There’s a popular misconception about home improvement. This misconception holds that if you really want to make a dramatic change in a living space, then you’re going to need a lot of money and time to do so. The truth is completely otherwise. As a matter of fact, you can completely remodel any space in your home on a shoestring budget – and people wouldn’t even know you didn’t empty out your bank account!
We found an excellent example of this recently on a blog called Crub-to-Refurb. In it, the blogger decided to remake their tired tiny bathroom over into something bright, charming and airy. We were so impressed by the job that she did, that we decided we’d share her work with you!
Now, here’s the thing that’s most impressive about what you’re going to see. While the bathroom was completely transformed by this homeowner, she managed to make the transformation on a budget of less than $100. Seriously! Now, she happened to have a few things lying around the house already, but those would’ve barely made any change in the overall budget. So, come check out this amazing example of how you makeover a tiny bathroom on an even smaller budget!
1. The Before
It doesn’t take an interior designer’s eye to be able to tell that this dingy bathroom is in dire need of an upgrade!
2. New Coat of Paint
To start the update, the homeowner took apart the vanity and repainted the oak with a darker shade.
Things take a turn for the rustic when the homeowner then applies a light coat of chalk colored paint, yielding a beautiful distressed look.
4. To the Wall
Now, that unsightly green wall color needed to be done away with. So, the homeowner used two coats of primer to cover it up.
5. Finish It Off
Once the primer was put down on the walls, a fresh coat of pristine white paint was applied. The immediate effect on the space is noticeable!
Around the window, the homeowner decided to make an accent wall. She started by laying down plank boards.
7. Patch ‘Em Up
Once everything was nailed into place, the homeowner then decided to patch up all the nail holes, as you see here.
8. Reclaimed Fixtures
To really add charm to the space, though, the homeowner used reclaimed materials to make various fixtures.
9. More Paint
And, as you can see here, the plank accent wall beneath the window was finished with a fresh coat of white paint.
Keeping with the reclaimed theme, the homeowner also built and installed a driftwood shelf. Totally cool!
11. Even Cooler
Now, the coolest feature that this homeowner added was a cheese box shelf. You can visit this link to find out how to make one yourself.
12. Old Mirror
To make a new mirror, the homeowner took an old one that she had lying around and used tree bark to frame it, tying it in with the rest of the space.
13. Finishing Touches
With this beautiful rustic look going on, the homeowner decided to finish things up with some bath salts and artisanal soap.
14. The Result
And here’s a view of the whole tiny bathroom, completely remodeled on a shoestring budget. Isn’t it charming?
15. The Cost
But, you want to know how much this homeowner spent! Well, the grand total was $91!