Let’s start the week off with a before and after shall we? I have already shown you our main bathroom improvement and now I want to share how we updated our little half bath. When we bought this house, we had big plans to rip out the giant counter top and replace it with a small shower and pedestal sink. We may still do that one day, but in light of other projects, this one got demoted.
That doesn’t mean the room has to be a total loss though! A little bit of paint and some new hardware goes a long way.
Here is our sad little bathroom “before”
And here it is now!
We painted the walls and cabinets with Olympic Zero VOC paint. We used Thin Ice for the walls in eggshell finish and Dover Gray semi-gloss for the cabinets. We also removed the old school towel bar and added his and hers towel hooks on either side of the sink. Finally, we changed out all the old brass hardware for brushed nickel and painted the main door and closet doors white (visible in the reflection).
While I would love to get rid of the giant florescent light, counter-top and sink and install my shower, the updates that we made on a budget will definitely help me wait it out. We already had the towels and curtain that magically matched the existing tile so it didn’t take much to bring it all together.
Our out-of-pocket cost was limited to paint for the walls and cabinets ($55), cabinet hardware ($10), wall hooks ($12) and a new toilet paper holder ($10). We also purchased the Ikea magazine rack ($10) for a grand total of $97 plus tax. Not too shabby!
This is a bathroom I can live with.