Guest Bathroom Makeover Update
Hi there! Kristen here to give you an update on how our challenge is going for Vicki’s guest bathroom makeover on a $100 budget. If you missed last week’s post on the “before” of the bathroom and what our plan is, see that post here.
Otherwise, here is the space we are working with:
We began our project by gathering all of our supplies; 1.) so we could see what we already had on hand to work with 2.) we only wanted to go out once to buy extra items, instead of multiple! We decided that new paint would need to be bought for sure, lumber for our DIY shelves, and a rug.
While prepping the room for paint, Vicki realized that her existing hooks unscrewed from the backplates. This would allow us to reuse them for our new towel hooks we want to pair with wood. So we added spray painting the old hooks and existing knobs on the cabinets to the list of items we need to do. Luckily we already have oil-rubbed bronze spray paint in our stash at home and didn’t need to purchase that.
The mirrors came down off the wall, got a swift clean up, as well as taping up the mirror itself so it is also ready for paint. All the hardware including hooks, knobs, mirrors and light fixtures are going to get a new look.
Once the room was cleaned and prepped, Vicki was able to start the painting. Unfortunately for her she is stuck with all of the painting work by herself for this project since I am pregnant! (Sorry mom!)
We picked up a new color that was a medium dusky aqua color. However, when Vicki began painting it in the shower room she realized it was going to be too dark. Not good. Well this isn’t the first time we have changed our mind! Vicki just stopped where she was and we came up with a plan B. So we went to the garage and found extra paint leftover from Vicki’s laundry room that we already loved! It was quite a few shades lighter than what we originally picked out and is going to work perfect!
Here is what we have left to finish:
- Finish Painting (2nd coat)
- Spray paint knobs, mirrors, light fixtures and hooks
- Make shelves
- Construct towel hooks
- Paint plaques
Ok that’s kind of a lot…No worries! It will get done!
Now we want your opinion. While shopping the other day, we found a couple rugs that we really like for this space. Which one do you think we should go with? We love the color that the all blue one would bring to the lower half of the bathroom, but the other is super pretty too!
Let us know what you think! And don’t forget to check out how all of our other challengers are doing with their spaces below. We will be back next week with one of our DIY projects we are working on for this bathroom makeover.