It’s reveal week for the Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover for the $100 Room Challenge hosted by Erin from Lemons, Lavender and Laundry. I didn’t get everything that I wanted done and I went over budget BUT our bathroom is looking so much better than before.
If you’ve missed the other weeks, play catch-up:
Before Pictures and Plan | Demo Day | Drywall Repairs |Power of Paint
Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover with Dark Cabinets
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If you are like me then you always love to see as many before and after’s as you can. So, let’s take a look at a few more before I jump in to all the details in the space.
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Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover Before:
Budget Friendly Bathroom Makeover After:
As you can see, getting rid of the dated, disgusting, glass shower doors was one of the best things we did for the space. Seriously, the change is crazy awesome and that’s with a thrifted shower curtain that is too small for the width of the shower stall.
Adding a graphic rug over the peel and stick tile with grout (this was a SUPER SIMPLE DIY from years ago) and the tall bullet planter (another DIY from years ago) added so much interest to this side of the bathroom.
I’ve aways been a lover of quotes and sayings and so a few years ago, I bought this Williams Saroyan print off of Etsy. It used to sit on the gallery wall in the living room but when I took the gallery wall down, the print just didn’t have a home. I was happy to find a new home for it.
The bathroom vanity doesn’t look quite as good as I had hoped. To be honest, during the last $100 challenge, I made over the adjacent bathroom nook and that bathroom vanity ended up looking decently modern.
I was hoping to pull of a similar look with this vanity but the granite top and cream sink make it look more traditional. So, that’s a bit of a negative for me BUT the bathroom as a whole looks so much better that I can’t complain.
The round mirror was one that I had on hand. It used to sit over our dresser in our master bedroom. Check out the master bedroom reveal if you are curious; but I had wanted a new look over that dresser for awhile. So, it was a perfect time to make a change in there.
The light is a $30 DIY that I originally made for the last challenge. Get all the details on the light in the Modern DIY Light post.
The few other pieces of decor were plucked from other rooms.
If you followed along on the other weeks, then you know that I was already over-budget. Well, I thought I had enough paint on hand to do everything on this project, but we ran out! So, I had to get a can of paint this week and that put me even more over budget.
- Light Parts $30.33
- Drywall Supplies $22.43
- Bathroom Shower Rod, Rings and Liner $29.76
- Extra Drywall Supplies $9.78
- Light Box $3.38
- Thrifted Shower Curtain $3.99
- Bath Rug $16.49
- Extra Paint (we ran out of the white) $27.65
Still though, for $143.81… dang, doesn’t that bathroom look crazy different? It’s by no means my dream bathroom, but we didn’t have a budget for anything else at this time so I’m incredibly happy with the bathroom for that budget.
Shop the Look
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it looks so fresh, ashley! love the plants and the dark cabinets and removing those doors made such a difference!
Thanks Cassie! Removing the doors was the best decision ever!
It looks so good! I love how big of a difference a little paint and a few accessories can make. I LOVE that plant by the shower, too!
Thanks Amanda! Major progress for the win!
Such a beautiful transformation! Definitely worth the extra money. I love that you coordinated it with the other vanity and the whole room looks so light and bright.
Thanks Patti! I think since the vanities were so close together they needed to be coordinated… glad you like the look!
It looks amazing! I love the shower curtain. Now I’m wanting to add a plant to my bathroom. You did an awesome job!
Thanks Amy! I love plants everywhere so it just seemed like a “must-do” to add one to the bathroom.
It looks great!! We used that mirror in our guest bath at our last house and I looooove it. I am definitely planning to order another one and find a space for it in the next house!
That mirror is such a good piece
What a difference Ashley! It’s so much brighter and fresher. And even though you went over budget, you did amazing considering all the repairs and updates you made!
Thanks Carrie! Definitely brighter and more welcoming now!
Molly | Awfully Big Adventure
For $143 that is CRAZY awesome. Taking down the shower doors was a great idea. Loved following along with your transformation!
Awww, thanks Molly! I think we got quite a bit accomplished for the price but nothing beats taking down those shower doors!!
