Live Pretty on a Penny: {Budget} Half Bath Makeover

{Budget} Half Bath Makeover

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Hey there, good people! I hope that everybody had a wonderful Labor Day holiday! I just love long weekends because it seems that I get so much more done! Though it may not have been as relaxing as I had hoped, I still enjoyed spending time with my mom, who came in for a visit from Chicago. I have composed a massive to-do list of projects that I would like to complete in my home. So, with the extended time off this past weekend,  I was also fortunate enough to have a chance to check a project off of my list, and I am excited to share.  This entire makeover cost me just over $80, and I want to share with you  ways that you can put your hard earned pennies and any other treasures that you may already have in your home to good use!

Here is my first floor half bathroom before...



Nothing special. Just a plain old dated bathroom that was crying out for a little TLC.

Well, my sweet little half bath...your call has been answered. Here it is now! 





I love how it turned out! All of my items were either things that I already had in my home that I decided to repurpose, or those that I grabbed from stores near my home. It was pretty much as simple as some paint, adding vanity knobs, a new light fixture, and some accessories.  Here is the breakdown:

Quart of Paint- Valspar Cafe Blue (Lowe's) $14.00
Rug- Target $25.00 (SPLURGE!)
Brushed NickelVanity Knobs- Target 4pk for $5.00
Bird Pictures- Marshall's $25.00 for two
Vase- already had (bought from HomeGoods a few years ago)
Hand Towel- Target $6.00
Towel Holder- Ikea $5.00
Soap Dispenser- HomeGoods $8.00
Framed Mirror- already had (purchased from HomeGoods last year and painted white)
*if you have a bathroom mirror and that you would like to frame, here are several tutorials). A great way to save money is figure out a way to use what you already have. 
Turquoise Vase and Flower- already had (purchased from IKEA)
Light Fixture- already had (purchased from Home Depot about 6 months ago)

I would eventually like to change out my faucet to a nice satin or brushed nickel, buuuut, not right now.

This project had me thinking about all of the other items that I may have stashed in my home, that I will pull out and put to good use. I love going shopping at home:) It always has the best prices (hehe). 

Do you have any budget  makeovers that you completed this weekend? Any items that you moved from one room to another to freshen the look? Do share! 






7 comments:

  1. I love the way this came out! You have inspired me to tackle my 1/2 bath...Thanks!

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  2. Thanks @Midwyfecrisis! Go for it, and make sure you share your progress. I would love to see!

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  3. Awesome transformation Erin! I love it!

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  4. That is the greatest just over $80 makeover ever! LOVE the colors. It turned out great, Erin!

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  5. So Amazing! And I love that rug from Target.

    www.2littlesuperheroes.com

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  6. I think the wall art makes it! It combines colors beautifully :)

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