Since moving into our new home just last year, I’ve taken on a few minor projects and replaced all of our windows, a major project we weren’t planning on doing so soon. Unfortunately, during the winter, our heat would be at 78 and our home was still freezing. Then in May our basement flooded postponing fixing the first floor to fixing the basement, a project we still have yet finished. We did manage to get the first floor half bath done, sort of. We still have to change the door and the frame and get some art in there but for the most part, the major work is done and on a budget. First let me show you what this bathroom looked like before:
We changed the floors to this tile we found at Home Depot for $1.98 sq ft, which for a half bath meant under $100. The old sink was repurposed and will be used in the basement bath and this Kohler pedestal sink now sits here. I bought this off of my cousin when she was remodeling her main bathroom for $75. The faucet is an inexpensive find at Menards for under $60.
This mirror almost didn’t happen and has been a pain for my husband. I saw it a while pack for $70 at HomeGoods but the Nicole Miller mirror was chipped at the bottom. I contemplated if the chip could be fixed but my SIL insisted that it wasn’t worth it. I left with a heavy heart only to find it again months later is perfect condition for $49.99. Hanging it however went from using the existing hooks to screwing on new ones so the thing wouldn’t fall.
My husband put in the new lights from Lowes that was also under $100, toilet paper holder from Menards that was $15 and the towel bar was a clearance find at Target for $9.
The paint was the most daring part. Originally, I was going to go for a medium grey being safe but thinking about how I want my house to look in the end, this Jade Is The New Black color from the OPI Collection from Clark & Kensington available at ACE, reminded me of something out of Elle Decor. It was sexy but when the first coat when up I was worried and wondered if doing the whole bathroom was a mistake. I freaked a bit but once it was done, I loved how bold it was. Once we replace the ugly brown door and add some art, it will all come together.
Add in the cost of installing the tile, painting and moving the wall pipes to fit a pedestal, this whole bathroom was under $900. We could have saved a bit by painting ourselves and installing the tile but we didn’t have the time and the workers who started our basement (and never finished) were here and at least did that. I cannot what to change the ugly brown door so then one room is finally, completely, dare I say, complete.
Paint was provided by Clark & Kensington, available at Ace. I was not however, obligated nor compensated for this post.