Rebecca | R&R at home
This bathroom turned out so gorgeous!! I think my favorite part is that light fixture!! But, I love it all!! Great job!!
Thanks Rebecca! I love the light fixture too and it’s so easy and cheap to make!
It’s crazy how much better a few key things made the bathroom. The new shower curtain and that mirror & light are gorgeous. Great job!
Awww, thanks Kati! Yes!! A few great touches can definitely go a long ways!
This turned out so pretty! Staying on budget is not always easy but still, $143 for a complete room makeover isn’t too shabby.
For sure! Thanks Gabby.
Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry
Ashley!!! Your rooms make me smile every single time! I know you didn’t get everything done that you wanted (and went a little over budget), but seriously, what a HUGE improvement!!! I love the plants in the space, they brighten it up and make it look fresh and clean. Thanks for joining another round of the challenge!
Thanks Erin! It’s such a huge improvement! I’m already looking forward to the next round.
Emily - SprinkledWithColor
Love the paint color of your cabinets! Looks great!
Thanks! The paint color is Cracked Pepper By Behr.
Carol @ CAD INTERIORS
Another great makeover on a budget! Removing the shower door and frame instantly freshened up the bathroom. Great transformation!
Thanks Carol! I don’t know why we lived with that shower door and frame for so long! Seriously, I’m scratching my head over that one because it instantly made the space feel better.
It looks great! Love the hardware. You sure got a lot down for only $143!
Thanks Shelley! I think we did quite a bit for the price too!
Looks great! Opening up the doorway was so worth it. Beautiful.
Definitely worth it! Thanks Jessica.
This is so pretty! The vanity and mirror are perfect with that light fixture and I especially love the DIY Planter! What a gorgeous bathroom and you did an amazing job!
Thanks Melissa! I was happy to have the planter and the mirror on hand… they both ended up being pretty perfect fits for the space.
This looks great! I love how the vanity area came together- the light fixture and the mirror with the paint color definitely do make it look more modern! Amazing how removing the shower door makes such a huge difference! By the way I am loving your podcast 🙂
Thanks Beth! So happy to hear that you are loving the podcast… that just made my morning.
Meredith @ The Palette Muse
I love how this turned out! Taking out that shower glass was genius. Even though you’re not thrilled with the vanity, I think it looks great and ties in with everything else beautifully. Love that dark color!
Thanks Meredith! I’m so happy with the direction of the space for sure and it’s such a HUGE improvement.
It looks great Ashley! The difference in the shower without those doors is Huge!!
Right?! I wish I would have taken the doors off years ago! ha.
It’s beautiful. Taking out the shower glass was brilliant! I love the cabinet color and the combination with the gold on the mirror. So pretty!
Thanks Colleen! That dark color, Cracked Pepper by Behr, is a favorite of mine.
It looks amazing – I love all your modern touches (especially the light fixture)! You’re right, your shower looks a billion times better now. Job well done- like always!
Thanks Jenny! The light fixture is so easy and cheap that I may use it in other places too!
Wow I love it. I love the shower curtain over the stall. Great idea. And that bullet planter! I will be checking out that tutorial! Great job!!!
Thanks Wendy! I actually took the shower stall doors off completely and then hung the shower curtain. It’s working great!
Wow! It looks so great! It must make you smile each time you walk in there! I love all of the little details: the rug, the DIY planter, and the shower curtain (what a huge change!!).
Thank you! Yes, it does make me smile. It’s so much better than the before.
I’ve been waiting patiently for this reveal – It was worth the wait! I have the UGLIEST glass shower door that has just got to go. You’ve given me the courage to get rid of it! Such a tremendous difference – it will most certainly make waiting for your dream bathroom much more pleasant. Great job!
Awww, thanks Kim! Yes!! Go for it and get rid of those!
Leigh at Little by Little Farmhouse
This looks amazing! So bright and fresh. Fabulous job!
Thanks Leigh! It’s so much better so I’m pretty happy!
Fabulous as always. I love the planter and all the details around the sink. Such a big difference.
Thanks Jessica! It’s definitely not an eyesore anymore which is great for day-to-day use.