Completely remodeling a bathroom seems like an expensive proposition. However, if you’ve got big creativity to go along with a small budget, you’ll find that you can accomplish pretty much anything! To give you an example, we found this excellent DIY bathroom-remodeling project that was completed and shared by Vintage Romance Style. When you see how thoroughly this dingy bathroom has been remade for a budget of less than $100, we think you’ll be duly impressed.
To quote Vintage Romance Style herself, here’s how the budget broke down:
DIY board & batten $30
Gold mirror (yard sale find) $10
Crystal knobs for the cabinets (hobby lobby) $10
Aqua, mint & white floral shower curtain (target) gifted but was $19.99
Flower picture behind toilet (already had)
Crystal shower rod (TJMAXX) $19.99
Chandelier (ReStore) $10
Crystals for chandelier (marshalls) $4.99
Spray paint for chandelier $5
Frame for DIY chicken wire photo holder (thrift store) $3
I already had all the paint & accessories…
GRAND TOTAL: $93!!
Now, let’s see how all of these disparate items came together to give this bathroom a totally new, and completely awesome “shabby chic” look!
1. You Know This Look…
We think it’s fair to say that the vast majority of homes have bathrooms featuring this utilitarian and tired look.
2. Shower Woof
And didn’t you just know that this totally boring and uninspiring shower was going to be around the corner?
3. First Upgrade
To really add some spark to the space, the old vanity was painted white and crystal knobs were installed.
4. Mirror, Mirror
The mirror that you see above the vanity was a cheap find; it came from a local yard sale.
Also, for some personality, a chicken-wire frame was installed, which is perfect for hanging pictures of friends and family.
6. Learn How…
If you want to learn how to make one of those for yourself, then just click here to read the step-by-step instructions.
7. And Also!
And, if you’re a big fan of the aqua marine color this DIY home remodeler used, then read their color tutorial here.
8. Lighting It Up
One of the biggest problems with the previous design was the dinginess. This is fixed by the charming DIY chandelier.
9. Let There Be Light
If you’d like to do a similar updated chandelier, you can check out this easy-to-follow tutorial here.
10. The Wall
Also adding to the ambiance of the space is the detailing on the wall to the right of the door.
Be sure to note how the color of the shower curtain has been tied to the chicken-wire frame you saw earlier!
12. Read More
If you like the shabby chic style adopted in this bathroom, then you’re sure to like the many other creations of Vintage Romance Style!