I’m so excited that it’s finally time to share with you my kids’ bathroom makeover final reveal! It’s been One Month and $100 later, but it was so worth the long days and sore arms. I think even my husband agrees with me… but ask him next week. It’s a little too fresh yet. 😉
If you remember from Week 1, this is what the bathroom looked like when we moved in earlier this year:
And this is what it looks like today:
There are affiliate links in this post for products I have used as part of the makeover!
I will have all the details in later posts, but for now I’ll take you on a quick visual tour.
The biggest expense by far from my budget was purchasing this vanity. The old one was tiny, very low and 30 years old, so it had seen better days!
I found this vanity on a Facebook yardsale site for $75 and scooped it right up! Tons more storage, fit the size of the bathroom better and the right height for my 6’1″ son!
Buuut, it looked awkward with the mirror! That thing is glued on tight, and we were not about to rip it off the drywall. So we built a wooden cubby to fill in the empty wall space and framed out the mirror!
This is where saving everything comes in handy. I used scrap wood from our garage to build the cubby, frame out the mirror and build the shelf/towel bar on the left wall! Seriously! I did not spend one cent on any of those things!
The towel bar is built from not only the 30 yr. old studs we tore out during our renovations, but I also used a piece of the copper pipe that was removed too!
I’ll post a tutorial soon on how to build your own, but you see that little clay dish on the left side of the shelf? My daughter made that years ago in school, but it reminded me of a poop emoji, so I thought it was fitting to have it in the bathroom!
Speaking of potty humor, this sign cracks me up every time I walk in here!
I had a 20×20 canvas already in my stash (I actually have 3 more too… don’t judge!). I designed this in PicMonkey and then had it printed as an engineer print at Staples. My grand total was $3.17!!
I love how it fills up this wall!
And there’s your sneak peek of the laundry closet! If you remember, this is what it looks like when we moved in.
I quickly painted it with some paint I found in the basement. We also took some cabinets we removed from our kitchen, and installed them in here. And then we lived like this for the next 10 months.
I found this shelving unit on Zulily for only $13, but I had credit there so it was free to me! Then I found some shelves behind the dryer (more on that later!), and used some scrap wood as brackets to mount them beside the cabinet. I covered them in contact paper that I bought using my rewards points from K-Mart. It’s cheaper on Amazon, though!
Which means I literally spent $0 on this part of the makeover!
So much nicer and fresher already! But we haven’t even gotten to the other half of the room yet!