Weekend Project: Guest Bathroom Revamp

Weekend Project: Guest Bathroom Revamp

Alicia_Sell

Posted by Alicia Sell

I decided to take a break from practicing my Olympic gymnastic routine to work on a project that has been bugging me for a while – the guest bathroom (aka my kid’s bathroom).  The kids have been monopolizing the “nice” master bathroom this summer because their bathroom isn’t “cool enough.”  I’ve had everything I need to update the guest bathroom for a little while now.  Randall only has a little time left before school starts back up so we decided to tackle it this past weekend.  I am so glad we did because it turned out great!  And, even more exciting, we did everything for under $400.  Yep, that’s right. Updates don’t always have to be expensive if you have good bones to work with.

Before

Here is what the bathroom looked like before.

DSC_0616

DSC_0609

The Plan

Processed with VSCO with s2 preset

As you can see, the bathroom had that bland beige feeling.  It is a decent size but not huge, and it really just needed to be brightened up. Our goal was to keep the renovation costs to a minimum and make the bathroom look sleek and bright.  We were able to re-purpose or reuse almost everything.

The bathroom vanity  needed a facelift  like the vanity in the master bathroom.  The countertop, faucets, lighting and towel bar were all keepers.

The white floor tiles were in good shape, but the grout was dirty and broken.  Rather than replacing it, we decided to just freshen it up with this magical stuff called Grout Refresh.  I didn’t think it would work (and secretly hoped it wouldn’t so I could put in the black and white hexagon tiles I am in love with), but it turns out this stuff works wonders!

The only needed updates were the toilet and the mirror.  Luckily, we had an extra toilet that was in great shape from our master bathroom renovation.  The mirrors were an IKEA find and were very inexpensive, so they were our big splurge for this project.

The REveal

Here is how our weekend-long bathroom renovation turned out!

bath_0644

bath_0621

List of projects

I am obsessed with black as an accent color right now and wanted to give it a try in this bathroom. Randall thought this idea was “too risky,” but said we could try it if I agreed to repaint it on my own if we hated it.  I agreed.  Of course it turned out fantastic! We both love it.

I used the same painting tips that I did for painting my master bathroom vanity and it turned out great.  I think the key is good paint, and I am a lover of all things Benjamin Moore.  They are, in my opinion, the absolute best!

bath_0660

bath_0618

We found door handles that matched the sink hardware, so it was a great way to tie everything together.

bath_0619

bath_0631

Randall tackled the floor project.  As I said earlier, I was a little skeptical that it would really make that much of a difference but it really cleaned up nicely!  I will tell you it was a labor of love so I am glad it was only on a small area.

bath_0628

I LOVE the mirrors and how they look in this space.  Let me tell you friends, Ikea has some great mirrors. Just sayin’.  I debated painting them black to match the cabinet, but I like that they keep the bathroom light and airy since it is a tiny space.  Randall and I still debate about painting them black, but we are both really happy with how they look white too.

bath_0647

We had a gallon of paint left over from our master bathroom project so we used it to brighten up the space.

For accents, we added the rag carpet (a favorite find of mine at Marshall’s) and some new towels.  And finally the colorful flowers make the space feel a little bit homier.

bath_0645

bath_0654

bath_0644

We stayed on budget and completed it in one weekend! Now that this space is prettied up, I can have my master bathroom all to myself.  And I have two really cute bathrooms to show off to unsuspecting friends who happen to visit us.  My kids think it is weird that some of the nicest rooms in our house are our bathrooms.  Hey, you’ve got to start somewhere!

SUBSCRIBE TO BUTTON JAR’S EMAIL LIST

I hope you enjoyed this post! You can make sure you get all of Button Jar’s posts by subscribing to our email list by clicking here, or by following us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.  Also, sharing is caring!  If you like this post, please share it on your social media networks. Thanks!

This post  was shared on the Wake Up Wednesday link party on The Organized Dream, on Craft Frenzy Friday on the Craft Dictator, on Link Party Palooza on I Heart Naptime, on the Pin Junkie Pin Party on The Pin Junkie, on the Creative Collection Weekly link party on Craft-o-Maniac, on the This Is How We Roll link party on Organized 31, on the Sweet Inspiration link party on Kreative K, on the Creative Spark Link Party on Two Purple Couches, on the Merry Monday Link Party on My Pinventures, on That DIY Party on DIY Showoff, on Inspiration Monday on I Should Be Mopping the Floor, on the Over the Moon Link Party on Sandy’s POV, and on the Dishing It and Digging It Link Party on Rustic and Refined.

WUW SCA CBC 250x350  followme150The Pin Junkie Logo 330x100 link-party-palooza-button CC-Logo-16-9001-2  Party-Button1

1-150x150Sweet-Inspiration-Link-Party-Button-1-520x650That-DIY-Party-link-party-button Dishing It & Digging It Link Party (med)

 

Over-the-Moon-Link-Party-200 inspiration-monday-new Merry-Monday-Link-Party-300x300

8 thoughts on “Weekend Project: Guest Bathroom Revamp

  1. Sarah Gallup says:

    As usual, VERY CUTE!! You make me want to start doing something new in the house.

    Now, you must get back to practicing your Olympic balance bar routine! No pain, no gain, lady! In just 4 short years you could be the very best 40 year old gal on the beam!

    • arsell58 says:

      Thank you, Wendi! It is amazing how a few small changes can make such a big difference. We appreciate you visiting our blog!

    • Katie Gambone (Button-jar.com) says:

      Thank you! I am obsessed with black paint right now and am pleased it looked so good in this space.

Leave a Reply