Friday, May 22, 2009

The Basement Bathroom Reveal


I always appreciate a good before-and-after. So here is my paying-it-forward to those who love them just as much :) This was my first official Do-It-Yourself remodel ever and I am so proud of it! Especially due to the fact that I strictly stuck to a budget of under $150! Woohoo!
So let's take a look at the "before" picture (insert gasp here):

And (drum roll please)! The "after":


Let's take a look at all the details:
Wall Paint - Gleaming Tan (Valspar) from Lowes - $18
New cabinets - after sanding, priming and two coats of espresso brown paint and two new knobs (paint $16, two knobs @$1.90 each - all from Lowes):

New mirror $30 - Walmart:

Hand Towel Holder, Toilet Roll Holder and Towel Rack came all together from Walmart for $20!



Sink faucet from Lowes $30 - yet to be installed. I am willing to wait for a skilled plumber to do this for me :)

Towel basket with my angel :) The basket and the angel are items I had around the house - the bath towels were from Big Lots for only $3.75 each:

"And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them" - love it:

My proudest accessory. Remember my DIY jute vase? Here it is, all prettied-up with some fresh flowers:

Rug and Shower Curtain - Pottery Barn - purchased with a gift certificate so I consider them "FREE"!:

I still need to get a new light fixture and get the new sink faucet installed. And make up my mind about the bath rug and shower curtain. Add some DIY art to the walls and it's finito! When I have a really REALLY after picture I will definitely share :)

UPDATE 5/29/09: After searching high and low for a vanity fixture that is decent looking and under $25 (remember the whole being-on-a-budget thing), I found this one for $22.50 with free shipping on Amazon.com! What do you think?

I couldn't decide on the bronze finish or the brushed nickel finish. I finally decided on a bronze finish to match the wall and the mirror. We will see how it turns out!

15 comments:

Kara said...

Oh, I love it! The colors are wonderful and all the little details are perfect. And I would have gone with the bronze finish too. Perfect!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Your bathroom looks wonderful! I love the dark of the cabinets. Your shower curtain is so cute, I'm off the online shop now!!

Brought to you by the letter K. said...

Wow! Just gorgeous!! Well done! I love the black cabinets and the wall color. What a transformation!

Britt said...

Wow - what a great transformation! Great job - especially on that budget!

East Coast Suburbanite said...

Great Job! Love the new look of the cabinets.

Kristi said...

What an amazing transformation. Every detail is perfect!

Poulsen Family said...

Gorgeous! I'm coming from ASPTL and had to comment...love it!

Becky said...

It is just beautiful. I love the wall color. It almost looks a pumpkin shade but I know it isn't from the description of it. And I got my bathroom mirrors from Walmart too. I love a free hanging mirror in the bathroom.

Well done!!

Joy said...

Absolutely Awesome Makeover!

Sarah said...

unbelievable job. very impressive work!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful job...love it all!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Great bathroom redo! It looks so nice and fancy now!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Happy squeals~well done!

Come by and see my Pottery Barn inspired typography basket.

knittingknirvana said...

It looks great!! Lots of elbow grease and a little bit of $$$. My kind of project!! :)

Memory Moments said...

Love the bathroom makeover! I am halfway through mine right now. Can you send me the info on the espresso brown cabinet paint (and, if you have time, a quick step by step to paint the cabs?) Thanks, and GREAT job!

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