Thursday, June 13, 2013

This Ol' House Thursday....MY "NEW" BATHROOM...for Less Than $150!!

This is one MAJOR before and Happily Ever After!!!



(Ewww...it really hurts just to see that awful before mess.)

The pink tile was sure cute (in it's day) but, I had trouble decorating around it.
We decided to go ahead and lay the neutral tile in there, as is in the rest of the house.
It clashed...terribly with the pink.  To put it nicely.

I tried painting the brown cabinets white.  Fine...for a while.
Then they were black...kind of a classic powder room look.
Finally, I decided to change the tile...and I did NOT want to spend much!!

You can read a little bit more HERE about how I went about changing the tile for $99!

How to Measure

Click HERE for more information on the tile transformation kit and for 
tips and tutorial videos that helped me, check out my Pinterest Page.


This might look like it was a lot of work...but, really just a few nights of painting
when our girls went to bed...and voila!  A "new" bathroom!


I LOVE the clean, neutral colors...the bathroom feels BIGGER!
That is an old wooden school chair I found at a yard sale last summer...our oldest daughter and I decided it would make a cute step stool for little legs (mine included...I am not very tall!)


That beautiful wood ceiling (above picture) is all throughout the house...so, I need to be careful not to pick too dark of a color for any wall in our home.  

Dear Lillie:Benjamin Moore Alexandria Beige

This picture from one of my favorite bloggers, Dear Lillie...was my color inspiration.

Check out my Pinterest Board on this bathroom for more inspiration.

The color is Benjamin Moore's Alexandria Beige...and it is beautiful!!! 
(So beautiful...that I am going to use it in my new laundry/craft room.)
I only used about half of the gallon...and it cost me a little less than $40.  I know that is a bit high, but...it is a paint and primer and I supported our LOCAL family owned hardware store.
I like to do that whenever possible (they didn't carry the tile kit.)



It is summer...so, of course we need seashells in our apothecary jar.
Decorating and switching things out is one of my favorite things to do...
so, topiaries, pictures, holiday stuff...it will ALL look so much nicer in here now!
An added bonus...is this tile transformation kit actually helps to extend the life of your tile.


This is my linen closet on the left...built in and TONS of storage!!


The cabinets are old...and used to be black.  
They were painted about 5 years ago and not by best paint job...by a long shot!!

I have a ton of paint...and just happened to have enough of the Antique White 
I used on our Farmhouse Dining Set left for these cabinets.

Since, the cabinets had a coat were SLOPPED (sloppiest job I have EVER done) with black paint, I used a primer coat and then applied two light coats of the Antique White to the cabinets.

Keeping with the rustic wood ceiling, I decided to distress them.
The natural color wood coming through matches my home...not for everyone!


The cabinet hardware was silver...
nothing a quick coat of Rustoleum Hammered Bronze spray paint can't fix! $9
Rust-oleum Hammered Dark Bronze Spray Paint. Love this stuff!

I LOVE this stuff...I may have been walking around my house looking for things to "shoot!"

So...shower curtains can get a little pricey, can they not?
After a little online shopping and finding that the LEAST expensive shower curtain with the rustic look I was wanting (burlap and all) was gonna run me around $65.
Um...I think not!

So, I made my own!
Yep, I sewed burlap ribbon right over the black stripes on my old (not that old) shower curtain.


Here is the back side...see...ran that burlap ribbon right over it!


This is my favorite little piece in my "new" bathroom.
Our oldest sweet pea helped me paint this mason jar...she is SO proud of it!
So is mommy!


Take a quick look back...


and now...definitely a "Happily Ever After!"


Overall, I spent about $148...that's it!!

Tile Transformation Kit...............$99
Spray Paint.................$9
Paint for walls (half gallon left!).........$40
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Grand Total...............$148!!!!!

I would say I got a BIG BANG for my buck...just a few bucks!

Now, a couple of new bath mats and some fluffy, new towels...and I am set!!! 
(For each season...of course!!!!!)

I hope you have a fabulous day!!

Love & Junk~
Julie

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43 comments:

  1. You did a wonderful job on it and what a great idea for the shower curtain!

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  2. WOW! Completely different bathroom! Love it! And I love even more that it was so cheap! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! I LOVE that it was on the cheap...so does my husband!!

