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Only three months late on this impromptu bathroom update.
On the positive, the delay had absolutely nothing to do with the difficulty of the projects – we’ll chalk this one up to user error and an unexpectedly full last few months.
[life updates coming your way – if you want to get straight to the reveal, scroll down… no hard feelings ;-)]
When I started this project at the beginning of July, I envisioned finishing it off by the end of that month.
If I’ve learned anything during these last three and half years (it’ll be four in February!) of renovating, it’s that no project ever goes according to plan.
Shortly after I started on the bathroom, we got word of a pretty big home issue that has yet to resolve. I won’t go into details yet but promise to share everything once we cross the finish line.
And because having only one project going at a time isn’t really a thing around here, during the bathroom refresh, we were also working on:
- The landscaping update and front porch overhaul
- The garage (update post coming soon!)
- The tearing out of living room carpet and installation of the fireplace
Last, but not least, Witt and Company (my branding and design business) has been a constant flow of client work (which is awesome!) but it means anything related to the home gets put on the back burner.
I keep hearing about this thing called ‘balance’ and we’ve yet to figure it out – maybe you can share some words of wisdom? 🙂
Now that we have the life updates out of the way, let’s dive in to the fun part!
Modern Rustic Master Bathroom Reveal
[decor sources at the bottom of the post]
In true before-and-after fashion, we must first bring it back to the original view [click here for the full tour]:
Anddddd here’s the update:
Not too bad for a budget-friendly makeover, huh?
Okay, let’s start with the easiest and quickest update – painting the walls and window.
Thankfully, we have no shortage of paint laying around so I was able to use colors we already had on hand. The accent wall is Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze and the main color is Dutch Boy Scalloped Gray.
Once the paint was done, I moved on to the light fixtures.
I spray painted the chains black and added the cage covers that were left over from the guest bedroom renovation a few years ago.
Then it was on to the floor.
Yes, that’s painted tile.
Unfortunately, it’s already peeling in the spot next to the shower. However, in the floor’s defense, we were using a non-bath mat when getting out of the shower (I wanted to save the new mat until the bathroom was finished…). Since swapping in a regular bath mat with the moisture backing, I haven’t noticed any additional peeling.
I’m happy to report that everywhere else is holding up great – a few scuff marks here and there but otherwise no peeling to be had!
And last but not least on the project list: the vanity.
While it was the most unglamorous and not-at-all fun DIY, the results make it well worth the effort.
Everything was sanded down, then re-stained ‘Weathered Oak’ and finished off with a white liming wax.
To complete the space, I swapped in a bright white shower curtain and cozy gray bath mat.
The wall above the toilet got a new piece of art and a hanging rustic candle holder that I found at a local occasional sale.
And to bring in some added greenery, I scored a cheap macrame hanging planter on Amazon and picked up the plant at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon.
My goal with this refresh was to stay under $200 – here’s how I stacked up:
- Wall paint: already on hand
- Paint supplies: already on hand
- Trim paint: already on hand
- Window paint: already on hand
- Light fixtures: already on hand
- Floor paint, black: already on hand
- Floor polyurethane: already on hand
- Floor paint, white: $15.99
- Rug runner: $51.53
- Tile stencil: $12.98
- Macrame plant hanger: $8.99
- Faux plant: $17.99
- Artwork: $12.49
- Candle holder: $25.00
- Shower curtain: $20.99
- Bath mat: $12.99
Total cost: $178.95
Budget-friendly bathroom refresh for. the. win!
All our best,
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Wall paint: Dutch Boy Scalloped Gray
Accent wall paint: Sherwin Williams Acacia Haze
Floor stencil: Amazon
Hanging macrame: Amazon
Plant: Hobby Lobby
Flower artwork: Etsy (similar, original from Hobby Lobby)
Wall candle sconce: Kirklands (similar, original from local shop)
Shower curtain: Amazon
Bath mat: Amazon
Toilet paper holder: Amazon (similar)
Wash cloth holder: Amazon (similar)
Light fixture cage: Amazon