If you’ve followed along on Instagram, you know that we recently completed our guest bathroom renovation.
It took us about two weeks from start to finish and cost us around $350 for the entire update.
Yes you read that right!
What’s the catch?
We did it ourselves and came up with creative ways to DIY cheaper solutions. And we did have the opportunity to work with a few companies on this project too.
We had already painted and stenciled the floor as a part of our basement refresh, so we really just needed to focus in on the space at hand.
To keep things inexpensive, our goal was to keep the current footprint, to keep the shower, and to keep the vanity (minus the countertop).
But our plan was also to elevate.
Here’s how we did it!
HOW WE WERE ABLE TO RENOVATE OUR GUEST BATH IN 2 WEEKS (WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE)
VERTICAL SHIPLAP CHAIR RAIL
I decided to start with the one blank wall in the bathroom to help inspire the design for the rest of the space.
That was the wall opposite the vanity. It had one towel bar on it, and that’s it.
I decided to elevate it with a little character and created a vertical shiplap feature that contained three robe hooks from Pfister Faucets.
It turned out better than I imagined!
VANITY & DIY COUNTERTOP
Once the wall was complete, I set my sights on the vanity. It had a faux stone countertop with a tiny little sink, and it really just didn’t fit the space well.
It was also a dark wood vanity, and I prefer light and bright!
I painted the cabinetry, updated the hardware, and decided to build my own countertop using select pine wood to mimic a butcher block look and feel.
Then I added a new Pfister Faucets faucet from the Penn Bathroom Collection and a vessel sink that elevated the countertop so well.
Click here to view the entire process and tutorial, including links to all the hardware, the sink, and how I sealed the wood to make sure it could hold up over time!
TILE FEATURE WALL
Once the vanity and countertop were done, it was time to do something about the wall behind it!
I ended up adding a tile feature wall, but I didn’t use real tile…
These sheets made it so simple. All I had to do was use scissors to cut them to size when needed, peel off the backing, and stick them to the wall!
The simple guides help you line each sheet up with no headache or hassle, and you don’t need a saw or messy grout to get the tile look you want!
I needed about 7 packages of 10 sheets to complete my project, just simply calculate your square footage and use that to determine how many sheets you will need for your project before you purchase.
Of course once the wall was done, I couldn’t just put the same light fixture and mirror back up!
And once those were up, the room really started to come together!
Mirrors and light fixtures are always things I choose to update when it comes to bathrooms.
You can find budget-friendly solutions for each, and they always immediately enhance the look and feel of a space.
Once all the big pieces of the puzzle were in place, it was time to decorate!
Of course, I had to go with my favorite Olive & Linen Turkish towels for the space.
They were all so pretty in the space and worked so well with the color scheme.
The Pixel towels especially are so soft, absorbent, and beautifully made. Good towels are always such a simple way to bring functional design to a bathroom.
Once the towels were in, I just added a few subtle items to finish the room.
I had mason jars in this bathroom already that I painted to give them a ‘dipped’ look using my dipped vase tutorial that can be found here!
In fact, I did the same thing with the soap dispenser and vase so I could update all of them without having to buy something new!
Last, but not least, I framed up some free printable botanical artwork and added the dried flower frames I created with my kids last spring.
Are you catching my theme? Reuse, reuse, reuse!
You can always find a way to get a look you love for less!
And that’s it! What was your favorite DIY in this space? Let me know in the comments below!