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  3. Love seeing how others do inexpensive make-overs. Your bathroom looks great and I really like the distressed edges to your cabinets.

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    1. Thank you...we have a small budget but, I can sure get "creative!"

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  4. Your bathroom looks amazing! Dear Lilly has such inspiration. She gets me in trouble a lot!;) Thanx for partying at THT.

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    1. Ooops, I linked the bathroom up again tonight and can't delete it...sorry!!!

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  5. Awesome job!! Looks so fresh and warm at the same time -kinda vintage beachy:)

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    1. Thanks! It does kind of have a beachy-vintage vibe, you are right!

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  6. Looks fabulous! Isn't it amazing what paint and sand paper can do? Also loved the burlap on your shower curtain. Thanks so much for linking up to LLR :) Hugs!

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    1. Thank you Kelly for the feature! You have made this girl's night!!

      So glad you stopped by...
      Julie

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  7. Wow, that's quite impressive! Looks great! And I love the painted Mason jar! :)

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    1. Thank you! Yes, that little Mason jar is my favorite...our 4 year old helped me with that!

      Julie

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  8. Your bathroom looks great, Julie! It's so clean and fresh in white...totally love it!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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    1. Clean and fresh is right...I SO needed to get that pink out of there!!

      Thank you so much for your sweet words and stopping by!
      Julie

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  9. Oh, it looks fabulous, Julie!! I love how clean and beautiful it is. I need some inspiration for my bathrooms. I have literally zero vision for either one of them. Maybe this will inspire me to have at least a vision. :) Beautiful work!!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! I REALLY needed a change in there...but on a budget. Thanks for stopping by!

      Julie

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  10. What a great transformation! I love how you distressed the cabinets! I'm your newest follower!

    Therena @ littlebitofpaint.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you...and thanks for the follow!!! Headed your way...

      Julie

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  11. Great job--you did so much! And that shower curtain is so cute!

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    1. Thank you, Steph! Glad you stopped by!

      Julie

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  12. Hi Julie - you did a fantastic job with your bathroom transformation. You are extremely talented to do all of the DIY and have it look so beautiful and budget-friendly! Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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  13. oh my gosh, that pink tile-oy! we had that in our half bath, so we gutted the whole thing. for a quick fix that's easy on the budget, this is fab!

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  14. It looks amazing! What a transformation! It's really a great bathroom, isn't it? Two windows, a nice built-in linen closet- I'd say she had good bones and now you've made her gorgeous!

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    1. Great bones, for sure!!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  15. OH MY GOSH! Turned out soooo freaking good! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

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    1. Thank you so much Amber!!! Take care!

      Julie

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  16. Your bathroom is seriously amazing! So impressive Julie!!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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    1. Thanl you so much, Stacey!!!!

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  17. I can't tell you how much I love this! All of your creative touches have completely transformed this space. And I LOVE your rustic finish on the cabinets. Super inspiring ideas!

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

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    1. Well, thank you!!! Thanks for your kind words and stopping by!

      Julie

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  18. Definitely a lot of bang for little bucks. Looks awesome! Love the distressing and the quick thinking on changing the shower curtain. :)
    Kelly

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  19. Did you do this inside your shower? I am curious hour it would hold up in tile on shower walls over time. The shower gets used like 3 times a week. Thanks I love it!

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  20. It's always exciting to do makeover projects. You get to recreate your space with your personal touch. I admire your creativity, Julie! With it, you managed to make a huge difference to your bathroom.

    -Todd Kroll @ KrollWindow

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  21. I love how you aged the cabinets despite their fresh coat of paint. And I agree about the ceiling; although it does seem a bit dark, the new white paintjob was able to offset it and give your new old bathroom a lighter touch. Have a good one!

    Lida

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  22. “Ewww...it really hurts just to see that awful before mess.”—I can see the HUGE difference, Julie. Anyway, I guess it’s the color scheme that made your bathroom look like Jurassic before. That shade of red doesn't quite seem appealing for a bathroom. Pastel and neutral colors are the best options for any bathroom. By the way, the transformation is phenomenal!

    Homer Collins

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