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Small Bathroom Makeover Under $200
I recently, for the second time around, did a makeover of my husbands bathroom. In total I spent, amazingly, under $200 to get it all done!
The first time was no more than rushed false hope. And it didn’t turn out how I wanted. It made the room feel smaller than it already is, and dark all the time.
I wanted to go more nautical, yet keep a coastal beach feel. It’s a common theme throughout our entire house. And it isn’t very easy to do with such a small space. The bathroom is literally a 35 square foot space!
Since the bathroom is relatively small, it is recommended to stray away from dark colors. As you can see I clearly didn’t do that in the first makeover.
This time I went with a soft pale blue for the walls, and ultra white for the ceiling. It originally was painted that god-awful teal like the rest of the walls. I even added in a white accent wall separated by molding.
Peel – And – Stick Vinyl: THE TRUTH
On the wall with the mirror, I used the peel-and-stick wood vinyl. Since tile runs half way up that side, I only had to use vinyl for a 4x5ft area, and it adds for great texture and dimension.
HOWEVER, if you are planning to do this in your house or bathroom, know this: the peel and stick vinyl are not just simply peel and stick.
My husband and I tried just simply sticking them on, and every single one of those vinyl pieces fell off within less than an hour. It was a disaster. And it was late at night that my husband had to run out and get super glue to make sure these pieces actually stick.
My advice, if you’re going to do this, is to purchase spray adhesive. And use lots of it. Especially in a bathroom, as you create steam from showering which can alter the glue that makes them stick.
The colors I also purchased from Lowes, and they were, VALSPAR ULTRA WHITE and VALSPAR PALE FLOWERS. I also used the Ultra White for painting the cabinets, which were a bright yellow/mustard/gold color.
Lastly, I added the touch of a new shower curtain and revamped the mirror with a nautical rope border. This is featured in another DIY post that you can read here.
In total everything came out to under $200! The vinyl, 2 paint gallons, molding, rope and shower curtain all together. The most expensive was the wood vinyl, but I had so much left over that I am going to feature it somewhere else. It was so worth the money.