When we first bought this home, we knew that we had many renovations to do in order for this home to be updated to the 21st Century. Added to the top of all renovations was this guest bathroom.
Nothing spectacular at all.
Sorry I didn’t take many photos of the guest bathroom BEFORE the renovation. This bathroom home DIY project was actually done BEFORE the blogging idea came along, but because I have been so preoccupied the last few weeks, I am just now getting to this bathroom makeover project that my husband and I did.
I KNOW this before picture is NOT a great example at all, but I just want you to look at the vanity and the counter top! Ok I know it only shows the corner of the vanity and counter top, (I know, I know, I MUST get better, remember I am still a newbie!)
The counter top was laminate with a mauvy blueish finish, and the vanity was covered in laminate also.
In other words it was NOT even close to being in the 21st Century.
IT HAD TO GO, and it had to go FAST!
The only problem was this whole bathroom needed to be totally redone and I did not have the time and really did not want to put a lot of money in a guest bathroom that is hardly ever used.
Especially when I am planning renovations for the entire house.
WHAT was I to do?
So I thought about it a few days, figured why not just change the vanity out for now and wait until I can completely gut the bathroom and just do the whole thing over!
I already had this shower curtain. I bought it at Tuesday Morning. So I knew this shade of blue was what I was going with.
$88.00 for the bathroom vanity AND cultured marble counter top!!!
What a steal!
it’s solid wood ya’ll.
AND it has a 4 star review!
It is actually much better quality than what we had. I bought that bad boy and home we went.
Because I wanted to dazzel this vanity and bathroom up, I chose to paint it.
Steps we took to paint this vanity
- First, we sanded the entire vanity with 120 grit sand paper
- we then primed it with primer, using a small roller and applied one coat.
- After it had completely dried, I then I painted it, using a small roller and applied two coats of paint.
I used Sherwin Williams Moody Blue paint.
Oops! Yes I see the doors are not even.
That’s ok, I never claimed to be a perfectionist, in fact I embrace little imperfections like that because they keep me grounded. I’m sure my husband will fix it when he sees this though!
Check out the white cultured marble countertop. It is a solid white countertop and I love it! It looks so current and in style.
We added a brushed nickel faucet, brushed nickel lighting, and an oval mirror, (all Glacier Bay brand) from Home Depot. Because this bathroom partial renovation was inexpensive, I don’t have to feel guilty when I want to change it!
We painted the walls Ashwood by Benjamin Moore, but was color matched using Sherwin Williams HGTV paint.
Anyway David did all of the renovations himself.
He even replaced the toilet with a brand new Glacier Bay toilet from Home Depot.
I hope you are inspired from this home DIY budget friendly bathroom renovation.
If you already have a contractor grade vanity in your bathroom, then try to dazzel it with your favorite color of paint!
What do you think? Don’t you just love it!!
*update: Months later as I was looking through pinterest, I found this bath renovation that looks a lot like mine!
I guess Bower Power and I have the same taste!
Of course her bath lighting is much better than mine, and her layout is better for taking pictures.
I will be the first to admit, lighting in this home is awful for pictures.
What renovations are you working on?
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