needed to buy wood shims, rest was made with scrap wood!) – see full supply list here $5
Hand towel*$13
Bath towel*$20
Towel hooks$18
Shower curtain (60% off!) $20
Toilet paper holder$17
Towel ring*$61
Wall mount soap dispenser$30
Wall decor quote$15
Wall decor frame for woven hanging$5
TOTAL BUDGET BATHROOM MAKEOVER COST$540
OUR COST (subtracted things we already had)$222

*We already had these things on hand, but for the purposes of coming up with a cost estimate for this budget bathroom makeover…we will assume you need to buy them

I’m SOOO happy with the budget friendly makeover we did in this bathroom…now I’m just scratching my head a bit wondering why it took me 2 and half years, haha.

What about you….are you team wait-til-you-renovate or team make-it-better-while-you-wait???

shows before and after pictures of different views of the budget bathroom makeover with overlay text that says small bathroom makeover

What was your favorite part of this budget bathroom makeover??

Let us know in the comments below!

14 thoughts on “Budget Bathroom Makeover Reveal

  1. Impressive workmanship, especially since you have most of the supplies on hand. Your bathroom looks fresh and tres chic. Congratulations on your makeover project.

  2. Everything thing looks so amazing!! I love the shiplap, and I’m going to do this in my bathroom. The floors are gorgeous and that green is everything!! 😍

  3. Chelsea you are so inspiring! Oh my gosh I can totally relate! My husband doesn’t want to spend the time/effort on anything until we renovate it. And I’m getting so tired of looking at the ugly. Did you say you made the woven wall hanging? You’re so talented! I love your style! I love the paint color with the natural wood and woven wall art. So inspiring, I must just need to do some ‘make a room look better while we live with it’ projects in my house.

    1. Hi Michelle! Thanks so much! I love the challenge of trying to make a space look better for limited funds! Yes I did make that little woven wall hanging. One of my “quarantine” hobbies that I’ve picked up over the past few months is looming! I got a weaving loom at Amazon and I’m loving it! 🙂 Hope you continue to find inspiration through our projects. Have a great day!

  4. Your bathroom is giving me “Modern Boho Fever” and I’m loving it, I am here for it!!!!..My boyfriend and I are moving in a couple of months & I’m going for that Boho with a splash of dark colors like a deep Navy or Green or Terra Cotta and you hit the nail on the head with your bathroom. I knew I clicked on you for a reason. Thanks for being an inspiration on my new home style journey.

    1. Thank you!! We absolutely love how our bathroom turned out. Modern boho is totally where my style has been going these days. I’ve found that it helps to pick a “whole house” color palette to keep things cohesive. So for our home, we’ve been sticking with neutrals (black whites and grays), pops of dark green and greenish blue and now we’re even mixing in some mustard yellow accents. Good luck with your new home journey!

  5. Your results are quite good looking. I must say one thing though; I often comment to people that we would like to see more pictures, perhaps of the before and after side by side, as you did. That was useful for us. However, the pictures in this posting were overkill.
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