Hey Friends! Earlier this week I shared my friend’s kitchen that we transformed over the course of a weekend. Along with her kitchen we also transformed BOTH bathrooms! Nothing we did was terribly hard and I’m so excited to share with you our easy bathroom updates in a weekend!
We did the exact same updates in both bathrooms, here’s a list of the simple ways you can update your bathroom in a weekend:
- Swap out Medicine cabinets for mirrors
- Install new vanity light fixtures
- Spray Paint Cabinet Hardware
- Paint Vanities
- Paint Baseboards
- Stencil Floors
- Update Toilet Paper Holders and Towel Bars
- Add Shiplap
- Remove Sliding Shower Doors
Stenciling the floors was definitely the most time consuming project in both bathrooms. As you can see I ended up running out of time before I was able to stencil around one of the toilets!
We used two coats of Kilz chalk style white paint on the floors. Next we used Royal Design Studios “Endless Moorish Circles” stencil with a mini roller and Kilz black paint. After stenciling the pattern I touched up with an art brush before sealing it with a roller and four coats of Minwax Polycilic. This is similar to the method I used for stenciling our foyer in our last house. The difference is this time it’s on linoleum versus on tile last time. I’ll keep you all posted on how it holds up!
In the bigger bathroom we removed the sliding shower doors in favor of a shower curtain. This feels SO much more spacious. We also added shiplap along the long wall, topped off with a 6″ piece of MDF and some black towel hooks. We grabbed this curtain at the last minute from Wal-Mart, but Erin would love to replace it with one of these shower curtains:
For Full Disclosure I’m including a breakdown of all of the costs to transform TWO bathrooms:
- Vanity Light- $70 and $50 = $120
- Shiplap- $30
- Kilz Chalk Paint- $20x x 2= $40 (donated to us by Kilz)
- Toilet Paper Holders- $12 x 2 = $24
- Black Hooks- $25
- Shower Curtain Rod- $25
- Shower Curtain- $20
- Mirror- $32 (the other mirror was hanging in a hallway and we just moved it)
- White Paint- $32
- White Spray Paint- $6
- Stencil- $48 (donated to us by Royal Design Studio)
TOTAL (For TWO Bathrooms) = $402 (Our cost was $314 thanks to donations from sponsors)
Because we also made over her kitchen, we already had the following supplies on hand that I included in the cost of the kitchen makeover, if you needed to purchase these as well here are the costs:
- Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint for Cabinet Hardware- $6 (also used for bathroom)
- BIN 1 2 3 Gray Primer- $16 (also used for bathroom)
- Padlock Gray Pittsburgh Paint from Menards- $32 (also used for bathroom)
- Minwax Polycrilic Sealer- $45 (also used for bathroom)
- Paint Supplies (rollers, trays, brushes, tape, etc)- $40 (also used for bathroom)
GRAND TOTAL= $541 if you had to purchase EVERYTHING for TWO bathrooms
My friend and I had the best time making over her new home. Over the course of the three days that I was in town we barely slept, made a million trips to Wal-Mart (one of the only stores in town), and we laughed more than I have in a long time. We took this photo after working through the entire night!
I hope this post has inspired you that you have the power to transform the spaces in your home! Even if you have a small budget, the power of paint can go a LONG ways. Thank you so much for checking out these easy bathroom updates in a weekend!
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